Things to know when visiting an OEYC program

Registration
On your first visit, please be sure to fill out a registration form at sign in. To keep our records current, please complete a new registration form when you have changes (i.e., you have moved, had another child, or obtained a new e-mail address.) Please note that some of our programs require pre-registration. If for any reason you have registered for a program and cannot attend, please let us know, as some of our more popular programs may have a waitlist.
 
Sign in Sheet
It is very important that you sign in both yourself and your children every time you attend a program. This helps ensure that for fire and safety reasons we are aware of who is in the building. Signing in also helps us with statistics used for decision making and funding.
 
Parent/Caregiver Role
We encourage you to fully participate in all activities with your children. Every precaution will be taken by the OEYC staff to ensure the safety and welfare of program participants. Parents/caregivers are ultimately responsible for the supervision and safety of the children they bring to the program.  OEYC programs are "drop-in" not  "drop-off" programs.

How Does Learning Happen?
OEYC programs are designed using Ontario's pedagogy, “How Does Learning Happen?” as a guide.
 
Social Media and Online Documentation
Documentation is an important component of the program and includes photography and video that is used in the program, on our website and social media.  If you do not want to be included in pictures/videos, please alert staff when you arrive.
 
Healthy Children are Welcome Children
Children who show obvious signs of illness should not attend our programs. If your child is too ill to go to school, they are too ill to attend OEYC programs. Your child should be kept home if child has had a fever during the past 24 hours, child has a heavy nasal discharge (unless it is due to an allergy), child has a constant cough (unless it is due to an allergy), child has diarrhea (more than two loose bowel movements), child has any infectious disease (chicken pox, lice, pink eye, etc).  If your child becomes ill with an infectious disease within 5 days of attending a program, please notify centre staff.
 
Diapering
A change table is provided or each child is to have their own change pad that is disinfected after each use.
 
Foot Wear
Due to the safety of adults and children, proper footwear is to be worn at all times during an OEYC program.  Indoor footwear is required.
 
Hot Drinks
Due to the risk of spills and burns, hot drinks such as coffee, tea and hot chocolate will not be permitted in the playrooms. 

Older Children
The OEYC programming is designed for children age 0-6 years of age. However, children over the age of 6 are welcome.  Families may choose to bring alternate activities for older children.