Tel: (416) 552-6323
7:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday

PARENT HANDBOOK

Information Policies and Procedures

for

LIFE-BRIDGE CHILD CARE

Revised May 9, 2014

Revised June 23, 2016

Table of
Contents

PROGRAM STATEMENT

  6

WELCOME

10

INTRODUCTION

11

PHILOSOPHY

12

THE PROGRAM

14

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

15

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

16

STAFF

17

PARENT/EDUCATOR INTERACTION

19

COMMUNICATION WITH STAFF

20

BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT/GUIDANCE TECHNIQUES

24

ORIENTATION AND ADJUSTMENT PERIOD

27

OUTDOOR PLAY

29

FIELD TRIPS

30

HOURS OF OPERATION

31

ELIGIBILITY / WAITING LIST

35

CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

40

FEE PAYMENT POLICIES

43

DAILY SCHEDULES, ROUTINES AND PROGRAM CONTENT

46

NUTRITION, HEALTH AND SAFETY

51

HEALTH POLICY

56

SUMMARY OF HEALTH POLICY

59

MEDICATION POLICY

60

HOW YOU CAN HELP – SAFETY

62

EMERGENCIES

63

CHILD ABUSE POLICY

64

SERIOUS OCCURRENCE POLICY

65

EMERGENCY EVACUATION POLICY

66

ANTIBIAS POLICY AND DECLARATION OF NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

67

PEST CONTROL

68

ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS

69

SAMPLE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT/PARENT HANDBOOK: POLICIES AND
PROCEDURES

70

PROGRAM : APPENDIX 1

71

BEHAVIOUR GUIDANCE POLICY: APPENDIX 2

81

PLAYGROUND GUIDELINES: APPENDIX 3

89

FIELD TRIP GUIDELINES: APPENDIX 4

93

ANNUAL RE-REGISTRATION FORM: APPENDIX 5

97

PLANNED HOLIDAYS AND ABSENCES FORM: APPENDIX 6

98

MONTHLY FEE SCALE: APPENDIX 7

99

DIAPERING AND TOILETING POLICY (DRAFT): APPENDIX 8

100

NO SMOKING POLICY (POLICY FOR A SMOKE FREE CENTRE AND SMOKE
FREE ONTARIO ACT): APPENDIX 9

102

DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP LOT POLICY: APPENDIX 10

103

ANAPHYLACTIC AND ALLERGIES POLICY: APPENDIX 11

104

IMMUNIZATION POLICY (DRAFT): APPENDIX 12

106

EXCLUSION POLICY AND PROCEDURE FOR ILL CHILDREN AND STAFF
(DRAFT) : APPENDIX 13

107

INFANT SLEEP ROOM POLICY (DRAFT) : APPENDIX 14

111

MANAGEMENT AND REPORTING OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES (DRAFT) :
APPENDIX 15

112

HAND HYGIENE POLICY (DRAFT) : APPENDIX 16

115

ANIMAL CONTROL POLICY (DRAFT): APPENDIX 17

119

ACCIDENT POLICY: APPENDIX 18

121

CHILD ABUSE POLICY: APPENDIX 19

122

SERIOUS OCCURRENCE POLICY: APPENDIX 20a

125

ENHANCED SERIOUS OCCURRENCE POLICY: APPENDIX 20b

134

ANTI-BIAS INCLUDING DECLARATION OF NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY:
APPENDIX 21

136

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE POLICY: APPENDIX 22

138

WORKPLACE HARASSMENT POLICY :APPENDIX 23

142

PEST CONTROL POLICY (DRAFT): APPENDIX 24

146

PARENTAL NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF CHILD: APPENDIX 25

147

SMOG ALERT POLICY AND EXTREME WEATHER WARNING PROCEDURES
APPENDIX 26

148

FLUSHING FOR LEAD POLICY – SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT: APPENDIX
27

149

FIRST AID FOR SEIZURES: APPENDIX 28

150

 

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