Douglas College > Student Services > Child Care > Guidelines for parents
An up-to-date immunization record to enter and remain in the day care centre is required.
A general guideline as to when a child is kept at home or taken home from the group would be when the child is not well enough to take part in the regular program or is infectious to others. For this reason parents are advised to make personal arrangements for stand-by emergency care.
Families are responsible for providing nutritious lunches according to the Canada Food Guide as well as the child's and culture preferences. Our programs offer a morning. Healthy and varied snacks (morning and afternoon) will be provided in compliances to Canada's Food Guide. Please note both our centres have a "NO NUT" policy, therefore any food items containing nut products such as peanut butter and different nuts will not be given for snack or lunch items brought from home.
Each child should have a change of clothing left at the Centre, and come equipped with rainproof clothing and boots for outdoors. All clothing should be labelled with your child's name. A child will need a blanket for Siesta time.
It is the parents responsibility to sign the day book each day and make entry and departure times brought to the attention of a staff member. The child will not be released to the alternate authorized person without confirmation from the parent/legal guardian. .Children are required to be picked up before 6:00 pm when the centre closes. In such occurrence, standard after-hour care procedures will be implemented.