Hours of Operation
The Centre is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm. The centre’s clock will be used as the correct time.
The Centre doors will remain locked until 6:45 a.m. Parents/guardians may enter the locker area to undress their children and may sit with their child in the playroom provided they remain with their child until 7:00 a.m. Staff in attendance before 7:00 a.m. are preparing for the day and have opening duties to attend to; they are not responsible for children until 7:00 a.m.
All children must be picked up and have left the Centre by 6:00 pm, as staff cannot leave the Centre until all parents/guardians and children have left.
If your child is still at the Centre at 6:00 p.m. and the Centre has not been contacted, we will attempt to reach the parent/guardian or alternate contact people you designate. If by 7:00 p.m., we have been unsuccessful at reaching the parent/guardian or alternate contacts, Child and Family Services will be called to report a child in need of care.
We strongly suggest that you carry a card in your wallet or purse requesting that the Centre be contacted should you become sick, injured or otherwise unable to speak for yourself, during the hours your child may be at the Centre. We will notify your alternate contact people to pick up and provide alternate care for your child.
Growing Minds Child Care Centre will remain open between 12:00-12:45 p.m. daily for parents wishing for their children to attend the school age program for lunch. Please ensure that you notify the school age staff no later than 9:00 a.m. on the given day that your child will be in attendance during the lunch hour. Staff will not be available to walk children to and from school during this time.
The center will be closed on the following days:
- New Year’s Day
- Louis Riel Day
- Good Friday
- Victoria Day
- Dominion Day
- August Civic Holiday
- Labour Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Remembrance Day
- Christmas Eve at 1:00pm
- Christmas Day
- Boxing Day
- New Year’s Eve at 1:00pm