Spring 2021

Spring—the season of rebirth—is finally here!  After more than a year of lockdowns, PPE, physical distancing and staying home, the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is well underway—bringing new hope that this horrible virus (and all the worry and sadn...
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2021

Fall 2020

We are well into the fall/winter season and this year many of us have had a new and valued appreciation for the great outdoors and enjoying nature. Family Day staff across our programs have certainly taken advantage of opportunities to be outdoors. T...
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2020

Welcome 2020

Welcome, to all returning and new families!  In this edition of our welcome newsletter, we have included some helpful resources specifically for families, to support you in this transition back to child care.  We hope you find these resour...
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2020

Spring 2020

Being ‘stuck’ at home can make parents and educators alike concerned about missing out on valuable learning opportunities for children. However, learning can happen — and is happening — everywhere!...
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2020

Winter 2020

Family Day is committed to ensuring that all programs are high-quality and support children in achieving learning goals.  In addition, Family Day makes sure programs are fun and focused on children's interests....
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2020

Fall 2019

Each day across our agency, our dedicated educators work to create a sense of belonging, well-being, and engagement for the children in our programs. The majority of this work is carried out by females, but in this edition of FOCUS we highlight a sma...
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2019

Welcome 2019

I am delighted to introduce myself as the incoming CEO of Family Day. I stepped into my new role on July 1, 2019, succeeding Joan Arruda who retired in June. I have been a senior leader at Family Day for the past 11 years, and I am truly excited abou...
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2019

Spring 2019

I have had the tremendous privilege of leading Family Day as its CEO since May, 2004. It has been an amazing 15 years, but at the end of June, I will be retiring to spend time with my husband and family. After a career that has spanned 45 years, I am...
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2019

Winter 2019

In January, the CBC’s The Nature of Things with David Suzuki broadcast an excellent program called ‘The Power of Play’ that explored the importance of play. The show highlighted the role of play across species in the animal kingdom, and shared ...
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2019

Fall 2018

In this issue of FOCUS, we highlight the importance of physical literacy, including how parents can influence their children’s health and well-being. When we make the time to play and move with our children, we set the stage for a lifetime of physi...
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2018