Childcare wait list
How our child care wait list works:
Our centre operates at capacity all year round and we keep an extensive waitlist on top of that as well. Therefore, in order to be considered for enrollment, you will need to begin by signing up to go on to our waitlist as soon as possible. Given that we are licensed facility, we follow the age and class size requirements; which means there are limits on the number of children we can have in any one of our classrooms- based on age. We suggest that you also consider other child care options, as we are not able to offer child care services to all on our waitlist, and cannot offer guarantees.
If you choose to join our wait list:
Step 1: Please download the Waitlist Form below and submit either electronically or hard copy along with payment ($30.00 non-refundable administrative fee) to our centre.
Step 2: Once the form is received along with the administration fee, your child will be added to the waitlist according to the date the application was received and their birth date.
Step 3: If there are any changes to your contact information, please notify our centre right away.
Step 4: Please contact our centre once a year to confirm that you would like your child’s name to remain on our waitlist. We annually review our list and remove names of those who have not been in contact with our centre.
Step 5: Our team is pleased to offer 15-20 minute tours of our centre every Friday morning anytime between 9:30am-11:00am. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and no appointment is necessary.
When a child leaves our centre:
We go through an internal ‘shuffle’ (unless the child is in our youngest classroom) and move eligible child(ren) who are eligible for the classroom to where there is the opening. We then identify which classroom has an opening.
We then go through our list and look if there are any siblings of current families who fall within the age range we have an opening for.
If there are no matches, we then look to the student/faculty/staff of MRU list for the child at the top of the list who falls within the age range we are looking for. If there are no matches, or the spot is declined, we then continue the process and look at the general public list.
Prospective parents will have 24 hours to respond, if declined or there is no reply, we will continue to call and offer a spot to the next eligible child. We will continue this process until the spot is filled.
Declining a Spot
We understand that the offer of a child care spot might not come at a time that works for the family. The first time a spot is declined, we keep the child’s name on the wait list in the same order. If a spot is declined a second time, then the child’s name will be moved to the bottom of the wait list. After the third refusal, the child’s name will be removed from the wait list.
Thank you for considering our centre.
If you cannot read the wait list form format you can get the download here: