If you don’t have plans this Friday, consider dropping in to the North Peace Cultural Centre for the Talent Show.
Click here for more info about the show and about the Child Development Centre. CDC Talent Show
I can’t believe it’s the 40th annual CDC Talent Show. I remember dancing in this show as a child and being ridiculously nervous and excited. I remember being there as a spectator, soon after its inception, when it was hosted in the Mackenzie Inn ballroom.
It’s a brilliant event for many reasons. The show brings us together as a community to enjoy fabulous entertainment. It offers a venue for performers, young and older to showcase their talents. Lastly, this event raises a lot of money for valuable programs for young children. I look forward to it every year.
Yet this year, in my current position, it occurred to me that I love this show, for yet another reason. The entire evening has flexible entry and exit from the performances. How often can you take children into the North Peace Cultural Centre and then leave when you need to, without judgment or disruption? The Talent Show is chaotic and fabulous. You can come and go. So it’s a perfect opportunity for parents of young children to introduce their children to live entertainment in a safe, fun way.
Hope to see you there!
Here are some community opportunities available to families in September and October. These programs are all coordinated by Pam Lillico, ECE extraordinare. You can meet Pam at the Child Development Centre or at North Peace Community Resources Society.
To download or print this poster, click Nobody’s Perfect Parenting
To download or print this poster, click Family Place Fall Poster
To download or print this poster, click September 2013 RPC Calendar
March is coming in like a lamb. I hope the beautiful weather gets lots of families out of the house. Winter can feel so long here. But there are many wonderful people at StrongStart and the Rotary Play Centre waiting to cheer you. The easiest way to get through the winter season with small kids is get outside. The 2nd best way is to come to our play based, parent participation learning centres.
StrongStart programs don’t run during the school spring break March 18 – April 1. Rotary Play Centre, though, is only closing from March 25 – April 1. If you haven’t visited the CDC centre, March 18th – 22nd might be a good week to give it a try.
To download and print this schedule, please click Duncan Cran StrongStart March 2013.
To download and print this schedule, please click Robert Ogilvie StrongStart March 2013.
To download and print this schedule, please click Hudson’t Hope StrongStart March 2013.
To download and print this schedule, please click Outreach StrongStart March 2013.
To download and print this schedule, please click Rotary Play Centre March 2013.
To download and print this schedule, please click Virtual StrongStart March 2013
February can be a challenging month for young families in our community. I start to feel the weight of winter sitting on my shoulders during this month. We have Family Day to look forward to this year, but there are active events to get out of the house almost every day of the week. Getting out is trickier with small children but the reward of finding fun, socializing and engaging in learning activities pays off. It’s healthy for kids and valuable to parents, too.
- Visit StrongStart or the Rotary Play Centre. It’s free and drop-in and can dramatically increase your child’s confidence in group learning environments.
- Try Families in Motion to learn more about physical literacy, not just to be fit but also to be happy. Moving bodies are happy bodies.
- If you’re a dad, uncle, grandpa or family friend, consider trying Daddy and Me events. If you’re a mom, encourage a male caregiver to give it a try. It’s free and focused on play. Play builds relationships and relationships are the pathway to all learning.
PLEASE NOTE THE STRONGSTART CLOSURE ON FEBRUARY 27TH FOR THE PRE-SCHOOL HEALTH ROUND-UP.
To download and print this calendar, click Duncan Cran StrongStart February 2013
To download and print this calendar, click Robert Ogilvie StrongStart February 2013
To download and print this calendar, click Outreach StrongStart February 2013
To download and print this calendar, click Hudson’s Hope February 2013
To download and print this calendar, click Virtual StrongStart February 2013
To download and print this calendar, click Rotary Play Centre February 2013
To download and print this calendar, click Families-in-Motion 2013
To download and print this calendar, click 2013 Daddy and Me events
I really loved this blog post from Participaction. It is a call to action for ACTIVE PLAY.
Click this photo to read the ACTIVE PLAY blog.
Click here to link to the main Participaction site
Daddy and Me is a FREE, drop-in gym time at Robert Ogilve gym from 6: – 7:30 pm the 2nd Wednesday of each month. It’s an opportunity for active play with Dad! What could be more fun!
Come join us at 9907 86 Street.
Friday is Families in Motion at the CDC 6 – 7:30. It overlaps with the parade, which is unfortunate. Being outside and walking is great for families, as well. But I hope to see lots of you there.
Come join us at 10417 – 106th Ave.
To print this poster, click here Families-in-Motion 2012-2013
I’m not sure how to organize all the info this month. It’s phenomenal! There are events at the Family Place, the Rotary Play Centre and at the Library. There will also be more information coming soon about Family Week, October 13 – 20.
To print this poster, click here Daddy & Me October 2012
To print this calendar, click here Rotary Play Centre October 2012
Click here to print, Family Week 2012 Library Events
The Rotary Play Centre at the Child Development Centre is almost ready! The schedule this fall is the same as last spring. The hours continue to be Mon, Wed, Thurs mornings from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Tuesday 12:30 – 3:30 pm and Friday 12:30 – 2:00 pm.
Pam is excited to see you again at the Rotary Play Centre.
To print this calendar, click here September 2012 RPC Calendar
Where did the winter go? It’s ironic how long the school year lasts and then, in retrospect, how quickly it seems to have passed. My parents tell me it’s like that with parenting. Like many of you, I’m still in the thick of that part of my life. Enjoy this month of programming with us and enjoy your summer break. We’ll miss all of you!
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions over the summer. I’m just a click, text or phone call away. I can help you find summer programs, registered and licensed childcare, pre-school opportunities and family supports. If I don’t have answers for you, it’s my job to help you find them. Happy June!
Jaimelia Turner firstname.lastname@example.org 250.794.7336
Duncan Cran StrongStart Calendar JUNE 2012
Robert Ogilvie StrongStart Calendar June 2012
StrongStart Year End Party June 20, 2012
Outreach StrongStat Calendar June 2012
Hudson’s Hope StrongStart Calendar June 2012
WOW Bus Schedule June 2012
Rotary Play Centre Calendar June 2012
I found this great blog on Twitter @GailVazOxlade this morning. It’s a mom writing from her son’s perspective. I have little concrete experience with Asperger’s and Autism Spectrum kids and this was amazing to help me understand. I also admired her attempt to get inside her son’s mind and empathize with him. I was inspired to try walking in my own daughters’ shoes a little more.
Blog: A Mind of My Own
It’s Autism Awareness Month. If you want more information, contact the Child Development Centre, 250.785.3200.
Autism Awareness Info