Partnerships with families
Information for Parents
Established relationships with parents means we can share information positively and effectively to support children as much as possible.
Hours of Operation
Eligible hours of care are based on parent's working hours plus one half hour for picking up of your child. For example: If your working or school hours are 9:00am-4:30pm then your eligible hours of care are 8:30am-5:00pm.
Open communication between parents and staff is strongly encouraged. Teachers are encouraged to learn what is important to you as a parent and to use that information when programming for the group.
We are required under the Child Care and Early Years Act to have a copy of each child's immunization record or a statement of religious or conscientious objection to immunization.
If your child is injured while at the centre, staff will administer basic first aid. If medical attention is required, attempts will be made to reach the parents immediately. Staff will call Emergency Services if required.
Exploration often requires getting messagey! All of the materials that we use are washable however, we are aware that some paint colours and other materials are difficult to fully remove.
Children are encouraged to taste a variety of foods but no child is ever forced to eat foods that they do not wish to. All parts of the meal make up a child's nutritional requirement; therefore no food will be withheld.
Children need healthy, wholesome foods
Healthy Nutrition for Growing Children
The three week rotating menu is planned according to the Food Guide and recommendations from our local Public Health Unit. All food is cooked with consideration of maintaining its full nutritional value. The centre provides a morning and afternoon snack and a midday lunch. Our standards exceed the following guidelines:
Understanding children’s behavior
Positive and consistent techniques should be used to encourage children whose play actions are both appropriate and inappropriate.
Positive verbal and gestural reinforcement for appropriate behaviour, redirection of inappropriate behaviour
One verbal request (ensuring understanding) followed by gentle physical assistance
Teaching and practicing of preferred behaviours in order to help children habituate skills and learn self discipline
Offering children age appropriate choices and assisting them to follow through
Corporal punishments of any child (spanking, hitting, shaking, etc.)
Deliberate harsh or degrading measures that would humiliate a child or undermine a child's self respect (threatening, verbal abuse, yelling, etc.)
Deprivation of basic needs (food, clothing, shelter, bedding etc)
Confining in a locked room
Locking the exits of the Child Care Centre for the purpose of confining