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Month: November 2020

2020 October

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…

November Newsletter

We would like to thank all of the parents for following the Covid protocols while dropping off and picking up your child.  With the new restrictions it does not allow for discussions with Lyn and myself however please feel free to send an email or give us a call should you have any questions or concerns about your child or the program.
We had a visit from licensing for a Covid inspection and we are pleased to inform you that we have met all of the requirements.  We also have updated out First Aid Certification.
A reminder to let us know when your child will be away from preschool as we are required to record all absences and state the reason.
As the weather is getting colder please dress your child accordingly remembering that we have to put the “muddy buddy” overtop of the first layer.  Please send your child in boots everyday.
As you may or may not be aware we have been presenting the alphabet and phonics to the children using the Jolly Phonics program.  We have done some research on this and have learned that by presenting the letters in a certain phonetic pattern it will prepare your child for early reading.
During the month of November we will be exploring spiders and learning about hibernation.

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