Parents should exercise caution and keep their child home when in doubt about the child’s health. If the child shows symptoms after exposure to a contagious disease, he/she should be kept at home and the condition should be reported to the school. (Strep throat, pin worms, viral infections, infected ears and/or glands, measles, mumps, chicken pox, scarlet fever, head lice, etc. are among those conditions categorized as “highly contagious”. Fire drills will be carried out as requested by Fire Code. Children must be toilet trained; we are not licensed for diaper changing. We are certified in first aid, as well as infant and child CPR by the Red Cross and A.H.A.


Please give prescription medicines for your child to the teacher with instructions. We will place them in the refrigerator or in the medicine cabinet. The parent should fill out the necessary information on the Medicine Chart. We regret that State Law prohibits us giving the children “over the counter” medicines such as aspirin or cough medicine. The bottle must show the name of the child, the prescription number, the name of the doctor, and how many times per day the medication is to be given.

Thank you for your understanding, and for your cooperation.


Please take notice of our established emergency response plan (see photos), which is posted in the school. We are happy to review the plan with you, and can practice these scenarios with you if you like. Please contact us for details.

For information about childcare regulations in Maine, please view:

Appletree "Bucket Brigade"


State regulations require us to maintain an immunization record and emergency card on each child.  Please return these completed forms before your child begins school.  We will notify you if your child shows symptoms of illness while in our care.  In the event that your child will be absent, please inform us as soon as possible.  For the protection of all children, your child should be kept at home for 24 hours if any of the following symptoms are present:

     •A temperature over 100 degrees
     •Diarrhea or vomiting
     •A rash
     •Nasal discharge or discharge from the eyes or ears