LCCC Halloween Tips & Reminders!
Halloween is almost upon us! This upcoming Monday October 31st! LCCC looks forward to seeing participating students dress up for the daycare centre.
Aren't you thrilled to go trick or treating after daycare, see the excitement of people around the community get into the spooky Halloween spirit!
Please note, outside snacks or treats are not allowed to be distributed to the LCCC students due to allergies and food restrictions.
Here are a few gentle reminders when it comes to trick or treating and costume choices:
It is important we do not wear costumes depicting the identities of marginalized groups or people who have been responsible for their marginalization
It's crucial not to mimic or minimize the historical pains of people who are still excluded and marginalized in society,
Avoid offensive themes, costumes, or decorations as guests or people visiting may have their feelings hurt.
How to Trick or Treat Safely
Plan your trick-or-treating route and curfew , offer your mobile device to use - especially if your child is old enough to go without parental guidance
Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see . Wearing reflective tape /stickers allows for others to see the kids as well.
Only visit homes that have a porch light on. Accept treats at the door – NEVER go inside.
Walk — don't run — from house to house using sidewalks when possible.
Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
Put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street.
Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them
Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
All candy should be inspected by an adult to make sure that no one has tampered with it. If it looks suspicious, the police should be contacted.
Avoid homemade treats and only eat factory-wrapped candy.
Look at labels and read ingredients as your child may be allergic. Many contain nuts, dyes, etc.
Remove your child's makeup soon after trick-or-treating to avoid skin irritation.
Be aware of and avoid open flames like candles in jack-o'-lanterns.