Hours of Operation

We are opened from 7:00a.m. –  5:30p.m., Monday to Friday. Any child being picked up after 5:30pm will be charged a late fine of $5.00 for the 1st five minutes, $2.00 for every minute after the 1st 5 minutes.  This fine is to be paid directly to staff member kept after hours, at the time of pick-up.  If a child is still at the centre at 6pm., with no parental contact, staff will then contact child welfare.

We will be closed

New Years Day

Family Day

Good Friday

Easter Monday

Victoria Day

Canada Day

Heritage Day

Labour Day

Thanksgiving

Remembrance Day

Christmas Day

Boxing Day

Objectives and Goals of Service

SOCIAL NEEDS

In our centre we shall encourage through interest centres social interaction involving sharing, imitation, and cooperation. Working together in various centres, children will learn socialization skills naturally through play.

 

PHYSICAL NEEDS

We shall encourage physical exercises by providing climbing, rocking and sliding equipment. Both indoors and out, small muscle co-ordination shall be met by providing manipulative toys for all age group.

 

INTELLECTUAL NEEDS

To meet the intellectual needs of the children, we shall provide toys requiring their mechanical skills, centres that provide learning, e.g. science and we shall have circle time to sing songs and play games. We shall have story books and records.

 

CREATIVE NEEDS

Sand Table, Water Table, Arts and Crafts centres will provide a number of activities and games which require problem solving, thus developing creative imaginations.

 

EMOTIONAL NEEDS

A sense of well-being etc., will be the primary motivation of our staff. We shall create joy through songs, singing and the showing of affection through hugs. Create a stable environment which will enhance the child’s self-esteem and positive attitudes.

Program Philosophy

Children are unique in their physical, creative, emotional, social and intellectual Development. Our Daycare and Out of School Care will provide opportunities for children to progress at their own rate and to develop interests in areas of their own choosing. We will create an environment in which children are given opportunities to learn through “Play” to enhance their imagination, creativity and curiosity. Through enriched play, children will be given an opportunity to develop ideas of cooperation, sharing, fairness and consideration for others.

We will provide a physically healthy and emotionally secure environment as the child adjusts from the protected individualized home to school to the group experience of our program. Our program will balance active and quite activities within large blocks of time to give the child the freedom to select the type of activity preferred. We will avoid prolonged sedentary activities or prolonged physical exertion. Our program will provide children with opportunities to grow in self direction and independence by allowing the children to make choices.

Children will be encouraged to think, reason, remember, experiment and generalize to challenge their intellectual powers. Creativity will be constantly fostered and recognized in all learning centres, providing an outlet for self-expression. Children will be encouraged to be verbal and to express themselves freely.

Our programs will be based on the concept that quality child care improves and strengthens family relationships by providing a safe and nurturing environment for the child enabling the parents to pursue their own vocational needs and provide for the well being of their family. Parent involvement, their ideas, inputs and suggestions will always be welcome. During the year, birthday parties, special celebrations, field trips and festive occasions will give parents an opportunity to participate in the activities of program.

All activities at our programs will endeavour to foster the physical, social, social-emotional and cognitive development of the whole child.

Mission Statement

Our Daycare and Out of School Care centres will provide an age appropriate environment for infant, toddler, and preschool and school age children. Our focus is to provide a stimulating early care and educational experiences which promotes each individual child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.

 

Introduction

Welcome to Smart Choice Daycare & OSC

The said centre is operated by Cynthia Naidoo.

 

Thank you for choosing our centre as a place for the care of your children. Here in our centre, we offer a high standard of care in a home-style atmosphere. Our staff are qualified and offer experience in child care.

 

We assure you that YOUR CHILD IS IN CARING HANDS.

 

This handbookl is compiled for you to understand more the policies and procedures of the centre. Should you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

 

Enjoy reading.