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5.1 Program Description The Before/After school program for Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) children is designed to enhance children’s growth and development and to supplement the Full Day Kindergarten experience. Daily program plans are posted. Also, monthly clubs are organized and run by KCCE staff. As well, our staff utilizes our library of Resource Kits to enhance their programming. The philosophy of the program is that children learn best through purposeful play-based experience that fosters and supports our program statement. The staff in our Before/After school program, work collaboratively with the Full Day Kindergarten team in the school to ensure a seamless transitions when possible. 5.2 Arrival/Departure Parents/guardians of children who are participating in the program should always 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. 5.3 Registration Existing families, who withdraw from the program and wish to re-register at a later time, must complete and submit the online waitlist form and follow up with the Area Supervisor for space availability. If a space becomes available you will be required to pay the non-refundable registration fee upon returning to the program. Our programs begin in September if you wish to delay your start date beyond September and require a space full fees are required to hold space. Please note: Vacation credits do not apply to our kindergarten-school-age programs. 5.4 Snacks and Lunches Two Nutritious snacks are offered in the program. Our AM snack is a light snack (not breakfast) that is offered from 7:00 AM to the start of school and is prepared on-site by our staff. PM snack is offered and in some locations made on site or catered by Yummy Caters. Both the AM/PM snacks follow the Canada Food Guide. A hot catered lunch will be provided on P.A Days and during the Winter/March Break. 5.5 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. If your child becomes ill during the school hours, the school staff will be responsible for notifying parents. Alternatively if the child becomes ill during the before/after school program, the child care staff will be responsible for notifying parents/guardians. 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 is 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.


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