This section of the website, although public facing, is dedicated to our parents. You'll find all you will need to know about the Centre's Operating Policies, Parent Information, Program Contacts, Meetings and Events, Volunteering and our Fundraising Programs in our Parent Handbook. Click on the link below for the pdf of the handbook.
Welcome to the Campus Child Care Family!
We realize that for many of you this is a daunting part of the parenting journey. Our role is to provide the best possible atmosphere, emotionally and physically for your child. This handbook provides you with important information about how we will fulfill this commitment to your child and about the expectations of parents to ensure your family’s time at the Centre is positive and productive. What follows is a description of Centre policies and procedures and helpful tips on the “what, where and why” of licensed child care.
Part of our role is to be available to you as a resource. Please do not hesitate to ask us questions and/or provide feedback. We are thrilled to have you join the Campus Child Care Co-operative of Guelph and thank you for sharing your child with us. We will all benefit from the journey!
CCCCG Program Statement
CCCCG strives to provide a warm, nurturing and supportive environment that views the child as being capable, competent, curious and rich in potential. This program statement is consistent with the Minister’s policy statement on programming and pedagogy and will be reviewed annually. Under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA), the centre is committed to using How Does Learning Happen?, Ontario’s pedagogy for the Early Years (2014). This is a professional learning document and is intended to support pedagogy and curriculum/program development. How Does Learning Happen? focuses on four foundations that are essential for the healthy development of children: Belonging, Well-Being, Engagement and Expression. This document is used to strengthen the quality of all our programs and provide high quality learning experiences through play based learning experiences.
Belonging refers to a sense of connectedness to others, an individual’s experiences of being valued of forming relationships with others and making contributions as part of a group, a community, the natural world.
Well-Being addresses the importance of physical and mental health and wellness. It incorporates capacities such as self-care, sense of self, and self-regulation skills.
Engagement suggests a state of being involved and focused. When children are able to explore the world around them with their natural curiosity and exuberance, they are fully engaged. Through this type of play and inquiry, they develop skills such as problem solving, creative thinking, and innovating, which are essential for learning and success in school and beyond.
Expression or communication may take many different forms. Through their bodies, words, and use of materials, children develop capacities for increasingly complex communication. Opportunities to explore materials, support creativity, problem solving, and mathematical behaviours. Language-rich environment support growing communication skills, which are foundation for literacy.