The free printable child care forms area wouldn’t be complete without parent notes and awards for the kids. These home daycare forms are the fun forms because you can give them out without having to keep track of them (unlike the “real” forms).
Parent notes help to keep parents informed and involved. It’s also easier to jot a short note than to rely on memory to remind or notify parents. Use these free child care forms to keep parents up-to-date.
There are also kids awards. These awards can be given out as a way of acknowledging accomplishments and promoting good behavior. All children like being recognized and rewarded for what they do.
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For the Parents…
Use this form to let parents know you are doing something different in your daycare. Are you having a special guest entertain the children? Spending a week learning colors? Planning an art project and looking for donated supplies? Use this form to keep the parents updated.
This is a handy form when parents forget to bring supplies. It also works to remind them that their child should wear something red for Red Day, or bring a bathing suit for Fun in the Sun Day. All of us forget sometimes and little reminders are nice.
For the Kids
Helpful Hint: I print out the kids awards using photo/picture paper. Doing so gives the awards a nicer look. They'll have a firmer feel and a glossy appearance. Make sure to let them dry before you fill them out.
Adds an extra welcome to a child's first day in your care.
I like using this award when I see a child willingly sharing with another child. A pat on the back and a "good job of sharing" at the time, with a quick note to the parents for extra incentive to do it again.
This award goes to children who help pick up the playroom without being told or help another child in any given way. Children should be acknowledged for being helpful.
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