General Announcements

Important message on the City of Toronto’s Child Care Occupancy Grant

Dear parents/guardians, The Hawthorne on Essex Daycare Board would like to draw your attention to a critical issue that may significantly impact how much the Hawthorne on Essex Daycare must pay to lease their space from the Toronto District School Board, and consequently, your child-care fees.  The issue: The Child Care Occupancy Grant from the City provides funding for leasing costs for more than 280 child-care programs located within schools. Next week, the City of Toronto is considering terminating this

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Message from the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care

Please see below for a message from the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care for information and links to their petition of the Ontario government’s cuts to child care in Ontario. Thanks! The Hawthorne on Essex Daycare ~~~~~~~~~ With one click, you can send a message to Premier Doug Ford to stop the cuts to child care. Our new web feature lets you instantly send an email to your MPP, Premier Ford, Education Minister Lisa Thompson, as well as Official

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Volunteers to Help with Daycare Social Activities

The Hawthorne on Essex Daycare Board is currently looking for one or more parent volunteers to help with coordinating social activities for families of the daycare. The hope is to build on some of the daycare’s past activities to create simple social get-togethers for parents to hang out and kids to play. Example events might include a barbecue on the school grounds, or movie night in the gym. With warmer weather just around the corner, we’d like to start planning

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External Door Replacement

Dear families, The school has informed us that all external doors will be replaced over the March Break (March 12-16). They will start with door 2 (most westerly door facing Essex Street) so parents can still use door 3 (doors facing our fenced in playground). The following day or two families can use door 2 while door 3 is being worked on. TDSB Facilities have assured us that they have worked with Childcare Centers in the school before and will

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Important Message from Toronto Coalition for Better Child Care

Please find below information from the Toronto Coalition for Better Child Care advocating for investments in child care in the city’s 2018 budget. Council meets on February 11th and 12th to vote on the 2018 Budget. Please contact your Councillor to tell them the importance of properly funding child care in the city. This information is also available as a PDF at the following link: TCBCC info on Child Care in City Budget * * * * * * *

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Annual General Meeting – May 24, 2017

Members of Hawthorne on Essex Daycare are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday May 24th 2017, 6pm to 8pm.  Come out and meet your Board of Directors, vote in new board members,  as well as meet other parents and staff. POT LUCK and CHILD CARE There will be a pot luck dinner 6:00 to 6:30pm (look for the sign-up sheet outside daycare office the week before May 24th). Childcare will be provided in room 104 during the

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