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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:27 pm 
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I simply couldn't repeat the headline of this story as I find it inflammatory. This story is about a daycare in my neighbourhood.

I don't recommend readers look at the comments as many of them are nasty. I will share some that are not nasty as they seem to provide additional information to the situation.

As per one commenter: "I am a parent who has children in this daycare. While I agree that this policy is very strict, it is clearly communicated on numerous occasions. Despite the sign for the food restriction being in French, many of the administrative staff are bilingual and have communicated this message in English on countless occasions. In addition, parents are required to sign a form stating that they will abide by the policy so I don't know how the parent can fairly state that they were not aware of the rules.

In regards to the debate on French vs English, this daycare is located in a French public school. Although our first language is English, the daycare was willing to accept us understanding our desire for our children to become bilingual. Since starting, we have purchased a few French books to assist our older child to transition to French and if there is something we don't understand, we ask for clarification in English. I personally think that it is the parent's responsibility to try to acquaint ourselves with the rules of the school and to assist the child's language development so as to not offload all the pressure to the teachers. If we feel that French is so important to our children that we would send them to a French daycare, we should take a vested interest in their learning to ensure that they succeed."

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" I know this man personally. I am siding with the daycare. Enough said"
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/da ... -1.2561458

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:45 pm 
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It was a pleasant change to see a daycare actually taking action for food being brought into their facility.

A financial penalty often means nothing but inconveniencing the parent by not allowing the child at daycare will ensure they pay attention. I do not think it was harsh on the child to get to spend time with a parent or another loved one --- definitely harsh on the parent to have to find alternate childcare for 3 days or miss work and guessing it was not a first offense for them to take that action.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:59 am 
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I spoke to a woman yesterday in the grocery store lineup. She worked at another local daycare and she completely supports the daycare in the article.

She said that they have a lot of children with both severe allergies and intolerances. That this is sometimes the only way to make parents follow the rules.

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