4.1 Program Description Children participate in a variety of daily activities which include: creative arts, small group activities, music and movement, language and listening and sensory both indoors and outdoors. The children enrolled in the program are allocated a rest/quiet time each day. It is the parents’ responsibility to provide their child with a blanket, stuffed animals, diapers, wipes and diaper cream if required. 4.2 Arrival/Departure Parents/guardians of children who are participating in the program should accompany their child/ren into the program each day. We ask that you sign your child/ren in and out of the program to ensure the safety of the children. Please note children should not be left in the hallway. 4.3 Snacks and Lunches Two nutritious snacks are offered in the program. Our AM/PM snack follows the Canada Food Guide and is prepared on-site by our staff. A hot catered lunch will be provided daily by Yummy Catering. Accommodations are made with the catering company for children with food allergies or restrictions. Due to the various food allergies, Public Health has advised that we restrict outside food from being brought into the centres. 4.4 Illness If your child is absent from the program due to illness, we ask that you call your respective centre to report your child’s absence. 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 staffs, 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 (please refer to Section 3: 3.6 Health and Illness Policy for more information). Please note: For the safety and well-being of our staff and children, anyone with a confirmed communicable disease will not be accepted back into the program without a doctor’s note confirming their ability to return and participate in the program. If you have any questions please speak with a member of our teaching staff. In the case of an outbreak (3 or more confirmed cases), parents will be notified immediately. It may be a requirement in the case of an enteric outbreak that parents collect stool samples using a kit provided by York Region Public Health. Public Health Investigators will provide support and instructions to the child care centre at this time.
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