Our daycare center is qualified for a subsided fee from the B.C. government. This Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative (CCFRI) provides some financial relief for parents who send their children to our daycare (not all daycares qualify for this program). Parents get an automatic fee reduction without needing to apply for it, and without waiting for reimbursements.
The fee reductions you are eligible for under the CCFRI program can depend on your situation, the age of your children, and the number of hours attended. The center can provide standard information. For personalized information check the Government of B.C. website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/caring-for-young-chchildren/child-care-funding/child-care-benefit/apply OR call at 1888 338 6622 and choose the appropriate option.
In addition to the CCFRI, the Affordable Child Care Benefit (ACCB) has replaced prior child care subsidies in B.C. Eligible parents can apply for extra financial relief under this program.
Please note that the ACCB and CCFRI programs do not always overlap.
Please also be aware that we must apply to be a part of the CCFRI program every year.
According to the CCFRI program, we can not easily increase our fees. I have to give a valid cost increase in operating the center for renovations done related to health and safety of the children, wage increases, etc. The government will increase the fee by a certain percentage only. Their goal is to keep the fee as low as possible.
I can speak Hindi, Marathi, and Gujarati if you would like me to give your child a strong language foundation in their mother tongue. I am delighted to allow you to teach them the language. However, they would be able to communicate with their grandparents better and pass the language to their children later if the communication relates to other children in care. I would translate it into English as well. I can use communication apps and videos in other languages for learning content.
Yes, we have a daily afternoon nap for all children. Non-sleepers should rest on their bed reading books but not playing with toys as it will wake up the sleeping children.
Children who sleep well but observe a child awake will stay awake. Having no sleep, the child will sleep without having dinner and could wake up in the middle of the night. This can cause issues with parental drop offs and work schedule conflicts.
The sleep policy considers the best interest of all children in care. If your child needs special comforts to fall asleep, we encourage you to provide us. I can allow one blanket or toy when starting new at the center and continue until the parent decides to bring it. Our sleep routine is to read fairy tale books and listen to nap music. Children that follow a consistent sleep routine are accustomed to sleeping quickly.
Yes, we have an open-door policy; however, the well-being of other children in care will be considered.
Your focus would be to support your child with their routine and in making friends.
Parents interested in enrollment will request a tour and will bringring completed forms with a $100 deposit. The parent will contact us 45 days before the start date to check for the spot. If you decide to enroll, the $100 is used toward daycare fees,otherwise, the $100 will be refunded. After 45 days, a withdrawal notice policy will apply.
We follow the Childcare Regulation ratio. A Family Daycare setting would be a 1:7 ratio. A Multi-age Daycare setting would be a 1:8 ratio
Our curriculum is ECE (Early Childhood Education) based. It has progressive Montessori competence with programming established based on Reggio’s philosophy in relation to children’s interests.