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Douglas Park Community Preschool and Child Care

5409 206 Street Langley

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CEO                                          Dawn Adamson                       778.870.5180

Manager                                 Dawn Adamson                       778.870.5180

Administrator                          Veronica Chen                         778.681.9550

Preschool (school)                                                                   778.866.3731

Group Child Care                                                                     604.828.3731

Infant and Toddler Care (portable)                                        604.828.3731

Kindercare (school)                                                                 778.866.3731

School-age Program                                                               778.866.3731

 Email: adamson.edu55@gmail.com

Website: www.everychildwillsucceed.com

 IG: douglasparkchildcare

Douglas Park Community Preschool and Child Care
2021-2022 School Calendar
MONTH DATE
September Sept 6 (M) Stat – Labor Day Centre and School Closed
Sept 13 (M) Preschool Begins
Sept 24 (F) School Improvement Day – No Preschool, Child Care Open
October Oct 11 (M) Stat Thanksgiving Centre and School Closed
Oct 20 (W) Early Dismissal – Preschool close at 11:30am
Oct 21 (Th) Early DismissalPreschool close at 11:30am
Oct 22 (F) PRO-D Day – No Preschool, Child Care Open
November Nov 11 (Th) Stat – Remembrance Day Centre and School Closed
Nov 12 (F) Report Card Preparation Day – No Preschool, Child Care Open
December Dec 17 (F) Last Preschool Day Prior to Winter Break
Dec 24 (F) Centre closed at 1pm
Dec 31 (F) Centre closed at 1pm
January Jan 4 (T) Preschool Reopen
February Feb 11 (F) Pro-D Day – No School, No Preschool, Child Care open
Feb 18 (F) Report Card Day No Preschool, Child Care open
Feb 21 (M) Stat – Family Day – Centre closed
March Mar 9 (W) Early Dismissal for Kindergarten – Preschool close at 11:30am
     Mar 10 (Th) Early Dismissal for Kindergarten – Preschool close at 11:30am
Mar 11 (F) Last Day prior to Spring Break
  Mar 28 (M) Preschool Reopen
April Apr 15 (F) Good Friday (School Closed)
Apr 18 (M) Easter Monday (School Closed)
May May 20 (F) Pro-D Day – No Preschool, Child Care Open
May 23 (M) Stat – Victoria Day Centre Closed
June Jun 17 (F) Graduation Party for Child Care
Jun 24 (F) Graduation Party for Preschool
Jun 29 (W) Last Preschool Day Prior to Summer Break
July / August Summer Session

Programs and Fees

Preschool

2.5 to 5 years

Preschool is open September to August.  We close for Pro-D days, Winter break, Spring break, and statutory holidays. Parents provide one snack.

PM Class closed for four extra days /two in October and two in March

Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 11:30am                                  9:00am to 1:00pm

3 days per week          $220.00 per month                             3 days per week          $360.00

4 days per week          $245.00 per month                             4 days per week          $420.00

5 days per week          $270.00 per month                             5 days per week          $480.00

Subsidy is available for Preschool.

*We are a Balanced Calendar Preschool: fees have been calculated for an equal payment system. Fees per month remain the same even though the number of days will differ.

Preschool Daily Schedule

Morning Program – 9am to 11:30am and 9am to 1:00pm

 

9:00

  • teachers discuss the events of the day and introduce new materials/projects
  • introduce practicum students and visiting parents
  • free choice of early learning areas

art

literature/drama

music

woodworking

inventors

sand/water

blocks

housekeeping

science/math/social studies

puzzles

9:45                 Personal book time

10:00               Group time- circle time

10:15               Snack

10:30               Outdoors

11:30               End of the day

Extended Preschool to 1:00pm

10:30 to 11:45 Outdoor play

12:00 Lunch

12:30   outdoors or inside activities

Supplies: Changes of clothes for emergencies and during summer, a change of clothes for water play (no bathing suits) Hat and sunscreen for hot days.

Note:  during the spring and summer months we will be outdoors for most of this time block. All activities and play centres may be taken outside.

Infant and Toddler Care

As of April 1, 2018: The Government Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative has been implemented. This initiative has lowered the cost of child care for parents.

Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm for infants and toddlers to age 3

We are open all year except for statutory holidays and December 24th, 26th and close early on December 31st.

 

Children under 3 years

2 days per week          $630.00 / CCFRI $490.00 per month

3 days per week          $735.00 / CCFRI $525.00 per month

4 days per week          $840.00 / CCFRI $560.00 per month

5 days per week          $945.00 / CCFRI $595.00 per month

  

Parents supply snacks and lunch, diapers/pull-ups, wipes and bottles.

We supply sheets and blankets for cribs, bibs and wash cloths.

Subsidy is available for group child care.

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
  • Crib sheet and blanket
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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. The adult sits on the floor for close proximity and interaction. The adult engages with the child, encouraging play with materials and interaction with other children. The adult models and encourages language.

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.

 “Collecting the Child”

…you cannot influence a child’s mind

until you have their heart… Dr. Gordon Neufeld

Group Child Care

As of April 1, 2018: The Government Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative has been implemented. This initiative has lowered the cost of child care for parents.

                                                                                                                           

Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm for children ages 2.5 – 5 years.

 We are open all year except for statutory holidays and December 24th, 26th and close early on December 31st.

 Children 3 to 5 years

2 days per week          $525.00 / CCFRI $485.00 per month

3 days per week          $630.00 / CCFRI $570.00 per month

4 days per week          $735.00 / CCFRI $655.00 per month

5 days per week          $840.00 / CCFRI $740.00 per month

Parents supply snacks and lunch, and for the younger children, pull-ups and wipes.

Subsidy is available for group child care. 

Group Child 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

10:00 am         Circle Time

  • story, songs, movement

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

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/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

Group Child Care Supplies

To keep at the centre:

  • Toothbrush (no toothpaste)
  • A complete change of clothes to be kept in your child’s cubby
  • Boots
  • Crib sheet and blanket
  • 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/pull-ups 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.
  • Children use 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.

Kindercare

As of April 1, 2018: The Government Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative has been implemented. This initiative has lowered the cost of child care for parents.


Monday-Friday – open at 7:00am and close at 5:30pm

We are open all year except for statutory holidays, and December 24th, 26th and close early on December 31st.

Before and after Kindergarten, including late start morning and early dismissal days.

5 days per week is $420.00 per month, with CCFRI is $370.00 per month

Extra full days are $17.50 per day. This includes Pro-D days, spring break and holidays.

Full days have to booked and paid for two weeks in advance.  The school calendar indicates the breaks and holidays – will help you plan your child’s attendance.

Attending the full days is optional. This will help families financially if they have relatives or friends to care for their children during breaks and holidays.

Parents supply snacks and lunch.

  • July and August fee is $840.00 (full time), with CCFRI is $740.00 per month

 

Child Care Subsidy

Subsidy is available for Kindercare. The government will also pay extra for the full days.

School Age Care

A program for children in grades one to five. The program is open for early mornings 7:00 to 8:45 and after school to 5:30. We will walk the children to their classroom.

Fees

5 days                          AM Only                      PM Only

$420.00                       $220.00                       $315.00

4 Days

$370.00                       $170.00                       $265,00

3 Days

$320.00                       $120.00                       $215.00

July and August

5 Days – $840.00

4 Days – $735.00

3 Days – $630.00