Attendance

We set our staff shift times to match the number of children at the centre. There are certain ratios that must be maintained. Therefore, if your child’s arrival and departure times change permanently, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible, so that we can review the staffing levels to make sure that they still cover the number of children on the premises.

We recommended that your child’s day with us does not exceed 10 hours per day. This allows for an 8-hour workday and 2 hours of travelling time.

Regular attendance is recommended for a consistent routine for your child. If your child is absent for vacation, illness or any other reason, please call and inform the centre as soon as possible. Please leave a message if it is after hours.

If your child is still at the centre after closing and we have had no contact, we will try to contact the parents or guardians. If there is no answer the alternate pick up person is contacted. If no one can be reached and it is well after closing time, the staff will have no choice but to contact Social Services as per the Government Care Act. This is a last resort but is the law.

Therefore, if you find that an emergency has come up that will delay you, please call the centre to inform the staff and/or contact your alternate pick up person to pick up your child before closing time. Please let the staff know if someone else will be picking up your child. A late fee may be incurred at the discretion of the staff on duty.

If you know ahead of time that you are unable to pick up your child by the designated closing time, please make other arrangement to have your child picked up on time.

Please note: Every time you are late the staff is working overtime and is also late for their own evening plans. Please be considerate.

JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM
Our staff ratio is 1 staff per 8 children.

Children must be at the centre by 9:30am. Any arrivals after 9:30am must have permission from a staff member in advance. Under no circumstances will a child be admitted into the program after 11:00am. This is disruptive to your child, the centre and the children already present.

Our structured program winds down at 4:30pm. After this children are directed to read or socialize quietly until they are picked up. The centre closes at 6:00pm. If your child remains after this time a late charge of $2.00 per minute is levied. The charge is payable immediately to the staff on duty.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
Our ratio is 1 staff per 10 children.

Preschool children may only arrive starting at 9.00am and cannot arrive later than 9:30am. Children must be picked up by 1:15pm. If your child remains after the session, a charge of $2.00 every minute over will be levied. The charge is payable immediately.

SCHOOL-AGED PROGRAM
Our ratio is 1 staff per 10 children.

During regular school days, children are to be dropped off at the centre by 8:30am so that they can be walked to school. If the child is late and the class had already left for school, the parent will be responsible for taking the child to school. Please notify the centre about pick up arrangements as we will not be expecting to pick up your child.

Staff will walk your child to and from school. If we drop your child off at school we are expecting to pick them up at school. Therefore, if your child is attending afterschool activities or you will be picking your child up from school, please inform the centre before afternoon pick up.

During Spring Break and Non-Instructional Days children must be at the centre by 9:30am. No child will be permitted to attend the program after 11:00am. If there is a fieldtrip and the group has left, your child must return home as there is not the facilities to have your child attend the centre.

If your child is sick during school time, we will pick up your child and take them to the centre. We will contact you for pick up. Pick up must be made as soon as possible. If you are not available, please call your Emergency pick up person. The school may also contact you directly. If so, please make sure the centre has been contacted as well.

Our structured program winds down at 4:30pm. After this children are directed to do homework, read or socialize quietly until they are picked up. The centre closes at 6:00pm. If your child remains after our 6pm closing time a late charge of $2.00 per minute is levied. The charge is payable immediately to the staff on duty.

SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM
Our ratio is:
1 staff per 8 children for children aged 2 ½ - 4 years
1 staff per 10 children for children 5 – 12 years

All children must be at the centre by 9:30am everyday. No child will be permitted into the program after 11:00am.

On field trip days your child must be at the centre at 9:00am sharp and will return by to the centre 4:30pm. There is no drop off or pick up at fieldtrip sites due to safety and liability concerns. Therefore, if your child is late or not attending a field trip, your child must remain at home.

If it is a fieldtrip day, please make sure your child is capable of attending a fieldtrip with all its activities. Sick children do not travel well and what works in a centre setting may not translate to a fieldtrip.



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