We want you and your child to have the best experience possible at Calvary Hourly Childcare. In turn, we ask that you become acquainted with the following policies and tips around food, clothing, diapering and separation.
For further details, download our Family Guidebook.
Lunch 11:45 to 12:15 p.m. (until 12:30 for toddlers)
Snacks (crackers and milk provided) Approximately 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Per licensing requirements, lunches need to have all 5 food groups-Fruit, Vegetables, Wholegrains, Lean meat & alternatives, Dairy.
Be sure the staff is aware of any food allergies your child may have. Consideration will be given to any modified or therapeutic diet needs of a child as prescribed by his/her physician. Your physician will need to complete the Food Allergy Action Plan and must contain specific food allergy and appropriate action plan.
Please provide your child's own diapers and mark them with his/her name. Procedures for diapering are approved by our program's health consultant and are posted in the diaper-changing area. Diapering may only be done in designated areas.
Separation is an ongoing process that involves developing a sense of trust between you, your child and your child's teacher(s). A successful separation experience will build your child's confidence in his/her own independence.
The separation process may take two days or two months. It may recur periodically throughout the year, especially after an absence or school holiday. The important thing is for us to work together as a team and keep the lines of communication open so that we may practice what is best for your unique child.
To ease your child's transition: