November 10th, 2021
Dear Sunny Faces Day Care Parents,
This letter is to advise you of some upcoming changes that will be taking place within our child care centres.
As you know, Sunny Faces Day Care Inc. is a tenant of the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School Board. With the recent policy changes being made within the TDSB, Sunny Faces Day Care Centre Inc. must comply with our Lease agreement(s) and implement the same policy changes accordingly and consistently.
While child care centres often experience a number of staff changes each year that affect our programs, this latest policy change was implemented by a third party. Sunny Faces is required to make the necessary changes. Effective November 21st, 2021, mandatory vaccination was put in place by the TDSB, to ensure the safety of all staff and students. Sunny Faces has made the same obligatory changes to its vaccination policy in order to maintain our operations and fulfill our Lease agreement(s).
Despite Sunny Faces staff remaining COVID free, the pandemic continues to impact centre operations. The recent policy changes may result in the loss of 35% of our staff compliment. While management is working diligently to ensure our programs will continue to operate, there will be some notable staffing changes.
Sunny Faces has hired new staff. In addition, we are working closely with the Ministry of Education and the City of Toronto to ensure our programs remain operationally safe and where possible, consistent.
Staff who have not made attestations regarding vaccinations by centre closing day on Friday November 19th, 2021, will be placed on an unpaid leave of absence, effective November 22nd, 2021. Once staff provide management with an update on their vaccination status, we will be able to share a more detailed staffing update.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the centre.
Thank you in advance for your patience as we transition.