Childcare staff will:
• Be caring and respectful to all children, using appropriate verbal and physical interaction. Guidance strategies will focus on the child’s behaviour rather than the child.
• Provide clear, consistent limits.
• Use verbal direction and redirection for guidance, stating expectations in a positive fashion allowing the children to respond.
• Recognize and encourage positive behaviours in the program.
• Encourage children to use adults as a resource when having difficulty
• Supervise children at all times
If a child is not managing in a situation and has been redirected they will be asked to leave the situation that is causing the behaviour. If a situation needs immediate attention (example: an imminent threat to other children or themselves,) these actions will take place:
• Stop the action immediately (non-negotiable standard)
• Talk to the child(ren) about the situation and attempt to resolve the conflict by encouraging them to come up with ideas on how to resolve the conflict or how they could have handled the situation differently.
• Be sure to validate the feelings of the child(ren) and discuss the experience with the child
• If necessary, child(ren) will be asked to take some time away from the situation. This allows the child(ren) to calm down, and halts the behaviour so that the
child(ren) can reorient themselves towards positive behaviour and gain selfcontrol
• The child(ren) will then decide when they think they are ready to rejoin the group/situation.
At any time a staff member may call a parent/guardian to come and pick up a child from the program if the child’s actions warrant them leaving camp.
PARENTAL CONSENT AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
For the safety and enjoyment of all involved with the Science Camps, the following regulations must be observed:
1. Participants must follow the group itinerary.
2. Northwest Science and Innovation is NOT responsible for lost or stolen items.
3. Children are to be brought into the building and signed in at the beginning of the day and signed out at the end of the day.
4. Children will only be released to authorized persons with government approved picture identification (driver’s license, BC ID, passport). Authorized persons include the parent/guardian of the child, or another person authorized by the parent/guardian on the registration form to pick the child up. At no time will a child be released to persons not listed as authorized on this registration form. If an authorized person does not arrive to pick up the child within a reasonable amount of time, staff will begin contacting parent/guardian(s) and/or emergency contact to pick the child up. If we are unable to contact authorized persons, and 30 minutes has passed, the appropriate authorities will be contacted.
5. Activities are located inside and outside the building with the inclusion or a possible field trip.
6. Participants are expected to behave in an age appropriate manner. Behaviour requirements will be clearly explained to participants during the first hour of camp. Unacceptable behaviour or failure to comply with guidelines set out by camp instructors may result in the immediate pick up of the participants by an authorized pick up named in this form. In this case, any associated costs will not be refunded.
7. If an authorized person arrives to pick the child up and appears to be incapable of providing safe care for the child, the staff will immediately notify a Manager, and telephone the other parent/guardian or emergency contacts. If deemed necessary, the authorities may be notified of the incident.
8. If someone unauthorized arrives to pick the child up, under no circumstances will the child be released into the care of that person. The parent/guardian and/or emergency contacts will be notified and the child will remain under the care of the staff until an authorized person arrives to pick the child up. If the unauthorized person appears to pose a threat to either the child or to the staff, the RCMP and other appropriate authorities
will be notified immediately.