December 2018

December 2nd, 2018

Dear Parents,

Please note the daycare will be closed on December 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st, and January 1st. We will re-open on January 2nd.

 We would like to welcome Liam to our Toddler Room this month.

Happy birthdays to Vanessa, Borden and Andrea!

December is a busy month where we like to talk about families, love, giving, because we are lucky to have families and staff from different cultures. We’re going to to talk about Christmas celebrations, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, learn and appreciate our likeness and differences.  We’re hoping that some of our families can help us bring their cultural traditions to the daycare.

This month the children and teachers are very busy preparing for our Annual Christmas Party that will be held on Monday December 10th @ 4:15 pm in the Preschool Room. Children are very excited to show off their arts and crafts, as well as songs and dances that they learned. Please don’t forget to bring your child a wrapped present for Santa to give them. We hope to see you all there.

With the winter and flu season approaching, please keep your child home if they are not feeling well. If the child has fever, vomiting, diarrhea, allow 24 hours before returning to the daycare.

Jane Pevzner

November 2018

November 8th, 2018

Dear Parents,

The daycare will be open on Monday November 12th.

We would like to welcome Dylan and Andrea to our program. Happy birthday to Sophia this month.

Flu season is coming, so if your child has flu-like symptoms, (vomiting, fever, diarrhea, cough, etc.) please keep your child at home until they feel better. Don’t forget to notify the daycare if your child is not feeling well, and will be absent.

With the bad weather approaching and traffic getting worse, please give yourself extra time for the commute as the daycare closes at 6:00, and the teachers would like to go home on time. The weather is still nice enough for children to play outside, so make sure your child has snow pants, hats, gloves, boots at the daycare.

The month of October was very fun and enjoyable. Children were very happy to celebrate Halloween. They learned new songs and finger plays. On October 31, we had our Halloween party. Children and some staff dressed up in nice costumes. Everyone was dancing and having fun.

This month, children will be learning about Remembrance Day, poppies, hibernation, and how different animals are getting ready for Winter.

Jane Pevzner

October 2018

September 30th, 2018

Dear Parents,

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! The daycare will be closed on Monday October 8th.
It’s getting very chilly outside, so please ensure you dress your child for the weather.
Our Halloween Party will be on Wednesday October 31st. Feel free to dress your children up for the occasion. If you would like to bring treats for your child’s room, you are welcome to do so (peanut free)

Yours Truly,

Jane Pevzner


We would like to welcome Gracie, and Lee to our room this month. Our friends: Heidi, Harper, Lukas and Quinn are doing great.
Happy 1st birthday to Gracie!
This month we continue to learn about Fall. When we play outside (weather permitting), children can see that the leaves are falling everywhere. We will be doing a turkey craft for Thanksgiving, and singing lots of Halloween songs. We love to dance and play.

Mrs. Hilda


Last month lots of new children joined our room. Everyone is doing really well. They enjoy story time, and all room activities.

Isabelle and Carter just graduated from the baby room and are having fun with their new friends.

In October, we will be doing lots of arts and crafts that are related to Thanksgiving and Halloween. We will be learning some new songs about pumpkins and turkeys. We will also be talking about families. Just a reminder for parents that still didn’t bring family photos for our wall display, please do so.

Our Halloween Party will be on Wednesday October 31st. If you would like, you can  dress up your child or bring a costume to the daycare. We will have a little parade inside the daycare with songs and games.

Mrs. Naouel and Mrs. Jessie


We would like to say farewell to Theo and Karlina’s family who moved to Sweden.

Welcome Mason to our room this month. We are going to have lots of fun together.

Happy 3rd birthday to Arielle and Sorcha this month

In October, children are busy with Thanksgiving and Halloween themes. For Thanksgiving, children will be making some gifts for their families and learning poems and rhymes about turkeys and pumpkins.

Some of our friends are done with potty training and some are still in the process. We are asking all the parents to work cooperatively with us on this potty training process.

Mrs. Alina and Mrs. Smita


Happy 4th birthday to Kingston and Adam, and 5th birthday to Juan this month. Children who joined us from Toddler room 2: Avica, Sutter and Vanessa show much improvement in socializing with their friends and teachers.

This month we will be working on a big project for Thanksgiving and the children are enjoying it a lot. We look forward to another month of fun. Children are enjoying making art by mixing, and experimenting with new materials.

Our Halloween Parade and Halloween Party will be on Wednesday October 31. We will be doing a parade around the block (weather permitting) and we will play lots of games and activities in the room.

Mrs. Gina and Mrs. Kusum

September 2018

September 20th, 2018

Dear parents,

We are very excited for the start of another school year and are happy to see lots of new families joining our program.

Mrs. Hilda is working in the baby room. Mrs. Naouel and Mrs. Jessie are working with younger toddlers. Mrs. Alina and Mrs. Smita are teachers in toddler room 2. Mrs. Gina and Mrs. Kusum are working in the preschool room. Please feel free to ask the staff any questions about their classroom routines, your child’s participation, etc.

We would like to welcome Isabelle, Carter, Owen, Vanessa, Lukas, Harper, and Heidi this month.

Happy  2nd birthday to Jude, Drew, and Emily from toddler room 1.

Children in toddler room 1 and 2 were learning about different animals. The preschool room children are busy talking about weather changes, and birds migrating.

Children are still enjoying the nice weather and playing outside regularly.

Jane Pevzner

April 2018

March 30th, 2018

Dear Parents,

Thank you for completing the parent surveys which were sent earlier this year. After carefully reviewing all of the responses, the staff and parent committee have gathered the following: more fresh produce in the menus, and more updates on your child’s day. These suggestions will be implemented this month.

Our parent committee continues to meet online and we have 2 new members who joined, Emily and Allison. All communications are done through email. If you’d like to join, please send an email to with the subject line “Parent Committee”.

Just a reminder, if you have any suggestions or ideas, feel free to put them in the suggestion box located at the daycare entrance.

Happy birthdays this month to Avica, Kyra, Deaglan, Harriet, and Quinn.

We would like to welcome Joseph back to our program who stayed home with his family last year.
This month we are learning about multicultural spring holidays such as Easter, Passover, etc. Teachers will be having a potluck and showing children items, books, etc. from their country. As always, parents are welcome to join our multicultural event.

We started our program with the Southwood Library and we had our first visit from a librarian. Children really enjoyed her stories and songs. We are continuing with our music program with Mr. Michael who played Violin for us.

The older preschool children will be visiting a senior’s residence facility to sing and dance for them. We also made and painted little tulips for each of them.

We would like to say a big Thank You to Mrs. Shirley from the Food Bank who came to visit and talked to the children about generosity, and giving to others. She also brought a big box for us to fill up with non-perishable food items to donate to the Food Bank. The donation box is located at the side entrance to the Preschool Room. We will be collecting food donations for the month of April.

Jane Pevzner