Cook's School Day Care Inc.

Our Structure

An executive director, registered early childhood educators, educators-in-training, assistant educators, home child care providers and support staff administer each program named under the incorporation.

A board of directors, consisting of interested parents and community members, volunteer to govern the organization, as a whole.

Effective January 2012, our programs are licensed by the Ministry of Education and comply with the regulations of the Day Nurseries Act. until January 2012, early learning and child care programs were overseen by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

All early childhood educators are registered with Ontario's College of Early Childhood Educators. Some staff members are actively pursuing a diploma in Early Childhood Education. Some educators are also active members of the:

  • Association of Early Childhood Educators, Ontario.
  • Canadian Child Care Federation.
  • Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care.
  • Canadian Advocacy Association.

All staff members are encouraged to participate in the continuous program of in-service training, as well as any training offered through outside sources. Professional advancement on an ongoing basis assists all staff with remaining alert to the ever-changing needs of today's families and the community.

The centre-based program is designed to serve the needs of children 12 months to 13 years, while the Home Child Care Agency provides service for those children who are 3 weeks to 13 years. In order to accommodate the varied schedules of the families we serve, we offer flexible hours and days of care.

We welcome ALL children who may benefit from our programs. Children are encouraged to be themselves and have respect for others.

We expect the parents and/or guardians to read the Parent Handbook and any other notes and newsletters made available.

We urge all parents to offer suggestions, comments, constructive feedback, and moral support. We welcome open communication to help us to continue to provide the high level of quality and variety of service expected.

All parents are encouraged to consider becoming a part of the Cook's School Day Care Inc board of directors, which oversees the operation of the organization.

Our nutritious and delicious snacks and lunches are prepared on-site at our centre and home child care settings. The menus follow the Canada Food Guide standards and are reviewed regularly by the local health unit's dietician and during the Ministry's annual licensing inspection.

Food preparation staff members working in our centre-based program hold valid Food Handlers Certificates.

Cook's School Day Care Inc has a purchase of service agreement with the County of Northumberland that allows eligible families who are enrolled in our Programs to receive financial assistance from the County to help pay child care fees.

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