At It’s All About Kids, we understand that leaving your child for the very first time in daycare is a big event. This can be a stressful and upsetting situation for both parent and child. We, therefore, try to make this transition as easy as possible.
Our Director, Assistant Director and the staff realize the importance of building a confident and trusting relationship with you and your child from the very first day. We work hard to ensure that the needs of both child and parent are met.
The staff respect that the parents are the primary caregivers and we work closely together to respect your wishes. We are here to assist you in any way possible. We are flexible as long as it does not interfere with the operation of the center and that it is in the best interest of the child.
We encourage you to transition your child into the Program by starting short visits the week before the start date. This is an invaluable experience that helps you and your child settle, through a gradual process. You are able to visit with your child’s caregivers and observe some of the room routines. This also allows for further interactions with the office staff. By the time the first day arrives, you will be reassured that your child will be content and settled.
Ongoing communication between staff and parents is vital. Open and positive communication allows us to understand your child better e.g. If your child has had a restless night or a difficult start in the morning etc. it helps if you pass this information on to the caregivers so that they are aware if there is a change in behaviour. It also provides the caregivers with the opportunity to discuss your child’s day with you, your child’s overall interactions and development, or answer any questions that you may have.
The center produces a quarterly newsletter that highlights what is happening at the center e.g.changes to policies, reminders, field trips, center closures, birthdays. welcoming new families, updated information from Licensing, Capital Health etc.
Parent involvement is encouraged and we welcome any suggestions that you may have for program enhancement.