Kleinburg Early Learning Centre is committed to providing our community with optimal childcare. Our mission is to create a safe, nurturing and fun learning environment for children along side parents to help train their children both academically and spiritually so they will be well prepared for the elementary school level.
Kleinburg Early Learning Centre employs qualified Early Childhood Educators and Educational Assistants that have been carefully screened to meet the licencing requirements of the Day Nursery Act, set forth by The Ministry of Community and Social Services. All staff receives training in order to carry out Kleinburg Early Learning Centre’s unique teaching methods, as well as, implementing our program philosophy.
Toddler Program: 15 months to 30 months – 1:5
Preschool Program: 30 months to 4 years old – 1:8
JK/SK to Grade 8 – Available through Kleinburg Christian Academy
Pick up Policy
Parents shall indicate on the Safe Departures List provided (in the enrolment package) whom other than themselves, they authorize to pick up their child. Please be aware your child will not be released into the care of anyone who does not appear on the Safe Departures list without specific written instructions. Please also note that photo identification will be required from the person picking up your child.
Lateness, Absence, and Leave Policy:
Lateness: Strict punctuality is required. The Kleinburg Early Learning Centre’s west entrance will be locked for security purposes at 9:00 A.M. and unlocked at 3:00 P.M. However, if your child is arriving late for class, leaving early, or visiting during school hours, please enter via the Church/School office located at the front of the building and report to the receptionist prior to escorting your child to class.
Late Pick-Up: Parents are kindly asked to respect the closing times of the centre. In the event of a late pick up please call and notify the staff. A five minute grace period will be granted, a charge of $1.00/minute will apply after 6:05 P.M. and is payable upon billing.
Absence: Regular attendance is required. If your child is absent from school, please inform the office stating the reason for their absence.
Appointments/Early Dismissals: If your child must leave school early for an appointment, he or she must be picked up at the Church/School office and the Dismissal Book must be signed.
Snow Days: In the event that the centre is canceled due to inclement weather, a voice message will be left on the answering machine by 7:00 a.m. Please note, we do not follow the regular school bus cancellations. If you do not hear from us, we are open!
To avoid class disruption, parents may not visit classes in progress. We also encourage parents to leave the foyer area quickly as to not distract students from class activities. If parents wish to meet with their child’s Teacher, or the Director, an appointment may be scheduled through the office.
Phone Calls and Deliveries:
Unless prior arrangements are made, any deliveries or phone calls for your child during school hours must be done so through the Church/School office.
Health and Safety:
Immunization: Students are required to have up to date immunization records as recommended by the local medical officer of health before commencing school. The office must be informed immediately of any changes to health records.
Medication: Teachers may administer medicines to children whom require medication during school hours if:
a) The medication form provided is completed and signed by the parent or guardian.
b) Medication must be delivered to your child’s teacher in its original container. Non-prescription medications must be clearly labeled with the purchase date and your child’s name.
Please note: For the safety of your child and his or her peers, under no conditions are children to be in possession of medicines or to self-administer medicines.
Inclusion/Exclusion of Students:
A student with any symptoms of ill health may not attend school until they are symptom free for 24 hours or until a doctor has verified in writing that they are no longer contagious. If any symptoms of ill health develop while the student is at school, the parent/guardian or emergency contact person will be notified and requested to pick up the student immediately.
Accident and Sudden Illness:
A staff member in the event of a minor accident or illness will administer basic first aid. A report will be filled out by the teacher and sent home with the child at the end of the school day. If the incident is deemed more serious, parent/guardian will be contacted by telephone and, at their instruction or the discretion of the Director medical services will be contacted.
Life Threatening Allergies Policy:
We believe that all children are entitled to a safe and healthy environment. School staff, parents, and volunteers, will take important steps to minimize potentially fatal allergic reactions. Children with allergies or special health conditions must be noted in the appropriate school form by the parent prior to commencing school. Each child should wear a MedicAlert bracelet that states his or her allergy/ies and the location of his / her auto-injector. (EpiPen)
No outside foods will be permitted on the school premises. On special celebrations or holidays, the parent may supply any non-edible items. (i.e. hats, plates, etc.) Cakes may be supplied if purchased from a peanut free facility such as Cakes by Roberts or parent has the option of making a class donation and the school will provide special party snacks.
This policy is established and shall be maintained in accordance with Bill 3 Sabrina’s Law, 2005.
Each child in attendance in the Centre will be provided with two between meal snacks and a lunch consisting of foods and beverages that will promote good health and good dental health. Planned menus for the current week and the following week will be posted in a visible area on or near parent information boards. Substitutions will be noted on the posted menus in the event of change.
The following behaviour management strategies are endorsed by Kleinburg Early Learning Centre. There are three components that make up Behaviour Management. They include, Conflict Resolution, Freedom within Limits, and Logical Consequences.
Parents will be informed of each child’s progress in the form of written progress reports and parent teacher interviews towards the end of each semester.
Meet the teacher:
Parents are welcome to meet with their child’s teacher and discuss curriculum expectations for the school year. Date to be announced.
Monthly newsletters will be distributed to parents with program information and details regarding fieldtrips and special events. Please be sure to read the content carefully.
Rules and Expectations
Code of Conduct
o Come to school prepared, on time and ready to learn
o Try hard to achieve your greatest potential
o Demonstrate honesty and integrity
o Respect and treat others fairly
o Show respect for those in authority
o Use non-violent means to resolve conflict
o Show proper care and regard for school property and property of others
o Accept responsibility for your actions
o Be committed to the school’s uniform dress policy
Our centre recognizes that learning extends beyond planned classroom activities. Therefore, Kleinburg Early Learning Centre endorses out of classroom experiences, i.e., field trips which are organized by the Director/Supervisor or by the teachers and designed to compliment and enhance school curriculum.
Kleinburg Early Learning Centre has a relaxed uniform policy which requires the children to wear navy blue and/or white coloured clothing. Children must wear comfortable black shoes for indoor use and appropriate outdoor running shoes or boots.
Kleinburg Early Learning Centre is part of Nashville Road Community Church, a non-profit organization. No Government grants or subsidies are given to our organization and therefore, we depend on free-will offerings through our congregants and tuition from the school and daycare for income. This income covers all overhead expenses such as heating, electrical, phone, internet, township services, etc., as well as salaries for teachers and staff. Any fundraising efforts initiated by Kleinburg Early Learning Centre’s staff and children will be put towards the enhancement of the daycare facilities or program or may be to raise funds for charity for a world-wide relief project. We believe that fundraising can create a healthy ethos among the children and parents as they work together towards a common goal.