Daycare Policy 2021-2022
NATURE AND OBJECTIVES OF CHILDCARE SERVICES
In accordance with section 76 of the Education Act (chapter I-13.3).
- Childcare services provided at school shall ensure care to children at the preschool and elementary level of a school board, outside the periods where educational services are provided to them.
- The following are the objectives pursued by childcare services provided at school:
- looking after the children’s well-being and pursuing, within the scope of the school’s educational project, the global development of children through activities taking into account their interests and needs, complementing the school’s educational services;
- Upon request, providing an opportunity for children to complete school work.
- providing health and safety to children in keeping with the rules of conduct and safety measures approved by the governing board of the school, in accordance with section 76 of the Education Act (chapter I-13.3).
Regular users are part of the subsidized government program of 8.50$ per day. Regular users must be registered for a minimum of 3 days per week for a minimum of 2 full or partial periods per day.
Sporadic users attend the daycare for shorter periods or less often than the minimum required duration applicable to regular users.
Sporadic users must call the Daycare before 1:30p.m. 819-376-7676 ext. 1440 and write a note in the student’s agenda and/or call the secretary’s office.
Lunch hour Students who spend even part of their lunch hour at school are charged the full amount for noon-hour fees or daycare fees, if they are ″regular users.
Note: only one charge will be made: daycare or supervision but not both.
Supervision costs are 300.00$ for the year per child up to 3 children in the same family, the 4th child is free.
Not using any services (Students who spend their full lunch hour at home and who do not return to school grounds before the bell rings are not to be charged fees.)
The status of the user, either regular or sporadic, cannot be interchanged during the course of the school year.The official deadline for adjusting the status of the user is September 30th.
“Reserved place, paid place.”
If parents of regular attendees request an attendance change after September 30th, the minimum rate will be of 28.84$ for a minimum of 3 days a week.
Schedule and Cost
For all regular and sporadic users:
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
|$7.00 / day
3:35 to 5:45 p.m.
7:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
+ activity fees
+ activity fees
Terms and Conditions of Payments
Invoices are emailed the first week of each month. For Regular users you will be expected to pay the days your child is registered even if he or she is absent.
Income Tax Receipts
Receipts will be issued for the amount remitted for Daycare services.Please note that the income tax receipt will be issued to the person who pays for the daycare service.As of September 2008, all parents are required to furnish their SIN (social insurance numbers) for income tax slips issued by the school daycare. If you do not want to give your social insurance number, the slip may be refused for your income tax report.Income Tax slips will be issued before February 28 every year.
Who gets the receipt?
The person who signed the check, parents cannot decide who gets the receipt. The system prints out the receipt to the person who paid the services used. Parents in joint custody – Each parent gets their own receipt for the part they paid.
|Provincial & Federal
|Sporadic Daycare users + lates fees
$8.50/day for regular users
|Pedagocical Day Activity Fees
|Pedagocical Days $8.00/day (daycare fees)
|Pedagocical Days $8.00/day (daycare fees)
Noon Hour Fees
The payments should be made by the fifteenth (15) day of each month.
Checks should be made out to Mauricie English Elementary School
If the fees are not paid in full by the 15th of the month, you will receive a friendly reminder. If it remains unpaid, you will receive a warning giving you a deadline to pay. Afterwards, your files will be sent to a recovery agency and you that your child will be refused at Daycare till the fees are paid in full.
The days your child is registered you will be expected to pay even if he or she is absent.
If your child is present at daycare at 3:40 p.m. or later due to a missed bus, you may be automatically charged daycare fees.
Absentees or Late parents
For the security of your child, you must advise the daycare if your child is absent.You may reach us at (819) 376-7676 ext. 1440. Parents must respect the closing time of the daycare. A parent coming late will be charged $2.50 for every 5 minutes and after 6:00 p.m. it will be $1.00 per minute.
Reception and Departure
Parents must accompany their children into the building.They must deliver their child to a staff member.Only the names of the people listed on the registration form are allowed to pick up the child.Any changes should be made through a written request with the person’s full identification.We require a copy of the court documents referring to parental rights if either parent wishes to place restrictions on the other parent’s rights to pick up a child.Students cannot leave alone without a written permission from the parents or legal guardian.Please tell an educator when you leave with your child.
Closing of the daycare
The daycare is closed when the school is closed, except on pedagogical days.If a closure of the schools is announced on the radio (before school starts in the morning) the daycare of MEES is also closed.(Please listen for the closing of Commission Scolaire Chemin du Roy since our students are transported by this school board.)When the school is closed once classes have begun, the daycare service will remain open until all students (registered on that day) have been picked up.
February 28th 2022 to March 4th 2022
Providing we have enough staff members to service the Daycare, a survey will be sent home in January to know if you will need daycare services for this week.A minimum of children will be needed to cover the cost.
Cost: 16.50$ / day + the activity cost as these days are not subsidized.
Pedagogical days (7:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.)
All students attending Mauricie English Elementary School may attend daycare at the cost of 16.50$ on pedagogical days. A registration form is sent to each parent in June, it must be returned before the date mentioned on the response coupon.If you make a reservation for your child to attend daycare on pedagogical days, and he/she does not attend, you will be expected to make the payment, since extra personnel must be hired according to parental response coupons.Your child may be refused because the children exceed the educator/ child ratio.
Role and responsibilities of educators:
- to ensure at all times the well-being and safety of the children in their care
- to take part in the planning and preparation of activities, projects and educational and recreational outings
- to ensure that the daycare day runs smoothly and efficiently
- to ensure that materials and facilities are clean and well-maintained
- to provide educational intervention
- to lead activities
- to communicate with parents
Meals and Snacks
Parents provide daily meals and snacks for pedagogical days. Snacks are to be provided for regular school days. The daycare will not provide snacks because many children have allergies.
Many allergic children attend daycare so no peanuts or nuts should be given to your child.
As MEES is a ″no homework″ school. Upon request, we may offer time for students to strengthen their skills in core subjects.
This may be done individually, in pairs or in small groups. Homework time does not include individual remedial work. Parents still have a responsibility to make sure that their child has done his or her assignments.
Illness and Medication
Sick children (with fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.) should not be at daycare. Parents will be called to pick up their child.
Personnel will administer prescription medications to your child. The medication must be in its original container stating the child’s name, dosage, date and doctor’s name. The daycare provides a medication form that is to be filled out by the parent. Non-prescription medications will not be administered.
First aid will be administered if your child is injured while attending daycare. In an emergency, we will make every effort to contact you. Please ensure we have been notified with any change in contact information.
The daycare is not responsible for lost, broken or stolen items. All personal belongings must be identified with the child’s name. It is prohibited to bring toys and games from home unless you have been previously advised of a special daycare activity.
Proximity key tags are available for sale at $10,00 to each parent of a child attending daycare. This key will allow direct access according to the determined hours. It should only be used by the designated adult. In the event of loss, the parent will have to pay the replacement cost.
Refusing a child – Behavior code
The daycare staff and principal have the right to refuse a child for serious reasons or if payments are not made.
The School Board, the Administration, the daycare technician and the Governing Board has the right to change or add any rule for the well-being of the children.
Parents using school daycare services must comply with the daycare’s rules of operation, pay the requisite daycare fees, ensure that they have all necessary information and cooperate in building a good relationship with the daycare staff.
Thank you for your cooperation. Working together to provide a safe and caring environment for your child(ren).
Last Approved by the Governing Board