A Team Philosophy
At Kidz In The Park we work hard at being a team to provide a quality program that is fun for kids. To accomplish this, we require the efforts of all our members. Members are children, parents and early childhood educators (staff) who have a vested interest in the program. Each member has responsibilities and obligations to themselves and other members. When all members accomplish these responsibilities and follow through on their obligations, the result is the formation of a team.
Must be held responsible by the early childhood educators (staff) for their daily attitudes, actions, and effort. They also take responsibility for their behavior. If they are having a good day – YES! – Or if things could be better, everyone has a bad day now and again! We want children to feel comfortable to come and tell us their big feelings. As staff we must do our best to recognize the children’s feelings and help them to make their day even better.
Are encouraged to check in and talk with early childhood educators (the staff) on a regular basis. We want our parents to inform their child caregiver what is happening at home and how their child is doing on the good and not so good days. The same applies to the caregiver informing parents of their children’s day.
Partnerships with families
Information for Parents
Established relationships with parents means we can share information positively and effectively to support children as much as possible.
Hours of Operation
Our hours of operation are 6:30am to 6:00pm. We are open Monday-Friday. We also are closed on all statutory holidays.
Open communication between parents and staff is strongly encouraged. Teachers are encouraged to learn what is important to you as a parent and to use that information when programming for the group.
We require any relevant medical information such as immunization history, allergies, medications, and other illnesses.
If your child is injured while at the centre, staff will administer basic first aid. If medical attention is required, attempts will be made to reach the parents immediately. Staff will call Emergency Services if required.
Exploration often requires getting messy! All of the materials that we use are washable, however, we are aware that some paint colours and other materials are difficult to fully remove and will do our best to avoid getting these materials on your child's clothing. Please send an extra full set of clothes for your child!
Children are encouraged to taste a variety of foods but no child is ever forced to eat foods that they do not wish to. Our menus are created using the current Canada Food Guide.
Parent Resources - Important Policies
Here are four of our most important policies. Please see other policies in the "For Parents" tab.
Children need healthy, wholesome foods
Healthy Nutrition for Growing Children
Our menu is planned according to the Food Guide and recommendations from our local Public Health Unit. All food is cooked with consideration of maintaining its full nutritional value. The centre provides a morning and afternoon snack and a midday lunch.