Wishing all our families, friends, community & professional partners a safe and happy holiday season! 

Just a few notes and reminders this month:

  • Annual Holiday Jingle Mix & Mingle will be held on Dec.12/18 at 4:30 (downstairs in the banquet hall) – see invitations sent on HiMama, or flyer posted in each room.
  • Holiday Surveys will be distributed on Dec. 3/18.  Please complete these surveys as soon as possible and return to your child’s teacher(s). 
  • Annual General Meeting will be coming up soon, please stay tuned for the date and note that all families are invited to attend.  Child-minding will be provided, at no cost to parents, during the meeting.
  • Our Child Care Licence (Ministry of Education) was successfully renewed on Nov. 1/18
  • Halton Public Health Inspection was passed on Nov. 22/18. 
  • ECERS-3 assessment (Quality First Program) was passed on Nov. 7/18.  We are members of the Quality First Program, which is voluntary for operators, and we are currently in Level 3 of the program. 
  • One Time Funding – our application, through the Halton Region, was recently approved!  This large sum of funding, as approved, is being used towards custom cabinetry throughout the centre, carpets, handwashing sinks, playground repairs & maintenance and a large number of play-based materials, equipment and furnishings for our programs and playground (soon to arrive)…YIPPEE!
  • Outdoor Clothing – Please ensure your child has appropriate outdoor clothing available daily as children will engage in outdoor play for 2 hours per day.  It is also ideal to label your child’s belongings as there are so many children in our programs with similar items.
  • Child’s Absence – Please contact the centre by phone, HiMama message, or directly to me (supervisor@westoakvillepreschool.com) before 9:30 am, if your child will be absent, and be sure to let us know the reason for absence (illness, day off, appointment, vacation, etc.)
  • Enrollment – all programs are nearly full and we have an extensive waitlist!  Thank you to all families, past and present, who have spread positive word-of-mouth about our centre and programs to other families in the community!  We appreciate your support!