What is the difference between daycare and preschool?
This question is asked so often, and there is so much confusion surrounding it. Preschools typically provide care for shorter hours and are closed for holidays, school breaks, and summer, though some may offer full-time programs, extended care, and summer options. Preschools must be licensed, and most teachers have some training in early childhood education.
Daycare centers can be a more convenient choice for working parents because they usually provide full-time care, even during school breaks. And they typically accept a wider age range, from infants through pre-kindergarteners.
Are you licensed under the Community Care and Assisted Living Act?
Yes we are. Our licenses are visibly displayed outside our classrooms as per regulation.
If you are licensed, can I see a copy or your most recent inspection report? Is your program currently under investigation by the local health authority?
Our Centres have never gone under any kind of non-routine investigation. All of our inspection reports are available to parents if they are so inclined to view them.
What are your hours of operation? What days are you closed?
Our Hours of operation are from 8:00am, to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday (with care available outside of those hours at some special events throughout the school year..
Can you give me at least two references, preferably of parents whose children attend your child care setting?
Certainly, of course we wouldn’t post family contact information here on the website, so feel free to come in and ask for this kind of reference.
Who supplies blankets/meals/snacks – parent or provider?
Our programs are all inclusive. We will provide your child with anything he or she needs during the day including bedding, extra clothes in case of accidents, food, and more. The only thing we ask parents to provide are diapers if your child is still learning about toileting.
What are the arrangements for when you (or other care providers) are ill, on holiday, or in case of emergency? Do you encourage parent involvement? Can I visit whenever I wish?
Since emergency policies are in-depth and important, it is best that you read about them on our Policy page.
When can I come visit your center? Can I bring my child?
We welcome families anytime during the day, but you may wish to call ahead of time in case we are on a field trip or neighborhood walk. You are welcome to bring your child with you to play in the center as long as you are present.