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Umbrella’s 2017 School Age Conference

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Our Lady of Fatima Separate School - 3176 St. Clair Avenue East


Click here to download the Information Package and Registration form


Click here to download the Registration form

Email Umbrella or call at 416-686-9869 for more information.


Umbrella's 2017/2018 Fee and Salary Survey

Umbrella's 2017/2018 Fee and Salary Survey results will be sent to all centres who fill in 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.


The New Child Care and Early Years Act

The Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 will come into effect on August 31, 2015. This legislation will replace the Day Nurseries Act (DNA) and establish new rules governing child care in Ontario.

The new rules will come into effect on August 1, 2015. A summary of the new rules is provided in the Fact Sheet prepared by the Ontario Ministry of Education

Be sure to access the information regarding Child Care Modernization available on the Ontario.ca website - http://www.ontario.ca/children-and-youth/child-care-modernization


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.

Click here for more info or here to visit the Ontario Ministry of Labour's Safe At Work website


Reminder to Make use of the Umbrella Library and Resources Facility

In case you're not aware, the Umbrella office has a wealth of resources and information at your disposal. Don't overlook this valuable resource and repository. Whether you're looking for a way to entertain kids or researching an aspect of your field, you're likely to find what you need.

Click here to learn more !


Revised Board of Director's Manual

Umbrella has revised its Board of Directors Manual! It's 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 $10.50 to cover postage and handling for Cerlox bound copy or $85.00 plus $12.50 for a binder.

For more information contact Umbrella, 1220 Kingston Road in Scarborough at 416-686-9869 or by email.