Virtual Back to School Night

VIRTUAL BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

We will hold our first ever “Virtual” Back to School Night for parents.
Tuesday, Sept. 15 @ 7pm- Lambs, Ducklings, Bunnies & Penguins
Wednesday, Sept. 16 @ 7pm— Pandas, Butterflies, Rainbow Fish & Koalas
You will receive a list of zoom ID’s for all classes through Tadpoles. Go to zoom.us, click
on join a meeting and input the ID & password if one was provided to you. The meeting
will last from 7-7:40 pm.
This event will give parents an opportunity to meet the teachers and each other, to learn
more about what to expect during the upcoming year in their child’s class, and the practical information and reminders for everyone.
Teachers will also share information about how we document children’s progress and
share that information with families. We will share the information with anyone who
missed the meeting. Teachers have prepared some handouts for you as well.
We look forward to having you join us!!

FUNDRAISING FOR BCDC

Amazon Smile: ongoing event…Amazon will donate 0.5% of every purchase of yours to BCDC when you use Amazon Smile. Just go to smile.amazon.com. Click Supporting at the top. Enter BCDC and select Broadcasters Child Development Center as your charity. To ensure BCDC gets the credit, first go to smile.amazon.com before every purchase. So Easy! Tell your family and friends 🙂

www.mabelslabels.ca Click on support a fundraiser and search for Broadcasters Child Development Center. Your purchases now earn the center 20% on the total sale. Great for bottles, clothing, backpacks, lunchboxes, luggage tags, Design your own:)

Important policies and reminders….

• All children must wash hands upon arrival and before beginning to play in the classroom. • Strollers may be stored outside of the center entrance. Please label your stroller too please. BCDC is not responsible for strollers.
• When parking there are 4 designated BCDC drop off/pick up spaces, but you may also park anywhere in that lot as long as you tell them you are with BCDC.
• It is imperative that you hold your child’s hand when arriving and departing the building. There is a loading dock driveway with delivery vehicles arriving in the mornings and the open parking area.
• Parents must provide a Dr. note if a child has been out with a communicable disease or sent home with COVID symptoms or a suspected illness such as conjunctivitis, Hand/foot & Mouth, or a rash.
• Medication can only be given if we have a medication authorization form completed by the physician and parent. Medication should be provided in the original packaging with child’s name on the label.
• Medication such as diaper cream, lotion and ointment should be supplied in a tube, rather than a jar, to prevent contamination and labeled with your child’s full name.
• Center hours are currently 8am—5pm. Please respect these hours which allows teachers to get classrooms set up for the day and then get to their own evening commitments and families at the end of the day. Parents who arrive late for pick-up will be asked to sign a late slip and the fee will be billed to your account. Please let us know whenever possible if you are going to be late, so that we can reassure your child.
• If your child is going to be absent, you can mark that in Tadpoles. You can also send the teachers notes regarding any information they need to know for the day.
• Everyone should have completed an updated 2020-21 emergency card. These are required to be updated annually.
• If your child has an upcoming annual physical and/or immunizations, please take the OSSE Health Certificate form with you to have the Dr. update. This information has to be sent to the Department of Health to maintain licensing compliance.
• As the weather begins to change, please make sure your child has weather appropriate changes of clothing at school.

Staying Healthy

An Influenza outbreak in the child care setting will compound the current COVID-19 pandemic resulting in significant harm for children and the child care community.
To prevent a vaccine-preventable disease outbreak in a
childcare setting, it is imperative for all children who attend childcare be fully vaccinated according to CDC and
DC Health standards.
All staff, children and families are strongly encouraged to
get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and others.
As we head into the fall/winter season, we will need to
monitor symptoms in children closely. You may need to
seek medical attention for your child to rule out COVID19 and determine that there is no communicable disease.
*Wash your hands frequently * Wear a mask *
Social distance whenever possible,* Limit nonessential travel *
We appreciate everyone’s cooperation!