Follow up to Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care email

June 28th, 2022 by Anna Gionet No comments »

Dear Families and Staff

We received a number of questions regarding the Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care program email that was sent out on June 24, 2022.

The Board of Directors reservation for not in opting immediately is due in large part to the significant number of unknowns that are left undefined by the

Province throughout the CWELCC contract. Language such as reasonableness,or fair market are being used with no concrete or definitive numbers or

caps provided for salaries or expenses. With fees frozen at March 2022 levels,our ability to meet any expenses deemed unreasonable for 2023 would be difficult.

As a non for profit, unionized centre we must ensure financial viability of our business as well as commitment to salaries and benefits through our

negotiated collective agreements. The Board must balance this while ensuring fees are competitive and quality care is maintained for our families.

Below is a clip from Metro morning that was aired today regarding the CWELCC program. The operator touches on a few issues that our Board of

Directors have also identified as reasons why a centre wouldn’t necessarily immediately opt-in.

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-39/clip/15921299

If you have any question or would like to share your views regarding the

Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care please direct your email to

ordeboard@ordedaycare.org[mailto:ordeboard@ordedaycare.org]

Update on Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care Program

June 23rd, 2022 by Anna Gionet No comments »

Dear Families and Staff of Orde Day Care and Orde Satellite;

On June 22, 2022, the Treasurer, of Orde Day Care and myself participated in an information session presented by Toronto Children Services, regarding the Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care program. The information that was provided through this session has been shared with our Board of Directors to allow them to make an informed decision as to whether Orde Day Care Centre will opt into the program for 2022.

If the decision is made to opt in, Orde Day Care and Orde Satellite will be required to apply to Toronto Children Services for approval. Once the approval is granted, the city would begin to provide funding to reimburse fees. Upon receipt of this funding the centre would then begin to offer refunds to parents retroactive to April 1, 2022 for children who are under the age of 6 as of June 30, 2022.

We would like to thank you for your continued patience and loyalty to Orde Day Care as we navigate through this new program and it nuances. Once a decision is made by the Board of Directors to opt in or not we will communicate this the families and staff.

Best
Anna Gionet R.E.C.E

Executive Director, Orde Day Care Centre

Closure of Centre on December 24, 2021

December 1st, 2021 by Anna Gionet No comments »

Dear Families of Orde Day Care


Notice of a change to our operations for December 24, 2021.


The Centre will be closed on December 24, 2021, to fulfill our obligations recently agreed to with the full time and part time staff regarding their Collective Agreements, which requires the Centre to provide a paid day off in 2021 in lieu of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The decision to close the centre on December 24, 2021, was due in part to the historically low enrollment, coupled with the reduced hours of operation on this day.


As a result of the short notice of this closure, the Orde Board of Directors has decided not to charge the affected families for care on this day. Therefore, one day of fees will be deducted from program fees for December 24, 2021.


December 2021 fees will be as follows
Infant fees $1860.34
Toddler fees $1507.36
Preschool fees $1176.31
FDK fees $721.84
School age 3 part (am, lunch, and pm) $733.32
For our subsidized parents who have an assessed daily fee, please deduct one day of fees from your payment for December. Multiply the daily fee x 22 days for December instead of the 23 that is posted on our fee schedule.


The part time school age program i.e., am and/or pm school age program are not affected by this closure and therefore fees will remain the same for these programs.


If you have already submitted your fees for December, a credit of one day will remain on your account for January 2022.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Anna Gionet RECE

Executive Director Orde Day Care Centre

Update on COVID-19 immunizations

October 12th, 2021 by Anna Gionet No comments »

Dear Families
We recently update our Immunization Disclosure and Vaccination Policy and Procedure in relation to COVID-19.
All staff, volunteer and students are required to be fully immunized by November 1, 2021. Staff who receive an exemption will be required to complete ongoing rapid antigen testing until the exemption no longer applies or further direction is received by Toronto Public Health . A full copy of this policy along with all our other COVID-19 updated COVID-19 policies can be found https://new.ordedaycare.org/?page_id=2144 or on the policy page of our website