We believe that early childhood programming provides a solid foundation for learning and fosters creative, inquisitive, confident learners.
- EICS supports strength-based, faith-based early childhood programming
- EICS provides resources (people, time and funding) to facilitate successful early childhood programming
- EICS has a shared philosophy and unified vision for early childhood programming
- EICS has a cohesive community of early educators who co-create and collaborate with parents, school staff, and children
- EICS early education staff have a united understanding of curriculum expectations and work together towards realistic and achievable outcomes and goals
- EICS supports inclusive planning and practice with developmentally appropriate activities and environments to help build on the strengths of every child.
- EICS supports purposeful play-based early childhood programming and is responsive to the emergent interests of children
- EICS supports childhood programming that is developmentally appropriate, responsive, flexible, safe, fun and engaging.
Early Childhood Links
We have had our share of colds and flus in the program. Even with all the hand washing and wiping of little noses, we are having a difficult time keeping children and staff healthy. We are also finding it difficult to find substitutes to cover when staff becomes sick. We ask your cooperation in not sending your children to school when they are sick. Here are a few general guidelines to help you in deciding when to keep your child at home:
Children should not be at school if:
- Frequent coughing fits
- Green or Yellow nasal discharge.
- Have a fever
- Are vomiting, have diarrhea, are dehydrated
- Have inadequate energy to attend to school activities
Return your child to school if:
- Nasal discharge is infrequent, clear, or due to allergies/hay fever
- Your child has had no fever for 24 hours.
- Your child is able to practice good hygiene (i.e. hand washing
We encourage parents to keep their child at home until five days after their symptoms have appeared. If your child has a bacterial infection, they may return to school after they have been on antibiotics for 24 hours. Here are some general guidelines for returning your child to school after other common childhood conditions:
Chicken Pox: All lesions have crusted over
Pink Eye: 48 hours after treatment
Head Lice: After anti-lice shampoo and manual nit removal
Pinworms: 24 hours after Pyrantel, Mebendazole, or Albendazole
Vomiting: 24 hours after last Emesis
For more information please visit http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/