FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

“Thank you so much for taking such good care of our son. It is always comforting to leave him in smiles when left in your hands.” 
A Ladybug Parent

Birthdays

Each child is celebrated on or before the day of his/her birthday. You are welcome to bring in cupcakes or cookies for your child to share with his/her friends at daycare. Your child will receive a birthday crown and a gift from the staff on his/her special day.

View page »

Clean up time

Children are given a “5 minute” warning prior to clean-up time, in order to prepare them for the next activity. Ladybug Supervisor will give signal for clean-up time. Every child participates in some sorting and putting away of toys. This is a valuable time to learn how to follow directions and to feel part of …

View page »

Clothing and personal possessions

Comfortable and practical play clothing is essential for your child’s happiness at daycare. Please wear clothes that are appropriate to the weather and the season. All children are required to have a complete change of clothing to be left at the centre at all times. Indoor shoes with a non-slip sole are required for each …

View page »

Diapers and toilet training

Our facility accommodates both children who are in diapers and children who are learning to use the toilet. We have two designated changing areas that are disinfected after each child is changed. All staff practice and model proper safety hygiene and universal precautions. -Wash hands before and after changing a child -Wear disposable gloves -Dispense …

View page »

Ladybug discipline policy

“What is Discipline?” The word “discipline” is derived from the word “disciple”. It describes the teaching/learning process by which children develop socially acceptable and appropriate behaviour as they grow to maturity. Its intention is to help children become self-disciplined as they learn appropriate behaviour patterns. Discipline involves a continuous process of guiding behaviour and is …

View page »

Free Play

A time for child’s exploration; we follow child’s lead. Classroom activities are based on the weekly theme. Exploration and independence are major goals. Needs communicated non-verbally by the child must be re-interpreted and fed back to the child verbally. Some basic rules that need to be followed:  – At Ladybug Landing Child Care Centre we …

View page »

Health

Illness is a common problem in preschools and daycares, but because we sometimes have medically fragile children involved in our programs, it is of particular importance that children with signs of illness do not attend Ladybug. We have enclosed a copy of guidelines for illness in daycare to help parents decide whether or not a …

View page »

Healthy Snack Ideas

Children are encouraged to develop necessary skills such as unscrewing, pouring and enwrapping, and follow routines independently. Staff members participate and model appropriate behaviours at the meal table. Snack time is used to facilitate conversation involving children. . use words (wait for words) . staff teach, demonstrate and model good table manners . children are …

View page »

Illness

When not to bring your child to daycare. Click Here

View page »

Immunizations

A photocopy of your child’s record of immunization booklet must be brought to Ladybug at registration so that the information can be attached to the registration form. If you have chosen not to immunize your child, he/she may still attend Ladybug Landing Child Care Centre with a written note from the parents.

View page »

List of supplies

Supply List for Daycare Children (3 to 5)  The following is a list of the items your child will need while he/she is at daycare. PLEASE LABEL ALL ITEMS WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME!!! – 1 lunch bag – 1 back pack – 1 pair of indoor shoes or slippers (non-skid soles) – 1 water bottle …

View page »

Napping

Our daycare is designed to accommodate the sleeping routines of the children in our care. We have approved cribs and cots for each child who is in need of a nap during the daycare day. We will provide bedding and wash it regularly. If your child has a favorite blanket of stuffed animal at home, …

View page »

Outside Play

Please be aware that we go outside EVERY DAY rain or shine, sleet or snow!

View page »

Sunscreen

On sunny days please apply sunscreen to your child before he/she arrives at Ladybug Landing Child Care Centre and please send a full bottle labeled with your child’s name to keep at the centre.

View page »

Washrooms

Toileting is a sensitive time for children of this age. Regular staff will handle toileting and/or changing of clothes. Children are encouraged to be independent, but may require some assistance. Staff will assist a child who needs help to use the washroom. Boys and girls use the same bathroom facilities, but NEVER at the same …

View page »