Anticipated Start date – The target date for re-opening is Aug 24, 2020. We are still working on a few matters that will need to be confirmed before we can provide a confirmed a date. We are still seeking confirmation and clarification of information and direction from our operating partners (Children’s Services, TDSB, Ministry of Education etc.). Pending this information, the start date may need to be extended.
Please see attached Pandemic Policy that has been developed and has been approved by the Board of Directors. These policies and procedures are necessary in order that we can meet both the Provincial and Municipal guidelines that were provided. Please be sure to review these policies carefully in order that you can sign of to accept these in the survey (also attached).
It is important to know that our operations will obviously look a bit different, at least for a while. What we do know based on our last survey results and the current guidelines that we are obligated to comply, is that we will be operating at a reduced capacity and also reduced hours of operations, in order that we can meet the enhanced requirements from Toronto Public Health and the Ministry of Education. It is important that parents complete the new survey attached and also be sure to note if you have a priority (see policy on page 4) that needs to be considered while we are reviewing our availability.
We also have developed (and approved by the Board of Directors) a new Fee Policy, also attached. All parents must also review, sign and return this prior to readmission. Please note that E-transfers will not be accepted any longer at AACD. We have recently partnered with Telpay in order that we can set up Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD)agreements with each family for fee payments. Please review the policy and you can direct any questions to Cathy O’Toole at finance[at]ascotdaycare[dot]com. Please note this change is in response to the recommendations of both our bookkeeper and auditor.
A final note from the Board of Directors to advise that the date for the 2020 AGM has been set to THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2020 at 8 p.m. This will be a virtual “Zoom” meeting, so we hope you can all attend and the later start give everyone time to get kids to bed. We do request that one parent per family attend the AGM, as we are a not for profit organization and there are requirements for quorum at AGM’s.