October Newsletter

Welcome to the first month with the new protocols. Your children seem to be adapting well to the new changes.  We are asking parents to bear with us as this is new to us as well and we are assessing and adjusting the program so as to meet the needs of all of your children.

Thank you to all parents who have worked hard with your children over the past six months.  They are aware of all the rules pertaining to hygiene required at this time.

We are encouraging independence in your children having them take off boots and jackets and find their own indoor shoes.  We will assist if necessary.

Please send your child in boots.  These are not only easy for your child to take off and put on they are necessary for our daily outdoor play as the yard is very wet and muddy.  Label all boots, preferably on the outside, as we do have doubles of the same style.

If we could get all muddy buddies (and rain gear) to be labelled on the outside so as not to have confusion as to which one belongs to who we would appreciate this. These are not to be worn when arriving.  We will assist with putting them on at the end of the session.

When to keep your child home from school…If your child does not fall under the Covid protocols but only has a runny nose they are able to attend preschool providing they are capable of wiping their own nose or able to ask for assistance.  If we find that they are unable to manage we will contact you to pick up your child.  We will follow the guidelines of Dr. Bonnie Henry should the protocols change.

Please text us at 604 861 9198 if your child will not be coming to school.  If for any reason your child will be late for preschool you must text us to make arrangements for us to meet you at the gate.  We ask that parents do not come into the preschool centre.

Your child has come home with a green Dollarama bag with their name on the outside.  Please make sure these bags are returned to the preschool Tuesday mornings.  Artwork will go home at the end of each week.

Our goal is to build our program around the interests of the children.  We have always ascribed to the value of play and learning through play while introducing a variety of concepts to the children.

In keeping with our philosophy of not focusing on specific themes, especially around the holidays, and basing our curriculum around the four seasons.  An example of this would be emphasizing more on the colour orange, pumpkins and circles rather than jack o lanterns and Halloween.

Below are assorted photos of individual play, parallel play and group play.  All are very important in the development of your child.  Enjoy!  Sorry some are sideways…