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Jackman Community Daycare
September 2022 Newsletter


Welcome Back
We are all very excited about the start of this new school year. Welcome to all of our new families and welcome back to all the families who have long been part of our daycare community. Parents, staff and children are the foundation of this vibrant community and we always look forward to strengthening our relationships with our families. 

Communication is key to building community. We encourage parents to come inside and talk to the staff. Touch base every day. We really want to get to know you AND your child. It’s also important that you read the monthly newsletter and familiarize yourself with the daycare. Our user-friendly website is an important tool for parents and each room has their own information page. Jackman Community Daycare
 
You can also follow us on Facebook where we will we will be posting various activities of each room.  Jackman Community Daycare.
 
Please remember that your first point of contact for any daycare issues remains the staff in your child’s room. They can answer most of your questions.  If they are unable to assist you, they will escalate it to the daycare office.


Management Update
The daycare Board of Directors has enlisted the services of Daycare Consulting Services to head up the search for our next Executive Director.  If you have any questions regarding the process please contact Miranda Wu at supervisor@jackmandaycare.ca


September 6th PA day
The daycare will be offering full day care for our school age rooms JK-Grade 6 and our preschool room.  Our hours of operation are 7:30am-6:00pm.  We ask that children arrive in the morning by 9:00am. Pick up begins at 3:30pm.
 ***All children must be pre screened prior to drop off (information below)

September 7, 2022 – Frist Day of School onwards
Arrival for morning care on regular school days is between 7:30am-8:30am.  Daycare rooms go outside at 8:35am. Children in grades 1-6 are signed out of daycare at 8:30am, as that is when the school supervision starts. However daycare staff do remain outside with the children until 8:45am and direct or escort the children to their classroom teacher. 
Kindergarten children are met by their teachers in the kindergarten playground at 8:50am. 


After School & Picking up your child
Kindergarten children will be dismissed into the kindergarten enclosed playground at 3:15pm.  Daycare teachers will pick them up from there.
Grade 1-6 children will be dismissed into the school yard at 3:30pm, daycare staff will pick up from the schoolyard. 

If you need to pick up your grade 1-6 child prior to 4:00pm, we ask that you pick them up directly from their teacher at 3:30pm.  Please inform the daycare room and let the school teacher know that your child is to remain in their care until you have arrived. 


​Screening
All children must be pre-screened for Covid-19 symptoms before arriving to daycare.  The most up to date screening form and isolation procedures are available on our website.  If your child does not attend daycare in the morning, the screening will happen after school. Staff will ask children how they are feeling. 

If your child is sick at home, do not come to daycare. Please call your child’s daycare room and alert staff to their absence. If your child falls sick while at daycare, they will be isolated and you will be required to pick up ASAP and within 1 hour.

If your child will not be at daycare
If your child will not be at daycare after school, please let the room know with as much advance notice as possible.  Leaving a voice mail message with your child’s room the day before is preferred and also helps the afterschool teachers know exactly who they are picking up to try and avoid staff running around after school trying to locate a child who has already left.
 
Same Day Special Pick Ups
The daycare cannot accommodate same day pick ups by individuals who are not already listed on your pick up authorization form. We require at least 24 hours notice and ask that you update your anytime pick up list.  A on line form can be found in the current families section of our website.


6 PM Closing Time & Late Policy
Families are encouraged to exit the school by 6 PM. To assist families with a timely departure, starting at 5:55 PM all remaining children will be supervised in room 105. The phone number for room 105 is 416-466-8715, Ext. 223.
 
Here is a synopsis of the Daycare’s Late Policy:  payment is $10 for the first 5 minutes (6:01-6:05), plus an additional $2.00 per minute per family thereafter. If a family has been late frequently – defined as 4 or more occurrences over the school year – they will incur a charge of $40.00 for the first 5 minutes, followed by $5.00 per minute per family thereafter. Staff have been instructed to consistently enforce this policy to ensure fairness. We understand that pick-up time can be hectic and challenging for all families and we sincerely appreciate your efforts to pick up children on time.
 
Annual General Meeting is Wednesday October 5, 2022

Our AGM is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday October 5, 2022 via Zoom, details to follow by email shortly.  Please attend to hear about our year in review. The Board meets monthly, for approximately 2 hours and is a great way to participate in our community to make a difference. For more information about the AGM, contact Miranda at supervisor@jackmandaycare.ca
 
Vacancies in Part-Time Nursery School
Our Part-Time Nursery School that opens on September 12th has vacancies. This program runs during the school year from 9:00-11:30 and is for children who are 3 years old (year of birth 2019). Please let your friends know and tell them to contact Miranda at supervisor@jackmandaycare.ca


  

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