Children need a balanced, nutritious diet in order to be able to flourish. I provide breakfast (8:15am), two healthy snacks and a full lunch based on the Canada's food guide. In the summer we even grow our own vegetables in our garden for snack time.
No candy, gum or special snacks are to be sent with your child unless prior arrangements have been made.
It is the parent’s responsibility to provide baby food for their child until the child is able to eat regular table food. Bottles of milk are also supplied by the parent.
Please note: Any child who requires a special diet must have this supplied by the parent.
An extra set of clothing should be left at the Family Dayhome. Please supply clothing appropriate for the weather conditions. This includes snow pants, mitts, hats and scarves in cold weather and a sun hat and sunscreen during warm weather.
If the child is in diapers, you are responsible for an adequate supply for necessary changes. For convenience, please take a bag of diapers to the Family Dayhome. Each Provider has preferences, so please discuss this issue fully with your Provider.
Please change diapers and wash children in the morning before taking them to the Family Dayhome.
As part of our activities I organize regular field trips for the children.
Medication (including over-the-counter drugs) cannot be administered without a doctor's note. In addition, all medications needs to be in their original container labelled with the child's name, doctor's name, and phone number. Detailed instructions as to the medication administration must be included as well. If the medication is new to the child, it needs to be administered at home for the first 24 to 48 hours so that the parents can closely observe the child for side effects or adverse reactions.
Sick children should not be taken to the Family Dayhome, particularly when there is a risk of transmitting the illness to other children.
- Cold accompanied by a runny nose and coughing. (Sniffles we can handle.)
- Any contagious disease; this must be reported to the Public Health Authority: 780-791-6247 and to the agency within 24 hours.
- High fever during previous 24 hours. (Fever of 38 Degrees Celsius or higher) Diarrhea and/or vomiting during previous 24 hours.
- Illness questions or concerns please call: HEALTH LINK ALBERTA – 1-866-408-5465
- A new unexplained rash
When a child is showing the above symptoms, or any other illness or symptoms that may indicate the child poses a health risk to other children, or the dayhome provider. Please keep the child at home or arrange your own alternate care. There is no reduction in fees when your child is absent from the dayhome due to illness.
Once sent home from the child care program, your child will not be allowed to returnuntil the program receives a note from your child’s physician, or your child has beensymptom-free for at least 24 hours.
Being a parent myself I know that it is inevitable that accidents will occur, even under constant supervision. In case of minor accident (scrapes, small cuts and bumps. etc.) first aid will be administered by me. Incase of a large emergency first responders will be called and you will be notified immediately. An accident/incident report will be filled out for you to review and sign at the end of the day then will be kept in your child's personal file.