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Partnerships with families

Information for Parents

Established relationships with parents means we can share information positively and effectively to support all children at Aunty's locations as much as possible!

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    Hours of Operation

    Eligible hours of care differ slightly depending on your chosen location. Lakeside opens at 6AM and is open until 5:30PM. Spirit Valley opens at 7:30AM and is open until 5:30PM.

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    Communication

    Open communication between parents and Aunty's staff is extremely vital. Staff are encouraged to learn what is important to you as a parent and to keep that information in mind when working with your child.

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    Balanced Structure

    We have a daily schedule to add structure and balance to your child’s day, and fill the hours not with TV, but with arts & crafts, educational flash cards, games, puzzles, music and dancing, story time, and toy time.

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    Nutrition

    Healthy eating is the cornerstone foundation of Aunty's Child Care! Children are encouraged to taste a variety of healthy foods but no child is ever forced to eat foods that they do not wish to.

Healthy Children, Healthy Minds!

Healthy Nutrition for Growing Children

Healthy eating is the cornerstone of our program at Aunty's Child Care. Children do not get nearly enough nutrition education in school, so we strive to promote healthy eating habits and good eating choices!

Fruits

Vegetables

Grains

Understanding children’s behavior

Behavior Guidance

Positive and consistent techniques are used at both Aunty's locations to encourage children whose actions are both appropriate and inappropriate.

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Preferred Practices

  • We start with empathy, use facial expressions and positive verbal and gestural reinforcement for appropriate behavior, redirection of inappropriate behavior

  • When age-appropriate, encouraging the use of active communication amongst peers to solve an issue. Use the phrase 'how can we solve this problem?'

  • Teaching and practicing of preferred behaviors in order to help children habituate skills and learn self-discipline, role play and guidance

  • Offering children age-appropriate choices and assisting them to follow through

  • Allowing children to make 'affordable mistakes' to learn and grow from their own choices
  • Utilize catch phrases such as 'love you too much to argue' and 'it's okay to feel sad'
  • Help children figure out what to do with big emotions such as anger and make appropriate choices when they feel mad
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Prohibited Practices

  • Corporal punishments of any child (spanking, hitting, shaking, etc.)

  • Deliberate harsh or degrading measures that would humiliate a child or undermine a child's self respect (threatening, verbal abuse, yelling, etc.)

  • Deprivation of basic needs (food, clothing, shelter, cot etc)

  • Confining in a locked room

  • Locking the exits of Aunty's Child Care for the purpose of confining

2021 Holiday Closures

New Year's Day

Friday, January 1, 2021

In-Service Day

Monday, March 1, 2021

Memorial Day

Monday, May 31, 2021

In-Service Day

Monday, August 2, 2021

Labor Day

Monday, September 6, 2021

In-Service Day

Monday, October 25, 2021

Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Black Friday

Friday, November 26, 2021

*Christmas Eve

Friday, December 24, 2021

*New Year's Eve

Friday, December 31, 2021

*If you use child care assistance, you must pay for the starred days out of pocket as child care assistance does not cover all days.

Social Media Links

Parents and guardians — keep up with our active social media channels! We update our Lakeside & Spirit Valley Facebook Pages weekly with photos showcasing what we’re up to! Consider joining the Child Care Providers & Resources of the Northland private Facebook Group to stay up-to-date on child care information, as well.

Aunty’s Lakeside Facebook Page

Aunty’s Spirit Valley Facebook Page

Childcare Providers and Resources of the Northland Facebook Group

Aunty’s Child Care Instagram 

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