update on operations for Orde Day Care for Monday, November 7, 2022- posted November 4 2022

November 4th, 2022 by Anna Gionet No comments »

Dear Families and Staff of Orde Day Care;

We want to inform you that should the strike continue into Monday; we will no longer be able to provide full day or before and after care to the FDK and School age groups as the Ministry of Education has informed us that these children will be engaged in online learning.

Should the strike end over the weekend, we will be back to normal operations and hours for Monday.

Our Board of Directors will meet on Sunday to discuss the continued operation of our infant, toddler and preschool programs.
The Board of Directors will decide to close these programs if the health and safety of the children and staff become compromised or if we have been directed by our governing bodies to close these programs.

The regular cleaning and maintenance of our program rooms will not be maintained during the strike. To support our unionized staff, we have directed them not to engage in any work of the striking CUPE members. Outside cleaning contracts are strictly prohibited. As a result, our environments will deteriorate the longer the strike continues.

We will provide an update on Sunday, so please check your email and our website for updates.

Thank you for your understanding and support

Child Care operations for November 4. 2022

November 3rd, 2022 by Anna Gionet No comments »

Dear Families and Staff of Orde Daycare;

As you may all be aware, a potential strike of the CUPE Education workers is set to begin on November 4. 2022. CUPE education workers include custodial staff whom the daycare relies on to keep our environments clean and open and close our schools, among many other responsibilities.

The Orde Board of Directors met last night to discuss if our centres (Orde and Satellite) will remain open on Friday. After much debate, it was decided that we will be open and offer childcare for all age groups at both sites from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PD day rates will apply for school-age children.

As no caretaking staff is on-site, the principals or designates will open and close the schools to allow our childcare to operate. Therefore, we ask that families not arrive before 8:00 a.m. for drop off on Friday morning and arrive for pick up before 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. Late fee charges will apply.

We would also like to make you aware that the cleanliness of these environments will begin to diminish, as we do not expect our staff to take on the responsibilities of the striking workers.

As the strike action is constantly evolving, we are still determining if we will be able to operate should the strike last past Friday or if events unfold quickly from today to Friday morning, which may lead us to reverse our decision to stay open.

Thank you for your understanding
Anna Gionet
Executive Director

The Board of Directors will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates to the families and staff should we have to adapt our operations.
Please ensure that you check your emails from families@ordedaycare.org[mailto:families@ordedaycare.org] or our website @ ordedaycare.org before you come to daycare on Friday, and be sure to check them over the weekend.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Anna Gionet, RECE

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Update on Canada Wide Early Learning and Care Program

October 13th, 2022 by Anna Gionet No comments »

Dear Families and Staff of Orde Day Care;

As you may be aware we applied for and were accepted into the Canada Wide Early Learning and Care Program for 2022.
This allows us to provide a refund to children who are under the age of 6 from April to September 2022 and charging a reduced fee from October 1 – December 31, 2022.

For full fee parents of children under 6 this will mean a reduction of 25% of your monthly fee, and for subsidized families we will be using your revised daily fee  calculated by Toronto Children Services. 

We have yet to receive the funding for the program from Toronto Children Services, but once we do, we will begin calculating and processing credits for eligible families accounts. If you child is 6 or under and you have not yet paid your fees for October, please hold off until we send out the monthly invoices.

If you have withdrawn from Orde Day Care and attended between April to September 2022, we will be sending you a check for the refunded amount. Please contact the daycare if you have moved so we can process the refund more efficiently.

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at admin@ordedaycare.org