January 6th, 2017
Happy Birthdays this month go out to Michael, Anders, and Sadie.
A lot of babies joined our program this month. Welcome to Alexie, Anders, Colin, Michael, and Maya. We are also joined by Borden and Avica in Toddler 1. Maverick is back to Toddler 2, and Menyamer will be joining our Preschool room.
December was a fun and fast paced month at Bambi. The children were busy practicing for the concert. We talked about how holidays are celebrated around the world as well as cold weather and animals that live in the forest. It was wonderful to have so many parents, grandparents, and siblings join us for our Christmas Concert. We had a wonderful time and hope you did as well. Thank you for all the kind Christmas cards and gifts, we really appreciated them.
In January, we will be reestablishing our routines as well as reviewing and reinforcing what we have already learned. Preschool children will continue to work on the alphabet and numbers. In Toddler 2 we are also working on self-help skills such as zipping our own coats and putting on our own hats and mittens. Please help by reinforcing this at home.
During this cold, snowy month we will be experiencing winter fun outside, so please bring outdoor necessities every day.
December 6th, 2016
Please note our holiday hours:
Friday December 23 – 1/2 day (Daycare open until 12pm)
Monday December 26 – Daycare closed
Tuesday December 27 – Daycare closed
This month the children and teachers are very busy preparing for our Annual Christmas Party that will be held on Thursday December 8 @ 5pm 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.
November 6th, 2016
Note: The daycare will be closed on Friday November 11 for Remembrance Day.
We would like to welcome Zoey and Amaya to our program.
Happy birthday to Maksim this month.
I hope you all had a great Halloween and a lot of fun Trick or Treating. A special thank you to all the families who brought in Halloween treats for all the children. It was a fun day and great to see everyone in their costumes (you can find the photos on our website in the Halloween 2016 gallery).
We had a wonderful October. Children were learning about Autumn and the changes that the season brings. We have watched the leaves change colors and fall from the trees. Children were collecting them for the compost, and set up lots of activities for children to explore colorful leaves through magnifying glasses, crafts, etc.
In November, we will talk to the children about remembering the fallen soldiers of the past who have made it possible for us to live freely in Canada. We will be talking about the significance of the Red Poppy that we wear, and why they will be asked for a moment of silence.
Lest we forget
October 11th, 2016
We would like to welcome Max to our Baby Room and David to our Preschool Room. Happy Birthday to Sorcha, Max, Elliot and Kingston this month.
We are happy to see new children becoming familiar with room routines. They are practicing problem solving, language skills, and social/emotional skills through the power of play.
With Thanksgiving on the horizon, we would like to say thank you to all our families for trusting us with your children. We feel very grateful to have a chance to be a part of your child’s life. It is a full season and children are learning about leaves changing colours, animals getting ready for winter, harvest, and Halloween.
With the approach of Halloween, we will create creepy (but fun) arts and crafts.
Our Halloween celebration will be on Monday October 31. Children are encouraged to wear simple, comfortable, and “friendly” costumes to the daycare, or you can bring the costume and we will help your child put it on. If you would like to bring some Halloween treats, please bring enough so we can share with everyone.
September 9th, 2016
We hope you had a wonderful and restful summer break and are as excited about the upcoming school year as we are. We would like to welcome all of our returning children and parents, and extend a special greeting to the new families who are joining us for the first time. We are delighted to be your children’s teachers.
We are also welcoming Mrs. Melody who is back from maternity leave and will be working in Toddler Room 1.
Happy birthday to Victor, Isabelle, and Nixon this month.
We will be spending September learning about school, making new friends, learning about Fall, and most of all becoming comfortable in a room setting.
We strive to make Bambi a place where children feel supported and safe. We promote learning through play and feel very strongly about creating a place of immense social, emotional, and intellectual growth for children. We feel excited about creating a caring, and stimulating environment for this process. Our goal is to provide and experience at Bambi where children can grow both socially, and emotionally. We value open communication and appreciate you sharing your comments, questions, and suggestions with us.
Please don’t hesitate to call the daycare if you would like to check on how your child is doing.