Reopening of Childcare- Phase two

May 20th, 2020 by Anna Gionet No comments »

Dear Families of Orde Day Care;

I hope all of you are staying healthy and well over the last few weeks. Although the daycare correspondence has been limited please know that the staff are very much missing spending their days with your children. We anxiously await the day when we can see each other again.

I wanted to take the time today to provide an update on the current information released yesterday regarding schools and childcare by the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford and the Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce.

The following was announced:

Schools would not be reopened for the rest of the school year.

Child care centres are still under emergency orders until May 29, 2020.

Child care is slated to resume operations in the second phase of the reopening plan.

It is my understanding that the second phase would take place 2-4 weeks after the first phase and would be dependent on the recommendation of public health officials based on current trends in Covid-19 cases. Childcare centres would have to demonstrate precautions for children and staff are in place prior to reopening.

While we all eagerly await the return to normal operations, give the information we have recently received from our licensing and regulatory bodies based on the emergency child care operations currently available; we for see our child care operation to be significantly altered when we reopen. We anticipate changes in drop off and pick up procedures, the reduction in the number of children we can accommodate, the implementation of a more involved health screening for children, families and staff, a possible reduction of operational hours or days, and smaller group sizes and staffing arrangements.

Therefore, once the guidelines are made public and we have a more concrete outline of what is required to operate under these conditions, we will provide you an update.

In the mean time we will be revising our parent handbooks and policies to reflect these new procedure once they are available. We anticipate it will include enhanced cleaning and disinfecting requirements, staff training in personal protective equipment, the signs and symptoms of Covid -19 in adults and children, indoor and outdoor physical distancing markers and programming requirements, as well as changes to the activities, materials and environment available to the children, and a revised sick children policy and procedure. A copy of this handbook will be sent to you prior to our reopening.

If you have any questions in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Stay well
Anna Gionet, RECE

Executive Director

AGM June 10, 2020

May 19th, 2020 by Anna Gionet No comments »

Dear Families of Orde Day Care;

We hope that all our families and staff are doing well during this unprecedented time. As a matter  of course our AGM is being planned for June 10, 2020. This meeting will either take place virtually through ZOOM or at the Orde location.

If you are interested in attending, please reply to the email that was sent out on May 6, 2020 or email admin@ordedaycare.org. We will add your name to the attendees and send you a zoom link for the meeting. The meeting time will be 6:00 p.m.

If the centre is open by June 10, 2020 and we are able to hold the meeting in person here are the details

Orde Day Care AGM

June 10, 2020

Location: Orde Public School Library

Start Time; 6:00 p.m.

Hope you can attend.

Daycare closure March 14- April 5 2020

March 16th, 2020 by Anna Gionet No comments »

Friday, March 13, 2020
Dear Families and Staff of Orde Daycare;
As you may have already heard, all child care centres located in Toronto District School Board schools will be closed from March 14 to April 5, 2020, as per the instruction from the Ministry of Education, through the Ontario government. We recognize that this posses many challenges for our parents especially those with limited childcare options. However, this approach is to ensure the health and well being of all families and staff.

Further to that, the Orde Daycare Board of Directors has decided that fees charged from March 14 – 31, 2020 will be credited back the families account for both full fee and subsidized parents.
We will continue to provide updates to families as we receive them, and send these through DOK mail. If you are not receiving email notices through DOK mail, please email me at admin@ordedaycare.org to ensure communications from the daycare are being sent to you.

We thank you for your continued support.
Anna Gionet RECE
Executive Director
Orde Day Care Centre

2019 Child Care Receipt

February 19th, 2020 by Anna Gionet No comments »

The 2019 Child Care receipts are now available for email or pick up. Please contact the daycare at admin@ordedaycare.org for your receipt or stop by the office of your child’s daycare.
Thank you