Arrival and Departure
Parents/Guardians must
   - escort their child to and from the classroom
   - sign their child in/out when dropping off/ picking up
   - notify the office at least early in the morning if their child will be late or unable to attend.
Releasing Children
Children in our care are released or picked up only by their parents/guardians or the authorized persons.
It is required for parents to list the names of all possible persons who may be asked to pick up their children and
notify the office in a written form if there is any change in the status of the authorized persons.
Also, the pick-up person will need his/her picture ID for verification.
Child Guidance Policy
We are committed to providing a positive experience for the children entrusted to our care. For promoting      positive behaviour and responding properly to behaviour problems, our discipline policy is as follows

    - Make consequences of behaviours clear.
    - Give children sufficient time to practice new rules.
    - Reinforce appropriate behaviour by praising or rewarding the child.
    - Encourage the sense of independence and collaboration by providing children with opportunity to do       things for themselves and participate in group activities.
    - Set positive role models for children to follow.
 
We believe in positive discipline followed by logical consequences. Therefore, any type of corporal   punishment, verbal or physical degradation and emotional deprivation are not permitted in our program.
  Also,we will never deny basic necessities or use any form of physical restraint, confinement or isolation
  in the name of child discipline.
Communicable disease/ Childs Sickness
If a child in attendance has any symptoms of a communicable disease (e.g. Chicken Pox, pink eye, lice,   etc.), his/her parent or emergency contact will be called to come and take the child home immediately.
  The child will be kept away from the rest of the children until the parent/emergency contact arrives.
 
In the event that a child becomes sick with the following symptoms, the parents will be contacted to come   and pick the child up:

   - If any child vomits more than twice
   - If any child has diarrhoea more than two times in a row
   - If any child has a fever of more than 100 F or 38 C
   - If any child develops an unexplained rash
   - If any child complains of sore throat, ear ache or stomach upset
   - If any child has an alarming cough
   - If any child is lethargic
Nutrition

  The menu meets the requirements of Canada’s Food Guide as well as family and children’s preferences. We   believe that children need proper nutrition to be fully effective in their learning and exercising.

 

Day Care
We provide meals (breakfast and lunch) and afternoon snacks. However, parents are required to provide   morning snacks for their own children. We ask parents to send healthy and simple snacks.

 

Out of School Care
We provide children with a nutritious breakfast before heading off to school and a healthy snack after coming   back to the centre.

 

Snacks and Meals

We have a four-week rotating menu of snacks and meals. The menu plans are designed specifically for   winter and summer.
We recognize we play an important role in shaping eating behaviours of children through the food   environment we create. These are some ideas on how to meet their needs:

   - Respect children's ability to determine how much food to eat
   - Organize fun physical activities.
   - Make plans for cooking with children

When parents enrol, they must let the centre know any food allergies/restrictions their children have and   keep the centre updated on it. Parents are to consider peanuts and nut products are NOT permitted.