Welcome to our Parent's Corner
Role of Parents
As a parent, your role is to be involved in your child's day. Communication is encouraged daily. You are encouraged to speak to our childcare staff on a daily basis. Feel free to call the center or inquire any time through our Facebook page in private messaging about your child. Throughout the year, the center will offer field trips or family events. Parents are encouraged and welcome to attend any events. Your participation is key to making our center a success.
Our fees are updated every year on September 1.
2020 - 2021
Children can be registered for the program full time, regularly scheduled part-time, or for drop-in care. All registration forms must be fully completed before your child will be accepted into the program. Children must have a valid birth certificate to be eligible for enrolment. Children are also required to participate in a gradual entry period prior to enrolment. Parents will be responsible for providing the program with their personal employment or school schedule in writing, as well as a start date for their child. Parents who are looking for work MUST arrange for pick up of their children by no later than 3 pm.
Payments are made on the 30th day of each month. If payment is not made, children will not be picked up for the day or parents will not be able to drop off until payment is made. Payment arrangements can be made for 2 months of the calendar year. Any arrangements made after the 15th of the month will require no attendance of the child until the payment is made. Any accounts over 60 days will be sent to a collections agency for collection.
Methods of Payment
Methods of payment include Cash, Monthly Posted Cheques, or Etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Affordable Child Care Benefit
British Columbia Subsidy is taken as payment, so long as the parents have received approval. ILM will wait 30 days for approval without payment. After 30 days, parents will be billed the amount in full no matter if subsidy is still pending. All documents MUST be submitted to the government in order for approval to occur. Forms for each center can be found below:
Early Childhood Education Training
If you are interested in working in a child care setting there are many ways to do so! There are several certifications and ways to achieve them.
Responsible Adult (RA)
A Responsible Adult is a person who is at least 19 years old and has 20 hours of experience or workshops. The best way to achieve this certification is by completing the following online course. It can be completed at your pace and is not completed with a classroom setting in mind. The course can be found here:
Early Childhood Education Assistant (ECEA OR ECA)
An ECEA has taken one course in Early Childhood Education either in Health, Safety and Nutrition, Child Development, or Child Guidance. This course can be completed face to face or online at an accredited institution. We can provide you with links to the Colleges that offer Early Childhood Education Training upon request. After successful completion of the course, certification can be requested from the BC ECE Registry.
Early Childhood Educator (ECE)
The process for certification as an ECE is much the same as for an ECEA. However, 10 courses or 2 semesters of course work are required for the certificate. Having ECE certification allows you to teach Preschool and run a 3 year old to 5 year old Child Care Room.
Infant Toddler Educator (ITE)
The requirement for an ITE is a diploma in Early Childhood Education, which takes 2 years to complete. An ITE is able to run an Infant and Toddler room.