ACW Program Statement

A Child’s World -Family Child Care Services of Niagara Program Statement

A Child’s World provides quality early learning and child care by creating an enriched foundation for children and their families. It is our commitment to support How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years.

All Educators, support staff, students, and volunteers will review the Program Statement prior to employment, annually and/or after any modification.

The term “Educator” refers to all ACW staff, students and volunteers who interact with children and families in our Child Care Centre’s.

A Child’s World Goal

A Child’s World Approach

Educators take responsibility for providing a healthy, safe, nutritionally sound program that supports the overall well-being of the children.

Educators take responsibility for quality engagement interactions with the children, the families and colleagues.

Educators take responsibility to encourage the children to interact and communicate in a positive way and support their ability to self-regulate.

Educators take responsibility to foster children’s exploration and inquiry through play.

Educators take responsibility to provide an all-encompassing program that includes child initiated and educator supported experiences.

Educators take responsibility for providing positive learning environments and experiences where each child’s learning and development is supported which is inclusive of all children, including children with Individualized Support Plans

Educators take responsibility to provide an all-encompassing program.

Educators take responsibility for quality family engagement.

Educators take responsibility for building strong relationships with community partners

Educators are supported in their continuous professional learning.

A Child’s World will review the impact of the goals and approaches of the Program Statement.

Prohibited Practices 

 The Child Care and Early Years Act specifies the following Prohibited practices: 

a) Corporal punishment of the child; 

b) Physical restraint of the child, such as confining the child to a high chair, car seat, stroller or other device for the purposes of discipline or in lieu of supervision, unless the physical restraint is for the purpose of preventing a child from hurting himself, herself or someone else, and is used only as a last resort and only until the risk of injury is no longer imminent; 

c) Locking the exits of the child care centre for the purpose of confining the child, or confining the child in an area or room without adult supervision, unless such confinement occurs during an emergency and is required as part of the licensee’s emergency management policies and procedures; 

d) Use of harsh or degrading measures or threats or use of derogatory language directed at or used in the presence of a child that would humiliate, shame or frighten the child or undermine his or her self-respect, dignity or self-worth; 

e) Depriving the child of basic needs including food, drink, shelter, sleep, toilet use, clothing or bedding; or 

f) Inflicting any bodily harm on children including making children eat or drink against their will.