Parents provide Snacks / Meals
We believe it is important for parents to provide food for their child in our environment. We keep our fees to one of the lowest in our community so that parents can provide those nutritious foods that a parent knows their child likes and meets the cultural and diverse requirements as well as potential food allergies.
We offer Food Programs like "Food for Thought" to those families who may be struggling; to support them through difficult times, we partner and support this initiative.
We sponsor and support "Grow a Row" through our own children's garden, "Food Rescue", through Wild Rose Community Connections".
We offer Event Days that provide opportunities for our diverse Early Learning Community to gather and share food together.
We have a 15 passenger van and a red 6 seater van, all drivers have a clean abstract, vulnerable sector and police checks on file and are certified at a ECE 3 as per government requirements and Class 4 Drivers.
Our vehicle is commercially insured as per requirements of a Licensed Child Care Facility., and re-certified every 6 months. We use booster seats and provide children with a safe and comfortable drive.
We take the Kindergarten children to and from Joe Clark and Spitzee School and Holy Spirit School to and from Daydreams ELCC and our van also does the same for OSC children from both school and back to OSC which is located in High River United Church.
As a ELCC Non Profit affordable Center we have been very successful and helped multiple organizations with there goals and families who require affordable early Learning and Child Care.
Our Daydreams OSC at the High River United church has lots of space and activities that are child directed are expanding exponentially with the imagination and curiosity of our children. This year of COVID we managed to do many activities that kept the children grounded and growing, emphasized as always by fresh air and nature.
We have continue to make lasting relationships with many new organizations that support Quality Childcare and Early Learning and Families
We are involved with the Story Park APP and Program that takes communication with parents to a higher level at both centers. Provides Child Development and ongoing Early Learning information between the Educators, Parent and Family along with videos and pictures of activities and Learning Stories.
The feedback and interactions are priceless.
Our Lobby provides parents and visitors with ongoing videos of events and activities in the center and community so that everyone can participate.
We are working on a project for early 2021 to build a ramp from the front door to the back door in our yard for ongoing accessibility for children.
We added an outside Literacy "Take a Book", so families on the way home can enjoy reading together. The books are rotated and have seasonal variety.
Please call us to make an appointment so we can discuss what's new and what we offer, appointments will be conducted outside or in our hallway due to Covid restrictions.
We continue to be actively engaged with various sectors of childcare and Love the New Announcement on the National Early Learning and Child care Program by the Federal Government. $10 a day childcare is coming!!
Evening and Overnight Care to add to our wonderful Day Program. We will be looking into 24 hour care in 2021. Just waiting for Licensing to finalize start date. Those families who are working in the various facilities that do shift work our program is for you to support that need. Subsidy will also be available Fulltime and Part Time.
We are working closely with Licensing to make this come true soon.
We have provided all Educators in our Centers to have a one year membership in AECEA our professional organization that also speaks and promotes professionalism in the Early Learning and Child Care community. As a gift during this hard year we will be paying the first year membership in recognition of their hard work and dedication. This allows discounts on ongoing workshops and knowledge to have them be better prepared.
It is also the way we believe the NEW ACT and Standards will be encouraging as much as been spoken about Professionalism and Education of the workforce and how important we are to the RESTART of the Economy for Parents and Businesses.
If you know of families wanting to go back to work in areas that are outside the normal childcare hours please share this information in your networks.