Sunshine day care has been in awesome childcare business for over 27 years. We are known for the excellent care we give to both children and their families and community in general. Since we have been in a reputable business for many years, we would be glad to make you one of our clients or look forward to earning your business. We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest level of customer service for all of our valued clients.
In an atmosphere of trust, mutual respect, and courtesy, our children will be guided through play, and directed experience to become competent and independent learners.
The center’s policies and procedures have been included to familiarize you with the consistent care that is provided for your children. Your co-operation is expected and much appreciated.
Our primary objective is to accommodate children between the ages of 0 months to 6 years who require full-time childcare services. Children are registered into the center based on the availability of space at that particular time.
* Drop in children are accepted on the basis of available space and parents are required to call the center 24 hours in advance in order to bring their child *
Ratios change based on multiple variables such as child’s age and daily attendance. The child to teacher ratio is governed by Province of Alberta Licensing Act, and we follow the Child Care Licensing Regulation.
It is our belief that young children learn best through a wide variety of play experience that is specifically designed for their age group and promotes safe and healthy growth. To accommodate this, the staff to child ratio is as follows:
The learning process of our center is encouraged through organized daily routine with a balance of staff initiated and child directed activities. This provides a stimulating environment in which each child develops at it’s own rate and capability. The daily program/routine for each room is posted for you to view and parent suggestions are welcome. The program consists of free play ( toys, puzzles, water table, sand table, art and library ) also group activities, snack/meals, naptime and outdoor activities.
The role of the staff is to encourage, model, supervise and set limits while always remembering the need for flexibility when dealing with the ever-changing needs of children. Our staff plans their week / month in advance to ensure an organized, relaxed and happy environment for the children and themselves.
Primary caregiver (staff) must clean / disinfect all day care toys, equipment, furniture (shelves, cupboards, tables/chairs etc.) minimum twice a week.
The hours of operation for the center are 7:00AM – 6:00PM, Monday to Friday.
Our center complies with all health, safety and fire standards and adheres to the correct procedures for hand washing, diapering/toileting and general equipment/material cleaning according to the Public Health Act. Every child in our center has a right to adequate nutrition, rest, and clean and safe play environment. We also welcome parents’ suggestions.
A registration fee is a non-refundable fee of $150.00 per child and it must be collected along with the completed registration form and the other fees (to be explained in the following section).
All monthly fees for those children registered in our full-time program are to be paid whether the child attends or is absent. These fees are payable by the 1st of every month. We request a minimum of 3 post dated cheques and each must be dated for the first of every month. Cheques are payable to Sunshine Daycare. There will be a $40.00 charge per day for payments made after the 1st of the month, unless the 1st is on a weekend, or on holiday. There will also be a $50.00 charge per day for cheques that are NSF ( Non-sufficient funds ).
Parents applying for subsidy will be charged full fee until their subsidy paperwork comes into the daycare. At that time of approval, we will then minus the amount you have already paid from the next month’s fees.
Parents who use our drop in services are asked to call the center 24 hours in advance to ensure that space is available. Once confirmed, parents are required to pay their fees in cash at the time of drop off and the child will not be allowed to stay in the program unless due payment is received.
The center will not be caught in divorce issues causing the center not to be paid its due fees. All payments must be given or addressed to the program director only. We will not be responsible if cheques and monies misplaced in the event that you handed them to any staff other than the program director. Payment is to be given at the center and not at any outside place.
Cash payments will receive an immediate receipt. Receipts for all other payments will be issued annually by February 28th of the following year. Duplicate or replacement copies will be provided at a charge of $50.00/copy.
Advanced payments for new parents (security deposit) who decide to use our facility must pay one full month advance payment (which may be negotiable upon registration), this holds the spot for your child. For whatever reason you decide not to use our services, we will withhold your entire fee payments. ($50.00 plus half of the regular fee) Two months notice in advance is required for service termination.
Fees are subject to change on the financial requirements of the center. When a change is implemented, all families affected will be given 1 months written notice.
Late pick-up fees will be charged to any parent who is late. If a child is picked up after 6:00 PM, they will be charged $2.00/minute cash to be paid upon arrival to the staff member on duty at that time. Parents who refuse to pay or are habitually late will be provided with a verbal warning or written warning letter. The next time that parent is late, the staff on duty will call Children’s Social Services to help pick the child up.