Reasonable Risk Includes Risky Play - Brianna Merith
Children thrive in programs where they can engage in vigorous physical play in any environment that encourages "reasonable" risk. Keeping in mind risk is not the same as hazard. "While these environments need to be safe, it is also important for them to provide children with interesting opportunities for a reasonable degree of risk taking." (How Does Learning Happen p. 29)
This session will encourage deeper conversation on the following:
If you have already
registered for the conference and would like to revise your workshop
session schedule to include the new Risky Play workshop, email us
email@example.com or call the office at 416-686-9869 and
let us know.
Umbrella's Fee and Salary Survey Now Available
Umbrella’s 2018/2019 Fee and Salary Survey results have been sent to all centres who filled in and returned a survey questionnaire.
The goal of the survey is simple. It answers the most asked questions in the child care field: what everyone else is charging, paying, or being paid!
This valuable survey includes statistics on parent fees, staff salaries, and statistics on vacation credits, sick days and benefits such as health and dental plan coverage, and much more.
The survey is extremely useful for Board members when deciding what fees to set and salaries to pay. Many centres also use it for interested parents when they enquire about day care costs in their area. Also, E.C.E. graduates often use the figures in this survey to set realistic salary goals.
Free survey results are available to centres who participated in the survey. Cost is $55.00 to all others.
Email Umbrella or call at 416-686-9869 for more information.
Umbrella Annual Conference 2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 720 Midland Avenue
The 2018 Conference was a great success and we look forward to seeing you next year!
Mandatory Health & Safety Awareness
Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulations now require mandatory occupational health and safety training for all employees and supervisors to ensure that workers are aware of their involvement, rights and duties while on the job.
Reminder to Make use of the Umbrella Library and Resources Facility
Board of Director's Manual
The Umbrella Board of Directors Manual is easy to read and a must-have for child care boards!
It covers topics such as accountability, bylaws, Board Job Descriptions, Meetings, Recruitment and Orientation, Committees, Employee Relations, Board Training, Confidentiality, Conflict of Interest, Parliamentary Rules, and much, much more.
Cost is $75.00 plus $11.00 to cover postage and handling for Cerlox bound copy or $85.00 plus $13.50 for a binder.
For more information contact Umbrella, 1220 Kingston Road in Scarborough at 416-686-9869 or by email.