Privacy Policy

As of January 1, 2004, the Government of Canada requires all organizations to have a privacy policy in place and appoint a Privacy Officer. Happy Kids Child Care will ensure that all personal information gathered about our parents, guardians and children is kept confidential. Should it be necessary to disclose such personal information, we will seek consent to do so.

What Parents Need to Provide

Clothing: Please make sure your child has a complete change of clothing in case of an accidental spill.  Indoor shoes are a must for sanitary purposes. Please remember to label all clothing coming into the Centre.  Appropriate clothing should be available to suit the season as all children will be attending outdoor activities, weather permitting.  Parent should provide child adequate winter outdoor clothes (hat, mittens, scarves, boots).  Also, for summer, hats, sunscreen, swim attire for the planned water play dates.

Diapers and other necessities: Only disposable diapers are to be used at the Happy Kids.  An adequate supply is to be kept in the child’s change basket, along with any wipes and/or powder.  Please bring any creams or vaseline your child may use.  If a child is in training pants, it would be wise to keep several pairs on hand in their cubby in case of accidents.

Sunscreen: Parents are responsible for supplying sunscreen for their child’s use. Please remember to label the bottle. Staff will notify you when your child’s sunscreen is running low.

Blanket / soft toy: If your child (toddler and up) has a favorite blanket or soft toy, please bring it to the centre.  It will be sent home weekly for cleaning.

Other necessities: Please provide your child with a sippy cup for water if he/she prefers one.  As well, please feel free to donate Kleenex etc.  We will provide supplies as well.

Please label all your child’s belongings as Happy Kids Learning Centre is not responsible for any lost items.  We will have a lost and found on-site of unlabelled items that will be donated seasonally if items are not claimed.

Birthdays: Birthdays are always a cause for celebration at the centre. Parents may being in cake or cupcakes if they wish. Please ensure there are no nut products in any birthday treats. You may also consider, fruit gummies, granola bars etc.

Photographs and Media

On occasion parents and/or staff members take photographs of the children while at play during the day. These photographs are used for personal reasons only.  The Centre will post some photographs for displays. Names of the children are not used when photographs are displayed.  Parental consent will be obtained at the time of registration of all children new to the daycare.

Drop Off and Pick up Policy

Your child must be dropped off by persons over 16 years of age.  Contact with a teacher must be made prior to the drop off person leaving. 

Your child may only be picked up by persons listed in their authorization list.  Written or verbal permission from a parent or guardian must be provided if anyone else is picking up the child.  Proper identification will be required when that person picks up the child.  If an unauthorized person arrives to pick up a child, access will be denied until identify and permission is confirmed by parent. Your child will remain under the supervision of Happy Kids Child Care staff until an authorized person arrives for pick up.  Whomever drops a child off, must receive recognition with staff in the room so that they are aware that the child is on premises.  Happy Kids Child Care will be operational from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.  We pride ourselves on extended hours to accommodate our parents.  Out of respect for our staff’s time, a late fee per child will be charged after 6:30 p.m.

Admission and Discharge Policy

Upon enrolment at Happy Kids Learning Centre,

  • Parents must fill out a registration package.

  • An interview with the supervisor will be arranged in order to review policies and to give the parent a chance to become familiar with the centre and staff.

  • A minimum of 1 month (20 daycare days) written notice is required if you plan to withdraw your child from the centre. If written notice is not received, full child care fees will be charged in lieu of notice.  Deposits will not be refunded if proper notice is not given.

  • Please defer to the registration / payment policy in the registration package for more information.

Health Policy

The Health Policy contains guidelines that ensure the health and well-being of all our children and staff.  The main objective of the Policy is to minimize the spread of illness.  If your child becomes ill while at the centre, you or the emergency person will be contacted, and the centre may request that the child be picked up. In the event that your child develops a fever of 101°F or higher, vomiting, diarrhea or a communicable health condition, you will be asked to remove him/her from the centre and return after 24 hours of non-incidence.  

Anaphylactic Policy

Happy Kids has a comprehensive anaphylactic policy.  All anaphylactic allergies will be posted in all rooms.  Upon registration, if applicable, parents will have to fill in an anaphylactic plan for their child

Allergies

If your child has an allergy, the centre must be notified and all applicable paper work must be filled out and kept on file.  All allergies will be posted in each room. 

Administering Medication

The staff at Happy Kids Child Care can administer prescription medication and also other medication if accompanied by a doctor’s note.  Before any medication can be administered, all of the following conditions must be met.  

  • Written authorization, including the dosage and times any medication is to be administered, and

  • Medication in the original container, clearly labelled with the child’s name, name of the medication, the dosage, the date of purchase and instructions for storage and administration of the drug and/or doctor’s note with the same instructions.

Medication is not be kept in the cubbies. Give medication directly to your child’s teacher. If your child has an Epi-Pen, one must be left at the centre. A child cannot remain at the centre without it. The Epi-Pen will be kept in a safe location in the child’s classroom.