Parent Handbook

21 Infant Schedule Upon start date, parents will be required to submit a written schedule of their child’s daily routine. This will include times for bottles, food and sleep. This will apply to all children under 12 months of age. Walking/Non Walking Infants All Educators will ensure that walkers are guided away from non walkers. This is to ensure that non walkers do not get injured. Outdoor Play for Infants The infants will have outdoor time, weather permitting. They will have the chance to play in the playground or go on neighbourhood walks. If a child is sleeping, an educator will be responsible to attend to the child in the playroom. Items to and from Home Children are welcome to bring special blankets and stuffed toys for comfort. Jubilee is not responsible for any lost or stolen belongings. Please note this includes any electronic devices brought from home. Items to bring on first day: Soother, bottles, clothing, diapers, baby wipes, blanket (if your child has a special one). Diapering Policy All parents will be responsible for supplying their child with the proper diapers and wipes. They can be brought in on a daily basis and if storage is available they may be able to supply a pack of diapers. Any ointment for the child will be supplied by the parent. Educators will change the children when required and follow the diapering procedures posted by the diapering station. Daily Reminders Please check the parent board daily for information as well as your child’s locker/and or mailbox for soiled clothing, art, messages etc. It is your responsibility to sign your child in and out everyday with the time and initials. Failure to do so, may result in family being invoiced until centre closure. Rest According to the Child Care and Early Years Act, each child in a licensed toddler or preschool group who receives child care for six hours or more in a day has a rest period each day not exceeding two hours in length and each child in a licensed toddler, preschool or kindergarten group is permitted to sleep, rest or engage in quiet activities based on the child's needs. Jubilee Heritage Family Resources will consult with parents respecting their child’s sleeping arrangements at the time the child is enrolled and at any time there is a change such as at transitions between programs or at the parent’s request. Written documentation will be included in the child’s file to reflect the child’s sleep patterns and updates will be added when they occur. In the infant programs, parents are asked to provide a written schedule of nap times. Rest time with infants will be based on the children’s individual schedule. All infants must be placed on their backs at all times. This is consistent with recommendations set out in the most current version of the Joint Statement of Safe Sleep: Preventing Sudden Infant Deaths in Canada, a document endorsed by Health Canada. It can only be waived if a note from a medical doctor is submitted to the agency and kept in the child's record. No bottles at any time will be left with an infant in the crib. Soothers will be permitted in the crib.