Welcome to Oxford Ontario Early Years
Things to know when visiting an OEY program
Registration – On your first visit, please be sure to fill out a registration form at sign in. To keep our records current, please complete a new registration form when you have changes i.e. you have moved, had another child, or obtained a new e-mail address. Please note that some of our programs require pre-registration. If for any reason you have registered for a program and cannot attend, please let us know, as some of our more popular programs may have a waitlist.
Sign in Sheet - It is very important that you sign in both yourself and your children every time you attend a program. This helps ensure that for fire and safety reasons we are aware of who is in the building. Signing in also helps us with statistics used for decision making and funding.
Parent/Caregiver Role - We encourage you to fully participate in all activities with your children. Every precaution will be taken by the OEYC staff to ensure the safety and welfare of program participants. Parents/caregivers are ultimately responsible for the supervision and safety of the children they bring to the program. OEY programs are "drop-in" not "drop-off" programs.
How Does Learning Happen? - OEY programs are designed using Ontario's pedagogy, How Does Learning Happen? as a guide.
Social Media and Online Documentation - Documentation is an important component of the program and includes photography and video that is used in the program, on our website and social media. If you do not want to be inclujded in pictures/videos, please alert staff when you arrive.
Healthy Children are Welcome Children - Children who show obvious signs of illness should not attend our programs. If your child is too ill to go to school, they are too ill to attend OEY programs. Your child should be kept home if child has had a fever during the past 24 hours, child has a heavy nasal discharge (unless it is due to an allergy), child has a constant cough (unless it is due to an allergy), child has diarrhea (more than two loose bowel movements), child has any infectious disease (chicken pox, lice, pink eye, etc). If your child becomes ill with an infectious disease within 5 days of attending a program, please notify centre staff.
Diapering - A change table is provided or each child is to have their own change pad that is disinfected after each use. Parents/caregivers need to take diapers home.
Foot Wear - Due to the safety of adults and children, proper footwear is to be worn at all times during an OEYC program. Indoor footwear is required.
Snack - Families may bring their own snacks, which can be consumed in the designated snack area. Due to potential allergies, we ask that you do not bring a snack containing any nuts or peanut butter. Please leave the snack area tidy when you leave.
Hot Drinks - Due to the risk of spills and burns, hot drinks such as coffee, tea and hot chocolate will not be permitted in the playroom. All cold drink containers must have a lid.
Older Children - The OEYC programming is designed for children age 0-6 years of age. However, children over the age of 6 are welcome if space allows. Families may choose to bring alternate activities for older children.
Photographs/Videos Taken by Participants - Oxford Community Child Care/Oxford Ontario Early Years cannot be held liable for any claims arising out of inappropriate image use by patrons of the OEYC pro-gram including, but not limited to, claims for invasion of privacy or defamation. Please respect the privacy of other children, parents, caregivers and OEYC staff by not posting personal photographs or videos on social media sites without consent.