What time can I drop my child off?

Our Home Childcare is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. If you sign up for a full day, any of those hours are open to you. For half-day care, the morning session starts at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. and the afternoon session is from 12:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m

Are meals provided?

We provide two snacks and a lunch daily for your child and the cost is included in the daily fee. All meals are according to Canada's Food Guide. (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/index-eng.php)

Are nap times provided?

All children from toddler age and up have one scheduled nap time per day. Infants take as many naps as they need throughout the day.

Is there an education curriculum?

We start our educational curriculum at the toddler age beginning with simple shapes and colors. The program progressively becomes more detailed as the children get older with advancement to numbers and letters. By the time they leave our childcare, they will have met all requirements of the 4 year kindergarten schools and then some!

What activities will be available for my child?

There are musical set, arts & craft tables, blocks, puzzles, books and other age-specific toys. Our outdoor play area has slides, activity tables and outdoor toys, such as cars and sand toys. There are also parts of the day that the activities are teacher-lead, for example, circle time, story time and art time.

Are there personal cribs for each infant?

We do have cribs available for each child up to 1 year of age.

Can I visit the facility without an appointment?

We have an open door policy for parents who currently have their child/children registered. All other prospective clients must book an appointment at least 24 hours prior to visit.

What is your sick policy?

Our sick policy is written with the best interest of all children – sick and healthy. We ask that children with a fever of 101 degrees or higher stay at home until the fever is gone for 24 hours. We also request that children stay home if they have vomited or had more than 4 diarrhea stools. If these illnesses occur during the school day, we will call the parent to pick up the child.

What do I do if my child becomes sick at Home Daycare?

If a child becomes ill at Home Daycare, we will make him or her as comfortable as we can until the parent is contacted and is able to pick up the child.

Are immunizations required?

According to Public Health Agency of Canada, we will follow an immunization schedule. If a parent chooses not to have his or her child immunized, they must have the immunization release form signed and dated by the child's physician.

Are there restrictions on who may pick up my child?

We ask that parents list individuals other than themselves who are able to pick up their child on our registration form. If you know in advance that you are unable to pick up your child and will be sending someone else, we ask that you send a written notification of who will pick up your child and on what day. If an emergency occurs, please call the home daycare to let us know who will be picking up your child. In either case, a picture I.D. will be required for the person to pick up your child.

Does the teacher have training in early childhood development?

The teacher is trained in early childhood development through Mothercraft College (http://www.mothercraft.ca)

Is the teacher trained in First Aid and CPR?

The teacher is trained for First Aid and CPR every two years.

Are background checks completed on the teacher?

Yes. For your child's protection, our teacher must have a CLEAR police clearance for children or vulnerable persons by Toronto Police Services.

How do I register my child?

Once you have decided on Grace Childcare as the childcare provider that best fits your needs and the needs of your child or children, you simply need to complete our registration form and submit it with the registration fee.

What are your daycare fees?

Our fees may vary based on your child's age and length of time spent at Grace Childcare. Contact us at office@gracechildcare.ca for current pricing.

Do you have a list of references that I can call?

We have a list of parents who you can contact for a reference. Please contact us at office@gracechildcare.ca for contact names and phone numbers.

If you are considering Grace Childcare for your child, contact us at office@gracechildcare.ca or 416-902-9617 for availability.

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