Please sign up for our wait list by filling out the application on Heath and Ferndale's website www.heathandferndale.com. You will be contacted by the director and we can arrange a tour.
DPEP (Deer Park Extended Program)
DPEP is a PEANUT/ NUT FREE childcare centre. Parents and children are not allowed to bring in any food at all. Through our caterer we provide nutritious snacks peanut/nut and trans fat free lunches. You can view our current menus here
We celebrate birthdays with books and singing. We make provisions for those children who are vegetarian, vegan, lactose intolerant or other, as well.
DPEP is licensed for 24 children and we follow the ratio required 8 children to 1 teacher.
Two teachers are qualified Early Childhood Educators (ECE) and two are Early Childhood Assistants. All staff complete First Aid Courses each year.
We do not schedule formal meetings, however, the teachers will speak to you on an on-going basis. If there are concerns or suggestions, of course a teacher will speak to you immediately.
Yes, DPEP has a Subsidy Agreement with the Toronto Children's Services. Please see the link below to learn more about the program.
Yes, DPEP has a set monthly fee. Families are required to pay the monthly fee, regardless of illness or absences.
The floors and toilets are cleaned daily by the caretaking staff of the school. All toys and cubbies are sanitized each week.
Unfortunately we can not allow family to take photos of the children in the centre or on school property. However, photos of your child are regularly taken by staff and will be shared with you.