IMPORTANT NOTICE: Our school is participating in the Canada Wide Early Learning Child Care Program (CWELCC), otherwise known as the $10/day daycare program. This program is funded by the Federal Government and administered through the municipalities of Ontario. As such, our fees have been adjusted to account for this assistance bringing our daily rate to $12.00/day which is the current cap on daily rates. Further reductions through 2025 will ultimately bring the rate to $10/day. To see our current fees please click the programs tab.
We welcome all new and current families to join us at our Open Houses.
Check out the school, meet our teachers, ask questions and register on the spot. Can’t make the open house? Schedule a tour to visit us another time.
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- There are currently no open houses scheduled right now. Check back later or reach out to us to schedule a tour.
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Frequently Asked Questions
My child is not yet 2.5, can we still register?
Our program is designed for children 2.5-6 years old. We are able to accept a small percentage of our enrollment under the age of 2.5 but this will be based on availability and at the discretion of the teacher. We encourage interested families to attend an open house or book a tour to determine suitability.
What are your hours of operation?
Our program runs from 9:15am – 12:15pm September-June. We follow the same schedule as local schools so we are closed on all statutory holidays, PD Days, Christmas Break, March Break and Summer.
Do you offer drop-in care?
No, we do not offer a drop-in option. We ask that families select and keep a consistent schedule when registering in the program.
Can I select the days my child attends the program?
Yes, you can select either the Monday & Wednesday program or the Tuesday & Thursday program. Friday is a flex day, so you can add it to your other days to make a 3 day program or you can select Friday only, as a 1 day program. You can not select all 5 days.
What does it mean to be a cooperative nursery school?
A cooperative means that parents/caregivers run the school in collaboration with the teaching staff. This consists of joining a committee or serving on the Board of Directors, helping with laundry, cleaning and fundraising; attending general meetings. Caregivers will also act as Duty Parents in the classroom, assisting with supervision 1-2 times per month.
What are the responsibilities of the duty parent?
All Duty parents must provide a Vulnerable Sector Check and a record of their immunizations. Duty parents shall attend the program on their scheduled day and assist the educators with the following:
- Assist with set up
- Assist children with crafts and planned activities
- Clean and sanitize the tables before and after snack.
- Supervise snack time and all other activities.
- Observe and engage in play with children
- Encourage children to be independent and intervene when needed.
- Assist with washroom routine
- Assist with clean up and sanitization
How do you support inclusion of children with disabilities and different needs?
In accordance with our Equity and Inclusion Policy, we strive to find ways to include all children and remove any barriers that prevent children from actively participating in our program. We believe that each child is unique and, in partnership with families and special needs resources staff, we are committed to meeting the developmental/educational needs of all children.
Do you provide meals and snacks?
As a way to increase school readiness, children are strongly encouraged to bring their own snack and water bottle to the program.
What types of payment do you accept?
All fees should be paid by cheque unless otherwise approved by the Board. If e-transfer must be used, payment must be received by the 24th of the month preceding enrolment and every month thereafter. If payment is not received by the end of the day on the 24th, a late fee of $25 will be added to the fee for that month.
What is the attendance policy when my child is ill?
As directed by Public Health Sudbury & Districts, your child must not attend the program if they are ill. If your child has a fever, he/she can return to program 24 hours after the fever breaks. In regards to vomit and/ or diarrhea, a child can return to program 48 hours after the last symptom. Some diseases, infections, etc. have specific isolation periods, so please check with our teachers prior to returning to program. If your child is not going to attend program as scheduled, we ask that you inform teachers through our app in the morning and share any symptoms of ill health with the teacher. All fees are still payable regardless of missed attendance due to illness.
What do I need to register my child?
The following documents are required to be completed at registration:
- Online Registration Form
- Signed program statement, member participation agreement, Social Networking policy and Confidentiality agreement
- Copy of parent and child immunizations
- Completed vulnerable sector check for duty parent
- Registration fee of $20.00 and Refundable Co-Op fee of $50
- First and last month’s tuition fees
- Post dated cheques for tuition fees
Is there opportunity for outdoor time?
No, our program does not have a dedicated outdoor space however there is an open gym that is utilized daily for gross motor play.
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