Parent participation and Communication at Halfmoon Bay Childcare Society, Sunshine Coast BC
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Parent participation and communication with childcare teachers, BC

Parent Participation and Communication

We believe in respect, inclusion, dignity and safety for all of the children, families and staff in our centre. We develop these beliefs through caring, meaningful relationships and open communication and support them with our policies.

The Childcare Society board itself is made up of volunteers from the parent population and we require an active board to stay operational. It’s a great way to get involved and be a part of the decisions that happen at the centre. Occasionally, we will send out requests for volunteers to help with specific tasks and fundraising efforts and greatly appreciate any help you can provide.


We hold an Annual General Meeting yearly to give our reports and elect new officers if necessary. One member from each family is required to attend the Annual General Meeting in November. Exact date will be provided in September and childcare can be provided for those who need it upon request.

All families will sign an agreement with the manager of the Halfmoon Bay Childcare Centre acknowledging that they have read and accept the Parent Handbook. Agreements must be handed in with the postdated cheques for the whole school year (Sept.-June) on the first day of the child’s enrollment or during registration.


We value an open flow of communication between the families and the teaching staff. When you arrive, you are required to sign your child in on the sign in board. Please take this opportunity to let the teachers know anything that will help set your child up for a successful day. The teachers will often share stories about your child and their day with you at drop-off or at pick-up time in an effort to involve you in the community of learning at the centre.

Email is the primary method of communication for important messages. Please check and read any emails that are sent out. Messages are also reposted on the centre walls by the sign in sheet and on the white board.

BC Sunshine Coast non-profit organization
We are a registered non-profit organization and rely on our community for financial help to keep our program running and thriving. Donations allow our centre to be the best that it can be for all the children to facilitate and enrich their learning experiences.