Medical Issues
MEDICATION
If your child needs medication for fever, we will call you immediately. It will only be administered with your verbal presmission or if you have already signed our consent form allowing us to do so. On a day to day basis, if your child requires a daily medication, you may call to remind us at the time it should be administered, along with having written down on our Administration of Medication Record sheets. All children are required to have labeled fever medication left in our medicine cabinet. Should a child have an illness that requires a doctor's care, a doctor's slip should be given to the daycare when the child is healthy enough to return and parents are required to fill out the ncessary forms provided by staff.

EPIPENS & PUFFERS
Please make us aware of these and any written procedures we should follow.

CHILD ABUSE
We are required, by law, to report any form of suspected child abuse to the Department of Social Development.

ILLNESS
We are under strict guidelines concerning illness, should your child have any of the following: vomiting, diarrhea or communicable disease, you will be notified immediately and asked to come and get them within the hour. Your child can return in 48 hours. Depending on the severity, we will isolate then until pick up. In the case of a fever; we will administer Tylenol and wait 1/2 hour. If the fever does not go down; you will be called to come and get them. They may return in 24 hours; as long as none of the above symptoms arise. We must be made aware of your child's condition by way of a doctor's note and we'll follow the appropriate time factors as to when he/she can return. Please fill out all necessary return forms.



Parental Duties
Please provide all diapers/pull-ups and wipes for children 12 months to potty trained. Provide any written instructions for yout infant concerning feedings.

Accompany your children to and from Family Ties and be sure they are signed in and out on our attendance sheets, make sure they are under adult supervision before leaving. Please wash your child's hands upon arrival to help prevent diesase. Please be certain your child/children have been signed out and after pick-up from the After School Centre each and every day.

It will help us greatly if you would be sure to call and inform us if your child will not be attending their scheduled attendance. We can keep attendance records and monitor our ratios much more accurately.



Discipline
We believe in positive techniques of guidance including:



Enrollment & Discharge from Family Ties
Prior to enrollment, Penny would personally like to give you and your family a tour of our facility. Pamphlets of our guidelines will be provided and also a copy of our menu. If you choose to register your child/children, you will be asked to complete a Child Profile, provide a copy of their immunization card and sign the necessary consent forms prior to the staring date. All children are placed in groups according to their ages so we can provide 'age appropriate' activities.

All forms and documents are available for download from our website, in either PDF or HTML formats, suitable for printing on your home printer.

WE REQUIRE 2 WEEKS NOTICE IN WRITING WHEN REMOVING YOUR CHILD FROM OUR FACILITY. IF YOU DO NOT GIVE THE APPROPRIATE NOTICE, YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO PAY FOR THE 2 WEEKS IN FULL.



Inclusive Policies
All children are included regardless of the level or type of disability. We consider all needs such as physical, medical, social, emotional, sensory, speech/language and cultural. As long as we have the space and our ratios are intact; we will not reject any child. We extend our care to trying to have an external support program as well. We keep documentation on the child and work with the parents to address concerns in the hopes we can resolve any issues. Only when all attempts have been exhausted, would we consider dismissing a child.

Parents of children with special needs have the same options that other parents have. They are actively encouraged to participate in the child care program. We will insist that parents work with us on all aspects of the child's needs. Working as a team with your child's best interests at heart is our policy; we value the principal of natural proportions to ensure a balance of needs in the classroom. If we know of the child's needs at the beginning of enrollment; we will require supports to be in place before a child can start.

WE CANNOT DO IT ALONE

We observe and document to identify strengths and needs. This in turn, is used to develop a plan with goals for success. The educators and parents will work together to set goals for their child while appropriate supports are adapted and coordinated. Opportunities are provided for children to play and learn together so they develop relationships with others. We offer sensory stations in each classroom for children who many need them. Modifications are made to various centers to encourage meaningful participation for all. (ex. A child with height restrictions; we lowered many of tables, books racks and provided stools to help)

We are committed to learning more about various strategies, models for intervention and support and exemplary inclusive practices. Our educators are encouraged to participate in any ongoing training specifically for inclusion. We support the transition to school process. Our goal is to prepare your child for school; taking advantage of any or all of the assistance made available to us.

Family Ties will provide consistent quality inclusion in the early years and funding eligibility. Every possible attempt is made to maintain a child's enrollment within our centre. Although we will work tirelessly with you and your child; in the extreme cases, there could be expulsion.

For more information please refer to Supporting All Children Handbook at the sign in desk.



Personal Belongings
All children will need indoor slippers, change of clothing for their cubbie and weather appropriate items. We do not allow food, jewelry, coins, hair accessories or toys brought into Family Ties. The only exception to bring in a toy is each Friday for "Show and Tell" (ages 3-5). There are to be no phones, iPads or electronics of any kind brought into Family Ties to enjoy their time with us.



Evacuation Procedures
We have evacuation plans posted at our location and will practice monthly fire drills with the children. We are lucky to have the convenience of an exit door in all of the classrooms for easy and quick evacuation. Should we need to evacuate the premises for a longer period of time, the children will be take to the Carleton Community Centre until parents can make arrangements to pick them up. If you have any concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to ask.



Storm Days, Holidays & Vacation
STORM DAY/TEACHER'S CONFERENCES/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
We will offer full day programming for our after schoolers from 6:30am - 6:00pm for any days the kids are not in school with the exception of statutory holidays. (In which the facility will be closed.)

HOLIDAYS
Parents will be expected to pay for absent days and also the following holidays. We believe this won't be an issue because most of you are paid for these days from your employers, so it gives me the opportunity to offer the same to my staff.

NEW YEARS DAY, FAMILY DAY, GOOD FRIDAY, VICTORIA DAY, CANADA DAY, NEW BRUNSWICK DAY, LABOUR DAY, THANKSGIVING DAY, REMEMBERANCE DAY, CHRISTMAS EVE WE CLOSE AT 1:00 PM, CHRISTMAS DAY, NEW YEAR'S EVE DAY WE CLOSE AT 3:00PM.

For seasonal workers (I.e. teachers, TAs, etc.) please speak to Penny regarding provisions to vacation time.


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