There are a variety of situations that prompt families to require child care services. It is recommended that you register your child(ren) for the waitlist as soon as you establish you will require child care. It is not uncommon to register your child(ren) up to a year or more in advance, to ensure your child care needs are met. However waitlist applications are processed as they are received.
If you would like to place your child(ren) on the child care services waitlist, you must complete the Waitlist Registration Form and forward the completed first and last pages, to our office, along with your $50.00 non refundable waitlist fee. Forms are available at the Town of Beaumont office reception desk or by downloading the form. Payment can be made by cash, debit and cheque. Completed forms and payment (cheque) are also accepted after hours via a late night drop box at the Town office and will be processed the next business day and added to the list.
Due to the fact that all programs are operating at capacity it is virtually impossible to predict when spaces will become available. When spaces do become available, program supervisors will contact families via telephone if the space meets their outlined requirements. Please ensure your contact information remains up to date.
You are encouraged to inquire with child care services for new space timelines and your child(ren)’s position on the waitlist.
All full-time and part-time spaces are currently at capacity. However, some drop-in spaces may be available, please contact the program supervisor for details.
The Town of Beaumont strives to place siblings together in the same program to support family needs. The referral process can be very complex and multiple spaces may not become available at the same time. The Early Learning Child Care and School Age Site Supervisors may offer you a single space based on availability unless you indicated otherwise on the waitlist form.
The waitlist policy states that if a suitable space (based on the information provided on the waitlist form) is offered to a family and the guardian refuses the space, the child’s name is brought to the bottom of the list. If care is refused a second time, the child’s name is removed from the list and the child would once again have to be registered (including paying the $50 registration fee).
It is recommended you maintain your waitlist information as accurately as possible to ensure you are only offered spaces that meet your family’s needs. Updates are required in writing and can be sent to the child care services email.
Licensing or contracts are required by provincial legislation to ensure that minimum standards of health, safety, and care are in place at all times. Accreditation is voluntary. Accreditation exceeds the regulated standards of licensing.
By definition, accreditation and licensing have different functions.
Programs engage in a self-study process and undergo a site visit by external examiners to demonstrate they meet ten quality standards.
High quality child care can positively influence your child’s development because children learn and grow best in programs that provide quality care and activities. Accredited programs encourage the involvement of parents in the child care program.
More information on accreditation can be found at www.aelcs.ca.