September 2020

August 30th, 2020

Dear Parents,

Hello and welcome, or welcome back, to Bambi Childcare! We are excited about starting this month with all of our new and returning families. We can’t wait to see the children and hear about all the exciting things they have done over the summer. We are also thrilled to be welcoming all of the families and children who are new to the program.

Happy birthday to Jude, Aviv, and Nishka this month.

Covid-19 has affected us all as we adapt to the new normal. We are taking extra precautions to ensure the entire daycare is clean and sanitized regularly, including toys, furniture, etc. Children are adapting to more frequent hand washing, and teachers are creating more individual based activities throughout the day to allow for more social distancing to ensure social distancing. Parents are not allowed inside the daycare, and must complete a questionnaire every morning for their child.

If your child is not well (fever, diarrhea, runny nose, cough, etc) please keep them home and get tested for Covid-19

The time that children spend at daycare is precious, and a very important time of their lives. We are honoured to get to spend some of that special time with them. We feel very strongly about creating a safe and caring environment for the children where they can learn through play and have the opportunity to grow both socially and emotionally. A little separation anxiety is not uncommon or unexpected for children starting, or returning to, daycare. To help your child handle their uncertainty and nervousness, we recommend keeping a positive attitude, giving a little reassurance, a brief goodbye at the morning drop off. Before long your child will likely settle right into his or her new routine.

Please don’t hesitate to call during the day if you want to check on how your child is doing.

Jane Pevzner

March 2020

March 1st, 2020

Dear Parents,

Happy Birthday to Jaden and Sutter!

We would like to welcome Angus, Leila, and Liv to our program.

Spring is slowly arriving which means some days are very wet. Children still like to go out and play so please bring extra clothes, snow pants and boots for your child.

Baby Room

In the month of February we learned about winter weather, colors, clothes, and body parts.  We also read books, sang songs, and made arts and crafts about winter.

All the children made Valentines gifts for their families, and made cards for each other.

The children love pets, so we discussed different pets, what sounds they make, what they eat, and where they live.  We also started talking about fruits and vegetables because we want to be healthy.

With the weather warming up, we will be going outside a lot more, so please dress your child weather-appropriate.

This month we will be talking about spring, weather in spring, spring clothes and St. Patrick’s Day.

Toddler Room 1 and 2

March is finally here, and the weather will hopefully start to get warmer.

St. Patricks Day is on Tuesday March 17th, and to celebrate this, we will talk about Ireland and we will make all sorts of crafts using the color green.

We will also talk about rain! We are going to sing and learn a new song called “Singing in the Rain”. Hopefully, there will be some puddles that the children can splash in. We will also sing other songs, such as : “Rain, rain go away” and “It’s raining, its pouring”.

If your child has a favorite book or song they love, please bring it in and we can share it with the whole class.

Preschool Room

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 be learning about different types of weather, such as wind, rain, thunder, and lightning. For Saint Patrick’s Day, we will be making some leprechauns, pots of gold, and rainbows.

Jane Pevzner

February 2020

February 2nd, 2020

Dear Parents,

Our daycare will be closed Monday February 17 for Family Day and we will re-open on Tuesday.

We still would love to take the children outside, but they need to have appropriate clothes. Can parents please bring appropriate clothes for playing outside.

Happy Birthday Benjamin, Karter, Gweneth, Alexie and Iyla this month.

Baby Room

In January we learned about winter from every aspect (snow, colors, winter clothes). Children made a lot of crafts with different materials (glue, paint fabric) and observed how snow turned to ice and water.

The childrens’ favorite song that we sung every morning was “Hello…It’s nice to see you here.” They learned friends names from this song.

We would like to welcome Aviv, who is 1 year old.

In February we will be celebrating family day, so please bring some pictures of children and the family

Toddler Room 1/2

In February we will be talking about family and Valentines Day. For our crafts, we will be using lots of red and pink colors.

We still like to go outside every day, so please dress your child appropriately. We will be continuing our projects about me and my family, so please send 4 or 5 pictures of your child.

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 projects.

Preschool Room

This month we are making Valentines cards. Our Valentines party will be on Friday, February 14. If you would like to send some Valentines treats and cards to the daycare, you are welcome. Please ask the teachers for the list of children in the group for the Valentines cards. With family days coming, we will be talking a lot about our families and how they are different from one another.

Jane Pevzner

January 2020

January 3rd, 2020

Dear Parents:

December was action packed with preparation for Christmas. Our Christmas party, on December 10, 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 loved Santa Claus who came to the party and the clown. All the staff would like to thank parents for their nice Christmas gifts.

This year again, in each room, staff will be writing monthly observations about each child in the child’s individual book. If any of the parents would like to view their child’s observation book, please talk to staff.

Baby Room

Happy New Year to everyone! It was very nice to see all our babies and their families at the Christmas Party on December 10. Welcome Isaac to our room. He is adjusting well to our room routine. As a reminder, please send extra clothes for your children as we get dirty when we eat,  and doing some craft activities.

Most babies in this room are around 19 months old so we call it the younger Toddler Room. Mrs. Hilda is planning age appropriate activities for them.

Toddler Room 1 & 2

Happy New Year, and all the best for 2020. A big happy birthday goes out to Anders this month. We have been learning about Winter, Winter weather and animals. In January, we are planning to learn about parts of our body, learn new songs, games, and making lots of arts and crafts activities. Hopefully the weather will improve and we can make a snowman and discuss his different body parts. This month, we’ll be focusing on language development by reading stories and asking children different question. We will start working on letters of the alphabet and trying to teach children to recognize them. We will also be learning to count up to 10.

Preschool Room

We hope everybody had a nice Christmas holiday. This month we’ll be talking about snow. We will continue talking about the letters of the alphabet, and counting up to 20. The weather will be very cold this moth and we will be spending many days playing inside, so instead of water in the water table, we will bring snow from outside so children can put their gloves on and play with the snow. We will also have a few experiments where we put a glass of water in the freezer, and it will turn into ice. When the weather gets warmer, we would like to go outside, so please send all of your child’s outdoor gear so they can enjoy the fresh air.

Jane Pevzner

December 2019

December 5th, 2019

Dear Parents,

Please note our holiday hours:
Wednesday December 25 to Friday December 27 – Daycare Closed
Wednesday January 1 – Daycare Closed

Happy Birthday to Patrick, Ruby, Amelie and Borden.

We would like to welcome Ms. Krystel who is helping in all the rooms and getting to know all your children.

This month the children and teachers are very busy preparing for our Annual Christmas Party that will be held on Tuesday December 10 @ 4:30pm 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.

Happy Holidays to Everyone!

Jane Pevzner