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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Staff-to-child ratio

The Campus Childcare Centre (CCC) is licensed by the Ministry of Education Early Learning Division and operates under the regulations of the Day Nurseries Act as well as the Child and Family Services Act. Based on their legislative requirements, the CCC is licensed to care for:

Thirty toddlers (18 to 30 months of age);Forty preschoolers (30 to 44 months of age); and Twenty Junior/Senior kindergarten children (44 to 67 months of age).

The staff-to-child ratio is:

One Early Childhood Educator (ECE) for every five toddlers;One ECE for every eight preschoolers; andOne ECE for every 10 Junior/Senior kindergarten children.

The CCC serves as a practicum setting for ECE students, as well as a demonstration setting for student assignments. In addition, students from a variety of programs at Ontario Tech University and Durham College are able to conduct observations or group activities with parent permission. ECE students completing a practicum requirement have the opportunity to interact with staff, children and families. While completing their training, these ECE students augment the ratio, but are not included in the staff-to-child ratio.

Since children arrive and depart at various times throughout the day, and are not active during the rest period, we reduce the staff-to-child ratio during arrival, departure and rest times to allow our staff a lunch break.

Please note: Children are adequately supervised at all times and that a decreased staff-to-child ratio at these times is permitted by the Ministry of Education Early Learning Division.