Directors Message

The children and staff celebrated the day care’s birthday with a presentation by Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo.  The children were in awe with the various creatures, very attentive and most of them were eager to interact with the animals!  This is something we will definitely look at doing again, a great educational experience for the children and the staff as well!

Well it’s that time of year when we start longing for nice weather. The last couple of weeks have brought us plenty of snow, enough for this year and hopefully Spring is just around the corner, When the ground starts to thaw, our play yard can be very muddy,  please supply your child with the appropriate clothing. Splash pants and rubber boots are ideal when the weather is warm enough that the children do not require being bundled up!  The children enjoy the experience of mud and water so we need to ensure that they are warm and dry!

Heather Cochrane

Director

Hop-a-thon for Muscular Dystrophy

Once again, our Centre has registered to take part in this fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy. We will be HOPPING on board to raise money for families affected by this neuromuscular disorder. Please help gather sponsors with your child. More information will be available soon!

Fundraising.

Would you like to become part of our fundraising team? Our next meeting will be Tues. February 28th at 6:00.  New members and ideas are welcome!

Dates of Interest

March 12th             Daylight savings time begins (clocks ahead 1 hr.)

March 13th-17th   March Break (no Kinderschool)

March 16th         School Age children going bowling (more info to follow)

March 17th         St. Patrick’s Day (wear green)

March 20th         First day of spring

Please be sure to like and follow the daycare on Facebook at facebook.com/windsordaycare.

Health Alert:

There is a lot of sickness around us this time of year and the Day Care is no exception. It is essential for sick children and staff to stay at home, to prevent others from getting sick. If you notice that your child is feeling unwell, especially if there are signs of fever, vomiting, severe coughs/colds or diarrhea, they must stay at home to keep the sickness from spreading.

Here is a guide to help you know how long a child must be excluded from daycare due to illness:

  • Contagious infections requiring antibiotics….a child must be on medication for at least 48 hours.
  • Vomitting…..24 hours symptom free before returning (if they were sent home from day care or vomited in the night, they cannot return the next day.)
  • Diarrhea ……24 hours symptom free (same as with vomiting)
  • Fever…..24 hours symptom free

For more information, refer to your parent manual or call the Centre if you are unsure.

Please Remember to:

  1. Call the Day Care Centre in the morning if your child is going to be absent. Please give a reason why they will not be at daycare. We are required by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to record all reasons for absenteeism.
  2. Provide your child with extra indoor clothing each day, as well as indoor shoes. These should be labeled with your child’s name or initials and left in a bag on their hook or in their cubby.
  3. Provide your child with the proper outdoor clothing, so they will be able participate in the outdoor program comfortably.
  4. Please check the lost and found in the front lobby. These items will be donated if unclaimed.
  5. Please wipe your footwear well in the lobby. This will help keep the floors dry!
  6. Preschool Parents please remember to return the permission slips for the Pley Project.
  7. Let us know if your child will be taking some time off during March Break (Mar. 13 – 17th) this will help with planning staff ratio’s as the school age children are here for full days!