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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Helpful Parent & Guardian Resources
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!
Understanding children’s behavior
Positive and consistent techniques are used at both Aunty's locations to encourage children whose actions are both appropriate and inappropriate.
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
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
Monday, March 1, 2021
Monday, May 31, 2021
Monday, August 2, 2021
Monday, September 6, 2021
Monday, October 25, 2021
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Friday, November 26, 2021
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