Clients

Food

  • We provide breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack.
  • Menus are planned in accordance with the Canada Food Guide, with plenty of healthy choices, limited sugar, and lots of water.
  • Parents are required to provide foods that are not on our regular menu, such as halal meats or soy milk.
  • Rainbow is a nut-free facility.

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Fees

  • Fee schedules can be adjusted according to family needs.
  • Payments are accepted via e-transfer, and receipts are provided for every payment. If a year-end receipt is required, there is a charge of $50.
  • Children with special needs may be eligible for an inclusion contract, providing extra support.

Health

  • Public Health and licensing requirements mean that sick children are to stay at home. For our detailed Well-Child Policy please contact the centre.
  • We use hospital-grade disinfectant and rigorous cleaning routines in accordance with Public Health.

Operations

  • Rainbow Childcare has been accredited since 2008. Accreditation is a level of excellence far above and beyond our licensing. Once achieved it requires continuous quality enhancement.
  • Child-staff ratios are calculated according to licensing requirements. We always meet – and usually exceed – these requirements.
  • Transportation between school and Rainbow is the parents’ responsibility.
  • Our guidance policy emphasizes support in relationship-building and emotional regulation.
  • Rainbow Childcare is open Monday to Friday, 6:30 am to 5:30 pm. We are closed on all statutory holidays and close at 2pm on Christmas Eve.

Communication

  • We have an open-door policy. Families are encouraged to drop by at any time and are also invited to special events such as muffin breakfasts.
  • Communication between home and center is of utmost importance. Families will always be able to reach us by several means, even during closed hours.

Programing

  • Field trips are a regular part of programming.
  • Toilet training is a regular part of the day, as long as there is consistency between home and center. Parents provide diapers, pull ups, and lots of extra underwear, pants and socks.
  • We program according to the latest research in best practice. This means we plan according to individual needs, interests, and developmental ability. We do recognize and celebrate special occasions.
  • Nap time is approximately 12:30 to 2:30. Children who do not require a nap take part in quiet activities.

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