Address

780-464-2637
2051 Sherwood Drive
Sherwood Park
AB, T8A 3W9

Communicable Diseases / Illness:

Children who have a contagious disease such as mumps, measles, chicken pox, etc…must be kept from the center for the amount of time specified by a medical doctor. When a child develops the following symptoms: a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, diarrhea, vomiting or rash and cannot participate in daily activities the parents will be called and asked to pick up their child. The child should not return until he/she is symptom free and well enough to participate. It is our belief that IF YOUR CHILD IS NOT WELL ENOUGH TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL PROGRAMMED ACTIVITIES (SUCH AS PLAYING OUTSIDE) THEY ARE NOT WELL ENOUGH TO ATTEND THE PROGRAM.

Medication:

Medication can only be administered to your child when the correct medication forms have been filled out and signed. Medication forms must be filled out for each new prescription and must clearly state the dates and times to be administered and medication must be supplied to us in its original container. Please speak directly with your child’s caregiver if you require medication forms. Staff with current first aid certificates will only administer medication. We cannot administer medication “as needed”, there must be specific times indicated on the forms. Self administered medication such as epipen and asthma puffers also require a medication form to be filled out by the parent stating that the child is capable of self administration and the times the treatment is to take place.

Meal Times:

Kidz In The Park Provides lunches and 2 snacks each day. Each meal / snack is supplemented with milk and/or juice and fruit and/or vegetables. Please refer to the attached menu. If your child requires special food or simply doesn’t eat what we are serving, please feel free to send your child with an extra snack. We are a nut free facility, please observe this policy at all times.

In an effort to teach the children the value of healthy eating, please do not send your child with junk food for lunch or snack. If you have a concern with this policy please feel free to discuss your concerns with the director.

We have a no sharing policy in place for the safety of the children, you’ll often hear us say, “share your toys not your food” to remind children of this policy. Food sent for your child will only be eaten by your child. Should you wish to send a treat for the other children in the center (i.e. birthday cake), please do so through the staff. (All treats must be store bought and nut free).

If your child has allergies, please be sure to inform the staff and supply them with any necessary medication in case of accidental ingestion, i.e. Epi-pen for anaphalactic shock.

Incidents / Accidents:

From time to time, children are involved in accidents/incidents where they are sustaining minor injuries such as scrapes / bruises / or bumps. If your child is involved in one of these incidents a report will be filled out explaining exactly what happened, what first aid treatment was administered and what is being done to decrease the likelihood of the incident/accident happening again. The report will be shown to you upon arrival to pick up and you will be asked to read and sign the report. This report is then kept in your child’s file. You may request a copy for your own records.

Guiding and Caring:

Most of the time our “family” has lots of fun, adventure an excitement. That means smiles and laughter from everyone – children, parents and early childhood educators (staff). We realize that sometimes children and adults have events in their lives that affect general moods and attitudes. Dealing effectively with behavior management is a prime responsibility of a Kidz In The Park caregiver. The goal of behavior management is:To enhance children’s self esteem by helping them recognize they are responsible for their own life experiences.

We want children to learn how to develop self-control and self-discipline. Both of these traits are needed to have success in life. There is a secondary goal of stopping the inappropriate behavior, but it is not the most important reason for staff to intervene in different situations.

The role of the staff is to teach appropriate behavior not to punish misbehavior.

One of the most important steps in behavior management happens before the inappropriate behavior occurs.

Steps staff take in Guiding Behavior:

  • We establish clear and realistic expectations, with input from the children when appropriate.
  • We establish clear and realistic boundaries, with input from the children when appropriate.
  • We establish natural and logical consequences, with input from the children when appropriate.For example, if a child wrecks another child’s creation, the child will be asked how he can help to make the other child feel better and encouraged to follow through. We will teach infants and toddlers about soft touches by taking the child’s hand and showing them what a soft touch feels like. When children hurt other children they will be encouraged to be part of the ‘healing’ process, i.e. holding a cold clothe on the injured child.
  • We will use redirection as a means of curtailing inappropriate behavior and will use time out only as our last option. Time out will be used as an opportunity to sit with the child and talk about the behavior in question and how we can help the child to change the behavior. In the case of infants and toddlers, where redirection is not working, early childhood educators (staff) will take that child as a ‘buddy’ staying close to him / her so that they may intervene when necessary.
  • We work with the children not only to stop or curtail inappropriate behavior, but also to enhance the child’s self esteem and problem solving skills through the process. Once the inappropriate behavior has been identified, early childhood educators (staff) will work with the child to identify why the action was inappropriate and what other options the child may have had and will have in the future.
  • We will seek out positive behavior and reinforce this as much as possible through adulation and praise.
  • We work closely with parents when necessary to help children develop self-control and their own behavior management skills. This may include inviting parents in to the center to discuss and brain storm strategies specific to their child.
  • We prohibit corporal punishment and any form of punishment that involves striking or belittling a child. Failure to adhere to this policy is grounds for the immediate dismissal of the staff person involved.

Parent / Family Involvement:

Parent participation is vital to the success of the Day Care program. Each year you will be invited to participate in a numerous day care events. We hope to see all families and view this as an opportunity to meet with parents and for parents to network with each other.

Concerns / Complaints:

If a parent has a concern or complaint about any aspect of the program or service, we want to hear about it. Our goal is to quickly solve concerns and complaints to the best of our ability. Please take these steps in order to address any concerns or complaints:

  • Speak to the early childhood educators (staff) with whom you may have a concern with or who is directly involved with your child.
  • If you do not feel the problem resolved please speak directly to the Director or Owner.
  • All complaints and concerns are taken very seriously and will be addressed quickly and confidentially. Your complaint / concern may remain anonymous at your request.
 
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