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PARENTS' 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 over field trips or family events. Parents are encouraged and welcome to attend any events.  Your participation is key to making our center a success.

Tuition Fees

Our fees are updated every year on September 1.

ILM Program Handbook 2019-2020

Payment Policy
Transportation Policy
Registration Form
Illness Policy

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Registration Process

Children can be registered for the program on a full time, schedules part time basis for regularly schedules days per week, or for drop in care. Upon enrollment all registration packages must be fully completed before your child will be accepted into the program.  Children will be required to participate in gradual entry prior to enrollment. Parents will be responsible for providing the program with their schedule for school or employment in writing and a start date for their child.  Parents who are looking for work MUST arrange for pick up of their children up by no later than 4 pm.

Payment

Payments are made on the LAST 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 inquiringlittleminds@gmail.com.

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 in order for approval to occur. All forms can be found here:

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov

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:

http://www.workshopsonearlylearning.com/course.html

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.

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/early-learning/teach/training-and-professional-development/become-an-early-childhood-educator/apply-for-ece-ecea-certificate

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 is required for the certificate.  Having ECE certifcation allows you to teach Preschool and run a 3 year old to 5 year old Child Care Room

Infant Toddler Educator (ITE)

Th 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.

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