The day when we welcome families back to our programs is getting closer. We are looking forward to re-connecting!

BEFORE Returning to Care

For families returning during the COVID-19 pandemic, you are required to do the following BEFORE your child can be admitted into your program location:

  1. Complete & return the COVID-19 Parent Agreement (link provided below).
  2. Confirm your schedule with the Cook’s.

Cook’s Website COVID-19 Information

Our website has been updated to include a direct link to COVID-19 information applicable to Cook’s at www.cooksdaycare.ca/covid, with a Package for Parents and details of the changes you will experience with us.

For those who prefer a hard copy of the information, please let us know and a package will be prepared for you.

Package for Parents (includes Guardians)

A Package for Parents is available at www.cooksdaycare.ca/covid.

Families must review the details in the package BEFORE returning to care. The package includes:

  • Covid-19 Policy & Supporting Documents
    It is particularly important to read: COVID-19 PLAN FOR SICK CHILDREN, EDUCATORS, OR PARENTS WITH POSSIBLE COVID-19 OR EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 – Revised July 6, 2020
  • Parent Agreement Form
    Must be completed and returned to Cook’s office before your child’s first day back into care
  • Parent & Child Daily Screening Form
    With the exception of the temperature, the screening checklist symptoms are completed on the form by you BEFORE arrival, for both you and your child. Every day your child attends, the completed checklists must be presented to the screener at the entrance to your program. The checklists will be kept at the program for the day if admittance is granted to your child and returned to you at the end of the day. Important: there must be a separate checklist for each child and adult arriving at the program. You can print the checklist forms you need or obtain copies from Cook’s office upon request.

Is Your Child Returning?

It is understandable that some families are not ready to have your children return to a group setting at this time. We do ask that you communicate your intentions clearly to help Cook’s determine our enrollment at re-opening and going forward.

Call 905-372-2143 or email:

  • Cook’s Home Child care Agency, cooks.home@cooksdaycare.ca
  • Victoria Park Child Care Centre, vic.park@cooksdaycare.ca

Provincial Capacity Restrictions Still in Place

Please understand that there continues to be restrictions to the number of children we may offer spaces to and it is possible that until we are given permission to operate at full capacity, it may be necessary to place currently enrolled families on a temporary waitlist.

  • All families’ spaces are guaranteed when Cook’s is permitted to return to full capacity.
  • Centre programs for children entering JK and older, will be offered in the centre from August 4 to September 4 only.
  • The centre before and after school program will be suspended when school starts until further notice.

Who May Enter Our Programs at This Time?

Reminder:

ONLY staff/providers, children, and authorized visitors (special needs resource people, delivery) will be granted access inside the homes/centre.

Parents/guardians will not be granted access inside the homes/centre.

Thanks for Your Patience & Understanding

We are committed to supporting families and we are excited about welcoming our Cook’s family back into our programs.