June 2016

June 3rd, 2016

Dear Parents,

We are proud to announce that we have been an accredited child care facility since 2009, meaning that we provide a level of excellence in child care that exceeds provincial licensing requirements.

We are excited that we have lots of new friends who joined our program this month. Welcome to Oliver, Maya, Nixon, Noah, Ashton, Aubrie, Amirah, Kohda, and Angelica.

Happy birthdays to Oliver, Maya, Nash, Adam, Laycin, and Rawleigh.

Summer is coming and flowers are blooming. All the children are playing outside and enjoying our early summer.

In June, we are planning to have more outdoor activities such as sandbox, and water play for our little friends. We will be focusing on hands-on experiences with the children such as: painting, gluing, cutting etc. We are also making special surprises for our Fathers. Last month, we finished our “library adventure”. A librarian came once a week to read us a story, play games, and finger plays.

This month we will say goodbye to all our kindergarten children who will be attending Grade 1. We will miss them dearly and wish them the best of luck. As we do every year, we will plant a tree in the front yard to commemorate the children who have graduated from our program this year.

Reminder: Picture Day is on June 21. The photographer will be taking individual photos, as well as classroom photos. 

Jane Pevzner

April 2016

April 3rd, 2016

Dear Parents,

We would like to welcome Maddy, Laith, Novali and Sinopa to our program.

Happy birthday’s go out to Sierra, Evany, Kiera, Oliver.

It is hard to believe that it is only April, and we are having this amazing weather so we are starting to ask parents to bring sunhats and sunscreen for your children.

In March we learned all about flowers and colours, and even had a “green” day for St. Patrick. The children also celebrated Easter on Thursday the 24th and enjoyed an Easter Egg Hunt at the daycare and all the sweets that parents brought.

We are looking forward to April where we will be talking about welcoming Spring and birds. We will also be learning about Earth Day, saving energy, and recycling.

Lately we have been having problems with toys that children bring from home getting lost or broken. They also distract the children from planned activities, so please leave them at home or in the car as they should not be brought to the daycare.

Jane Pevzner

March 2016

March 4th, 2016

Dear Parents,

The daycare will be closed on Friday March 25 as well as Monday March 28.

Spring is here! We will be going outside more often, but with the changing weather please don’t forget to send warm clothes for your child.

We would like to welcome Sutter and Jayden to the Baby Room, and we will be celebrating their birthday’s as they are both turning 1 this month.

Happy birthdays this month to Elliotte, Adeline, Arizona, and Lori.

We would like to welcome Mrs. Naouel who has been helping us in each room since February. She has previous experience in a child care setting and has her Child Development Assistant certification.

March is national reading month, so we will read some new stories and we invite the children to bring their favorite books so they can share them with all our friends. We will begin the month with one of our favorite authors, Dr. Seuss. We will read many Dr. Seuss stories, and celebrate his birthday!

Every year we have a program with the Southwood Public Library where a Librarian comes to the daycare, reads to the children, sings with them, and puts on some puppet shows. This will happen every Wednesday at 3pm.

March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day! We will have a lot of green activities, green clothing, and maybe a green snack.

The children will participate in art projects, activities, songs, poems, and a play. This month, we will search for signs of early spring and enjoy gentle stories about bunnies, chicks and colorful eggs.

Jane Pevzner


February 2016

February 3rd, 2016

Dear Parents,

The daycare will be closed on Monday February 15th for the family day long weekend

Happy Birthday to Iyla and Bryson.

This month we have a lot of new friends joining our program. The Baby Room is welcoming Sadie, Iyla and Elliot. Toddler Room 1 is welcoming Madilyne. Toddler Room 2 is welcoming Emily. The Preschool Room is welcoming Ryan and Evany.

With so many new families joining us, we would like to ask parents to bring 3 or 4 photos of their child and their family so we can learn about each of you.

This month we’ll be doing lots of valentines crafts. Please make sure each child has a spare set of clothes in case of an accident or messy art+craft project. Our Valentines party will be on Friday, February 12. If you would like to send some Valentines treats and cards to the daycare, you are welcome to. Please ask the room teacher for the list of children in the group for the Valentines cards.

Jane Pevzner

January 2016

January 4th, 2016

December was action packed with preparation for Christmas. Our Christmas party, on December 14, was well attended. It was so good to see that so many extended family members were able to attend. I hope everybody enjoyed our performances. All the children’s participation was amazing. They danced, sang songs, and enjoyed Mrs. Lucy the Clown, but their favorite part was getting their Christmas gifts from Santa Claus. All the staff would like to thank parents for the nice Christmas gifts.

We would like to welcome back our teacher, Mrs. Cherry, from maternity leave. She is glad to be back and is happy to see how much your children grew over the year.

Welcome to our new friends Andrea, Valeria, and Makayla who joined our program this month.

Happy birthdays to Elisa, Rain, and Jacky.

This month we will be learning about winter sports, hibernation, and snow. If the weather warms up, we will try to play outside in the snow.  We ask all the parents to bring appropriate clothing for your child so they can play outside. Please label all your child’s belongings to avoid confusion.

Jane Pevzner