Move Back to Orde Day Care – End of Summer

July 26th, 2022 by Anna Gionet No comments »

Firstly, we would like to thank all our families for continuing loyalty to Orde Day Care during our relocation to 33 Robert St this summer. We know the transition, commute, and navigating the building have posed some problems, and we appreciate your patience and understanding.

We also like to recognize our fantastic staff and children, who are making the best of the limited-out door space, new program rooms and catered lunches, not to mention the warm indoor temperatures during the humid summer days.

We have contacted Maureen Beckett, Project Manager of the construction at the Orde Site. She has communicated that she is unsure if we will be able to get back into the building before September 6, 2022. If this is the case, we wanted to provide as much notice as possible that the daycare may be closed on September 6 (Orde location only) for all programs so that staff can safely move back into the school and set up the environments for the children’s return on September 7, 2022.

We will confirm our plans by August 14, 2022, at which point we will have a better idea of our ability to get back to the Orde location before September 6, 2022.


If we do not open on September 6, 2022, Orde Day Care will reimburse fees for this day.

Thanking you in advance for your understanding

Orde Day Care and Orde Satellite opting in to Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care System

July 12th, 2022 by Anna Gionet No comments »

Dear Families and Staff members of Orde Day Care;

We are proud to announce that Orde Daycare and Orde Satellite have applied to Children Services, City of Toronto to join the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care System for 2022, based on the decision from our Board of Directors.


I will communicate the results of our application’s status for the CWELCC system, once we have been informed by Children Services, City of Toronto.


On behalf of the Board of Directors, and myself we would like to thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigated the information, process and implications the new system may have on our two childcare sites.

Respectfully
Anna Gionet RECE
Executive Director

Update on Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care Program

June 23rd, 2022 by Anna Gionet No comments »

Dear Families and Staff of Orde Day Care and Orde Satellite;

On June 22, 2022, the Treasurer, of Orde Day Care and myself participated in an information session presented by Toronto Children Services, regarding the Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care program. The information that was provided through this session has been shared with our Board of Directors to allow them to make an informed decision as to whether Orde Day Care Centre will opt into the program for 2022.

If the decision is made to opt in, Orde Day Care and Orde Satellite will be required to apply to Toronto Children Services for approval. Once the approval is granted, the city would begin to provide funding to reimburse fees. Upon receipt of this funding the centre would then begin to offer refunds to parents retroactive to April 1, 2022 for children who are under the age of 6 as of June 30, 2022.

We would like to thank you for your continued patience and loyalty to Orde Day Care as we navigate through this new program and it nuances. Once a decision is made by the Board of Directors to opt in or not we will communicate this the families and staff.

Best
Anna Gionet R.E.C.E

Executive Director, Orde Day Care Centre

Closure of Centre on December 24, 2021

December 1st, 2021 by Anna Gionet No comments »

Dear Families of Orde Day Care


Notice of a change to our operations for December 24, 2021.


The Centre will be closed on December 24, 2021, to fulfill our obligations recently agreed to with the full time and part time staff regarding their Collective Agreements, which requires the Centre to provide a paid day off in 2021 in lieu of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The decision to close the centre on December 24, 2021, was due in part to the historically low enrollment, coupled with the reduced hours of operation on this day.


As a result of the short notice of this closure, the Orde Board of Directors has decided not to charge the affected families for care on this day. Therefore, one day of fees will be deducted from program fees for December 24, 2021.


December 2021 fees will be as follows
Infant fees $1860.34
Toddler fees $1507.36
Preschool fees $1176.31
FDK fees $721.84
School age 3 part (am, lunch, and pm) $733.32
For our subsidized parents who have an assessed daily fee, please deduct one day of fees from your payment for December. Multiply the daily fee x 22 days for December instead of the 23 that is posted on our fee schedule.


The part time school age program i.e., am and/or pm school age program are not affected by this closure and therefore fees will remain the same for these programs.


If you have already submitted your fees for December, a credit of one day will remain on your account for January 2022.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Anna Gionet RECE

Executive Director Orde Day Care Centre

UPDATE ON RELOCATION SITE INFORMATION FOR JULY 4, 2022

June 30th, 2022 by Anna Gionet No comments »

Dear Families and Staff at the 18 Orde St Site location;

Please note that menus for the next three weeks we emailed to families on the families@ordedaycare.org email distribution list. Morning and afternoon snacks as well as bagged lunches will continue to be prepared on site, The hot lunch will be catered. If you child develops a food restriction or allergy during this time, please provide us as much notice as possible, so we can inform our caterer

Our phone number will remain the same @ 416 598 3412, but you can also email the supervisors at gary.duncan@ordedaycare.org

or sandra.hejmo@ordedaycare.org or myself @ admin@ordedaycare.org

We will be using the Main entrance of the school on Robert St. Please see attached floor plan and google link
https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=33+robert+street+toronto. If you are having difficulty finding the entrance please do not hesitate to contact us for further direction.
The school has a security system which means that the doors to the school are locked. We are only using the Robert St entrance for Orde Day Care parents. Please be mindful of this entrance, as there is another program located in the school using a separate entrance.

We will be allowing parents into the school building to bring your child to their classroom and pick them up in the evening.

Our hours of operation will be 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. starting July 4. 2022

A staff will be stationed at the door to direct you to your child’s program for the first week to familiarize you with the route to your child’s classroom from 7:30-10:00 a.m. and 3:30-6:00 p.m.

If you come outside of these times please call the daycare number which will be posted on the entrance door.

Please allow this extra time for the morning drop and evening pick up to bring/pick up your child directly from the classroom.

We will be moving to buzzing families into the school the second week within the same time period of 7:30-10:00 a.m. and 3:30-6:00 p.m. If you come outside of those time to drop off or pick up your child you will have to call the daycare directly @ 416 598 3412 for a staff to let you into the building.

Drop off and pick up for families arriving by car will be off Spadina Ave as designated by the City of Toronto, Parking Authority.

If you should have any additional questions, I will be returning emails between 9:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2022.

Thank you again for your continued support and understanding


Best


Anna

Follow up to Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care email

June 28th, 2022 by Anna Gionet No comments »

Dear Families and Staff

We received a number of questions regarding the Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care program email that was sent out on June 24, 2022.

The Board of Directors reservation for not in opting immediately is due in large part to the significant number of unknowns that are left undefined by the

Province throughout the CWELCC contract. Language such as reasonableness,or fair market are being used with no concrete or definitive numbers or

caps provided for salaries or expenses. With fees frozen at March 2022 levels,our ability to meet any expenses deemed unreasonable for 2023 would be difficult.

As a non for profit, unionized centre we must ensure financial viability of our business as well as commitment to salaries and benefits through our

negotiated collective agreements. The Board must balance this while ensuring fees are competitive and quality care is maintained for our families.

Below is a clip from Metro morning that was aired today regarding the CWELCC program. The operator touches on a few issues that our Board of

Directors have also identified as reasons why a centre wouldn’t necessarily immediately opt-in.

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-39/clip/15921299

If you have any question or would like to share your views regarding the

Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care please direct your email to

ordeboard@ordedaycare.org[mailto:ordeboard@ordedaycare.org]