Alouette® Childcare daily work:
- Supervise and monitor the safety of the children.
- Prepare meals and organize mealtimes and snacks for children.
- Help children keep good hygiene.
- Organize activities so that children can learn about the world and explore interests.
- Develop schedules and routines to ensure that children have enough physical activity, rest, and playtime.
- Watch for signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring the problems to the attention of parents.
We introduce babies and toddlers to basic concepts by reading to them and playing with them. For example, we teach young children how to share and take turns by playing games with other children. We use children’s play to improve the children’s language—for example, through storytelling and acting games—and their social skills—for example, through having them build something together in the sandbox. We involve the children in creative activities, such as art, dance, and music.
The staff cares for children in the provider's own home (3420 Kelton avenue and 11356 Missouri avenue) during traditional working hours. We ensure that our homes and all staff employed meet the regulations for family childcare.
After the children go home, we have more responsibilities, such as shopping for food or supplies, doing accounting, keeping records, and cleaning. In addition, family childcare providers frequently must spend some of their time marketing their services to prospective families.
Here the schedule on a daily basis:
- Preparing the daycare before 8am.
- 8am: doors are opening for family.
- Breakfast served between 8:15 and 8:45am only.
- Snack in the morning, hands are washed before and after. It takes time to take a snack as we have to multiply the preparation (wash hands, change diapers, etc) by the number of children present.
- Activities during the day, preparing and cleaning up with them.
- Playing during the day cleaning up with them.
- Lunch at 1pm: hands are washed before and after. It takes time to take a lunch as we have to multiply the preparation (wash hands, change diapers, etc) by the number of children present.
- Nap time: we start preparing them for nap time as soon as lunch is done. We need to wash them, change them and put them to sleep. Same for everything elese we multiply this by the number of children. So it takes time for us to have everyone asleep. Baptiste and Sofia have 1 hour break as soon as everyone is asleep.
Olivia at 3420 Kelton avenue and Nathalie at 11356 Missouri Avenue are watching over nap time.
- Afternoon is same as mornings.
- 6pm doors are closing.
- After 6pm cleaning up and more.