Dressing for Outside

Cubby Cleanout

As the season changes it is a good time to clean out your child's cubby. Replace extra clothes with weather appropriate ones and make sure they still fit your child. Take home unnecessary items to help keep the area tidy. Make sure you check out the Lost And Found box to collect any left over winter items you may have lost along the way.

Sun Hats

  • Every child needs a sun hat to wear outdoors.

Water Play

  • During the summer months we will have many water activities out for the children. Please have a labeled bathing suit and towel in your child’s cubby every day.
  • If your child wears a diaper, please remember to send along some “Little Swimmers” as they don’t fill up with water and are more comfortable for your child.

Footwear

We try to be flexible regarding the footwear that children and staff wear to allow for maximum comfort. For safety reasons, the following rules apply for using the climber and when on field trips:
  • Staff and children must wear socks and running shoes or sandals with a back strap
  • Flip flops and sandals without a back strap are not allowed on field trips or on the climber.
There are no restrictions in the centre, on walks or on the playground (with the exception of the climber). It would be appreciated if you could send runners and socks.

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Sunscreen

The type of sunscreen we use has been changed this year. We are now using Croc Bloc sunscreen with an SPF of 30:
  • Provides 30 Times your natural protection against the harmful effects of UV Rays
  • Non-greasy and fast drying
  • Moisturizing Aloe & Vitamin E
  • Water resistant, Unscented
  • Dermatologist tested
  • FDA Approved
  • Health Canada Approved
 
We spend one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon outdoors. If we have a Humidex or smog alert, the Health Unit requires us to remain indoors. In this case, gross motor activities will be provided.

 

No Food from Home Please

Children are served snack from 8:15 am to 9:00 am, a nutritious lunch, and snack again in the afternoon. In an effort to provide an Allergy Safe environment, and to minimize the risk of cross contamination, we ask that you do not send food from home unless your child has an approved Food Agreement. If you have an approved Food Agreement to provide food from home while your child is at the centre, please remember that all food must be labeled and stored at the proper temperature as per the directions on the Food Agreement.

Thank you for your co-operation.

What About Birthday Treats?

Birthdays are the only other exception to the “no food from home” rule. On your child’s birthday you may send in a special craft, stickers or a small food treat for your child to share.

*Please note that food sent in, must be store bought, have an ingredients label and not contain nuts or a warning that it may have come in contact with nuts.

For more information on allergies and food agreements, please visit our Allergies page.

Accessible Parking

Please be aware that the Accessible Parking Space in front of the child care centre is only to be used by those that hold a valid permit. It is important that this space be left available to those that require its use.

 

Withdrawing from Service

If circumstances make it necessary to withdraw your child from the centre for any reason, one month’s written notice is required by the 1st of the month prior to when you want to be finished.

 

Late Fees

Owl has a late fee policy. If you are late picking up your child after 6:00pm, a fee of $1.00 for every minute you are late will be charged. This fee is payable directly to the staff member who has stayed late on their own time.

Thank you for your understanding.

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