Frequently Asked Questions

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We offer full time childcare options only. 

Once you submit your interest to be added to our waitlist, our school administrators will add your child to the wait list.  You will be contacted when a spot becomes available.  

Our Child Care programs operate from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Our Before and After school programs operate from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  

Yes. Parkview Children’s Centre is pleased to participate in the Canada Early Learning Child Care program. For current enrolled children, families will be reimbursed retroactive to April 2022 for 25% of their cumulative Child Care Fees. An additional 25% of Child Care Fees will be reimbursed In December 2022.  For more info on the program visit the Halton Region website.

Yes.  We do not serve any peanut or nut products in our daycares and encourage families whose children may eat peanuts or nuts at home in the morning, that they have properly cleaned and sanitized their hands and face before arriving at school. Your allergy concerns are our top priority. We work closely with our catering company Wholesome Kids, to ensure that our replacement snacks and meals are made specifically for your child’s special dietary needs. Our mission is to ensure that children with dietary needs receive food that is safe, healthy and aligns with their religious beliefs and lifestyle choices, including, Halal, Vegan and Vegetarianism.

Please see our Parent Handbook for our current child care costs.

Children will need a full change of clothing in case of accidents.  If your child is toilet training, they will need multiple sets of clothing. Children will need an indoor and outdoor pair of shoes/boots daily. Children are asked to bring a small sleep blanket for sleep time. This will be sent home at the end of the week. Each classroom spends up to 2 hours a day outside, so dressing your child for the weather daily is very important.

Diapers/wipes/cream etc. should be brought in the classroom in bulk and the Educators will let you know when your child’s supply is running low.

Parkview Children’s Centre currently accepts children ages 10 months to 4 years in our Child Care programs and children ages 3.8 to 12 years of age for our Kindergarten and School Age programs.

Every child has their specific sleep routine at home. While classrooms have soft music playing with the blinds closed, the classroom sleep environment is significantly different from what they are accustomed to at home. Children may have a hard time sleeping at the Centre when they first start. As we are required to monitor sleeping children, we are unable to have the classroom completely dark. If your child sleeps in an environment that has a white noise machine playing and the room completely dark, it will be beneficial for them to get accustomed to a sleep environment with different household noises and some light. The infant room is the only class that will accommodate sleep sacks in place of blankets.

Children who attend our program are expected to fully participate in all routines, including outdoor play. If your child is ill, it is best to keep them at home until they are feeling better. If they are too sick to go outside, they are too sick to be at Child Care. Additionally, every classroom must adhere to proper teacher to child ratio. We cannot break ratios at any given time to supervise individual children.

Parkview Children’s Centre employs a minimum of 70% of staff who are Early Childhood Educators registered with the College of ECE.  All staff are required to submit current criminal reference checks and health checks upon hire and all have up-to-date training in First Aid and CPR.

Breastfeeding is a special time between parents and children. Before starting in child care, it is a good idea to wean your child off the breast. Our staff are kind and nurturing, but they cannot replicate the comfort that breastfeeding gives your child even if the breastmilk is in the bottle. Parents may bring breastmilk in the child’s feeding bottle. It needs to be labelled clearly with the child’s name and current date. Bottles must arrive in a sealed bag and labelled “Breastmilk”.

No, we do not expect children to be toilet trained.  We are happy to work with children and families during this process to accomplish toilet training goals.  We encourage open communication between parents and staff to ensure consistency for the child’s toileting success.

No. Parkview Children’s Centre is a non-profit, non-denominational early learning centre.  We are here to support the healthy growth and development of all children and their families.