Volunteering to assist on field trips Visiting the centre to share a special skill or knowledge with the children Donating items or resources to the centre To ensure strong partnership with families, we like to provide parents/guardians with newsletters, and monthly calendars highlighting activities within the program. We offer parent/teacher information sharing sessions twice yearly, for your toddler and preschool child. We frequently change bulletin boards, so that parents are aware of what is happening within our environment, and items of interest are posted for viewing. We also welcome parents/guardians to use our book loan program, where you can borrow books on various topics such as parenting, bullying, dealing with grief, etc. 3.6 Health, Illness, Injury, and Absence In accordance with the Child Care Early Years Act (CCEYA), a medical emergency consent form must be signed prior to the first day of attendance at the centre. This is included in the enrollment package. It is the parent’s responsibility to provide the Centre with up to date medical information. The Public Health Department requires that all children & staff (staff will comply with guidelines set out in the personnel manual) are immunized and up to date records are kept. In the event that a parent chooses not to have their child/ren immunized a “statement of conscious or religious beliefs” must be signed and kept in child’s file. When an outbreak occurs non immunized children will be exempted from the program and no adjustment to fees will be made. In the event of accident or extreme illness KCCE will make use of Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital in Richmond Hill, and Markham Stouffville Hospital in Markham. Parents/guardians will be notified immediately. It is imperative that parents/guardians can be located should an emergency arise. For everyone’s well-being, sick children cannot be admitted to the program. Under Public Health regulations, staff are required to perform a daily health check on each child as they enter the centre. Our staff, because of their continuous association with the children and trained observation of their performance, are quickly aware of changes in appearance or behaviour. If the child develops an illness while attending the program the child will be isolated and the parent notified. Parents are expected to pick up the child after being notified. Parents must keep a child at home who is suffering from fever, diarrhea, earache, vomiting, skin rashes or sores and communicable diseases according to public health exclusion policy. Diarrhea- stools are often more frequent than usual bowel movements and the child lose bowel control. Fever, loss of appetite, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting may sometimes accompany diarrhea. The stools may have a strong odour. The causes can be infectious, (e.g., Norovirus, Rotavirus) or non-infectious (food intolerance or reaction to a medication). If a child has more than one episode of diarrhea in one day, parents will be notified to pick up child immediately. Children can return to centre no sooner than 24 hrs after the last bout and when the stool returns to normal.
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