A Joyful Noise Preschool and Childcare Center Parent Handbook
Please carefully read the parent handbook, and sign the attached form. You can also download the Parent Handbook by clicking below.
Ages served: 6 weeks to school aged
Handbook Sign-Off SheetPlease fill out and sign the following form verifying that you have received, read, and understand the terms and conditions in the "A Joyful Noise Parent Handbook."
Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5:30 pm
34 York Street & 169 Port Road
Kennebunk, ME 04043
All Staff may report licensing violations without concern of disciplinary action.
A Is For Alone
Share the room, not the bed. The safest place for your baby to sleep is in your room, but
NOT in your bed.
Sleeping in the same room is encouraged, but sleeping in the same bed is not. Sleeping
with another person is dangerous for babies.
A baby should always sleep alone in their own crib, bassinet, or portable crib.
B Is For Back
Whether at night or during nap time, a baby should always sleep on their back. Backsleeping on a firm mattress in a crib or portable crib decreases the risk for SIDS. It does
NOT increase the risk for choking or affect baby’s sleep quality.
It is not safe to place babies on their stomach or side to sleep. Make sure all caregivers
know Back to Sleep is best.
C Is For Crib
A firm mattress in a crib, bassinet, or portable crib should be free of clutter. Toys, pillows,
blankets, or bumper pads can suffocate the baby and should not be placed in the crib.
The most common sleep-related risk factor identified was an infant being placed on a
surface not designed for infant sleep. A baby should never sleep on a couch, a swing, an
adult bed, or on an adult’s chest while lying down. These places are not designed for a
baby and could cause the child to suffocate. A baby sleeping in a car seat should be
moved to a crib, bassinet, or play yard as soon as you get out of the car.
D Is For Drug-Free
Be aware, not impaired. Drinking and drug use can impair your ability to care for a baby,
making bed-sharing and other unsafe sleep even more dangerous for the baby.
Avoid smoking around your baby. Secondhand smoke weakens babies’ lungs and can
increase the risk of SIDS.