Daycare Waiting List Procedures
We strongly encourage anyone who thinks their child may in the future need a space in our Daycare to fill out an application and put their child's name on the waiting list. Most families put their child's name on our waiting list many years in advance, often right after birth. There is a $20 dollar application fee, payable at the time of application. This fee is waived for families on subsidy or reimbursed to families on subsidy on the date their child is offered a spot in the daycare. To apply for subsidy, contact the City of Toronto’s Children’s Services division by calling 311 or going to their website at www.toronto.ca/children
The Daycare management believes that strict adherence to a first-come, first-served policy is the only fair and equitable process.
Please note that because the demand for Daycare spaces is generally greater than the number of spaces available, we maintain a waiting list for each birth year. There are separate applications and procedures for the Nursery School program and the Daycare programs.
There is a $20 non-refundable administration fee to stay on the waiting list after declining a Daycare spot. If a family declines to accept a spot when offered, but wishes to keep their child's application on the waiting list, a $20 administration fee will be charged and their application will be placed at the bottom of the list. If the administration fee is not received within 15 days of the spot being declined, the child's application will be taken off the list and it will be up to the family to submit a new application. From time to time the Director may request the Board of Directors of Jackman Community Daycare to approve an exception to the policy for programming needs or unforeseen circumstances.
Our lunch caterer is Halpert Catering. All Preschool children are provided a catered lunch. Children in our School Age and ACC rooms may choose the catered option or bring a lunch from home. Our JK and SK B & A rooms are served catered lunch on PA days and school breaks. You can find out more about Halpert Catering as well as view menus on their website at: www.halpertcatering.com