Jackman Community Daycare
May 2020 Newsletter

Update from Donna
It was confirmed that all Ontario schools will remain closed until May 31st and we anticipate the Daycare will remain closed as well.  All daycare fees are on hold indefinitely.

I realize this is a difficult time for everyone in our daycare community. Many of you have asked how staff are doing. They miss the children terribly but are doing well. You can see for yourselves on our Facebook page as well as Flip Grid (see below). 
The Daycare has always supported and valued the staffing team and I am pleased to report that we have been able to keep all staff on payroll so they have continued to collect their regular wages and benefits. Instead of laying staff off and everyone having to collect CERB, the Board decided to take advantage of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). The CEWS application was finally available on CRA’s website on April 27. This wage subsidy will reimburse the Daycare 75% of staff wages, with the Daycare topping up to 100%. We plan to apply for CEWS for the 3 months it is available. 
I look forward to seeing you all once Jackman reopens. Please stay safe and follow the public health protocols. 

Keeping in Touch
How is everyone doing?  What have you all been up to?  Our staff really miss the children and would love to touch base with everyone. To that end, to go along with our private Facebook Group for current families & staff, all of our rooms have set up their own video platform called Flip Grid. 
Children can post videos and submit replies to our staff and to each other. Many TDSB classes use the platform and it is a wonderful way for children to communicate.  The links to the rooms can be found on our website, and all families have been emailed their personal log-in codes. 
Summer Camp Payments & Daycare Fees
We are looking forward to our 2020 summer camp programs.  Our summer calendars and plans have not changed, although we are making plans for all possible scenarios. Summer camp fees will be collected only once we receive confirmation that our camp can begin as scheduled on June 29th.
All daycare fees are on hold indefinitely.

If your child will not be returning to daycare in September, please let us know in writing as soon as possible.  The withdraw deadline is June 1. Withdrawals after June 1 will be subject to September fees.
Annual General Meeting
The Daycare’s AGM is traditionally held in June.  This meeting offers information about our year in review and is also when the Board of Directors is elected. The date of the AGM cannot be confirmed at this time.

Calendar of Events and Key Dates