There are four spring events remaining before the summer break. In May, Child Care Resource and Referral is hosting a creepy crawly, bug extravaganza. We hope to see you at the gym or with the insects.
CCRR is located between Mondo’s Restaurant and the Baked bakery on 100 ave. You can find it at the back of the Masonic Lodge.
Heather and Moya help families find licensed childcare and help early childhood educators with professional development, networking and toy lending. They are brilliant advocates for families, children and educators. You can call them for help at 250.785.5701.
We are learning that the softer side of parenting and educating can be more important than anything else we do with kids. In essence, it is not what we do with children that matters; it’s who we are in their lives that counts. With so much information about educating our children and parenting, in general, we can start to doubt our own abilities. Learning about attachment can help parents use their intuition to lead their children.
On Saturday, November 23, you are invited to come meet Dr. Sonia Vellet, an attachment pyschologist from Vancouver, who can help us harness attachment research to work peacefully and successfully with our kids. It has been proven that children with strong attachments to the adults in their lives fare well academically and socially. We hope to see you at the Child Care Resource and Referral office to learn with us later this month.
Dr. Gordon Neufeld, another attachment advocate from Vancouver, granted this interview recently, explaining some basic attachment concepts. This interview might unsettle you a bit. It can open up a lot of new questions. Although the interview is quite long, the conclusion at 17:00 is worth the time.
Please come to discuss your ideas and questions with other parents and with Dr. Vellet on November 23rd.
The Dinosaur event is always super fun and well attended. You and your little one will have LOTS of fun. The gym nights have been slowly growing and are a great way to get exercise, learn to interact with others and play in a boisterous environment. Hope to see you at one or both of the events.
Dad’s and other important male caregivers are essential in the physical, emotional and psychological health of their children. This book by Neil Gaiman is an excellent, honest look at the irreplaceable role Dad’s play in our lives. I highly recommend it.
Only 7 sleeps until Family Week starts! If you don’t measure time between exciting events in sleeps you might be on the wrong website. But Fort St. John loves Families Week has something for all ages from infants to seniors. Check out the special events all around town, as well as the special deals at restaurants and businesses. Celebrate with us!
Whether you are a parent, a child care provider or a new early childhood educator in Fort St. John, you will find something valuable in the CCRR newsletter. Moya and Heather at the CCRR are the Child Care experts in the North Peace. They can help you find employment, locate child care, or apply for subsidy. Give them a call.
Chiild Care Resource & Referral Office
10411-100th Ave (Enter through side doors of the Masonic Hall)
As we enter the new year, please remember that Heather and Moya at CCRR can help you with all you childcare questions from forming your own daycare to finding reliable childcare in the city. They are excited to hear from you.
The New Year newsletter is already out for CCRR. There are many upcoming training events, make and take nights and winter craft ideas. Here is a small sneak peek. Download the full newsletter for all the great information.
October’s Daddy and Me Story Time at the Library was a great success. Morgan Peltier, children’s librarian, lined up two dads to read stories. Stephen Petrucci, pictured here, brought his guitar and sang with the children and their dads. In total, 27 children and 18 dads participated.
November’s event is always a hit. It’s Dinosaur night at the CCRR.
And there is always Daddy and Me gym night if the schedule works better for your family.