As licensed providers of child care we collect, use and disclose personal information in order to better serve our clients.
For our clients, the primary purpose for collecting information is to provide the best child care possible, adequately meeting the needs of the children and families.
A second primary purpose is to meet the legislative requirements of the Ministry of Education, Child Care and Early Years Act.
A third primary purpose is to collect from and/or disclose personal information with Resource Support Agencies to assist us in providing the best child care possible and adequately meet the needs of the children.
A fourth primary purpose is to collect the necessary personal information so that we can contact the appropriate people in the event of an emergency.
It would be rare for us to collect or disclose any personal information without the client's express consent, but this might occur in a case of urgency, (e.g., parent or guardian is unavailable), or where we believe the client would consent if asked and it is impractical to obtain consent, (e.g. a child's well being is at risk).
Permission/consent forms are provided to families prior to disclosing information about a child, unless the well being of the child is at risk or a legislatively mandated program seeks information, (e.g. FACS).
A consent form is signed at registration time to allow the taking of photographs of children in the centres.