Hours and Attendance
HOURS OF OPERATION
The Reaching for Rainbows Child Development Centre is open from 6:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, year round.
Reaching for Rainbows will be closed on all statutory holidays, including:
New Year’s Day
New Brunswick Day
Christmas Day and
Regular fees, for these days, are included in the applicable weekly rate.
In the case of severe weather (i.e. heavy snowfall, icy roads and severe wind storms) we ask parents to notify the centre as early as possible if your child will not be attending or will be arriving late. This information will enable us to arrange our staffing requirements.
Should severe weather conditions necessitate centre closure, radio announcements will be made as early as possible in the morning. A decision will be made on centre closure by 6:30 a.m. Should severe weather necessitate mid-day closure, an announcement will be made on the radio and parents will be asked to arrange for pick-up of their child as soon as possible.
CLOSURE FOR ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
As part of our commitment to lifelong learning and on-going continuous quality improvement, all staff members at Reaching for Rainbows participate in numerous conferences and professional development opportunities throughout the year. For the most part, these opportunities occur on weekends and evenings and require that our staff sacrifice their own time, for themselves and from their families, in order to attend. One day per year, however, PiCS (Professionalism In the Child Care Sector) our local committee responsible for professional development of educators in participating Greater Moncton centres, hosts a professional development day on a weekday that will require the closure of centres for that day.
Regular fees, for this day, are included in the applicable weekly rate and notification will be given to parents, no less than 4 weeks, prior to the applicable date.
VACATION AND ABSENCES
Our centre is licensed through the Department of Social Development. Based on regulations, as defined in the Child Day Care Facilities Operator Standards, each licensed facility is registered for a given number of child “spaces”. Essentially, when you register your child at Reaching for Rainbows, you are renting a “space”. That space belongs to your child and may not be given to another until your child is no longer attending the centre. You are, therefore, financially responsible for that space for every day/week of your child’s registration, regardless of his/her attendance. If your child is unable to attend the centre due to illness, vacation or a spur of the moment visit from Grandma, you are still responsible to pay regular weekly/daily childcare fees; the same way you’re still responsible to pay your full monthly/bi-weekly mortgage payment/rent even if you’re away on a family vacation for two weeks.