School Policy: Useful Information for Parents

This page is a glossary of terms detailing the organizational structure and various other facts relating to Little Leaders Inc.. It is also a useful guide to daycare facilities in AB.

Enrollment

Once you are ready to enroll your child with us, please set up an appointment so we can best assist you. We will be glad to take the time to inform you about everything you need to know, including the relevant paperwork. You can make an appointment over the phone at 403 613-3172 or by filling out our contact form.

We always appreciate your visit!

Dietary Concerns

We understand many children have dietary restrictions due to allergies, religious beliefs and/or personal preferences.  Should you wish to limit or forbid certain food items for any reason, please notify us before hand and we will ensure that no offensive food items will served to your child.

Afternoon snack will be provided between 3:30 3:45 pm. Food provided will be in accordance with Canada's Food Guide. We will offer 1 juice or milk plus 1 snack item choosen for the day.  We have our snack calendar posted in the program on our equipment room wall.

Arrival and Departure Policy

  • Upon arrival in the morning,students will to come directley into the program, staff will sign the children in.
  • After school children are expected to come directly from class to the After School Care program. When enrolling a child in the Before and After School Care program, parents have been asked to identify the people who have the parents approval to pick the child up. An adult not named by the parent on the registration form will not be allowed to remove the child from the program. In the event of an emergency, if a parent wishes to have an additional person not stated on the registration form. The parents must identify the person (s) through a phone call or, and written and signed note. When a parent/ guardien pick up his/ her child, please ensure you inform one of our staff members so they know the where abouts of your child/children.
  • In the event that a parent is late to pick up his/ her child (and staff have not recieved a phone call) the program director will begin contacting the emergency contact numbers that have been provided. If both parents and the emergency contact numbers cannot be reached after a maximum of 60  minutes, Child and Family services will be contacted to pick up the children up. Late fees are as follows - $ 5.00 for the first 15 minutes or any portion there of and $1.00 per minute there after. Parents who are late are required to initial and sign on the time of the arrival. The amount owing will be invoiced to the parent and payment is due within a two day span. Whenever possible, please contact Sue Benson to advise us if you will be late. As some children become very upset and worried when they are not picked up on time.

Attendance/ Absences

Please phone or text Little Leaders attendance line to report your child's absences (Priarie Waters 403-619-1658 & East Lake Ph# 403-389-6537. 

If a staff member cannot be reached, please leave a message on the answering machine or feel free to text us. If your child's absent is not reported we are required to follow up regaurding your child whereabouts. If your child will be away for an extended period of time, please notify the staff with the dates.  Thank you in advance.

Emergency Evacuation Procedures

Fire drills are practiced once a month to prepare in case of an emergency.

The children will be told in advance when the fire drill will occur and why.  

At the time of the drill the children are escorted in a single file line out of the gym to the muster point onsite. In the case of an emergency evacuation parents will be contacted and asked to pick up their child/children from the muster point, or another choosen location.  all Fire drills and off site activity staff shall have a portable records that includes each childs name, date of birth, home address, parents names, emergency contact names, and telephone numbers.

 

All our staff members are certified in Standard CPR and First Aid with and AED.  We also have the pleasure of an onsite Emergency Medical Responder, that will be prepared in case of an emergency.

Health Policy

Children, staff and volunteers are required to engage in proper hand washing procedures before preparation or consumption on food. After using toilette facilities, and blowing their noses. Where staff members know or have reason to believe that a child may be suffering from a communicable disease they are responsible for contacting parent for the removal of the child from the program premises in a timely manner.

Illness

Little children often get sick. New Licensing rules state that you should keep your child at home throughout the duration of the illness so as to expedite the healing process and avoid getting the other children sick.  Children are expect to be symtom free for a full 24 hours before returing to school.  When your child is ready to return to school, we would appreciate a note from their doctor indicating that they are free from contagions, if their illness was severe.

Accident or Illness while at Little Leaders

In the case of and accident or serious illness the childs well being shall be the first priority and necessary medical attention will be accessed immediately. Parent will be advised at the time of the accident or illness. If neither parent is not avaliable the name on the emergency contact form will be contacted. Staff shall ensure that any serious accident or illness is documented and parent's signature must be obtained at the appropriate time. An Incident form will be completed and Child Care Licensing shall be contacted withtin the next 24 hours. In case of illness staff shall ensure that the sick child is removed from the proximity of the other children until which time they can be removed from the premises.

Administration of Medicine

Little Leaders Inc. staff will administer or allow the administration of medication to a child when there is written consent from the parent. Medication must be in its original container and administered according to the label directions with no exceptions.  Administrations of medications shall be recorded on an Authorization or Medical form. Information on the form shall include the name of the medication, the time that medication is given and the amount taken. Medications will be stored in a locked container that is inaccessible to children. Medications that may be needed in an emergency situation may be kept in the child's belongings.

Off-site Activities/ Excursions

Parents shall be advised of any off-site activity verbally and in printed form, which will need to be signed by the parent/ guardian. The consent form will be directly given to the parent at time of drop off or pick up, it will not be sent home will the children. Included in the information provided shall be the transportation and supervision arrangements. Parents are required to provided written consent for the child's participation in the proposed event. Parents will sign on our site activity form.

 

If any additional cost for the excursion, it will be noted on the above release form, given to the parents.