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3.15 Respects for Diversity KCCE respects the diversity of the children and families in the program and will endeavor to demonstrate diversity in the programs that are offered. We recognize that the children in our programs represent a variety of races, cultures, religious beliefs, socio-economic background and family structures. We will ensure that all children are treated equally and that their families are not subjected to any biases and/or racism. We will make every effort to accommodate and celebrate their diversity. 3.16 Serious Occurrence In the event of a Serious Occurrence within any of our Childcare Centres or Before & After School Programs, KCCE is required and obligated to report all serious occurrence to the MEDU Child Care Licensing Unit and a notification of a serious occurrence will be posted within the Childcare Centre or Before and After School Program in a conspicuous location. Definitions of serious occurrence include:  The death of a child while in attendance at the program including death resulting from abuse, accident, suicide, medical or non medical accidental cause.  Any serious injury to a child while in attendance at the program.  Abuse of a child within the meaning of the Child Welfare Act by a staff member or any other person while the child is in attendance.  Any situation where a child is missing during operating hours, otherwise where the Area /Program Supervisor considers the matter to be serious.  Fire or other disaster occurring on the premises.  A complaint concerning operational, physical or safety standards on the premises (i.e. from fire or health department) or any adverse water quality test results.  Any complaint made by or about a child, or any other serious occurrence concerning a child, that is considered by the staff to be of a serious nature Serious Occurrence Reporting Procedure  Serious Occurrence Notification will be made by CCLS website www.earlyyears.edu.gov.on.ca within 24 hours by the Area Supervisor of the site.  Parents will be notified that a serious occurrence has taken place but details of the incident or personal information will not be disclosed (e.g. child’s name, classroom information, age, gender, birth date, or staff name)  All Serious Occurrences are also reported to the Region of York as well as Program Advisors from the Ministry 3.17 Confidentiality Policy Any and all information pertaining to children, their families and any business related to Kids Connection Care and Education is to be considered strictly confidential. Discussion of the above


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