During special events, such as P.D./P.A. Days or throughout the summer, Discovery may choose to show a Supervisor-Approved, Child-Friendly video as per curriculum or inclement weather. Should you desire to not have your children partake in the media viewing experience, then you may choose to not sign-off on this portion of the general permission form. Discovery will find an alternative and fun activity for your child/ren to do in exchange for not watching the film.
Our staff provides a high-quality program for children based on individual needs and interests, there is no requirement for the regular use of television in our program however from time to time media can be used as an extension of the curriculum as an educational tool or as a social event. The Discovery Program has strict provisions for this and will follow the guidelines contained herein making sure all media is carefully screened before viewing. A respectful approach to media viewing, photographs and listening will be inclusive of all families.
Television, radio, cell phones, CDS, DVDS, computers, electronic games, magazines, photos and behind the news topics etc, may be used by the Centre to enhance children's learning. Media classification used at Discovery will be; G for General viewing. PG with approval of Executive Director. Any materials containing violence, guns, offensive language or sexual references will not be displayed. Books or other forms of media that show violence in a graphic frightening way or that glorify violence will not be permitted in the classrooms.
Note: listening to radio stations is not an acceptable form of media listening in a classroom setting.
Photos are a great way to document a child's day at play and Discovery encourages picture documentation whenever possible. It must be taken into account that some children may have special circumstances that prevents them from taking part in this experience.
Upon registration parents are asked to sign off on a photo permission consent, if this is not signed then we do not have permission to take photos of their child. The Supervisor will take note of this and advise accordingly. A list of children whose photo is not permissible should be posted in each individual classroom where the staff can clearly take note.