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You are your child’s first teacher!

You are your child’s first teacher!

I hope you have heard the early years tips on Sun FM each weekday morning and afternoon.  We are quite proud of this project for a few reasons and we hope to continue through the fall and winter.  Through the use of facebook, radio and other online media, we are attempting to share useful, interesting tips for families about enriching their children’s preschool lives.

Here are a few samples of our tips.  Click on the tips to hear the radio ad.

Go outside

To download, click Go outside


To download, click Listening

Reduce screen time

To download, click Reduce screen time


To download, click Independence

Daddy and Me May events

Daddy and Me May events

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.

Daddy and Me May  2014

To print, click Daddy and Me May 2014

CCRR photo

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.

Moya and Heather


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.



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

Parenting Series: Seeing Children as Researchers

Parenting Series: Seeing Children as Researchers

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.

parent_session-2014-feb-27-01-web To print, click Children as Researchers

To learn more about our presenters, Kim Atkinson and Danielle Davis, click Images of Learning Project

SuperPark Community Meeting

SuperPark Community Meeting

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 fsjsuperpark@gmail.com.  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.

Invitation to community meeting

Download and print this letter; click here Invitation to Superpark Meeting

Daddy and Me/Family Place events

Daddy and Me/Family Place events

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.

s Perfect


To download and print this poster, click Family Place Poster, Jan – Mar


Daddy and Me Jan  2014

To download and print this poster, click Daddy and Me Jan 2014

January StrongStart and Rotary Play Centre calendars

January StrongStart and Rotary Play Centre calendars

The transition from December to January always feels weird.  We have to start getting ready for January so early.  Although having a break from the everyday is welcome, the rush up to the holiday can be overwhelming and tiring.  I hope your family gets some quiet time to enjoy each other’s company, to read, sing, pretend and cuddle.  We’ll see you in January.

FSJ SS January (revised) 2014

To download and print this poster, click FSJ SS January 2014 (revised)

HH January 2014


To download and print this poster, click HH SS January 2014

Outreach (revised) January 2014

To download and print this poster, click Outreach StrongStart January 2014 (revised)

RPC January 2014 Calendar


To download and print this poster, click RPC January 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


CBC parents


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.

Daddy and Me Dec  2013


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