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"Children need time and space to discover their world; let them have time and space to grow on their time." -Candie My husband Wil and I have been married for 27 years. We have raised four beautiful children together and are the proud grandparents of four amazing granchildren as well. Our youngest child still lives at home while he attends college. The rest of my children are happily married with families of their own. While my children were in elementary school I enjoyed my time on the parent council where I directed a headlice control committee. During my time on with the comittee I formulated my own headlice shampoo and conditioner kit which Westcoast Naturals took under their wings and widely produced to enable families to begin lice control at home. I also ran the F.A.S.T (Families and Schools Together) program through Family and Children Services and the school. F.A.S.T was a skill building program set up to help educate and foster healthly relationships within the community. The program also focussed on building leadership skills to help the children to grow into strong adults. Our home is a smoke free, pet friendly environment in Waterloo, Ontario. I have fostered with the KW Humane Society and currently have three mature cats. I am very passionate about animal welfare as well as nature and natural based products. I am an advocate for the use of essential oils and I make my own soaps here at home. I am a Reiki Master, Red Tent Facilitator, a certified Doula as well as a certified Breastfeeding Buddy. I value our community as a whole and am accepting and supportive of all religions, cultures and LGBTQ. All adults in my home have a police check and I am first aid certified. I aspire to return to school and become an Early Childhood Educator. Personal Philosophy: I feel that children should be given the opportunities to freely discover and be free thinkers. I believe that children should be given free will, to build on their prior knowledge. It is my feelings that children are not blank slates, they have a lot of experiences before coming into care. It is my goal to provide them with the bridges they need to explore. Child Care and Early Years Act: “Duty to disclose if not licensed 12. (1) Any person who does not hold a license shall, before providing child care in a circumstance described in paragraph 2 or 4 of subsection 6 (3), or, if relevant, in subsection 6 (4), disclose to the parent of the child, in a manner that may be prescribed, that the person does not hold a license. Duty to retain record of disclosure (2) A person who makes a disclosure in accordance with subsection (1) shall retain a record of the disclosure in a prescribed manner for at least the prescribed time period, or if no time period is pre-scribed, for at least two years from the date the disclosure is made.�

According to the Law, Candie is acknowledging that: I am a private home childcare provider. At this time I am not licensed under the Ministry of Education or the Government. I will be applying to the region of Waterloo.

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Education, Quality Matters and Redirection Beliefs: Quality Matters 1) Vulnerable Sector Check, on the entire family 2) Family and Children Service Check, on the entire family 3) TB Testing, on the entire family 4) Up to date vaccinations, on the entire family 5) Valid First Aid and CPR Candie utilizes the High Scope Philosophy of Redirection with the 6 Steps for Problem-Solving: This is achieved through love, consistency, and firmness. The home childcare does not use Time Out or Removal of Privileges, instead the concept of Time In, where the childcare provider will position herself into the situation by: 1) Approach calmly, stopping any hurtful actions 2) Acknowledge the children's feelings 3) Gather information 4) Restate the problem 5) Ask for ideas for solutions and choose one together 6) Be prepared to give follow-up support

As a last resort when a child's behavior is continually upsetting or dangerous to the provider or others, communication will be started with the parents. If the problems cannot be resolved, arrangements will have to be made for the child to go elsewhere for care. The ultimate goal is to have a healthy home-like environment where all the children within its umbrella are safe and secure. Please remember this is also OUR home and if your child is purposefully destroying items you may be asked for help in recovering those costs; even though the Trinity Childcare is insured with a Home Daycare Rider.

"I am a firm believer that each child grows develops and learns at their own pace. Encouraging children to wonder, explore, imagine, and discover the world around them is an essential part of their blooming personality, not to mention a solid partner in their education." -Candie 02


Candie runs her Home Child Care Program in complete compliance with the Ministry of Educations Child Care Modernization Act, 2014. Candie will only care for up to a maximum of 5 children in her home at anytime. She will only have a maximum of two children under the age of two; the remainder of the possible 5 children will be over 2 years of age. Candie’s own children have aged out and no longer impact on her numbers. Candie gives two weeks written notice on cancellation of care. She can/will cancel care for the following, but not limited to: Non-Payment/late payments, Our Family Emergency, Destruction of Property, The Child Not Adjusting to Care. Candie will cancel care immediately if it is in the betterment of the children already in her care. If a situation becomes explosive, she will cancel care with no refund or notice for the children in her care. If late payments are outstanding, or she gives three written notices she can choose to cancel immediately as well. Candie requires two weeks written notice/ or payment from parents on cancellation of care. HOURS/FEES/HOLIDAYS/CLOSURES GENERAL: Please notify Candie by 8 am if your child will not be coming for the day. Payment is still required. Parents are required to keep me informed of any change in addresses, telephone numbers, and other pertinent information. No smoking: is allowed on premises; there is an ashtray on the front porch, please put out your cigarette before coming into or near our space. This is done to ensure the butts are not in our play space or on our grass area. The daycare home will have a fire drill at least once per month. Candie has an open-door policy for parents during daycare hours. Payment Schedule: Fees are payable in advance and are due no later than drop off time on the first day of the week the child is in care. A fee of $15 per day charged on late payments. Email transfer payments are to be accessible by 9:30 am on the Saturday before care. Late- Over-time fee: A late fee equal to $5 per child, per 15-minute intervals for pickups later or drop off earlier than the above agreed upon time. Family Holidays: Candie charges full rate of care fee for holding your family's spot. There is no limit on the amount of holidays a family can take; as long as payment is given to Candie before the holiday. This policy applies to holidays with a minimum of one week. HOLIDAYS/CLOSURES: Daycare Holidays: Daycare will be closed with pay on the following holidays: New Year's Day, July 1st, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Additionally, I will be closed on the Friday and Monday of the second weekend in January, Victoria Day weekend, Labour Day for family obligations. The daycare is closed: The daycare will be closed for one week between Christmas and New Year's, exact dates to be given. There is a possibility of up to three weeks a year being taken off throughout the year. Those dates include Professional Development Days to remain current in my learning. These weeks do not require payment and the most amount of notice will be given.

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PRIVACY PRACTICE, MEDICAL EMERGENCIES, ILLNESS, MEDICATION Personal information provided to the Trinity Childcare is collected under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and is kept in confidence. Candie Geikie is authorized to access personal information based only on her need to deal with the information for the reason for which it was obtained. Candie keeps all student files in her office and restrict access to family files. Please remember, Candie is required to grant the Ministry of Education, access to collected information. MEDICAL EMERGENCIES: Minor bumps and scratches are inevitable, but every effort to keep the children safe through supervision and childproofing will be made. Minor injuries receive appropriate first aid, and if an emergency injury or illness occurs, you will be contacted as soon as possible. If necessary, your child will be taken to the nearest hospital where you will be asked to meet us. Parents are responsible for all costs involved in emergency medical treatment, including emergency transportation if required. ILLNESS: No child will be accepted with a fever and/or a combination of other symptoms within 24 hours. Diarrhea – two or more liquid stools or a change in the normal pattern of bowel movements (i.e. runny, watery, or bloody stools within the past 24 hours). Vomiting in the past 24 hours. Eye discharge – yellow or white. Severe cough or sore throat. Heavy nasal discharge. Irritability, continuous crying, or requires more attention than can be provided or has had any of these symptoms within the last 24 hours. MEDICATION: Both non-prescription and prescription medications, ointments, and creams can be given to your child if needed. Parents are required to fill out the proper forms and to supply all medications in their original containers. These must be labeled with the child's name and prescription information clearly legible on the container. Candie will only give medications with the Five Right Policy: Right Medication, Right Name, Right Time, Right Amount, and Right Label. If these are not available Candie will not give the medications, but contact the family. SUPPLIES: Parents bring a blanket for rest time to be kept at the daycare home and a complete change of clothing (including socks) appropriate for the weather to be kept at the daycare home. Soiled clothing will be sent home and a clean change of clothes should be brought back the next day. Good clothing is not recommended. Appropriate hats, mittens, boots must be brought to daycare to be kept here or as requested. All items need to be labeled with your child's initials. Parents must maintain these items at all times. Parents are required to supply diapers and you will be notified when your child's supply needs to be replenished. The Provider will supply all food: (except breast milk/formula and/or baby food for infants, baby wipes). Parents are responsible for feeding the child if he/she will arrive at daycare after a mealtime. Infants are always fed on demand. Parents are to provide breast milk/formula, cereal and baby food for infants. Toddlers will be supplied meals as per the daycare meal chart. Lunch menus for the week are posted. NAP/REST TIME: Candie follows the Day Nursery Act per Rest requirements, each child 5 years of age and younger is required to have a rest period. If your child no longer naps, he/she may look at books, but must remain quiet for the other children. OUTDOOR PLAY: At Trinity Childcare, we try to get outside every morning and afternoon; depending on weather of course. Children under the age of 5 are directly supervised at all times. Children over the age of 5, depending on development and maturity will have an outdoor agreement with the parents, child and provider. It is Candie’s goal for all parties to be confident with the agreement. 04


Trinity Childcare Contract Owned and Operated by: Candie Geikie

Agreement is entered into on: _____________________________________ Daycare Provider: Candie Geikie And the Family Entering Care: Name: ______________________________________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________________________ Telephone: _____________________________________________________________ Child/ren: ______________________________________________________________ Start Date:____________________________ RATE : ____________________________ Hours of Operation: Normal hours of operation are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. For special accommodations please speak with Candie Geikie. Payment Schedule: Fees are payable in advance and are due no later than drop off time on the first day of the week the child is in care. A fee of $5 per day will be charged on late payments. Over-time fee: A late fee equal to $5 per child shall be made per 15 minute intervals for pick ups later or drop off earlier than the above agreed upon time. HOLIDAYS/CLOSURES: Daycare Holidays: Daycare will be closed with pay on the following holidays: New Year's Day, July 1st, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. The daycare is closed for family time: One week, the week between Christmas and new years exact dates to be given. There is a possibility of up to three weeks a year being taken off throughout the year. Those include Professional Development Days to remain current in my learning. These weeks do not require payment and the most amount of notice will be given. Privacy Practice: Personal information provided to Trinity Childcare is collected under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and is kept in confidence. Candie Geikie is authorized to access personal information based only on her need to deal with the information for the reason for which it was obtained. Candie keeps all student files in her office and restrict access to family files. Please remember, Candie must required to grant the Ministry of Education, access to collected information. MEDICAL EMERGENCIES: Minor bumps and scratches are inevitable, but every effort to keep the children safe through supervision and childproofing will be made. Minor injuries receive appropriate first aid, and if an emergency injury or illness occurs, you will be contacted as soon as possible. If necessary, your child will be taken to the nearest hospital where you will be asked to meet us. Parents are responsible for all costs involved in emergency medical treatment, including emergency transportation if required. PERMISSION TO TRANSPORT: Occasionally, Candie will need to take children to school or go on a Field Trip excursion. All children will be placed in safety-approved car seats as required by Ontario Law. Parents may be requested to provide a car seat for the day. Copies of the emergency forms with a picture of each child attached will be in the possession of the caretaker at all times. In the event of an emergency away from the daycare home, your child will be cared for and you will be notified as soon as possible. ________________________ gives his/her permission for ___________________(child) to travel in the Childcare Provider's vehicle. Parent Signature:_______________________________ 05


Duty to Disclose: In accordance with CCEYA, Candie Geikie and Trinity Childcare is asking her parents to sign a Duty To Disclose Form. Trintiy Childcare is a private home daycare that is not regulated by the government nor does it have a licensing agent coming to check her facility.

PARENT Signature ________________________________ Date____________________________ PARENT Signature ________________________________ Date____________________________ Candie Signature ___________________________________ Date__________________________ ALL ABOUT YOUR CHILD: Child’s Name: _________________________________________________ Child’s: _____years & ____months Health Card #_____________________ Child’s Date of Birth ______________________________________ Child’s Gender: _______________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Names:________________________________________Number____________________ Alternate Phone:______________________________________________ (indicate home, cell, work, etc.) Emergency Contact: _____________________________ Number:__________________________________ Favorite foods:_____________________________________________________________________________ Allergies and Steps To Be Taken: ______________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ Interests:__________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ Anything you feel I should know: ______________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________

Please attach a copy of your Health Card and Immunization Record to this page at the bottom Child’s Name:______________________________ Date:___________________________ Parents Name:____________________________ Contact Number:____________________ ___________________________________________________________________________

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Trinity Childcare is an unique program: We explore in the forest and nature as much as possible, so please expect your child to get messy.

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Trinity Childcare Booklet  

Introduction of the founder of Trinity Childcare as well as contract for care. Trinity Childcare is a nature based learning environment.

Trinity Childcare Booklet  

Introduction of the founder of Trinity Childcare as well as contract for care. Trinity Childcare is a nature based learning environment.

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