Guidelines for parents

Health and safety

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.

Policies and Procedures

Upon enrolment, a detailed parent handbook regarding policies and procedures will be given to parents. The Program Manager will go through the policies and procedures with each family during their orientation.

Nutrition

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 healthy and varied snacks (morning and afternoon) and they will be provided in compliance with Canada's Food Guide. Our centres are allergy aware, not allergy restrictive. If your child has food allergies or restrictions then all snacks and food must come from home.

Clothing and personal belongings

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.

Arrivals and departures

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 5:30pm when the centre closes. In such occurrence, standard after-hour care procedures will be implemented.