Do you offer part-time care?
We try to accomodate everyone providing the space is available.


Do you offer care in the summer, spring break, professional days, and non instructional days only?
Yes, we do as space allows.  Please contact us at 604 941-9206 or pcdcs@shaw.ca to inquire about care availibility.


Are you open year round, or do you close at any time?
We close on statutory holidays, Easter Monday, between Christmas and New Years, or in the case of an unforseen emergency. Please see our Hours page for more information.


What are your discipline methods?
Our guidance objective is to help children acquire the skills they need to resolve conflicts in socially acceptable ways, to the child's own satisfaction and without loss of pride.

We want to facilitate children's development of self-control, self-confidence, and ultimately self-discipline.  To this end we actively encourage verbal expressions of feelings and assertion of felt needs.  We will always try to guide the children by talking to them using problem solving, modeling and redirection.


What is the staff ratio?
The staff ratio is set by the Community Care Facilities Act.  We are lucky to receive funds from other sources that we use towards providing extra staff.


Do you provide a structured learning program?
We believe in providing a balance of both free and structured play.  Although we have a pre determined curriculum available to us, we provide activities and a program based on the children's interests.


What qualifications do your staff need to work in the centre?
Our staff are Early Childhood Educators or are in the process of completing their education. The school age care staff have certification in child and youth or at minimum have completed 20 hours of related professional development.  Please see our Staff page for more details.  All staff have a valid criminal record check and a current first aid certificate.


Do you accept daycare subsidy from the Ministry of Children and Family Development?
Yes, we do.  To learn more about the Ministry Subsidy, please see this page.


Do the children go on field trips when school is not in session?
Yes.  These costs are included in your monthly fees.  We have an extensive summer field trip program.


Do you provide snacks ?
We offer a simple breakfast and you provide the rest.
 


 

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