MONTHS OF OPERATION Our Child Care Centres that serves children 18 months - 30 months of age (Toddler & Preschool) operating January-December with the exception of all Statutory Holidays and the last Friday in August before Labour Day. Our FDK & School age Programs serves children 4yrs- 12yrs and operates from September – June. During the summer months of July and August we operate a summer camp program at specified locations. AGE GROUPS ACCOMODATED WITH RATIOS: Toddlers 18 months or older but younger than 30 months 1:5 Preschool 30 months or older but younger than 6 years 1:8 Kindergarten 44 months or older but younger than 68 months 1:13 Primary/Junior Schoolage 68 months or older but younger than 13 years 1:15 Junior Schoolage 9 years or older but younger than 13 years 1:20 **The above ratios and age groups are guidelines outlined by the Child Care Early Years Act for operators. Please note that KCCE and its Board of Directors has elected to end care at 12 years of age, however if your child is enrolled in the program and turns 13yrs during the school year he/she will continue in the program to the end of the school year in June and a letter outlining this will be signed by the parent and placed in child’s file. The Parent Handbook contains valuable information regarding Kids Connection Care and Education programs. We hope you find it useful in helping you to feel more secure about your selection of child care program. Where parent handbooks/program statements are already printed, changes to any policies will be communicated to parents via an addendum memo and the information will be incorporated into the parent handbook at the next publication. We also hope that it assists you in feeling comfortable and confident. We see parents as worthy and important partners of our program. We welcome any comments regarding this handbook or any aspect of our programs. Please feel free to speak directly with your Area Supervisor at any time. How Does Learning Happen sets out a shared understanding of children, families, and educators. Reflecting on these views about children, families, and educators in the context of the early years environment is a starting point for developing programs and practices to support learning.
Kids Connection Care and Education
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