Immaculate Heart of Mary Lubov Nursery School is Peanut and Nut Free! We encourage all children to bring a small healthy snack. Snack time is usually short, five to ten minutes and it is usually more about the social aspect and the gathering together than the fact that the children are very hungry.
Please send one or two items and a drink. Water is fine for a drink. Cheese and crackers, applesauce, raw fruit ( ie. apple slices, banana, berries etc.), raw vegetables ( ie. Carrot sticks, celery, snap peas, broccoli etc.), a small sandwich, yogurt, pita bread & hummus dip, homemade(nut free) oatmeal or banana muffins, rice cake, non-sugar coated dry cereal, these are all good choices. When a child has too many snack choices it is difficult for him/her to decide what to eat and then snack time is over. We are asking that caregivers send only 1 or 2 items in your child’s snack bag. At home, show your child what choices they have and ask them to choose what they would like.
Please do not send chocolate of any kind, fun fruits, fruit roll ups, or other sugary snacks that are not healthy. We discourage chips and fast food because of the high salt content in these snacks. If a child brings a snack that may contain nuts or is considered a “treat” and not healthy we will explain to the child why they may not eat it at school and have them choose something different form their snack bag. If they do not have any other options we may offer to provide a snack from our own supply. Please read all labels carefully!
At Immaculate Heart of Mary Lubov Nursery School we welcome and accept children of all abilities. Our program supports the full inclusion of children who require additional support because of physical, cognitive, social, or emotional needs.
The classroom is carefully and thoughtfully arranged so that all children can move freely and make choices based on their abilities. Children are able to participate in social free play and take part in our routines throughout the day. We encourage the socialization of every child with peers and provide developmentally appropriate group experiences for all children. The daily schedule is flexible, inclusive of children with additional support needs, and takes into consideration the individual developmental needs of the children.
We support and encourage the family to be a part of the decision making process for their child. We collaborate together with parents and early intervention professionals to set goals and plan appropriate support needs.
Our staff participates in professional development in current areas of child development. We are committed to learning more about various disabilities and working together as a team to provide the best care for the needs of each child.
Behavior management strategies will be adapted to meet the developmental needs of each child and will take into consideration the child’s inclusion support needs.
According to licensing regulations, a licensee shall not permit, practice, or inflict any form of physical punishment or verbal or emotional abuse upon, or the denial of any physical necessities to, any child in attendance at the child care centre.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Lubov Nursery School (Sadochok) is committed to providing a clean, safe, caring and nurturing Christian environment in which children can grow, develop, play and socialize. All discipline stems from a concern for the safety and happiness of all children, rooted in a loving and caring atmosphere. It is always positive and helpful.
We recognize that each child is a unique individual; learning and growing, sometimes through mistakes. Difficulties and misunderstandings become a daily challenge for children as they develop their own personality. We also recognize that a child’s experience in his or her family and culture can influence behavior patterns. Early in each child’s first experience of nursery school, the teachers explain the importance of caring, sharing, cooperation and safety. We exemplify acceptable behavior in our learning environment. Our goal remains constant with regard to discipline – to assist children in developing self-control, self-confidence, self-discipline and a sensitivity to others in their reaction to daily situations. Discipline is channeled to reinforce appropriate and acceptable behaviors. It’s intention is to help children become self-disciplined, using their own thoughts and skills to solve frustrating problems. At IHM Lubov, we take the time to listen to the children and to exchange thoughts and ideas that can lead us to a positive solution to problems. Using demonstration and repetition, we encourage the children to express their emotions verbally and to listen to one another.
Behavior management strategies will be adapted to meet the developmental needs of each child and will take into consideration the child’s inclusion support needs. If necessary, a child will be removed from the situation for a few minutes to help them deal with their frustration and think more clearly. Teacher and child will evaluate “why” a particular behavior is unacceptable and “what” would be a better reaction in a similar circumstance. Established guidelines are reinforced and limitations are outlined in a consistent manner. The emphasis is on growth and improvement, encouraging positive interactions among teachers and students, realistic expectations of children’s capabilities and logical consequences for behavior.
We understand that our program may not be suited to all children and if all efforts are made to transition your child into our program and there are still concerns regarding your child’s behavior then we will discuss with you the possibility that you may have to withdraw your child from our program.
At Lubov we have a responsibility to protect your children. According to the law, if we suspect any form of child abuse, it will be reported immediately to the authorities. Any form of abuse witnessed will be reported to the Child and Family Services Office.
Children ages 2-5 will be accepted according to licensing requirements.
For entry into the Time for Two’s program, children must be 2 years old by December 31 of the respective school year.
We recommend that 3 year old children be placed in the AM program (Tues. Thurs.) and 4 year old children in the PM program (Tues, Wed Thurs) afternoons. However, if the times of the programs do not work for you, or the program of your choice is full, we will do our best to find a time slot that will work. All registration is taken on a first come first serve basis. If the nursery school is at capacity, priority will be given to
1) siblings of previous Lubov children,
2) children who are parishioners or who intend to enroll at IHMS,
3) children within the school catchment area.
Once a commitment has been made, any changes during the school year must be done with written notice to the Director. If a refund is requested a one month fee will be required as a cancellation fee and then a refund will be based on any entire months still remaining.