Date: October 8th , 2015
In Attendance: Tamika Lightfoot, Warren Haire, Lisa Strenkoswki, Brandy McIntosh / Patricia McIntosh, Shelley Rideout, Heather Hansen-Dunbar
Regrets: Loni Vicaire, Karin Bradley (S/R)
From the Daycare Act: “The facility’s agenda for each meeting includes (48 (5))
➢ Safety, care and well being of the children (48 (5)(a)): There are no current illnesses at the centre.
➢ Status of facility’s license (48 (5)(b)): License is full and is in compliance with no violations. Fire inspection took place in September and a couple of notes were made: sprinkler inspection report should be 3 pages not 1, shelves by electrical panel in storage room is to be cut, plants are to come down in baby room, fire extinguishers are to be no higher then 5 ft., confirm that all power bars are CSA approved. Returning on November 2nd.
➢ Programs provided by the licensee (48 (5)(c )): Our curriculum is Emergent. We provide both full and part time programs for toddlers and preschoolers; full time programs only for infants.
➢ Equipment & materials available to the children (48 (5) (d)): Art order (Avron) was just placed and arrived. It’s total came to $2298.65. Birch poles put up in the front playground for weaving and canopies. Play Hut: hive was commissioned & installed on front playground. Summer purchases included: bubbles, balls. New metal ergonomic children’s shovels, spades, rakes were purchased from Lee Valley. 2 Fairy Houses have been ordered from Early Explorations as well as additional catapults.
- Staffing patterns and staff qualifications (48 (5) (e)):
Baby Room: 4 staff: 1 Level 1, 3 Level 2s, Mezzo: 1 staff: Level 1, Bounce: 3 staff: 3 Level 2s, Zest: 3 staff: 3 Level 3s, Vivacity: 3 staff: 1 Level 3, 1 Level 2, 1 Level 1, Dynamic: 3 staff: 1 Level 1, 1 Level 2, 1 Entry Level
we dream of and are on display in the front entrance. We also would like to have the Parent Committee assist with the funds to send 4 staff to the conference in Maryland in April 2016: http://playempowers.blogspot.ca/p/play-is-power-conference.html We have tentatively pre-registered the spaces. The account stands at $1998.74. We have two sleepovers booked as fundraisers as well: November 13th and December 4th . We are also planning 1 – 2 sleepovers in the new year. We conduct the Lucky Duck Lotto http://www.recreationns.ns.ca/2015-lucky-duck-lottery-easy-way-to-raise-funds/ ticket sales in January / February. We will need to have funds for the annual Teacher’s Appreciation Day in the spring of 2016 (May).
- Methods of Accomplishing our Work: A discussion took place around positions, Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. A decision was made to fill these positions after two meetings to provide familiarization. We all discussed that a Facebook Group would be a great way to communicate and plan our work.
Next Parent Committee Meeting: November 9, 2015