5 WELCOME! Introduction Welcome to Jubilee Heritage Family Resources. Our Agency provides services to families from birth to 12 years of age. The information in this handbook will provide you with everything you need to understand your child’s program and daily activities. Please feel free to speak to the Staff if you have any further questions or if you need more information. We will also rely on you to assist us in providing the best care for your child. We hope your stay with us is a pleasant one. Philosophy Jubilee Heritage Daycare, born from the support of the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians and other concerned citizens, believes in the importance of respect and acceptance of diversity in people. We believe that in an atmosphere of inclusion, where everyone feels a part of the Centre, children will be confident, be comfortable with diversity and grow to their potential socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. We believe that children learn best in an environment where the physical space, activities and interactions between people show positive messages about differences in people. In such an environment, children learn empathy and fair interaction with diversity. They develop critical thinking and skills for standing up for themselves and others in the face of injustice. Dear Parents & Guardians: The Board of Directors of Jubilee Heritage Family Resources would like to welcome you to our Jubilee family. We are proud of our collaboration with parents as the Board, Staff and Home Childcare Providers work to ensure quality care and learning programs with children as the focus. As our relationship with you grows, you may be interested in working with our Jubilee Board of Directors. We are an enthusiastic, dedicated group of individuals with diverse talents who work to lead the organization to continued success. Should you have an interest and would like to speak to a board member, please let your wishes be known to your program lead. We hope your family has a wonderful experience at Jubilee!