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.
To print, click Daddy and Me May 2014
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.
To print, click Daddy and Me Apr 2014
May/June Daddy and Me Events
Our next gym night is Wednesday, May 14th.
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!
March is a short month for SD60 early learning programs. Spring Break comes a bit earlier than usual this year. Schools are closed from March 17 – March 28. Programs re-open on Monday, March 31st.
To print, click FSJ SS March 2014
To print, click HH SS March 2014
To print, click Outreach SS March 2014
The Rotary Play Centre is closed March 21 – March 28 for a shorter Spring Break.
To print, click March 2014 RPC Calendar
To print, click Daddy and Me March 2014
Our Families in Motion events are back on for the spring. These events are aimed at families with preschool aged children. The next event will be on March 14th, at Bert Ambrose Elementary gym between 6 – 7:30 pm. Expect to participate in creative, active play for the whole family.
To print, click Families in Motion 2014
Our monthly parenting series continues this month with a fresh look at early learning.
When: Thursday, February 27th 6:30 – 8:30 pm $10/participant
Where: Whole Wheat and Honey 10003 100 St
Pre-register at CCRR – 10411 100th, 250-785-5701
Seeing Children as Researchers
Discover how natural environments and materials encourage young children to explore, questions and discover. In this approach, children express interests and ideas while educators help them research for further information, reflect on their experiences and form conclusions. This is a drastic shift from a curriculum driven style. Developed in Reggio Emilia, Italy, after WW2, this methodology has become famous all over the world.
Come and learn about this shift in early childhood education through film, photos and discussion. This session is for parents, early childhood educators, teachers and community members.
To print, click Children as Researchers
To learn more about our presenters, Kim Atkinson and Danielle Davis, click Images of Learning Project
Jaandi Roemer, President of the North Peace Family SuperPark Society (NPFSS), issued this open invitation to a public meeting about the current status of the SuperPark plans. The meeting is Saturday, February 22 at North Peace Secondary School at 3:00. For more information or to get involved, contact Jaandi at (250) 262‐2703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or check out their Facebook Page at SuperPark Fundraising.
The NPFSS is a not-for profit society formed to create an indoor play space for preschoolers in Fort St. John and area.
Download and print this letter; click here Invitation to Superpark Meeting
To print this poster, click Camp-In 2014
The Third Annual Family Literacy Camp-In at the Fort St John Public Library
Saturday, February 1st– Sunday, February 2nd
Families are invited to set up camp inside the Library and spend a night full of campfires, songs, games, scavenger hunts, s’mores and more…maybe even an indoor snowball fight! Campers will arrive on Saturday evening to set up camp, and then the fun starts! Snacks and a camp breakfast are included, and of course everything is free!
Space is limited to 12 families, so please call early to register. This event is great for kids and adults of all ages—there are no age restrictions.
Call for more details and to register.
We are very proud of our partnership with the Family Place at North Peace Community Resources. If you have any questions about their programs, please contact Pam Lillico at 250-785-6021 ext.232. Pam is the tireless face of many programs around our community.
To download and print this poster, click Family Place Poster, Jan – Mar
To download and print this poster, click Daddy and Me Jan 2014
Daddy and Me is an exciting series of events giving dads fun opportunities to get active with their little ones. Hope to see you at either or both events this month.
As, always, we celebrate the importance of dads in healthy families. Whether this program suits your family or not, we hope to increase awareness about how AWESOME dads are. Dads matter for many reasons but here’s a moving post about Why Dads Matter – Especially for Girls
Dads are also more likely to play physically than moms. This could be rough and tumble play, object play or tag. This is a generalization but it is another facet of how dads can support kids. This blog post from the CBC describes how a simple game of catch can layer in life skills for your kids. Physical activity helps kids build life skills.
To download and print this poster, click Daddy and Me Dec 2013
The 2014 calendar of events will be out soon.
This month Families in Motion is being hosted by the Keeginaw Friendship Centre. The event is held on the 2nd Friday of the month at a community school or centre between 6:00 and 7:30.
Who: Families with children aged 6 and under
What: Guided indoor fitness and fun for families
When: Friday, November 8th 6:00 – 7:30
Where: Keeginaw Friendship Centre
Why: FUN!! FITNESS! FAMILY!!