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March Early Learning calendars

March Early Learning calendars

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.

FSJ SS March 2014 To print, click FSJ SS March 2014

HH StrongStart March 2014 revisedTo print, click HH SS March 2014

 

Outreach March 2014To print, click Outreach SS March 2014

The Rotary Play Centre is closed March 21 – March 28 for a shorter Spring Break.

March 2014 RPC Calendar To print, click March 2014 RPC Calendar

Daddy and Me mar  2014To 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.

FIM 2014   To print, click Families in Motion 2014

Daddy and Me December events

Daddy and Me December events

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

 

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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.

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To download and print this poster, click Daddy and Me Dec 2013

The 2014 calendar of events will be out soon.

Families in Motion

Families in Motion

 

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!!

Daddy and Me June events

Daddy and Me June events

Our last Daddy and Me events before the summer break are fast approaching.  The visit to Heartbreak Acres is always a big hit.

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To download or print this poster,  please click Daddy and Me June 2013

Please remember that Daddy and Me is a dads and male caregivers only monthly event. 

Daddy and Me March events

Daddy and Me March events

As usual, both events this month are active, creative and open ended.  Our objective with Daddy and Me is to celebrate dads and all that they bring to the lives of children.  Obviously not all dads participate in these type of events but we hope that all dads recognize the importance of a male role model in the lives of young people.  Whatever your active play looks like, do it early and often with the little people in your life.

Here is an excerpt from the blog LiveScience on The Science of Fatherhood:  Why Dads matter

What’s most important, [researcher Laura] Padilla-Walker said, is that fathers realize they matter. Quality time is important, she said.  “That doesn’t mean going on fancy vacations. It can be playing ball in the backyard or watching a movie with your kids,” she said. “Whatever it is, just make yourself available and when you’re with your children, be with them.”

Daddy and Me March poster  2013

To download or print this poster, click Daddy and Me March 2013.

We hope to see you at one or both events.  The schedule for the rest of the year is on hold until funding is secured.  For more information, contact Pam Lillico at North Peace Community Resources. 250.785.6021  ext. 232.

March Early Learning calendars

March Early Learning calendars

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.

DCSS MARCH 2013

 

To download and print this schedule, please click Duncan Cran StrongStart March 2013.

 

ROSS March  2013

To download and print this schedule, please click Robert Ogilvie StrongStart March 2013.

 

March 2013 HHSS Calendar

To download and print this schedule, please click Hudson’t Hope StrongStart March 2013.

Outreach March  2013

To download and print this schedule, please click Outreach StrongStart March 2013.

March 2013 RPC Calendar

To download and print this schedule, please click Rotary Play Centre March 2013.
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To download and print this schedule, please click Virtual StrongStart March 2013

 

Pre-School Health Round-up

Pre-School Health Round-up

Health screening for pre-schoolers is tomorrow.

The Pre-school Health Round-up is a FUN event.  We try to make it engaging for kids and parents alike.  There will be lots of interesting activities for kids and valuable information for parents.  I always enjoy being a part of this event because it is so supportive of families.

The Totem Mall is a new partner this spring. We are hoping the venue will add an element of excitement while making it easier for families to participate.  The convenient parking is the best part.  Please plan to spend about an hour with your little ones.

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To download and print this poster, click Preschool Health Roundup 2013.

 

Families in Motion, Friday, Feb 15

Families in Motion, Friday, Feb 15
Families in Motion, Friday, Feb 15

 

This month Families in Motion is being hosted by the Family Place and North Peace Community Resources Society at Bert Ambrose Elementary.  As usual, the event is held on the 3rd Friday of the month at a community school or centre between 6:00 and 7:30.

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Who:  Families with children aged 6 and under

What:  Guided indoor fitness and fun for families

When: Friday, February 15th  6:00 – 7:30

Where:  Bert Ambrose Elementary

Why:  FUN!!  FITNESS!  FAMILY!!

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To download and print this poster, click here Families-in-Motion 2013

February Daddy and Me events

February Daddy and Me events

February’s events are more spread out.  Hopefully this means your family can make it to both events.  As usual, Gym Night is the second Wednesday of the month at Robert Ogilvie.  The community event is Saturday, February 23rd in the morning.  I hope February is treating you well.  See you soon!

Daddy and Me February poster.2013

To download and print this poster, click Daddy and Me February 2013

Here is an inspiring blog about the Top 10 Reasons Dads Matter.  It’s short and to the point.

Families in Motion – Robert Ogilvie

Families in Motion – Robert Ogilvie

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Our Families in Motion event was well attended on Friday night at Robert Ogilvie.  We had 44 people attend, kids with their parents.  There were many pink cheeks, lots of giggles and hugs.  We all got lots of exercise and had lots of FUN!

Our next event will be at Bert Ambrose, February 15th.  The Families in Motion events are always a great opportunity to get active and spend an excellent family evening.

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