Little Years Safety Policy
Monday, February 28, 2011
Dear Parents and Guardians:
By April 1, 2011, the Government of Manitoba has required all Daycare and Nursery School Facilities to have in place a locked door policy, which is part of the Safety Code Policy.
We have now complied to the policy by completing our security system which enables us to monitor visitor access to our nursery school facility within Ralph Maybank School.
We were planning to install the system during spring break, however witb.the demand and deadline fast approaching, we, in partnership with Universal Daycare and Ralph Maybank School agreed that this past weekend would be the best time for us all to have the necessary work done. We apologize for the lack of orientation time to the program as originally planned. We thank you for your patience, understanding, and cooperation in this matter. We have been working on this plan for the past two years on our Board of Directors.
We received a grant from the Government to help us with the cost of the program. We kindly ask parents, guardians, and visitors to our facility to use our doors to enter the building. We remind you that the front doors of the school are for the use of Ralph Maybank School, with an exception if you require the wheelchair assessable ramp, then you may enter through the front doors. Otherwise, we ask our patrons to enter our doors at all times. This will help to identify all visitors to the building.
Our security system is in place. We will buzz you in when you arrive.
PLEASE CLEARLY IDENTIFY YOURSELF TO US
When you arrive at Little Years ring our doorbell only. We will then buzz you in. If you do not get a response please check the time. Refrain from using Universal Daycare's doorbell as they will not be able to let you into the building, and this would be an inconvenience to their staff and to the children in their facility. We will monitor the doorbell at 8:50 am / 12:30 pm and up until all children arrive to school. So if you arrive at 9:05 am / 1:00 pm that's still acceptable. We will then still be able to monitor the doors during class time if ever necessary to dismiss a child to a parent / guardian for a specific appointment for example. At dismissal we will be available at 11:00 am / 2:40 pm and on up until dismissal time. We still require all parents / guardians to be back at 11:00-11:10 am / 2:40-2:50 pm (5 min. prior to dismissal time). Little Years School will be CLOSED at 11:15 am / 2:55 pm.