Operation of the Centre
Monday – Friday: 7:00 AM – 5:30PM
Extended hours are available upon request and children may attend on a full or part-time basis.
JUST KIDS is open year round with the exception of the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
The centre remains open on storm days when district schools are closed. If a storm is severe, we reserve the right to open later in the morning and close earlier in the day.
Online Enrollment Policy
A parent or guardian must bring the child to the centre for a short visit before s/he attends regularly. This gives the child and parent the opportunity to become familiar with the centre and meet the staff and other children in the class. You will then receive an online enrollment form from the centre which must be accessed and completed online through the Parent Portal. This form must be completed in order to be registered and enrolled in the centre. A non-refundable registration fee is due upon enrollment.
When your child arrives at the centre for the first time, s/he will be assigned a cubby where personal belongings are stored. Children under four years old will be assigned a cot for rest period.
Fees and Conditions for Payment
Fees are set in accordance with the ongoing cost of operation and payment can be made by cash or cheque. Please note that fees are due and payable a week in advance for the space booked whether the child attends or not. Income tax receipts are issued at the end of the year.
Designated Centre- Parent Subsidy Program
The Designated Centre-Parent Subsidy Program assists families with financial support to help pay for the costs of child care ages 0 to 4 who are not in school and who are registered at the centre. Free child care services are available to families with a total annual gross income of $37,500 or less. Parents whose family income exceeds this amount may still qualify for a portion of the child care fee based on a sliding scale. For more information on this program go to the New Brunswick Education and Early Childhood Development website and click on Parent Portal.
Day Care Assistance Program
The Day Care Assistance Program is available for those parents including After School children who do not qualify for the Designation funding. For more information visit the provincial website at www.gnb.ca (keyword, childcare) or contact the local office at 1-866-441-4246.
Parent Involvement / Parent Committee
At JUST KIDS we believe in an open door policy to parents. Please feel free to come to the centre at any time to visit your child. We welcome your comments and suggestions with the understanding that you know your child best. We also invite parents to become involved in the centre by participating in a parent committee which meets several times a year.
Parents are encouraged to provide nutritious snacks and lunches
It is vitally important that the centre be informed of any allergies your child may have.
Birthdays and Holiday Parties
We celebrate birthdays during afternoon snack. Only food’s that have been prepared in an approved facility and meet with Public Health Standards will be served. (Bakery or Supermarket)
Appropriate guidance techniques provide an emotionally secure environment for children.