Jackman Community Daycare
April 2024 Newsletter

​Holiday Closure
Jackman Community Daycare will be closed on Friday March 29, 2024 and Monday April 1, 2024.  We hope everyone has a wonderful, long weekend!
PA Day Monday April 8
A reminder that the TDSB PA Day originally scheduled for Friday, April 19, 2024 has been rescheduled and will now occur on Monday, April 8, 2024.
Jackman Community Daycare will be providing full day care to our JK-Grade 6 families on Monday April 8, from 7:30AM-6:00PM. 
Our Nursery School program will be closed on Monday April 8.
Our dedicated staff will be incorporating science experiments into our programing day to educate the children about what an eclipse is and the potential safety concerns with regard to a rare total solar eclipse. We will emphasize the importance of staying inside during such occurrences. 
All of our program rooms will be inside from 1:00PM-4:45PM.  In Toronto, the eclipse will begin at 2:05PM and reach a maximum coverage (99%) at about 3:20 PM, then end at 4:41 PM.  We recommend that parents/guardians pick up their children starting at 4:45PM. 
Returning in September

This is a gentle reminder, if your child(ren) is not returning to Jackman Community Daycare in September 2024, please let the office know in writing as soon as possible. 
The deadline to withdraw for September 2024 is June 1, 2024 however if you are able to confirm beforehand we would greatly appreciate the assistance for our upcoming planning and registration process. 
*Please note: if you withdraw your child after the June 1, 2023 deadline, you will be charged the September 2024 fees.
Interested in joining our Board of Directors?

Jackman Community Daycare (JCD) is a not-for-profit corporation overseen by a dedicated, 12-person board of directors composed of parent and community volunteers.
Several board members will retire at the end of the school year and we are looking to fill four positions. This is an excellent opportunity to support the work of the JCD and to meet and work with other parents, caregivers, and community members who share a common goal of supporting the delivery of high-quality childcare.
We encourage all members of the JCD community who are enthusiastic about the work of the daycare to consider this opportunity. In particular we are looking for candidates with expertise or experience in the following areas:

  • Human Resources
  • Communications
  • Accounting
  • Employment Law

Familiarity with City of Toronto and provincial funding programs is also an asset. We strongly encourage volunteers who reflect the diversity of the families at JCD to apply.
The JCD Board of Directors meets monthly during the school year to oversee daycare management and the monthly time commitment is between two and five hours, depending on the role.  
New board members will be approved at our Annual General Meeting in fall 2024.

To learn more about this opportunity and the JCD Board of Directors, please contact Kayla at
Summer Camp Updates
Thank you to all our current families who have registered for our summer camp.  The exclusive registration for current families is now closed. Families would have received their summer camp confirmations.  If you require any modifications to any of your summer camp selections, please contact Christine at
Due to the requirements of our current families, we are unable to open our grades 3-6 camp to the community. Our summer camp registration opens to community members going into grades 1 & 2 on April 8th.

Payments for summer camp are due on April 15th and June 15th, 50% each.  Invoices are currently being processed.  Please log into your TUIO account to approve your payment method for the new invoices.
Update Pick Up Lists
The daycare requires written permission for individuals to be added to your child’s pickup list.  Please ask staff for a Special Consent Form to update your file or to let staff know about a one-time special pickup. Families can also fill out the special consent  form found in the policies and procedures section of the daycare website.  Please complete the forms at least 24 hours prior to the pick-up date.

​Calendar of Events and Key Dates​​