Douglas Park Community

Preschool and Child Care

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Daily Schedule for Child Care and


Infant and Toddler






Child Care


7:00 am           Open

                        Free play indoors

                        Breakfast (brought from home)

                        Outdoor play

9:30 am           Morning snack

- wash hands before and after eating

- toileting/diapering after snack

 

10:00 am         Circle Time

· story, songs, movement

 

10:30 am         Teacher led group activity

· art, science, baking, etc.

 

11:00 am         Outdoor time

 

12:00 pm         Lunch time

- wash hands before and after eating

- toileting/diapering after lunch books and puzzles while waiting for others to finish eating

 

12:45 pm         Story time

 

1:00 pm           Nap/Quiet time

-books, puzzles, quiet table activities as wake up/while others sleep

- kindergarten readiness skills

-toileting/diapering as children wake up

 

3:00 pm           Afternoon snack

- wash hands before and after eating

- toileting/diapering after snack

 

4:00 pm           Outdoor play time/Indoor Free play during inclement weather

 

5:00 pm           Indoor quiet activities

- books, puzzles, table activities

- small snack if needed

 

5:30 pm           Close


 

****Toileting/Diapering: Children are diapered and taken to the washroom according to their needs. 

****Schedule times flexible based on needs of the children

****Outdoor time may change due to weather




Child Care Supplies

To keep at the centre:


  • One sheet for your child’s resting mat
  • One blanket
  • One small pillow
  • Toothbrush (no toothpaste)
  • A complete change of clothes to be kept in your child’s cubby
  • Boots
  • Muddy Buddies or rain pants
  • Warm coat with hood for fall and winter
  • Mittens or gloves for fall and winter
  • Shorts, sunscreen and hat for spring and summer
  • Shirt and shorts for swimming days (no bathing suits)
  • Diapers and wet wipes if your child requires them


 

Please label all items with your child’s name. (Including clothing)

 

We have a laundry facility for emergency laundry situations.

 

We play outside rain or shine.

 

Our schedule is flexible, outdoor time increased for warm weather and more indoor time when we experience inclement weather.


*Naps are based on a child’s needs.  


  • Please label bottles and provide instructions for formula. 
  • Please inform, in writing, your bottle routine and schedule; meal and snack routine and schedule.  Please note: bottles are heated by a bottle warmer and not heated in the microwave. 
  • We have a laundry facility for emergency laundry situations.
  • Children are diapered and taken to the washroom according to their needs. 

 

When needed:

  • A medication consent form  has to be filled out for all diaper-rash creams
  • A medication form has to be filled out for all “cutting teeth” pain relievers
  • A written letter giving staff permission to use any type of  skin moisturizers, skin condition remedies and any type of solution, lotion and oil that requires staff to rub on child’s skin or scalp.

  • Infant and Toddler Care Daily Schedule

      

    7:00 am            Open

                               Free play indoors

                               Breakfast (brought from home)

                               Outdoor play

     

    9:30 am            Morning snack

        Wash hands before and after eating/toileting/diapering after snack

         Nap time for those needing a morning nap – this time frame is flexible – naps based on needs

     

    10:00 am          Group Time

       Story, songs, movement

     

    10:30 am          Outdoor Time or Indoor free play/group activities during inclement weather

     

    11:30am/12:00 pm     Lunch time

      Wash hands before and after eating

     Toileting/diapering after lunch, books and puzzles while waiting for others to finish eating

     

    12:45 pm          Story time

     

    1:00 pm            Nap/Quiet time

    Books, puzzles, quiet table activities as children wake up/while others sleep

    Toileting/diapering as children wake up

     

    2:00pm/3:00 pm        Afternoon snack

        Wash hands before and after eating

        Toileting/diapering after snack

     

    4:00 pm            Outdoor play time/ Indoor free play/group activities during inclement weather  

     

    5:00 pm            Indoor quiet activities

    Books, puzzles, table activities

    Small snack if needed

     

    5:30 pm            Close

     

    *Toileting/Diapering is done as needed

    *Schedule times are flexible based on needs of the children

    *Outdoor time may change due to weather– we spend more time outdoors during warm weather

     


    Infant and Toddler Care Supplies

     

    To keep at the centre:

     

    • Toothbrush (no toothpaste) for children ready to brush
    • A complete change of clothes to be kept in your child’s cubby
    • Boots
    • Muddy Buddies or rain pants
    • Warm coat with hood for fall and winter
    • Mittens or gloves for fall and winter
    • Shorts, sunscreen and hat for spring and summer

    * shirt and shorts for water days (no bathing suits)

    • Diapers/pull-ups and wet wipes if your child requires them

     

    Ø  Please label all items with your child’s name. (Including clothing)

    Ø  We have a laundry facility for emergency laundry situations.

    Ø  We play outside rain or shine.

    Ø  Our schedule is flexible, outdoor time increased for warm weather and more indoor time when we experience inclement weather.

    Ø  Naps are based on a child’s needs.  

    Ø  Please label bottles and provide instructions for formula. 

    Ø  Please inform, in writing, your bottle routine and schedule; meal and snack routine and schedule.  Please note: bottles are heated by a bottle warmer and not heated in the microwave. 

    Ø  Children are diapered and taken to the washroom according to their needs. 

     

    When needed:                               

    • A medication consent form  has to be filled out for all diaper-rash creams
    • A medication form has to be filled out for all “cutting teeth” pain relievers
    • A written letter giving staff permission to use any type of  skin moisturizers, skin condition remedies and any type of solution, lotion and oil that requires staff to rub on child’s skin or scalp.

    Infant and Toddler Care

     

    All in a Day’s Play…Floor Time 

    Floor time is a term used to indicate optimum learning for infants and toddlers as well as a term for building relationships for all children.

Floor time is time spent on the floor learning to crawl, climb and make friends.


The centre provides soft climbers, interactive toys, soft pillows, board books, soft building blocks, and musical toys for the infants as well as a higher level of materials and toys for the toddlers (advanced puzzles and building materials).  The older children use age appropriate materials and toys such as heavier wooden blocks and toys.


Interaction with the caregivers enhances language development, provides emotional support, and encouragement to communicate with other children. Making friends is important to well-being.

Floor time for toddlers offers “walking space” and specific centres to encourage imaginative and explorative play.


This is a time for caregivers to offer loving guidance. We model sharing, taking turns, and speak respectfully when reminding “hands are not for hitting.” We guide the child towards developing socially acceptable behaviour. We facilitate by talking positively through the problem, using gestures, pictures and positive reinforcement. Most of the time, it’s all about needing a hug.


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  •  “Collecting the Child”

    …you cannot influence a child’s mind

    until you have their heart… Dr. Gordon Neufeld