October 4, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Kids’ Campus Child Care remains committed to providing ongoing communications with the families. 

As you are aware a full withdrawal of services has been announced by CUPE, which would go into effect Monday, October 7, 2019 unless a full-negotiated settlement is reached prior to that date.

The following Kids’ Campus Child Care Centre full day locations will be OPEN, for infant, toddler, and preschool, kindergarten and school age that currently attend these locations:

  • West Lynde
  • Viola Desmond

The following Kids’ Campus Child Care Centre locations will be OPEN to offer a kindergarten and school age full day program:

  • Cartwright Public School
  • daVinci
  • Forest View Public School
  • Sherwood
  • St. Marguerite d’Youville
  • West Lynde
  • Viola Desmond

The following Kids’ Campus Child Care Centre locations will be CLOSED, as per the direction of the Durham District School Board:

  • Winchester
  • Jack Miner

Children from these locations will be transferred to the following site for a full day program:

  • Winchester children will attend daVinci Public School located in Ajax
  • St. Marguerite d’Youville will attend West Lynde located in Whitby
  • Jack Miner will attend West Lynde located in Whitby

All Addresses are located on our website at www.kidscampus.ca If your child is NOT attending please call your location and leave a message.

Kindergarten and school age parents please provide yourself with additional time Monday morning,  All fees that are applicable to PA Days will apply but will not exceed $195.00 weekly.

If you are not attending, your regular weekly fee will apply.  Kindergarten and school aged children are required to bring a lunch daily.

Please follow the Durham District School Board (DDSB) and the Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB) websites for updates.  We will also update our website regularly with the most relevant information.

We are informing families that they may experience longer than usual delays in having to cross the picket lines at DDSB schools when accessing a child care program.
 

Best practices when crossing a picket line:

  • All families will receive a Kids’ Campus Child Care sign to be placed on the dashboard of their vehicle when you arrive Monday
  • Approach a picket line as you would a busy intersection. Come to a full stop, watch for an opening and exercise caution before proceeding slowly
  • Please respect the staff as it is their legal right under the School Boards’ Collective Bargaining Act and the Labour Relations Act to strike

Thank you for your patience and support if you have questions please contact our head office on Monday morning, please be patient as we are anticipating a high volume of calls.

Sincerely,

Heather Cook, RECE

Executive Director

       

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