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October 2020

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Dear Parents:

October is already here, and the weather can change, so please send your child to the daycare dressed appropriately. Just a reminder: The daycare will be closed on Thanksgiving (October 12). Our Halloween Party will be on Friday October 30, so you can dress your child in a costume or bring one to the daycare for us to dress them up. We usually do our Halloween Costume Parade in each room,  and children 3 years and older will having their parade around the block (if the weather will be nice).

Baby Room

We would like to welcome our new friend Everett to the Baby Room. He will be turning 1 year old on October 10.

Holiday month has arrived, and we are planning to do many crafts and sensory activities about Thanksgiving and Halloween We are going to have our first Halloween Party on the 30th of this month.

Toddler Room

We would like to welcome back Harper this month. We will have lots of fun together.

The children will be making lots of Thanksgiving crafts. Our Halloween Party will be on Friday the 30th. Please bring your child’s costume in a bag, or let them wear it to daycare.

It looks like winter is soon to arrive. Please bring warm jackets, hats, scarves and gloves, so when we venture outside, we are all bundled up nicely. Also, please bring a couple of changes of clothes, in case they get wet when we are playing with the water table, or messy when we are finger painting.

Preschool Room

This will be a busy month filled with Spooky Halloween Crafts, and Thanksgiving Stories. During the first weeks of October, children will be learning about Thanksgiving and making their own Thanksgiving plate. Our Halloween Party will be on October 30, so if you don’t want your child to be dressed in the morning, you can bring the costume to the daycare, and the teacher will assist the child in putting on their costume. If you would like to bring some candies, please bring enough so we can share with everyone.

If there are any changes in your addresses, workplaces, phone numbers, etc, please inform the staff so we will have current information in your child’s file. 

Jane Pevzner

September 2020

Sunday, 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

Sunday, 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

Sunday, 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

Friday, 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