Welcome 2017

It is my pleasure to welcome all new and returning children and their families to our programs. As parents, your choice of child care is a very important decision. Naturally, you are concerned about your child’s education and safety within the scho...
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2017

Spring 2017

I recently participated in a professional learning opportunity that focused on outdoor learning. Together with 50 Family Day staff, I spent a wonderful day at Albion Hills taking part in sessions that taught us how to better engage children with natu...
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2017

Winter 2017

In September 2016, we began celebrating Family Day’s 165 years of operation, and launched our new, five-year strategic plan. This coming spring, our front-line staff will get a chance to celebrate the accomplishments of the past 165 years and learn...
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2017

Spring 2016

Volunteers are an important part of our organization. I would like to offer a big “thank you” to the Family Day volunteers in our family support and childcare programs. Your contribution of time and knowledge help in so many ways in our numerous ...
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2016

Fall 2016

The process of creativity is a very personal one for children. As an RECE, I have always enjoyed observing children create in whatever medium they are working. Messy play and the role of experimentation are so important to learning (and, of course, b...
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2016

Welcome 2016

It is probably fair to say we are paying more attention to what we put on our plates these days. In an ever-increasing desire to be healthy, we are always on the lookout for food that is fresh, local and nutritious. We also know the importance of ...
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2016

Winter 2016

Welcome to 2016! The world of early learning and child care continues to evolve and transform with another set of regulation changes potentially arriving from the provincial government over the next couple of months. Family Day continues to work thr...
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2016

Spring 2014

Responding to Aggressive Behaviours. It’s very upsetting to see your child kick, bite, throw toys, yell and scream, which are examples of aggressive behaviour. Early learning specialists recognize aggressive behaviour as a form of communication. To...
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2014

Winter 2014

Promoting Home Languages Promotes Learning, Bonding and Fun! In the Greater Toronto area, 32% of people speak a language other than English, French or an Aboriginal language at home. The most common languages are Chinese, Punjabi, Urdu and Tamil. Thi...
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2014

Fall 2013

Social Inclusion at Family Day. At Family Day, inclusion is a state of mind which we continue to work towards. Inclusion means that we value everyone—all the similarities and all the differences. By welcoming everyone we all can learn to understand...
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2013