Annual Information Review

At the beginning of each calendar year, we ask all families to confirm that the information we have on file for your child remains current.

Please take a moment to complete the Annual Information Form at the link provided. The pdf can be filled in and submitted when opened.

If you wish to view your child’s current application, please let us know and arrangements will be made to allow that to happen.

2020-12-02T17:07:20+00:00December 2nd, 2020|General News, Home Child Care, Victoria Park|

Books Kids Love, Delivered to Your Home – Scholastic

This year Cook’s will be participating in the Scholastic Reading Club program. Reading every day is the best way for children to become independent readers.

New this year: your order will now ship to your home and you can order online whenever you want at scholastic.ca/clubshop

When you checkout, please enter the class code RC241403. When you use the class code, Cook’s earns 20% of the value of the order in rewards and you get free shipping on your order of $35 or more*. The rewards earned can be put towards books, digital teacher resources, and more!

Here’s to a great year of reading!

2020-12-02T17:33:29+00:00November 25th, 2020|General News, Home Child Care, Victoria Park|

Screening During Colder Weather

We are allowing each individual family to step inside and close the door while being screened. This offers a little warmth for you during screening and helps to keep it warm inside. We still must maintain the physically distanced waiting line until further notice. Cook’s continues to receive and follow the direction of health officials.

We are all waiting for the day when we can welcome families back inside to experience the programs and strengthen your connections with your child’s educators.

2020-12-02T17:29:41+00:00November 24th, 2020|General News, Victoria Park|

Backpacks are OK!

With the colder weather upon us, we understand you will need to bring bulkier items for your child.  We invite you to bring your child’s belongings in a backpack instead of a plastic bag, if you wish.

Important:  ALL backpacks must go home every night to allow for thorough disinfection of the storage and cubby areas.

2020-12-02T17:28:46+00:00November 24th, 2020|General News, Victoria Park|

Reminder: AGM is Thursday, November 12 at 7pm

JOIN OUR ZOOM MEETING

https://zoom.us/j/92367089781?pwd=R3JwMXgxQXNIbDFUeUNsQi9oMXZ6UT09

The agenda is available at this Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/44aw1kkf9k5jyda/2020%20Agenda%20-%20AGM%20November%202020.pdf?dl=0

The minutes are available at this Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3kfci7e9fq0cbtu/2019%20Minutes%20-%20AGM%20Sept%202019.pdf?dl=0

The financial statements are available at this Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3xncl7m9kalgyd1/Financial%20Statements%20-%2031%20MAR%2020%20-%20signed.pdf?dl=0

Families, educators & community members are welcome to join!

2020-11-11T20:40:55+00:00November 11th, 2020|General News, Home Child Care, Victoria Park|

Thank You For Voting Us Best Daycare/Child Care!

Cook’s has won the Diamond Award for Best Daycare/Child Care in the 2020 Northumberland News Readers’ Choice Awards!

Thanks to all who voted! Very exciting for our 35th anniversary year!

2020-10-29T18:40:56+00:00October 29th, 2020|General News, Home Child Care, Victoria Park|

Centre Before & After School Program Update

The Cook’s board of directors has voted unanimously to not consider re-opening of the before & after school program until at least the new year.

Ontario is in the second wave of Covid-19 and the number of cases continue to increase across the province; therefore, it is necessary for Cook’s to take more time to monitor the changing situation.

A couple other significant factors impact our ability to re-start the program at this time.

  • Cook’s has been attempting to secure additional suitable educators.  The County has committed to help with advertising for our County as they have done before.
  • At this point, the number of children still on the list for our program when it re-opens has dwindled down to the point it will cost us more to staff it than we can financially support.  Cook’s understands that families have had to put a plan in place to cover their needs.  Waiting for Cook’s has not been possible for all families.

Cook’s continues to be committed to move forward with caution. We want to assure you that the health, safety and well-being of the children, families, staff, and home providers will always be a priority for us!

New information will be shared at the earliest convenience.  Thanks for your continued support.

2020-10-25T00:07:48+00:00October 25th, 2020|General News, Victoria Park|