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Frequently Asked Questions

For your convenience, we’ve compiled some of our most frequently asked questions and answers below. Take a look and get in touch if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

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  How many children are you licensed to care for?

 

  We are licensed to care for a maximum of 32 children between the ages of 2-5 years.

 What are your hours of operation?

 Our hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily from Monday to Friday.

  What are the child care fees?

Child care fees are set by the province of Manitoba, with the current cost having been recently reduced from $20.80 to $10.00 per day. Please note fees are charged for the child care spot, and are still charged whether your child is in attendance or away from the centre.

  What is the staff to child ratio?

Staff to child ratios are determined by the provincial government Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care. The current ratio is one staff member to eight children.

  How important is outdoor play to the centre?

We love outdoor play and recognize all the benefits from it. Outdoor play allows children an opportunity to stimulate their imagination, explore nature, promote problem solving skills, improve their immune systems and, of course, run! We play outside in all types of weather.

  When does the centre close besides statutory holidays?

The centre will be closed if Hanover School Division is closed for bad roads or poor driving conditions. A text and email will be sent out to the families by 6:30 a.m. informing of a closure. The centre will remain open if the school division closes for cold temperatures.

 Do you offer part time care?

 Part time care may be possible at the discretion of the centre.

  Is the centre affiliated with Heartland Community Church?

We are a community based program fortunate enough to partner with Heartland Community Church. The daycare's core values are based on Heartland Community Church's core values. Christian holidays are observed along with secular traditions. We say a prayer at lunch each day.

  How is behaviour guided at the centre?

There are two forms of behaviour guidance techniques used at this centre, indirect and direct. Indirect guidance is the planning and routines employed by staff that minimize the opportunity for undesirable behaviour. These are put into place to limit problems occurring. Direct guidance interventions are used when there is a specific problem that needs problem solving. Staff then work with a child or a small group of children to address that problem.

  Is the centre inclusive?

Legacy Children's Centre is an inclusive centre, celebrating all children, recognizing the diversity of culture, personality, development, etc. they bring. The caring Early Childhood educators working here are committed to providing quality care.

  Who provides snacks and lunch for the children?

Parents/caregivers provide all the food your child needs for the day. Nutrition plays an important role in the total physical and mental health of the children. There are snack times allotted for children in the morning and in the afternoon. Parents are encouraged to pack nutritious snacks and lunches for their children following recommendations in the Canada Food Guide.

  My child has a food allergy. How is this handled?

We make every effort to maintain a safe environment for both children and staff. We will inform parents/caregivers when allergy precautions need to be taken.

  Can my child attend if they are sick?

 

  No. We ask that parents plan and have back up care.

 Do children nap at the centre?

All children rest or nap on their mats for a minimum of 30 minutes as a way to re-energize their bodies. The lights are turned down and relaxing music is turned on while staff sit with the children, read stories and support quiet time.

  Does my child have to be potty trained to attend?

 

  No. We recognize the timing of when children gain bathroom independence varies.

 How do you regularly communicate with parents/caregivers?

The centre sends texts and emails when required. Families will receive a daily journal including a picture or two, a short description of your child's day, as well as information on diaper changes and nap time (if applicable).


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