WEE CARE EARLY

CHILDHOOD CENTRE INC





Providing fun, educational, before and after school care for (K-Gr.6)

at 4 Comox Valley schools.
 Kindergarten Preparation  - (see announcements page)

Serving Comox Valley families since 1999 


Pro D Day care may be available - spaces limited
we will be closed for some pro d days for staff training -
 Notice will be given at least two weeks in advance so families 
have time to make other arrangements.
Please check with your centre's staff. If Wee Care is closed, 
some may be offering private care for that day. 




Wee Care Policy during Covid

Welcome back families of Wee Care. We are happy to be back in the swing of things. To facilitate the best health and safety procedures for all of the children and staff members, please follow the guidelines for attendance here: *** IMPORTANT*** ENSURE WE HAVE ALL OF YOUR CURRENT CONTACT INFORMATION and necessary signed documents.

Please prescreen your children at home. If they are exhibiting ANY symptoms that may be related to illness, they will not be able to access child care until a medical professional can verify that they are well enough to attend. Stay at home and keep a safe distance from other family members when you have cold or flu symptoms, including: 

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing (not related to allergic reaction) (don’t guess, be certain)
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue

If a child in care begins to exhibit any symptoms of illness during the day, the parents will be contacted and must have the child picked up immediately. They will be given a mask, and kept separate (with a caregiver supervising) until they are picked up. They cannot return until checked and given the official OK by a medical professional.

 

To minimize the amount of disinfection required and the opportunity for disease to spread, Wee Care Inc. requires families to please follow these protocols:

**Parents will remain outside of the centre and a staff member will be responsible for signing the child in and out.

**Parents and caregivers will model current etiquette, reminding children to keep safe distances and to cough, sneeze into the elbow or sleeve.

** Backpacks will remain outside in bins that children can access anytime they need to (washing hands afterwards).

** All children will have their temperature taken with a sterile non contact thermometer before they enter the room and wash their hands immediately after hanging up their coat and getting a vest on. The same vest will be theirs for the entire week and washed over the weekend. WE HAVE ORDERED THE THERMOMETER AND ARE STILL AWAITING THEIR ARRIVAL... PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRESCREEN YOUR CHILDREN  

** Children will be asked to wash hands when coming in from outside and when switching between activities.  They will be encouraged to refrain from touching their faces as much as possible and to play games that facilitate adequate distancing.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE IN MAINTAINING THESE SAFETY MEASURES SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO PROVIDE CARE FOR FAMILIES IN NEED.

     STAY WELL – WEE CARE INC.                              CARLA CARRIERE-250-898-9661


WHAT WEE CARE STAFF WILL DO TO HELP – DISEASE CONTROL

 

In order to ensure the best health and safety measures are being implemented, Wee Care employees will follow these procedures:

If staff are feeling ill, or are exhibiting symptoms of illness, DO NOT come into work. Contact head office immediately and let us know so we can arrange for alternate staff.

Although masks are not mandatory at all times, caregivers will use a mask when needing to interact within 2 metres of children and other staff members. When unmasked, be conscious of when exhaling with force, directing the breath flow towards the ground. It is suggested that particularly persons with immune system concerns should wear a mask at all times when indoors.

Label vests and two-way radios. Daily, Sanitize radios and cell phone and shared pens, etc. thoroughly.          Keep your own equipment clean.   No sharing.

Children and staff will use the same vest for the week. Vests need to be washed every weekend.  1.5 hrs paid time will be allotted to do this.

At work we will use the following procedures to maintain sanitization of surfaces:

Caregivers will sign children in/out to minimize hand contact with pens, etc.. Family members need to stay outside. Encourage bringing only what is necessary in the back pack, the less things to sanitize, the better.

Caregivers will wash their hands with soap and water these times:

            upon arrival, after caring for a child, before and after handling food and at the end of their shift before leaving the centre. Caregivers can choose to use gloves, remembering not to touch faces, or cross contaminate, still washing the gloves as you would your hands, between activities.

Hand washing stations (two bins, soapy water - rinse water, cloth towels) will be made available for outside so everyone can wash after using outdoor toys and before reentering the centre.

Disinfectant solution (hydrogen peroxide based) will be used to regularly wipe down surfaces often touched: tables, chairs, door handles, light switches, sink areas.

EVERY DAY: Washrooms and sink areas will be disinfected. Disinfect toys that are handled by many – lego, dolls, blocks, balls, plastic puzzles, skipping rope handles, hockey sticks. Have separate bin for soiled toys and guide children to put them there after play is finished (tidy up time).

Children will play outside, maintaining adequate distance*, as much of the day as possible. Caregivers will make extra activities available outside like drawing, gluing, field games, walks in the near vicinity, utilizing every possible area of the school grounds and neighbouring fields.

*distance – we understand the necessity for children to feel safe and connected. We will do our best to assist creating play that reduces close contact but maintains emotional, social connections and allows for continued development.

WORKING TOGETHER, WE CAN KEEP THE LINE FLAT, STAY HEALTHY AND AVAILABLE TO PROVIDE CARE. ONE INFECTION WILL CLOSE THE ENTIRE CENTRE SO PLEASE ADHERE TO THESE POLICIES FOR ALL OUR SAKE.



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Wee Care accepts payment for Parent Fees by cheque or 
e-transfer. Please see your centre manager for details.
Please note, fees due on the first or last day of the month must be submitted BEFORE 4:00 pm on the due date. Emails are checked until 4:00pm each working day. 
(Admin works Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30pm, excluding holidays). 

E-transfers take time to process and you may be charged late fees if it is not received during regular working hours. (if due date falls on a weekend, it will be processed). 

Wee Care is not responsible for bank processing times or delays. 



School contacts : These are links to the school websites.

For our centre locations, please click on locations tab above.









Valley View Elementary

Royston Elementary

Ecole Puntledge Park

Ecole Robb Road