How does the waitlist work?
When a spot opens up, the Centralized Admin team will consult the waitlist for the next child in line to fill the vacancy of the age category needed. For instance, if an infant ages up into the toddler room, a vacancy is created in the infant room. We would consult the waitlist to see who the next available infant is on the list and their priority placement. That parent or guardian would receive the first right to fill the vacancy. If they choose to, their child would be enrolled into our centre and the waitlist would decrease by a family. If that family declines the opportunity, they will be asked whether or not they want to continue to be waitlisted or if they would like to be removed altogether.
CHILD CARE INFORMATION
What are the policies for Kids@ Churchill Park Child Care Centres?
How are the Program of Activities planned and offered to the children in the Child Care program
The curriculum at Kids@Churchill Park-Kahanoff Child Care is based on current Early Childhood Practices. Using the AB Curriculum, Flight, as the base along with professional theories and philosophies, the Early Childhood Educators, build a program of activities with observations of a child’s interests, development, dispositions, and schemas, combined with the parents’ goals for the child. In the Preschool Program the same model is used in a condensed version to make the best use of the 2 hours per day. The programs are inclusive to meet the diverse development and needs of children in care, which may include seeking needed additional supports for children as identified by the Educators and the Parents.
How is it decided which age group a child is placed into?
Children are generally placed into a group of other children with same age. There are groups for Infants (children under 19 months), Toddlers (children 19 months to 36 months), Preschool (36 months to not yet in grade one. This age group may be divided into older and younger children) The Preschool group is not the Preschool Program but the age group. Once a child’s needs, development, and the group dynamics is known, children will be placed in a group where they will be most successful.
Is food provided in the centres?
How do the program team’s communicate with the parents?
and to receive messages from parents.
Is there an opportunity for parents to be involved?
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS
What are the qualifications of the staff employed to be with children?
What are the child to educator ratios in Kids@ Churchill Park Child Care Centres?
Infant 12 months to less than 19 months – 1:4
19 months to less than 3 years – 1:6
3 years to less than 4.5 years – 1:8
4.5 years and older – 1:10
There are combined age groups within the centres. The ratio for combined age groups is determined by the majority of children in a particular age group.