School Day Care

Day Care Policy

Preamble
Objectives
Definition
Organization of School Day Care Services
Roles and Responsibilities
List of our Day Cares
MEQ - Day Care Information Document

PREAMBLE

The school board recognizes its responsibility and role in organizing school day care services. It is committed not only to the setting up of quality school day care services but to their management as well.

This policy outlines the objectives of the school board and defines the roles of the various partners involved in the organization of school day care services. It takes into account the Education Act, the budgetary rules of the Ministry of Education, the general policies of the Board as well as other related policies and by-laws.

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OBJECTIVES

Ensure quality school day care services.
Define administrative guidelines allowing the school administration to ensure the management of school day care services in compliance with the policies of the school board, the Education Act and the budgetary rules of the Ministry of Education (MEQ).

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CHAPTER I - SCHOOL DAY CARE SERVICES

1. DEFINITION

"The school day care service is a day supervision service, organized outside class hours for preschool and elementary school children." (Draft regulation respecting school day care services) It is an integral part of the services provided by the school and must be self-financed. The school day care service provides a program of activities in keeping with the needs of the child in a safe environment supervised by qualified staff.

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2. ORGANIZATION OF SCHOOL DAY CARE SERVICES

2.1 Setting up a school day care service

Before presenting a request for the setting up of a school day care service, the governing board must:

Establish, by means of a survey, the needs of parents.
Determine the needs in terms of premises.
Become familiar with the administrative procedures and regulations.

A minimum number of students registered on a regular basis constitutes a requirement for the setting up and maintenance of a school day care service.

The governing board informs the school board of the project in order to obtain the necessary support described under 3.1.

2.2 Basic criteria

2.2.1 Only those preschool and elementary school students duly registered in a school of the school board who receive instructional services may be eligible for school day care services during the school year.

2.2.2 The school day care service must be offered on school days. It shall offer at least two of the three periods per day, namely, before class, lunchtime and after class hours. In addition, school day care services may be available on professional days, during spring break and/or summer depending on the needs of the milieu and the funding.

2.2.3 According to the policy established by the School Council of the Island of Montreal, school day care services in target inner city schools must provide educational activities free of charge to 4-year-olds to complete the half-day of class in compliance with the funding norms and rules.

2.2.4 In order for a school day care service to become self-financed, parents or tutors of children enrolled in the service must assume the costs which are not covered by other sources of financing.

2.2.5 The school must allocate premises for the school day care service. The school day care service must also have access to other premises in the school for the carrying out of various activities (compulsory homework and lesson period, plastic arts, physical activities, ...).

2.2.6 If no space is available in a school for the setting up of a school day care service, the school board must place other adequate premises outside the school at the disposal of the school.

2.2.7 When the number of children enrolled in the service does not suffice to set up a school day care service, two governing boards may enter into an agreement to provide joint day care services.

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3. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

3.1 School board

3.1.1 Ensure communication with the Ministry of Education.

3.1.2 Follow up the request of a governing board concerning the setting up of a school day care service.

3.1.3 Provide support to the school principal concerning the organization of a school day care service and the professional development activities for the day care staff.

3.1.4 Recruit, hire and assign school day care staff in accordance with the hiring policy and the provisions of the collective agreement.

3.1.5 Determine, on a yearly basis, the costs charged to the school day care service in order to cover the management and operating costs at the level of the school board.

3.2 Governing board

3.2.1 Submit a request for the setting up of a school day care service to the school board.

3.2.2 Play an advisory role as regards the organization of school day care services.

3.2.3 Adopt the annual budget of the school day care service and incorporate it into the school's budget. This budget must include the financial contribution required from the parent-users.

3.2.4 Approve the use of school premises.

3.2.5 Advise the school principal on the needs in terms of human resources, goods and services and premises.

3.2.6 Inform the school board of the closure of a school day care service.

3.2.7 Enter into an agreement with another governing board to provide joint school day care services.

3.3 School principal

The school principal is responsible for the setting up and operation of a school day care service. He or she is therefore ultimately responsible for the school day care service. He or she must ensure a sound management of the human, financial and material resources while complying with the laws in force and the management policies of the school board.

3.3.1 Human resources management:

Take into account the ratio in force.
Participate in the selection of school day care staff.
Ensure the management of school day care staff.
See to the organization of professional development activities for the school day care staff.

3.3.2 Management of financial and material resources

Prepare the annual budget of the school day care service and submit it to the governing board for approval.
Administer the budget of the school day care service and render an account thereof to the governing board.
Complete the application for MEQ funding and forward it to the school board (September).
Notify the school board of any change in the fees.
After consulting with the governing board, inform the school board of the needs in terms of human resources, goods and services and premises

3.4 Person in charge of a school day care service

Under the authority of the school principal, the person in charge must ensure the smooth operation of the school day care service. He or she carries out the duties described in the classification plan.

The person in charge ensures that a member of the school day care staff, elected by his or her peers, sits on the governing board.

3.5 Parent-users' committee

The general meeting of parents of the school shall decide whether or not to form a parent-users' committee. Pursuant to section 96 of the Education Act, the parent-users' committee must establish rules for its internal management.

3.5.1 Role of committee:

Participate in the setting up of a school day care service in the school.
Formulate opinions and recommendations to the school principal concerning the orientations of the school day care service, the programming of activities and the management of the school day care service.

3.5.2 Composition of committee:

School principal
Person in charge of school day care service.
Parent-users in accordance with the regulations in force.

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List of Day Cares

REG CODE SCHOOL ADDRESS POSTAL CODE SCHOOL # DAY CARE # PRINCIPAL TECHNICIAN
2 001 BANCROFT 4563 St. Urbain H2T 2V9 514-845-8031 514-788-0020 Ms. Dorothy Ostrowicz Pina Santino
2 002 CARLYLE 109 Carlyle, TMR H3R 1S8 514-738-1256 514-788-0021 Ms. Anna Maria Borsellino Carole Latimer
2 003 CEDARCREST 1505 Muir, St. Laurent H4L 4T1 514-744-2614 514-744-8180 Ms. Rania Delis Georgia Stamatopoulos
3 045 CORONATION 4810 Van Horne H3W 1J3 514-733-7790 514-733-7978 Ms. Teresa Germano-Saucier Marie Revuelta
1 004 DALKEITH 7951 Dalkeith, Anjou H1K 3X6 514-352-6730 514-355-3311 Michael Talevi Cynthia Racicot
1 005 DANTE 6090 Lachenaie, St. Leonard H1S 1P1 514-254-5941 514-788-0022 Roma Medwid-Michailuk Angela Crispino
2 006 DUNRAE GARDENS 235 Dunrae, TMR H3P 1T5 514-735-1916 514-731-2334 Darlene kehyayan Tina Lanni
1 007 EAST HILL 12755 16th av. H1E 1T3 514-494-3202 514-494-7467 Maria Di Perna Connie Parry
1 009 EDWARD MURPHY 6800 Pierre de Coubertin H1N 1T2 514-259-8883 514-259-0050 Maria Palmieri Giovanna Giuliana
1 048 GENERAL VANIER 455 Buies, St. Leonard H1S 1J2 514-723-2229 514-788-0024 Pina Rizzi Maria Iacono
1 015 GERALD McSHANE 6111 Maurice Duplessis, Mtl N. H1G 1Y6 514-321-1100 514-321-1146 Evelyn Alfonsi Clementina Fraga
3 016 HAMPSTEAD 83 Thurlow, Hampstead H3X 3G8 514-486-6758 514-788-0025 Mrs. Marcia Kennedy-Gaul Maria Balntas
2 017 HOLY CROSS 95 Fraser, St. Laurent H4M 1Z6 514-334-9555 514-788-0018 Ms. Elena Zervas Nancy Mancuso
1 018 HONORÉ-MERCIER 8280 Nantes, St. Leonard H1P 2J1 514-323-2980 514-323-4023 Ms. Donna Manos Daniela Buttino
2 019 JOHN CABOTO 8955 Meunier H2N 1W3 514-381-0052 514-381-1138 Ms. Lucy Buscemi Tina Nardolillo
1 021 LEONARDO DA VINCI 12025 Andre Dumas, R.D.P. H1E 4G2 514-648-2764 514-648-4445 Mr. Michael Talevi Carmela Buttino
1 024 MICHELANGELO 9360 - 5th Street, R.D.P. H1E 1K1 514-648-1218 514-648-3067 Ms. Anna Della Rocca Terry Federico
2 026 NESBITT 6108 - 8th av. H1Y 2M2 514-721-2850 514-721-2558 Ms. Mary Theophilopoulos Lorraine Nardozza
1 027 OUR LADY OF POMPEI 9944 St. Michel, Mtl N. H1H 5G8 514-381-0411 514-381-1199 Ms. Joan MacMillan Agatina Nicita
2 028 PARKDALE 1475 Deguire, St. Laurent H4L 1M4 514-744-6423 514-788-0027 Mrs. Itrat Ahmad Filanthi Stavrianeas
1 029 PIERRE-DE-COUBERTIN 4700 Lavoisier, St. Leonard H1R 1H9 514-323-6586 514-323-6815 Mr. Nick Katalifos Mary Simeone
2 012 PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU 6855 Cartier H2G 2W1 514-374-7337 514-374-0554 Ms. Michelle Stein Mara Filippone
2 032 SINCLAIR LAIRD 8380 Wiseman H3N 2P6 514-279-9026 514-279-0232 Mrs. Viola Vathilakis Pina Portaro
1 031 ST. BRENDAN 6650 - 39th av. H1T 2W8 514-374-2828 514-374-0844 Ms. Sylvia Serchuk Angela Crescenzi
2 035 ST. DOROTHY 8961 - 6th av. H1Z 2T7 514-381-0355 514-381-1488 Ms. Daniella Lattanzio Silvana Mirarchi
3 037 ST. JOHN BOSCO 6255 Hamilton H4E 3C5 514-761-5550 514-762-3507 Ms. Katherine Snow Maria Mattiace
3 039 ST. MONICA 6440 Terrebonne H4B 1B1 514-369-0070 514-369-0087 Ms. Claire Caille Paquita Nanton
3 042 WESTMOUNT PARK 15 Park Place, Westmount H3Z 2K4 514-935-4388 514-935-7338 Ms. Nathalie Lacroix Colleen Flint

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