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Early Years

We are excited about working with you and your child. We recognize and support that you are your child’s first and most important teacher. It is our privilege to work along-side you in providing your child with the best possible start in life!

Enji Maajtaawaad Early Years Program
330 Chippewa Rd
Muncey, Ontario. N0L 1Y0
Tel (519) 289-0584
Fax (519) 289-0616

Monday to Friday
from 7:30am to 5:30pm.

All children must arrive by 9:00am to participate in the program. Unfortunately if you arrive past 9:00 your child will not be able to participate in the program for the day.
If your child has a medical appointment they must arrive by 11:00am with 24 hr advance notice given to the Supervisor or Director.

There is a late fee of $10.00 that must be paid in full before your child returns back to the program after being picked up late. For non-working families this would be later than 4:00 pm. For working parents this would be later than 5:30 pm.

  •  Due to allergies we ask that you do not bring any food into the centre.
  •  No smoking at least 500 ft from the building.
  • Sign your child in and out every day.
  • Person must be 18 years of age to sign any child out.
  • If teacher suspects you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol we reserve the right to call one of your emergency contact forms, as an alternative pick-up. If you do take your child from our care, police will be called immediately.
  • Fundraising is a huge part of your Early Years experience you will be  required to participate in our scheduled events; no participation will exclude you from our Year-End Trip.
  • Monthly Fees are due on the 1st of the month. (Infant/toddler)

The program receives AHSOR (Aboriginal Head Start Ontario Region) funding and that is why there are no cost/fees for children enrolled in the Preschool Room.
The Infant and Toddler programs are provincially funded and will require the parent to pay $60.00/month. Monthly fees will end once your child has moved up into the Preschool Room. Monthly fees are due on the first of the month. If fees are not received by the end of the 7th working day, your child will be withdrawn.

Junior Kindergarten no fees are required.

We ask that non-working families adhere to the hours of 8:30 am to no later than 4:00 pm, this ensures that your child does not have an extremely long day and also helps in maintaining ratios with staff arriving and departing for their shifts. Past a 3:30 pick-up you will be a charged a $10 late fee, which is due before your child can return.

We also ask that working families provide work numbers and/or student schedules. These will be checked by the Supervisor periodically. If any changes do occur please let us know.

If the program needs to close due to inclement weather or health & safety reasons you will be notified immediately by your child’s teacher.

We will do our best to provide you with advance notice should a program closure be necessary. We understand the inconvenience closures cause a family and will try to provide you with some advance warning.

Jaime Cornelius
Director (Currently on mat leave)

Theresa Burch
Acting Director

Liane Doxtator
Break Person, ECE Assistant

Brandi Grosbeck
Pre-School Room (Currently on mat leave)

Hayley McGregor
Pre-School Room (Currently on mat leave)

Santana Antone
Infant Room R-ECE

Roslyn Grosbeck
Infant Room R-ECE

Kathy Kechego
Pre-School Room

Quentin Elijah
Infant Room, ECE Assistant

Karen May
Preschool Room R-ECE

Cheri Fisher
Toddler Room

Adrienne Doxtator
Toddler Room

Russell Peltier
Pre-School Room (Covering mat leave)

Jacquelyn Keep
Resource Consultant

Shawnah Albert
Pre-School Room (Covering mat leave), ECE Assistant

Gordon Paquette
Language Instructor

Wanda Riley
Cook

Blake Young
Janitor

We welcome you and your little one to our room. We strive to make the transition from home to childcare an easy and smooth transition, by providing the same care and nurturing as you do at home.

Bottles
Please make all bottles prior to arriving in the morning. All bottles must be labelled before they are put in the fridge.

Baby Food
All baby food must be provided by parents, label all food containers and boxes.

Menu
Your baby is more than welcome to eat from our menu, please ask for our 6 week menu plan. We ask that you try new foods with them at home first, before we try them here. So to avoid any allergic reactions. The teachers can also puree our food, to a consistency that is acceptable for your baby.

Extra Clothing & Labelling
Please ensure your child has extra clothing available in their cubbies. All belongings should be labelled clearly with your childs name or initials. Your childs teacher may label the clothing with black permanent marker if you haven’t done so. This helps ensure your childs belongings are not lost/stolen.

Infants need at least 3-4 full sets of clothes in their cubby at all times. This age the children do tend to be messier with meal times and craft activities.
Please don’t forget to check your childs cubbie for dirty or soiled items.

Diapers/Wipes
It is your responsibility to ensure your baby has enough supplies for the day. Diaper bags or boxes can be stored here for your convenience.

Siblings
We ask that older siblings are not allowed to wander inside the room during pick up and drop offs, our room is disinfected daily, as our babies are allowed to crawl on the floor all around the room.

Outside Play
Infants will go outside on a daily basis, please bring appropriate outdoor wear every day.

Winter: hat, mittens, winter boots, snowsuit.
Spring: splash pants, spring coat, lighter hat,
Summer: sunhat, sunscreen, bug spray
Fall: splash pants, winter coat, rain boots.

Note: Enji-Maajtaawaad Early Years Program is not responsible for any lost or stolen articles.

Moving
Infants usually move into the Toddler room from 15 months to 20 months of age, depending on development.

This is a very exciting and very busy time in your childs life; they are developing new developmental skills and achieving many milestones during this period.

Soothers
Soothers are allowed in the Toddler room, they will be given to your child at nap time only.

Diapers/Wipes
It is your responsibility to ensure your Toddler has enough supplies for the day. Diaper bags or boxes can be stored here for your convenience.

Potty Training
Our Toddler teachers will assist you in training your child. We usually like to start to introduce them to the potty around the age of 20 months. Consistency at home and school is an integral part of the potty training process, please be prepared to provide 5-6 sets of underwear (no pull-ups) pants, socks and 1 extra pair of indoor shoes. Toddlers must be fully trained before they move to the Junior Room.

**Pull-Ups are not allowed at the center**

Sign In/Out
Please ensure to sign your child in and out daily in the classroom sign in/out books. Feel free to comment or ask questions about your childs day. We look forward to sharing and hearing stories about your child.

Extra Clothing & Labelling
Please ensure your child has extra clothing available in their cubbies. All belongings should be labelled clearly with your childs name or initials. Your childs teacher may label the clothing with black permanent marker if you haven’t done so. This helps ensure your childs belongings are not lost/stolen.

Toddler children will need at least 3-4 full sets of clothes in their cubby at all times. This age the children do tend to be messier with meal times and craft activities.

Outside Play
The Toddlers will go outside on a daily basis, please bring appropriate outdoor wear every day.

Winter: hat, mittens, winter boots, snowsuit.
Spring: splash pants, spring coat, lighter hat,
Summer: sunhat, sunscreen, bug spray
Fall: splash pants, winter coat, rain boots.

Note: Enji-Maajtaawaad Early Years Program is not responsible for any lost or stolen articles.

Moving
Toddler children are generally moved into the Junior Room anytime from 28 months to 32 months of age, depending on development.

Preschool children are making developmental strides and express an interest in the world around them. They want to touch, taste, and smell, hear, and test things for themselves. They are eager to learn. They learn by experiencing and by doing.

Preschoolers learn from their play. They are busy developing skills, using language, and struggling to gain inner control. Preschoolers want to establish themselves as separate from their parents. They are more independent than toddlers. They can express their needs since they have greater command of language.

Outside Play
Preschoolers will go outside up to a maximum of 2 hrs a day. Please bring appropriate outdoor wear every day.

Winter: hat, mittens, winter boots, snowsuit.
Spring: splash pants, spring coat, lighter hat,
Summer: sunhat, sunscreen, bug spray
Fall: splash pants, winter coat, rain boots.

Fundraising
Since you are not required to pay fees you are encouraged to volunteer with fund-raising initiatives, field trips, and programming events or activities.

Sign In/Out
Please ensure to sign your child in and out daily in the classroom sign in/out books. Feel free to comment or ask questions about your childs day. We look forward to sharing and hearing stories about your child.

Sick Children
In respect to the safety and well-being of all the children, please find alternative care if your child is sick.

Your child will be sent home if they have any of the following symptoms:
Fever
Diarrhea (1 incidence)
Vomiting (1 incidence)
Fever Cold/Cough
Spots on the body or any other visible symptoms which may be contagious
A doctors note must be provided to the Supervisor upon the childs return if they were absent/sent home with a contagious disease. (Pink-eye, chicken pox, measles, mumps, etc)

Moving
Preschoolers generally move to Junior Kindergarten when they are 4 yrs old.