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Board of Directors

Although regulated and Licensed by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Walden Day Care Centre is governed by a Volunteer Board of Directors which set goals, policies and fee structure etc.

Our Board is comprised of both community members and parents/guardians of children enrolled.  The Board operates on a 'governance model', setting broad guidelines and polices that determine the long-term direction of the agency and approves the overall budget for the operation of the facility.

As a charitable, non-profit organization, the agency is governed by a volunteer board of directors. The board is responsible for the over-all direction of the agency. The primary role is to develop policies and methods of monitoring and reporting, to ensure that the policies adopted are implemented in accordance with prior decisions and established goals.

Functions - 
1. Direct the organization according to the stated constitution and by-laws.
2. Formulate goals and objectives to the agency.
3. Evaluate regularly: policy development, program effectiveness, etc...
4. Plan for and acquire sufficient funding to operate the agency effectively.
5. Approve the agency's operating budget.
6. Be responsive to the founders and the community for the efficient management of funds.
7. Develop sound human resource policies, ensuring appropriate staffing levels are maintained.
8. Establish necessary working committees.
9. Have regular monthly board meetings.
10. Present a financial audit and report at the annual general meeting.

The Board Member - 
The maximum size for Walden Day Care Board of Directors is 12 members. These members are parents of children enrolled through the agency or interested community members.

Responsibilities -
1. Demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of the purpose, policies and programs of the agency.
2. To exercise board responsibilities with the best interest of the agency in mind.
3. Acquire an understanding of the agency's financial position.
4. Represent the agency in the community.

Functions -
1. To be actively involved in all board meetings.
2. To be actively involved in one or more board committees.
3. Know and understand the responsibilities and roles of the board and senior staff.
4. Support and participate in fund-raising.
5. To participate in all functions of the board (i.e.: board recruitment, planning, evaluating, and providing resources, etc... )

 

Currently we have spaces available on our Board.

If you are interested in joining this progressive team, please apply by contacting Mary-Lou at 692-9719 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Our Board of Directors

  • Rene Caruso - Chairperson
  • Anita Therrien - Treasurer/Secretary
  • Mary-Lou Coffey - Ex-officio
  • Karen Strain - Director
  • Ashley Ceaser - Director
  • Angela Bradley - Director

CLICK HERE to  apply to the Walden Day Care Centre Board of Directors

 

 
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Walden Day Care is in a purchase of service agreement with the City of Greater Sudbury for childcare subsidies.

  • The City of Greater Sudbury provides financial support for those who qualify for formal day care services.

"Child Care Subsidy is a program of the City of Greater Sudbury which helps families by paying some or all of their child care costs for children up to 10 using licensed or other approved child care programs."

Child Care Subsidy

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Fee Schedule

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Effective - January 2016

Walden Day Care -
Fee Schedule
Less than 50 hrs/
month.
50-100 hrs/
month.
Over 100 hrs/
month.
INFANTS $9.20/hr $8.40/hr $7.85/hr

TODDLERS

$7.40/hr $6.60/hr $6.00/hr
PRESCHOOL /
SCHOOL READINESS
$6.60/hr $5.75/hr $5.25/hr
SACC Before School $6.35 - per morning
After School $11.00 - untill 6:00pm
Non-School Days $5.15 /hr

 

 


REGISTRATION                $50.00 per family

FOR ANY MONTH WHERE YOUR CHILD/REN HAVE NOT ATTENDED AND THE OFFICE HAS NOT RECEIVED A WRITTEN ‘NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL’ WE WILL ASSUME THAT YOU ARE STILL NEEDING CARE IN THE UPCOMING MONTHS. THEREFORE, THERE WILL BE A MINIMUM CHARGE OF $50.00 PER FAMILY, PER MONTH FOR ANY MONTH WHERE THERE HAS BEEN NO ATTENDANCE.

 

In the event that the fees for the monthly care used, are less than the ‘minimum monthly charge’ the minimum charge will apply.

Phone: 705-692-9719 Fax: 705-692-9889

 

A little about the Walden Day Care Centre

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index.3Walden Day Care Centre began its operations at 5 Westview Crescent in Lively in the summer of 1989.  It was established by a group of concerned citizens who saw a non-profit, charitable childcare facility to be a definite need in their community. Although regulated and licensed by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, WDCC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors which set goals, policies and fee structure etc.  This Board is made up of parents, and interested community members.

It was originally licensed for 30 children ages 2.5 – 5 years.  Over the next 5 years the agency continued to grow it was becoming more and more evident that we were outgrowing our Westview location.   On October 31, 1994 our facility relocated to a beautiful spacious log building on a rural setting on 2 acres at 500 Niemi Rd., in Lively, just up the road from our original site. This property was purchased by Walden Day care and the necessary renovations were due largely to the volunteer talents of our board, staff, families and the community at large.  Within this move came the expansion of our licensed capacity which was increased to 30 Toddlers, 40 Preschoolers, 20 Junior Kindergartens and 70 School Aged children.  Over the past couple of years the province of Ontario has introduced its Best Start Initiative.  As a result Walden Day Care is now in a partnership with many of the local schools providing a variety of services specific to each schools detailed in the "Programs Offered" section.

We also work closely with Child Care Resources (CCR) a non-profit community agency which provides many services and supports to parents, children and professionals to enhance and support a good quality of life for children in the early years and those with special needs. You can visit them at www.childcare.on.ca .

 
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Dear Parents and Guardians,

I wish to extend to you and your child a warm welcome to Walden Day Care Centre!

I am delighted your family has selected our centre to be responsible for the early learning and care of your children.

We trust that our time together will be a positive experience for all.

The commitment we have towards the care of your child is reflected in every aspect of our childcare facility. The physical layout, the decor, the programs and the selection of staff have been approached with enthusiasm, expertise and great care. The result is a modern, progressive facility designed to meet the needs of our children, parents and community.

It is through ongoing contact with our families that we are able to continue to offer a service reflective of your needs. We believe that childcare is a family affair and the quality of our programming is enhanced by your involvement.

Please feel free to offer any ideas, concerns, etc ... to our staff, or, drop into the office any time.

Thank you again for allowing Walden Day Care to be a stepping-stone in the life of your child.

Sincerely,

Mary-Lou Coffey
Executive Director

Contact Mary-Lou