May 2023

May 9th, 2023

Dear Parents,

The daycare will be closed on Monday May 22 for Victoria Day.

We would like to welcome our new teacher Mrs. Kayleigh. She is an Early Childhood Educator with 8 years of experience and recently moved from BC with her family. She is working with Mrs. Ina in Toddler Room 2.

Jane Pevzner

Baby Room

We would like to welcome Micah and Lillian to our room. We wish Frankie and Riley all the best as they move to Toddler Room 1. We are sure they will have a great time with their teachers and new friends.

In May we will talk about farms, rain, and zoo animals.

Our babies are growing:

Hadley is very social, and easily gets along with all the children in the room. She is learning how to share toys and taking turns during play.

Eta is very gentle. She likes to dance and sing with her friends. Her favorite song is Baby Shark.

Levi is a very active boy. He likes to run, climb, and can build towers with 4 blocks.

Isabella is sensitive and sweet. She is always showing kindness to other kids. Her favorite activity is catching bubbles outside.

Briar’s language development is improving very quickly. She can name and point to each of her new friends. She repeats every word the teacher says.

Paul is very enthusiastic. He knows how to say Mom, Dad, More, and can say the names of his friends. He likes to play with cars and ride bikes.

Harper has adapted to the daycare routine and is very happy. She is always eager to run and play outside. When she sees her friends, she always says WOW.

Mrs. Hilda, Mrs. Heba

Toddler Room 1

Happy Birthday to Hazel!

This month we are diving into Spring themes, such as Rain, Gardening, and Insects.

Rain Rain Go Away, just kidding. We are all grateful for the rain to help make the trees and grass green again. The children will have lots of fun singing that song though. We will paint umbrellas and raindrops and read books about rainy days.

The second week we will talk about Mother’s Day. This is a special holiday where we’ll be singing about our mom’s, and creating a special game for them too. Children will be learning the song I Love My Mommy.

Carrots, cabbages, turnips, oh my! Garden season is fast approaching. We’ll be talking and learning about fruits and vegetables and planting some seeds.

Creepy crawlers are starting to come out of hiding. We’ll be painting lady bugs, cutting stripes for bumble bees, and pasting wings on butterflies. We’re all going to march with the song The Ants Go Marching.

Mrs. Naouel, Mrs. Georgina

Toddler Room 2

Happy Birthday to Violet and Eva!

With the weather warming up, we decided to continue the Spring theme, and added on some other interesting bugs we may find coming out from hiding. We will then celebrate our mom’s, and move onto our farm theme.

This last month has been so much fun learning about Spring. Spring, Mr. Sun, and different types of weather. The children have enjoyed singing and moving to the Mr. Sun song. Currently their favorite song to sing together is Slippery Fish. The children have also had the opportunity to learn about rain. Different types of rain storms that can happen including thunder and lightning storms. They have been able to create fun rain themes, such as jumping in puddles in their rain boots.

There are many kinds of bugs children are going to be able to start finding, and we decided to have children learn more about the types of insects they will find out in the yard and sometimes in our homes. We will study ants, lovely lady bugs, beautiful butterflies and more.

With Mother’s Day coming up, the children are very excited to start making beautiful creations for their mommy’s. We’ll be reading books about mothers.

During the Farm theme, children will explore different homes for animals, and the different types of animals found around the farm. We will be singing Old Macdonald Had A Farm, as well as Five Little Butterflies.

Mrs. Ina, Mrs. Kayleigh

Preschool Room

Happy Birthday to Greyson, Tristan, and Evelyn!

Happy May to everyone. This month we are looking forward to our Spring themes, such as beetles, and ladybugs, Mother’s day, caterpillars, butterflies, and pond life.

At circle time we will be doing activities such as playing musical instruments and singing The Ants Go Marching, and Tiny Turtle. We will also be stretching it out with cosmic kids yoga stories that children love. We will be reading the Very Clumsy Click Beetle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and I Don’t Want To Be A Frog.

We have created an insect habitat in our sensory table. It is filled with fun, natural materials, such as branches, pine cones, twigs and leaves, for children to explore, as well as some toy lady bugs, caterpillars, beetles, grasshoppers, etc. The children are having so much fun exploring these natural materials. By the end of the month, we will introduce a pond habitat in our sensory table which will be filled with frogs, lilly pads, fish, and turtles.

The children are excited to create different insect projects. We’ll be painting lady bugs, and making rainbow beetles. We will create tissue paper dragon flies green turtles, and frogs.

Our special Mother’s Day project will be … Shhhhh it’s a surprise!

Mrs. Tanya, Mrs. Izabela, Mrs. Olga

April 2023

April 13th, 2023

Dear Parents,

We are finally enjoying some warmer weather. “April showers bring May flowers”. We have spent so much time indoors and are very excited to spend more time outside. Our children strengthen growing muscles when they are climbing, running, jumping, and playing outside.

Happy Birthday’s to Sofia, Brody and Mataara who all turn 2 this month.

Baby Room

Happy Spring! In April we will talk about Easter, insects, and butterflies. Our favorite song this month is Itsy Bitsy Spider. The Children love to sing, dance, and do the actions to this song.

Riley is really ready to transition to Toddler Room 1. He loves to sit at the table and use utensils during meals. He enjoys looking at books, pointing at the pages, and making animal sounds.

Frankie is a very good “helper” during clean up time. She likes to play with dolls, cars, and balls. She knows how to share and take turns with toys, and is always excited for outdoor play.

Hadley continues to be active, and is always on the move. She likes to push cars and run around with her friends. She loves sensory experiences and arts + crafts.

Etta is very sweet and joyful. Her communication skills are improving rapidly. She is copying lots of words she hears, and also loves music.

Levi is very friendly. He will give hugs to everyone. He loves to spend time looking at books, and climbing up and going down the baby slide outside.

Isabella is a happy girl. She has grown a lot in multiple ways. She is napping and eating well. She is very interested in musical instruments.

Briar likes story time. She will pull the teacher to sit down during circle to read her a book. She can say lots of words, and can say all her friends names.

Paul is active and very independent. He likes to eat without any help, and learned how to hold a spoon. He has fun making towers with blocks and knocking them down.

Harper is always happy and waving hi to everyone. She has a good appetite and sleeps well. She likes to play beekaboo with scarves, and finger painting.

Mrs. Hilda, Mrs. Heba

Toddler 1 & 2

Our themes for the month are Easter, insects, and Spring.

We will spend more time outside as the weather gets warmer. The children are looking forward to the grass and trees coming back to life. We are very excited to celebrate Easter. We will be making chicks, ducks, and bunnies during our craft time. We are looking forward to our visit from the Easter Bunny who will bring some treats for the kids. We will also be making bunny ear crafts. Our favorite songs for this week are Five Little Ducks, and When The Ducks Get Up In The Morning.

After Easter, we will be talking about Spring. We will discuss Spring weather, clouds and rain, and how we should dress for this season. The children will be making umbrellas, constructing clouds using cotton balls, and painting rain boots. We will be learning the song Our Eyes Can See It’s Springtime.

This month we’ll be talking about bees and caterpillars. The children have mastered the action song I’m Bringing Home My Baby Bumblebee. They will be painting beehives out of egg cartons, and making bees using paper towel rolls, pipe cleaners, and yarn. We will be talking about how good bumblebees are for the world, and how they pollenate flowers. It will be fun observing them outdoors. We will read some books about how hardworking bumblebees are and how they all live together in a beehive. When learning about caterpillars, we will read the book called The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We will be reading this story using flannel board with props.

Mrs. Naouel, Mrs. Georgina, Mrs. Ina, Mrs. Gina

Preschool Room

Welcome Spring!

We are excited for the snow to melt away and for the days to be longer and warmer. This month our themes are Easter, rain and rainbows, worms and mud, and baby animals.

During circle time, we will discuss how each of our families celebrate Easter, and why we celebrate it. We will do some fun musical activities and bunny songs. Our art will be inspired by Easter eggs, bunnies, and chicks.

Spring is a perfect time to listen to rainfall and to jump in puddles. This week we will be talking about the water cycle, clouds, and rainbows. One of the books we are excited to read is How The Crayons Saved the Rainbow, and Spectacular Spring. Our art will feature rain, clouds, and rainbows.

Worms and Mud
What a messy subject! We will be discussing how worms break down organic matter and turn it into soil. Our art will feature worms and mud. We will also play and paint with mud. The books we will be reading are Wiggling Worms At Work, and Wonderful Worms.

Baby Animals
So cute! We will discuss how spring is the time of the year when baby animals are born. During crafts, we will make lambs, ducklings, kittens, and puppies.

Mrs. Tanya, Mrs. Izabela, Mrs. Olga

March 2023

March 10th, 2023

Dear Parents,

Spring is slowly arriving and some days it is very wet outside, but children still like to go and play. Please bring extra clothes, snowpants and boots for your child.

We would like to welcome Mrs. Olga who will be working in the Preschool Room.

Friday March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day. WE WEAR GREEN!

March is a busy month for birthdays. Happy Birthday to Ellari, Teagan, Nate, Atlas, Vallen, Angus, Andrew, and Kaira.

Baby Room

St. Patrick’s Day is coming, so the babies will make cool green crafts, such as shamrocks with their hands, sponge painting, and finger painting. We will be learning action songs like Wheels on the Bus, The Shape Song, and the Alphabet Song.

We are happy to see the development of our babies.

Riley is growing fast. He likes to help teachers during clean-up time, loves to race with the other children, and likes to paint.

Frankie is practicing her communication skills. She is shaking her head for no and yes, saying words like “mom,” “dad,” and “me,” and she is pointing to things.

Hadley is always up for any activity. She likes to run, jump, do storytime, and silly songs.

Etta has adapted to her new surroundings and routines easily. She is perfectly content to play with the other children, or by herself. She loves to play peek-a-boo with scarves.

Levi is a sensitive child and he makes friends easily. He likes to play with cars, puzzles, and blocks.

Isabella has advanced in her social skills. She is happy and friendly with the other children, eating well, and taking long naps.

Briar is adjusting well; she is happy and very active. She gets along with her friends and teachers. Sometimes she is picky with her food and prefers to eat food from home.

Paul is an active boy. He likes to play with cars, trains, and blocks. He loves going down the rocket slide on the playground.

Harper is adjusting to daycare routines. She is a very good eater, listens to teachers and is friendly with other kids.

Mrs. Hilda, Mrs. Heba

Toddler Room 1 & 2

Themes for March

Colours. We will be doing different colour-mixing activities with water. The children will learn their colours and make rainbows with paper and paint. We will be playing different games that feature colours, such as “I spy with my little eye.” We will be reading stories like Clifford the Big Red Dog, The Crayon’s Book of Colours, and Mix it Up!

Balls. We will be reading the story Pete the Cat: Play Ball, Kicking a Ball, and Watch me Throw the Ball. We will play some ball games like bowling. We will be making a soccer ball craft, basketball, baseball, football, and volleyball. We will be practising bouncing, catching, rolling, throwing, and kicking balls.

St. Patrick’s Day. We will be creating a shamrock with green tissue paper, making leprechaun hats, as well as painting rainbows and pots of gold. The children will also learn the song “5 Little Speckled Frogs”.

Kites and Wind. We will be teaching the children about how kites fly. We will be reading books about kites. We will be singing Blow, Blow, Blows the Wind, doing parachute play, and making kites and clouds in different ways in our art time.

Mrs. Naouel, Mrs. Georgina, Mrs. Susan, Mrs. Ina, Mrs. Gina

Preschool Room

Happy March!

It is starting to feel more like spring. Our themes for this month include Dr Seuss’s books, St. Patrick’s Day, Kites, and Birds.

For Dr Seuss, we will be reading stories by this beloved author. Our stories include The Cat in the Hat; Green Eggs and Ham; and Fox in Socks. The stories are inspiring our crafts. The children will put together a fish bowl, design a new hat for the cat, make green eggs and ham, design some silly socks, and more!

St. Patrick’s Day. We will be reading There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Clover, How to Catch a Leprechaun, The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever, and Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase. We will be creating clovers, pots of gold, rainbows, and leprechauns in our art centre.

Kites. We will be learning about wind and how kites fly. We will be reading Kites in Flight, Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story, Stuck, and Curious George Flies a Kite. We will also explore the science behind how kites fly and we will be making all sorts of interesting kite projects in our art time. We will be showing the children the European Kite Festival. The children may want to make their own kites at home and try to fly them!

Birds. We will be learning about baby birds, what birds use for nesting materials, what baby birds eat, and the bird life cycle. We will be reading Mama Built a Little Nest, and Have you Heard the Nesting Bird? We will also show some short clips of birds in the nest-building process. In art, we will be creating our own nests, birds, egg paintings, and more!

Mrs. Tanya, Mrs. Izabela, Mrs. Olga