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Program Statement
Licensing
Admission and Discharge
Inclusion Policy
Integration Period
Hours of Service-Holidays
Arrival and Pick-Up
Fee Policy and Late Pick-Up Policy
Confidentiality Policy
Field Trip Policy
Programming
Parental Involvement
Health Policy
Administration of Medication
Prohibited Practices
Behaviour Code Policy
Suspected Child Abuse Policy
Serious Occurence Policy
Meals and Snacks
Anaphylaxic Policy
Smoking Policy
Transportation
Alternate Place of Shelter
Clothing and Possessions
Toilet Training
Communication
Policy Regarding Placement of Students
Compliance With Policies Of The Centre
Director Designate
Forms

Parent Handbook

As a partner in your child’s care, we aim to keep the lines of communication open. Our interaction with you is as important as our interactions with your child. You are welcome to visit and/or participate in our Centre at any time. We have set up a bulletin board at the Main Entrance and post information and resources we feel will be of interest to parents. The main door from the interior of the Building is locked and visitors must ring the bell in order to be permitted into the Centre. Parents are welcome to observe their children in the individual Program Rooms. Each Program has cubbies or designated places for the children's belongings at the entrance to the room. Feel free to call at any time during the day or to set an appointment with me to discuss any problems or suggestion you have with regards to your child’s care.

Please take the time to go over your Parent’s Manual to ensure you understand the policies that are in place to help keep the Centre a happy environment for everyone involved. If you have any questions at all, I will be happy to go over them with you.

Thank you for choosing Child’s Paradise Day Care Centre. And once again……W.E.L.C.O.M.E.!!

See Below or Download a Copy of Child's Paradise Handbook in PDF format:

 

Sincerely,

Marcinda Pinsent

Operator

Program Statement
Child’s Paradise Day Care is dedicated to providing outstanding childcare services in a bright and fun place where children feel safe to explore, learn and grow. As a licensed child care centre in Ontario, the childcare programming is guided by the Ministry’s How Does Learning Happen...
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Licensing
Child’s Paradise Day Care Centre operates in compliance with: The Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA) of the Ministry of Education Renfrew County Health Unit Renfrew County Child Care Services Canada Food Guide All applicable Building, Health and Fire...
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Admission and Discharge
Parents/guardians agree to provide all registration forms containing legal documentation, information sheets, medical forms & immunization forms from the Health Unit to the Centre before the child begins.   ü  Movement to the next age group is available only if a space is open...
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Inclusion Policy
At Child’s Paradise Day Care Centre we believe that children have the right to attend the childcare centre of their choice and the parents are integral to a successful integration process into childcare. We will make every attempt possible to be responsive to the needs of the children and families within our community. Like all children, children with special needs are welcomed into our Programs and we feel that including children of varying needs and abilities enhances the entire childcare experience for all children, parents and caregivers. Children learn the uniqueness and individuality of people and learn to understand and accept that others. Our staff are dedicated to being collaborative and flexible in their approach to caring for and supporting all children to develop to their maximum potential. We believe in forming partnerships with families and outside service providers to find ways to include and meet the developmental needs of all children and remove barriers that prevent children from actively pa
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Canadian Human Rights Act
Integration Period
Children who begin in our Toddler and Preschool programs require an integration period of a few days. Typically, the child visits with the parents for an hour on the first day, then spends two-three hours the next couple of days, then a half-day towards full integration. The period of integration...
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Hours of Service-Holidays
Our hours of operation are 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. The base day is 7:30-4:30 with extended hours 6:00-7:30 and 4:30-6:00 Depending on response to Parent Questionnaire, Child’s Paradise Day Care Centre may be closed between Christmas Day and January...
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Arrival and Pick-Up
Children should arrive at the Centre no later than 9:30 a.m. in order to participate in all aspects of the Program. In the summer months, the programs often go on excursions off the premises. The departure time for these activities is usually 9:30 a.m. If, due to appointments, you will be bringing...
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Fee Policy and Late Pick-Up Policy
Upon enrolment, the Parent agrees to submit the payment equivalent to two week's fees (which covers the last two weeks of care), along with the required registration forms and immunization records. Fees for the month are billed bi-weekly. Payment may be made by cash, cheque or email money transfer....
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Confidentiality Policy
             A child's record is considered privileged and confidential. The right to every child and family to privacy is recognized and protected to the greatest extent possible. Parents have access to their child's records...
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Field Trip Policy
The children may go for walks in the local community. These excursions are considered part of the daily program and will not include motor transportation. No private vehicles, other than the case of a parent/guardian transporting his/her own child, will be used for transportation of any child in...
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Programming
Flexible daily schedules and program plans will be posted in each individual Program Room with Activities based on ELECT and How Does Learning Happen documentation. These activities will be planned and guided based on the interests of the children and of the community. The plans allow for...
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Parental Involvement
We operate with an Open Communication Philosophy in order to provide a family environment. Parents are welcome to visit the Centre at any time and in any location where their child will be receiving care. Please:  respect nap times so that children are not disturbed  take an active part in your child’s care. Whether chaperoning on field trips or offering suggestions for crafts, snacks, reading, math, science, or whatever, your input is invaluable. It also shows your child that you want to be a part of their world.  inform staff of relevant information to better understand and care for your child  read our monthly newsletters, bi-wkly menu, activity plans, and whiteboards throughout the Centre  check the website and/or Facebook Page regularly for new pictures and information  attend parent meetings The staff at Child’s Paradise Day Care Centre will openly communicate with you regarding your child and the events of the day on a re
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Health Policy
The Child Care and Early Years Act recommends that prior to a child starting in a Day Nursery should have a complete medical and up-to-date immunizations.. The parent must fill out the medical and immunization forms from the Parent Package and affix signatures where applicable. Please go over the...
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Renfrew County and District Health Unit
Administration of Medication
In accordance with Legislation, all medication must be placed in a lockable container Each Program room has lockable medicine boxes on the counter and in the fridges. Should the medication be required in the evening, it is the parent's responsibility to take it home at the end of the day. ...
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Prohibited Practices
Prohibited Practices  We will not permit: a) corporal punishment of the child; b) deliberate use of harsh or degrading measures on the child that would humiliate the child or undermine his/her self-respect; c) deprive the child of basic needs including food, shelter, clothing or...
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Behaviour Code Policy
It is natural for a child to feel angry in response to restrictions or interference. The child needs to know that he/she can assert themselves safely in our environment. The following are the behavioural expectations of the children in our Centre: To be responsible for what they say and...
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Suspected Child Abuse Policy
The four areas covered under the term child abuse are physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and child neglect. In an individual case, there could be only one form of abuse or a combination of types of abuse. Child Abuse is a serious occurrence by definition of the Day Nurseries Act. It is...
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Serious Occurence Policy
Serious Occurence means: a) the death of a child while recieving child care in a child care centre, whether it occurs on or off the premises; b) any serious injury to a child while recieving child care at a child care centre, whether it occurs on or off the premises; c) fire or other disaster...
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Meals and Snacks
Good nutrition is essential for the healthy growth and development of children. This is an important part of our Program. All menus are prepared according to the Canada Food Guide, with 2 snacks and a mid-day lunch.  The food is prepared on-site by a staff member certified in Safe Food...
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Anaphylaxic Policy
At Child’s Paradise Day Care Centre, we realize the importance of identification of all anaphylactic children. We have this Policy in place to help in ensuring that the children in our Centre are safe at all times. While it is impossible to create a risk-free environment, we take the...
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Smoking Policy
There is no smoking allowed on the grounds, including the Child Care Centre. 
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Transportation
Transportation to and from the Child Care Centre is the responsibility of the parents. Where bussing is required, the parents are responsible for coordinating arrangements between the school and the Child Care Centre. Please advise the Supervisor/Director of all transportation arrangements at...
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Link to the Renfrew County Joint Transportation Consortium Website
Alternate Place of Shelter
In case of emergency requiring evacuation of the Centre, the staff will transport the children to the Flamingo Dining Lounge Banquet Room at 435 O’Brien Road, Renfrew, Ontario. 613-432-4959.
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Clothing and Possessions
Due to our changing seasons, please ensure proper clothing for indoor and outdoor play. Please label all articles of your child's clothing. In case of an accident, we request a full change of clothes be brought to the Centre. Please return all "day care clothing" (emergency clothing we...
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Toilet Training
At Child’s Paradise Day Care Centre, we do not have a specific age for toilet training, however it is expected that every child enrolled is encouraged to perform the toilet routine of sitting on the toilet. Toilet training is achieved when the child has control over urination and bowel...
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Communication
Open communication between the Centre staff and the parents is an important part of child care. Daily communication between staff and parents will occur. Staff will inform parents of events of the day and parents should inform staff of any relevant information that will help staff better...
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Policy Regarding Placement of Students
Child’s Paradise Day Care Centre is very interested in being involved in the development of the students at local educational institutions. At times throughout each year, the Centre may approve the placement of students in any or all of the programs. This placement could be a one hour...
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Compliance With Policies Of The Centre
The above Policies and Procedures are put in place to make sure that your child’s day in our Centre runs smoothly, securely, and safely and is filled with appropriate learning experiences. All individuals with interactions within the Child’s Paradise Day Care Centre are expected to...
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Director Designate
Effective May 7, 2012
Forms
Child Care Contract
Registration & Emergency Information Form
Parent Policies & Procedures Handbook (Short)