Newsletter


November 2020

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You can also find us on :

 Facebook page:(please check out our FB page for more photos and details)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Forest-Grove-Childcare-Centre/485660831505764

Please visit the above and pass on to family and friends and your comments will be most welcome

_________________________________________________________

 

Please note the following :

CENTRE CLOSED AS FOLLOWS :

1. WEDNESDAY 11th NOVEMBER 2020   - REMEMBRANCE DAY

   (REOPENS THURSDAY 12th NOVEMBER 2020)

 2. CHRISTMAS CLOSURE (SAME AS BURNABY SCHOOL DISTRICT) 

MONDAY 21st DECEMBER 2020 TO FRIDAY 1st JANUARY 2021

(REOPENS MONDAY 4th JANUARY 2021)

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Welcome to  FURKAN and family who have joined us. We are sure you will have an excellent time at the Centre and please do not hesitate to ask us any questions.

 


Latest  Public Health GUIDELINES re COVID

 Daily health checks help make sure nobody comes to school sick. Before sending a child to school, parents and caregivers are responsible for assessing their child for symptoms of illness, like fever, chills, cough, a runny nose or sore throat etc.

 
If your child has any symptoms, they must not go to Centre. . An up-to-date list of symptoms is available at:

 http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/about-covid-19/symptoms.
Extra health and safety measures like health checks, and increased cleaning will reduce the spread of COVID-19 and help keep us safe.
Learn more: http://backtoschool.gov.bc.ca/

COVID 19: Public Health Guidance for Childcare Settings

http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/Documents/COVID19_PublicHealthGuidanceChildcareFacilities.pdf

If you’re ill – stay at home.

Staying Home When Sick and When New Symptoms Develop

 Staying home when sick is one of the most important ways to reduce the spread of communicable diseases, including COVID-19. This is why it is important for anyone who is sick to stay home. Staff or children who are experiencing symptoms of a previously diagnosed health condition do not need to stay home and should not be required to provide a doctor’s note to attend a child care facility.

Children and child care providers should stay at home when new symptoms of illness develop, such as:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Cough 
  • Difficulty breathing (in small children, this can look like breathing fast or working hard to breathe)
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Diarrhea

For mild symptoms without fever, children and staff members should stay home and monitor symptoms for 24 hours. If symptoms improve and the child/staff member feels well enough, they can return to the child care facility without further assessment or doctor’s note. If symptoms include fever or difficulty breathing, or if symptoms last for more than 24 hours or get worse, seek a health assessment by calling 8-1-1 or a primary care provider. If a COVID-19 test is recommended as a result of the health assessment, selfisolate while waiting for results (see information on how results are provided here). 

  • If the COVID-19 test is positive, self-isolate and follow the direction of public health. 
  • If the COVID-19 test is negative, return to the child care facility once well enough to participate. 
  • If a COVID-19 test is recommended but not done, self-isolate for 10 days after the onset of symptoms and return when feeling well enough to participate
  • If you are unsure, call 8-1-1 for advice. 
  • See the BCCDC website for more information on when to seek

Please encourage your child to practice the following:

Six steps to proper handwashing

  1. Wet hands with warm running water.
  2. Apply a small amount of liquid soap. Antibacterial soap is not required.
  3. Rub hands together for at least 20 seconds (sing the ABC’s). Rub palms, backs of hands, between fingers and  under nails and creating a lather.
  4. Rinse off all soap with running water.
  5. Dry hands with a clean, disposable towel.
  6. Discard the used towel in the waste container.

Children should wash their hands…

  • When they arrive at the centre and before they go home
  • Before eating and drinking
  • After a diaper change, using the toilet
  • After playing outside or handling pets
  • After sneezing or coughing into hands
  • Whenever hands are visibly dirty.

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Infant Toddler AND  Daycare Montessorri    

In October ,within the overall theme of Fall, the children made wonderful art decorating the Infant Toddler room including hand print leaves in fall colours of red, orange, yellow and brown. In addition, we  enjoyed Thanksgiving and Halloween activities! (please see the pictures on our fb page)

 

In November , we will continue with Fall and all the changes it brings. We will do some activities with nature in mind and learn more about colours surrounding us.

We will make POPPIES for Remembrance day which the children will bring home.

Autumn (also called fall) is one of the four seasons of the year and is the time of year that transitions summer into winter. Along with the tree leaves changing color, the temperature becoming colder, plants stop making food, animals prepare for the long months ahead, and the daylight starts growing shorter.

Please send them with appropriate dressing and footwear in order to have a safe and rewarding experience when exploring  outside .

We will continue to talk about  Stay Safe and Healthy :

  • We will be encouraging children to stay safe and healthy doing various indoor and outdoor activities during the day.
  • We will also continue to work on the six steps of hand washing as suggested by the Ministry.
  • Please encourage children to bring healthy and nutritious lunch and snacks at the Centre.
  • We will also encourage children to drink water throughout the day.
  • Feel free to talk to Gulzar if you have any questions.

NOTE : REMINDERS TO ALL OUR PARENTS:

  1. Please ensure your child has indoor shoes which they change into when they arrive at the Centre and which stay at the Centre when leaving.
  2. Please have a change of clothes at the Centre , in case they are needed.
  3. Please label all you food containers. (note also: as you are aware, ours is a ‘NUT-FREE’ Centre.)
  4. PLEASE LET US KNOW YOUR PICK UP AND DROP OFF TIME SO AS TO AVOID TOO MANY PARENTS AT ANY  ONE GIVEN TIME  .ALSO WE ENCOURAGE PARENTS TO FOLLOW THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
  5. STAFF WILL KEEP CHILDREN READY FOR PICK UP.
  6. Please inform us immediately if there are any changes eg address, telephone, contacts.
  7. Please ensure you have all your child’s belongings when you are leaving and take home their work etc.
  8. Please inform us as early as possible (by 9am – would be great) if your child is not attending the Centre that day.
  9. May we also suggest that you drop-off your child and leave soon thereafter. This makes the transition much easier and conducive to a good start to the day, both for the staff and the children.
  10. We are not warming up food at the Centre currently. Please send sandwiches and non warm-up food items for snack  and lunch.

October 2020

thanksgiving
happyhalloween

 

You can also find us on :

Facebook page:(please check out our FB page for more photos and details)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Forest-Grove-Childcare-Centre/485660831505764

Please visit the above and pass on to family and friends and your comments will be most welcome

___________________________________________________________

 

Please note the following :

 

CENTRE CLOSED AS FOLLOWS :

 MONDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2020   - THANKSGIVING

 

  (REOPENS TUESDAY 13th OCTOBER 2020)

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Welcome to children EVELYN and familiy who are joining us. We are sure you will have an excellent time at the Centre and please do not hesitate to ask us any questions.


Latest  Public Health GUIDELINES re COVID

 

Daily health checks help make sure nobody comes to school sick. Before sending a child to school, parents and caregivers are responsible for assessing their child for symptoms of illness, like fever, chills, cough, a runny nose or sore throat.
 
If your child has any symptoms, they must not go to Centre. . An up-to-date list of symptoms is available at 
http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/about-covid-19/symptoms.
 
Extra health and safety measures like health checks, and increased cleaning will reduce the spread of COVID-19 and help keep us safe.
 
Learn more: 
http://backtoschool.gov.bc.ca/

 

COVID 19: Public Health Guidance for Childcare Settings

http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/Documents/COVID19_PublicHealthGuidanceChildcareFacilities.pdf

 

If you’re ill – stay at home.

 

Staying Home When Sick and When New Symptoms Develop

 Staying home when sick is one of the most important ways to reduce the spread of communicable diseases, including COVID-19. This is why it is important for anyone who is sick to stay home. Staff or children who are experiencing symptoms of a previously diagnosed health condition do not need to stay home and should not be required to provide a doctor’s note to attend a child care facility.

Asymptomatic staff and children may still attend child care settings if a member of their household develops new symptoms of illness. If the household member tests positive for COVID-19, public health will advise on self-isolation and when they may return to the child care setting.

 Children and child care providers should stay at home when new symptoms of illness develop, such as:

· Fever · Chills · Cough · Difficulty breathing (in small children, this can look like breathing fast or working hard to breathe) · Loss of sense of smell or taste · Nausea or vomiting · Diarrhea

For mild symptoms without fever, children and staff members should stay home and monitor symptoms for 24 hours. If symptoms improve and the child/staff member feels well enough, they can return to the child care facility without further assessment or doctor’s note. If symptoms include fever or difficulty breathing, or if symptoms last for more than 24 hours or get worse, seek a health assessment by calling 8-1-1 or a primary care provider. If a COVID-19 test is recommended as a result of the health assessment, selfisolate while waiting for results (see information on how results are provided here). · If the COVID-19 test is positive, self-isolate and follow the direction of public health. · If the COVID-19 test is negative, return to the child care facility once well enough to participate. · If a COVID-19 test is recommended but not done, self-isolate for 10 days after the onset of symptoms and return when feeling well enough to participate. If you are unsure, call 8-1-1 for advice. 

See the BCCDC website for more information on when to seek

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 http://covid-19.bccdc.ca/



Please encourage your child to practice the following:

Six steps to proper handwashing

  1. Wet hands with warm running water.
  2. Apply a small amount of liquid soap. Antibacterial soap is not required.
  3. Rub hands together for at least 20 seconds (sing the ABC’s). Rub palms, backs of hands, between fingers and under nails and creating a lather.
  4.  Rinse off all soap with running water.
  5. Dry hands with a clean, disposable towel.
  6. Discard the used towel in the waste container.

 

Children should wash their hands

  • When they arrive at the centre and before they go home
  • Before eating and drinking
  • After a diaper change, using the toilet
  • After playing outside or handling pets
  • After sneezing or coughing into hands
  • Whenever hands are visibly dirty.

__________________________________________________________________________

Infant Toddler AND  Daycare Montessorri    

 

In OCTOBER we will continue the theme we started in August of Nature and Art  with a focus on AUTUMN(FALL)

Autumn (also called fall) is one of the four seasons of the year and is the time of year that transitions summer into winter. Along with the tree leaves changing color, the temperature becoming colder, plants stop making food, animals prepare for the long months ahead, and the daylight starts growing shorter.

 Please send them with appropriate dressing and footwear in order to have a safe and rewarding experience when exploring  outside .

In October ,within the overall theme of Fall, the children will be making wonderful art decorating the classes and windows including hand print leaves in fall colours of red, orange, yellow and brown – see the room posters!

We will also be talking about Thanksgiving and the family unit. Halloween is here – the children can look forward to pumpkin carving, crafts and a Halloween celebration where they can come dressed up in their costumes and enjoy special party food .

 Parents can look forward to artwork and crafts coming home during the month.

 We will continue to talk about  Stay Safe and Healthy :

  • We will be encouraging children to stay safe and healthy doing various indoor and outdoor activities during the day.
  • We will also continue to work on the six steps of hand washing as suggested by the Ministry.
  • Please encourage children to bring healthy and nutritious lunch and snacks at the Centre. We will also have an outdoor picnic lunch whenever possible.
  • We will also encourage children to drink water throughout the day.
  • Feel free to talk to Gulzar if you have any questions.

NOTE : REMINDERS TO ALL OUR PARENTS:

  1. Please ensure your child has indoor shoes which they change into when they arrive at the Centre and which stay at the Centre when leaving.
  2. Please have a change of clothes at the Centre , in case they are needed.
  3. Please label all you food containers and let us know if any food needs to be heated (note also: as you are aware, ours is a ‘NUT-FREE’ Centre.)
  4. PLEASE LET US KNOW YOUR PICK UP AND DROP OFF TIME SO AS TO AVOID TOO MANY PARENTS AT ANY  ONE GIVEN TIME  .  ALSO WE ENCOURAGE PARENTS TO FOLLOW THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

STAFF WILL KEEP CHILDREN READY FOR PICK UP.

  1. Please inform us immediately if there are any changes eg address, telephone, contacts.
  2. Please ensure you have all your child’s belongings when you are leaving and take home their work etc.

7. Please inform us as early as possible (by 9am – would be great) if your child is not attending the Centre that day.

  1. May we also suggest that you drop-off your child and leave soon thereafter. This makes the transition much easier and conducive to a good start to the day, both for the staff and the children.
  2. 9.  We are not warming up food at the Centre currently. Please send sandwiches and non warm-up food items for snack and lunch.

September 2020 - Newsletter

CENTRE CLOSED AS FOLLOWS :


FRIDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER 2020        - LABOUR DAY

AND

MONDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER  2020    - PRO-D DAY

 

  (REOPENS TUESDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2020)

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Welcome to children ILYAD and FREYA and families who are joining us. We are sure you will have an excellent time at the Centre and please do not hesitate to ask us any questions.

 

Please let GULZAR know of your plans during the coming months so that we may plan accordingly.

This time of the year remember to apply sunscreen to your child BEFORE coming to the Centre , bring a hat and appropriate footwear for walking to and playing at the surrounding parks. We will be taking optimum advantage of the good weather we get and if all goes well we will endeavour to have a WATER DAY  whenever possible so please leave some appropriate extra clothing at Centre for your child.

Latest  Public Health GUIDELINES re COVID

Daily health checks help make sure nobody comes to school sick. Before sending a child to school, parents and caregivers are responsible for assessing their child for symptoms of illness, like fever, chills, cough, a runny nose or sore throat.

 If your child has any symptoms, they must not go to Centre. . An up-to-date list of symptoms is available at http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/about-covid-19/symptoms.
 
Extra health and safety measures like health checks, and increased cleaning will reduce the spread of COVID-19 and help keep us safe.
 
Learn more: 
http://backtoschool.gov.bc.ca/

 

 COVID 19: Public Health Guidance for Childcare Settings

http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/Documents/COVID19_PublicHealthGuidanceChildcareFacilities.pdf

 

If you’re ill – stay at home.

 Within childcare settings, children and staff will often have influenza or other respiratory viruses with symptoms similar to COVID-19 (i.e., influenza). For this reason, all children and staff who are ill with fever, have cold, influenza or infectious respiratory symptoms of any kind need to stay home. If children and staff have symptoms, self-isolate for a minimum of 10 days from the onset of symptoms and until symptoms have completely resolved.  Please bring a DOCTOR’S NOTE  when the child comes back to the Centre.

 If you are at all unsure of your status, the BC Centre for Disease Control’s online assessment tool can help you assess whether you should stay home or not.


Please encourage your child to practice the following:

 Six steps to proper handwashing

1. Wet hands with warm running water.

2. Apply a small amount of liquid soap. Antibacterial soap is not required.

3. Rub hands together for at least 20 seconds (sing the ABC’s). Rub palms, backs of hands, between fingers and  under nails and creating a lather.

 4. Rinse off all soap with running water.

5. Dry hands with a clean, disposable towel.

6. Discard the used towel in the waste container.

 

Children should wash their hands

• When they arrive at the centre and before they go home

• Before eating and drinking

• After a diaper change, using the toilet

• After playing outside or handling pets

• After sneezing or coughing into hands

• Whenever hands are visibly dirty.

________________________________________________________________________

Infant Toddler AND  Daycare Montessorri    

 In September we will continue the theme we started in August of Nature and Art  with a focus on THE LIFE CYCLE OF A BUTTERFLY

 Nature inspires and  helps children with creative play, concentration,  and to develop problem solving skills.  Exploring, discovering and experiencing nature also helps children to boost their gross motor and fine motor skills.  Children will have the opportunities to learn through their senses by using their limitless imagination to engage with each other and to the natural materials available, to explore, discover and experience them in the process.  We will also bring art material such as paint, collage, paper, pencils,  etc to use them with the natural material for the childrens’ expression and creativity.  Connecting with nature is one of the best ways to help children learn and build relationship with nature and to promote social skills.  It will  help children to develop team work and cooperation in a calming environment. Nature and art theme is planned to engage children with their mind, body and spirit which in turn helps children  with a wholesome experience.

Please send them with appropriate dressing and footwear in order to have a safe and rewarding experience.

We will continue to talk about  Stay Safe and Healthy :

  • We will be encouraging children to stay safe and healthy doing various indoor and outdoor activities during the day.
  • We will also continue to work on the six steps of hand washing as suggested by the Ministry.
  • Please encourage children to bring healthy and nutritious lunch and snacks at the Centre. We will also have an outdoor picnic lunch whenever possible.
  • We will also encourage children to drink water throughout the day.
  • Feel free to talk to Gulzar if you have any questions.

NOTE : REMINDERS TO ALL OUR PARENTS:

  1. Please ensure your child has indoor shoes which they change into when they arrive at the Centre and which stay at the Centre when leaving.
  2. Please have a change of clothes at the Centre , in case they are needed.
  3. Please label all you food containers and let us know if any food needs to be heated (note also: as you are aware, ours is a ‘NUT-FREE’ Centre.)
  4. PLEASE LET US KNOW YOUR PICK UP AND DROP OFF TIME SO AS TO AVOID TOO MANY PARENTS AT ANY  ONE GIVEN TIME  .  ALSO WE ENCOURAGE PARENTS TO FOLLOW THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.    STAFF WILL KEEP CHILDREN READY FOR PICK UP.
  5. Please inform us immediately if there are any changes eg address, telephone, contacts.
  6. Please ensure you have all your child’s belongings when you are leaving and take home their work etc.
  7. Please inform us as early as possible (by 9am – would be great) if your child is not attending the Centre that day.
  8. May we also suggest that you drop-off your child and leave soon thereafter. This makes the transition much easier and  conducive to a good start to the day, both for the staff and the children.
  9. We are not warming up food at the Centre currently. Please send sandwiches and non warm-up food items for snack and lunch.

August 2020

Cute little lion with sunflowers. Hello, August


You can also find us on :

Facebook page:(please check out our FB page for more photos and details)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Forest-Grove-Childcare-Centre/485660831505764

Please visit the above and pass on to family and friends and your comments will be most welcome

__________________________________________________________________

 

Please note the following :

 CENTRE CLOSED AS FOLLOWS :

 MONDAY 3RD AUGUST  2020

  (REOPENS Tuesday 4th August 2020)

 FRIDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER 2020        - LABOUR DAY

AND

MONDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER  2020    - PRO-D DAY

   (REOPENS TUESDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2020)



____________________________________________________________________________________

 

Please let GULZAR know of your plans during the coming months so that we may plan accordingly.

 

This time of the year remember to apply sunscreen to your child BEFORE coming to the Centre , bring a hat and appropriate footwear for walking to and playing at the surrounding parks. We will be taking optimum advantage of the good weather we get and if all goes well we will endeavour to have a WATER DAY  whenever possible so please leave some appropriate extra clothing at Centre for your child.

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

COVID 19: Public Health Guidance for Childcare Settings

http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/Documents/COVID19_PublicHealthGuidanceChildcareFacilities.pdf

 

If you’re ill – stay at home.

 Within childcare settings, children and staff will often have influenza or other respiratory viruses with symptoms similar to COVID-19 (i.e., influenza). For this reason, all children and staff who are ill with fever, have cold, influenza or infectious respiratory symptoms of any kind need to stay home. If children and staff have symptoms, self-isolate for a minimum of 10 days from the onset of symptoms and until symptoms have completely resolved.  Please bring a DOCTOR’S NOTE  when the child comes back to the Centre.

If you are at all unsure of your status, the BC Centre for Disease Control’s online assessment tool can help you assess whether you should stay home or not.

Please encourage your child to practice the following:

 Six steps to proper handwashing

  1. Wet hands with warm running water.
  2. Apply a small amount of liquid soap. Antibacterial soap is not required.
  3. Rub hands together for at least 20 seconds (sing the ABC’s). Rub palms, backs of hands, between fingers and under nails and creating a lather.
  4. Rinse off all soap with running water.
  5. Dry hands with a clean, disposable towel.
  6. Discard the used towel in the waste container.

 

Children should wash their hands

• When they arrive at the centre and before they go home

• Before eating and drinking

• After a diaper change, using the toilet

• After playing outside or handling pets

• After sneezing or coughing into hands

• Whenever hands are visibly dirty.

___________________________________________________________________________________

Infant Toddler AND  Daycare Montessorri

In July we celebrated Canada Day – we hope you enjoyed the cards etc coming home and the poster boards and windows in the classrooms.

In July we also continued the theme of SEED SCIENCE and focused on the LIFE CYCLE OF A PLANT – the children were excited to see the seeds they planted (at the Centre) growing over a period of time . We covering ‘parts of a plant ‘ eg petals, seed, stem ,leaves, roots etc.

Please encourage and engage your children in sharing their knowledge about the life cycle of a plant at home.

Also please check on our website and fb page for updates with pictures as children shared their learning.    

The Theme for August will be Nature and Art :

 

Nature inspires and  helps children with creative play, concentration,  and to develop problem solving skills.  Exploring, discovering and experiencing nature also helps children to boost their gross motor and fine motor skills.  Children will have the opportunities to learn through their senses by using their limitless imagination to engage with each other and to the natural materials available, to explore, discover and experience them in the process.  We will also bring art material such as paint, collage, paper, pencils,  etc to use them with the natural material for the childrens’ expression and creativity.  Connecting with nature is one of the best ways to help children learn and build relationship with nature and to promote social skills.  It will  help children to develop team work and cooperation in a calming environment. Nature and art theme is planned to engage children with their mind, body and spirit which in turn helps children  with a wholesome experience.

Please send them with appropriate dressing and footwear in order to have a safe and rewarding experience.

 We will continue to talk about  Stay Safe and Healthy :

  •  We will be encouraging children to stay safe and healthy doing various indoor and outdoor activities during the day.
  •  We will also continue to work on the six steps of hand washing as suggested by the Ministry.
  • Please encourage children to bring healthy and nutritious lunch and snacks at the Centre. We will also have an outdoor picnic lunch whenever possible.
  • We will also encourage children to drink water throughout the day.
  • Feel free to talk to Gulzar if you have any questions.


NOTE : REMINDERS TO ALL OUR PARENTS:

  1. Please ensure your child has indoor shoes which they change into when they arrive at the Centre and which stay at the Centre when leaving.
  2. Please have a change of clothes at the Centre , in case they are needed.
  3. Please label all you food containers and let us know if any food needs to be heated (note also: as you are aware, ours is a ‘NUT-FREE’ Centre.)
  4. Please arrive on time especially if your child is attending the Montessori – this helps keep disruption to the minimum.
  5. Please inform us immediately if there are any changes eg address, telephone, contacts.
  6. Please ensure you have all your child’s belongings when you are leaving and take home their work etc.
  7. Please inform us as early as possible (by 9am – would be great) if your child is not attending the Centre that day.
  8. May we also suggest that you drop-off your child and leave soon thereafter. This makes the transition much easier and  conducive to a good start to the day, both for the staff and the children.
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We will continue to work on the following class rules at the outset and parents please help us by encouraging the same  home. .

 

July 2020

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__________________________________________________________________

 

CANADA DAY - WEDNESDAY 1st July 2020 

(*reopens THURSDAY 2nd July 2020)

____________________________________________________________________________________

 Please let GULZAR know of your plans during the coming months so that we may plan accordingly.

 This time of the year remember to apply sunscreen to your child BEFORE coming to the Centre , bring a hat and appropriate footwear for walking to and playing at the surrounding parks. We will be taking optimum advantage of the good weather we get and if all goes well we will endeavour to have a WATER DAY  whenever possible so please leave some appropriate extra clothing at Centre for your child.

______________________________________________________________________________

COVID 19: Public Health Guidance for Childcare Settings

http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/Documents/COVID19_PublicHealthGuidanceChildcareFacilities.pdf

If you’re ill – stay at home.

Within childcare settings, children and staff will often have influenza or other respiratory viruses with symptoms similar to COVID-19 (i.e., influenza). For this reason, all children and staff who are ill with fever, have cold, influenza or infectious respiratory symptoms of any kind need to stay home. If children and staff have symptoms, self-isolate for a minimum of 10 days from the onset of symptoms and until symptoms have completely resolved.  Please bring a DOCTOR’S NOTE  when the child comes back to the Centre.

If you are at all unsure of your status, the BC Centre for Disease Control’s online assessment tool can help you assess whether you should stay home or not.

Please encourage your child to practice the following:

 

Six steps to proper handwashing

  1. Wet hands with warm running water.
  2. Apply a small amount of liquid soap. Antibacterial soap is not required.
  3. Rub hands together for at least 20 seconds (sing the ABC’s). Rub palms, backs of hands, between fingers and under nails and creating a lather.
  4. Rinse off all soap with running water.
  5. Dry hands with a clean, disposable towel.
  6. Discard the used towel in the waste container.

 

Children should wash their hands

  • When they arrive at the centre and before they go home
  • Before eating and drinking
  • After a diaper change, using the toilet
  • After playing outside or handling pets
  • After sneezing or coughing into hands
  • Whenever hands are visibly dirty.

____________________________________________________________________________________

Infant Toddler AND  Daycare Montessorri

In June we celebrated Father’s day. Hope you appreciated the card and gifts made by children which came home.

In July we will celebrate Canada Day – again watch out for the cards and gifts coming home and the poster boards and windows in the classrooms.

In July we will continue the theme of SEED SCIENCE and focus on the LIFE CYCLE OF A PLANT – the children are excited to see the seeds they planted (at the Centre) growing over a period of time . We will be covering ‘parts of a plant ‘ eg petals, seed, stem ,leaves, roots etc.

Please encourage and engage your children in sharing their knowledge about the life cycle of a plant at home.

Also please check on our website and fb page for updates with pictures as children share their learning.    

 

We will continue to talk about  Stay Safe and Healthy :

We will be encouraging children to stay safe and healthy doing various indoor and outdoor activities during the day.

  • We will also continue to work on the six steps of hand washing as suggested by the Ministry.
  • Please encourage children to bring healthy and nutritious lunch and snacks at the Centre. We will also have an outdoor picnic lunch whenever possible.
  • We will also encourage children to drink water throughout the day.
  • Feel free to talk to Gulzar if you have any questions.

 

June 2020

fathersday


You can also find us on :

 Facebook page:(please check out our FB page for more photos and details)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Forest-Grove-Childcare-Centre/485660831505764

Please visit the above and pass on to family and friends and your comments will be most welcome

_____________________________________________________________

DATES TO REMEMBER:

FATHER’S DAY : SUNDAY 21 JUNE 2020

 CANADA DAY - WEDNESDAY 1st July 2020 

(*reopens THURSDAY 2nd July 2020)

 

Please let GULZAR know of your plans during the coming months so that we may plan accordingly.

 

This time of the year remember to apply sunscreen to your child BEFORE coming to the Centre , bring a hat and appropriate footwear for walking to and playing at the surrounding parks. We will be taking optimum advantage of the good weather we get and if all goes well we will endeavour to have a WATER DAY  whenever possible so please leave some appropriate extra clothing at Centre for your child.

______________________________________________________________________________

COVID 19: Public Health Guidance for Childcare Settings

http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/Documents/COVID19_PublicHealthGuidanceChildcareFacilities.pdf

 

If you’re ill – stay at home.

 Within childcare settings, children and staff will often have influenza or other respiratory viruses with symptoms similar to COVID-19 (i.e., influenza). For this reason, all children and staff who are ill with fever, have cold, influenza or infectious respiratory symptoms of any kind need to stay home. If children and staff have symptoms, self-isolate for a minimum of 10 days from the onset of symptoms and until symptoms have completely resolved.  Please bring a DOCTOR’S NOTE  when the child comes back to the Centre.

 

If you are at all unsure of your status, the BC Centre for Disease Control’s online assessment tool can help you assess whether you should stay home or not.

 

Please encourage your child to practice the following:

 

Six steps to proper handwashing

1. Wet hands with warm running water.

2. Apply a small amount of liquid soap. Antibacterial soap is not required.

3. Rub hands together for at least 20 seconds (sing the ABC’s). Rub palms, backs of hands, between fingers and under nails and creating a lather.

 4. Rinse off all soap with running water.

5. Dry hands with a clean, disposable towel.

6. Discard the used towel in the waste container.

 

Children should wash their hands

• When they arrive at the centre and before they go home

• Before eating and drinking

• After a diaper change, using the toilet

• After playing outside or handling pets

• After sneezing or coughing into hands

• Whenever hands are visibly dirty.

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Infant Toddler AND  Daycare Montessorri

In May we celebrated Mothers’s day. Hope you appreciated the card and gifts made by children which came home.

In June we will celebrate Father’s day – again watch out for the cards and gifts coming home and the poster boards and windows in the classrooms.

In June the theme will be EASY SPRING SCIENCE – we will endeavour to cover SEED SCIENCE activities eg planting seed and growing flowers – this will allow children to explore, investigate and experience the growth of plants - through songs and books and also by exploring nature first hand by going for nature walks and experiencing the woods around our Centre.

 

We will also continue the theme of Friendship learning about kindness and caring for each other.

 

We will continue to talk about  Stay Safe and Healthy :

 

·      We will be encouraging children to stay safe and healthy doing various indoor and outdoor activities during the day.

·      We will also continue to work on the six steps of hand washing as suggested by the Ministry.

  • Please encourage children to bring healthy and nutritious lunch and snacks at the Centre. We will also have an outdoor picnic lunch whenever possible.
  • We will also encourage children to drink water throughout the day.
  • Feel free to talk to Gulzar if you have any questions.

 

May 2020 Newsletter

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Happy Mother’s Day

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DATES TO REMEMBER:

MOTHER’S DAY : SUNDAY 10 MAY 2020

CENTRE CLOSED :     VICTORIA DAY :  MONDAY  18th MAY 2020

(Victoria Day is celebrated in honor of the birthdays of both Queen Victoria and the current monarch of Canada)

(Centre re-opens Tuesday 19 May 2020)

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COVID 19: Public Health Guidance for Childcare Settings March 24, 2020

http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/Documents/COVID19_PublicHealthGuidanceChildcareFacilities.pdf

 If you’re ill – stay at home.

 Within childcare settings, children and staff will often have influenza or other respiratory viruses with symptoms similar to COVID-19 (i.e., influenza). For this reason, all children and staff who are ill with fever, have cold, influenza or infectious respiratory symptoms of any kind need to stay home. If children and staff have symptoms, self-isolate for a minimum of 10 days from the onset of symptoms and until symptoms have completely resolved. If you are at all unsure of your status, the BC Centre for Disease Control’s online assessment tool can help you assess whether you should stay home or not.

Six steps to proper handwashing

  1. Wet hands with warm running water.
  2. Apply a small amount of liquid soap. Antibacterial soap is not required.
  3. Rub hands together for at least 20 seconds (sing the ABC’s). Rub palms, backs of hands, between fingers and under nails and creating a lather.
  4. Rinse off all soap with running water.
  5. Dry hands with a clean, disposable towel.
  6. Discard the used towel in the waste container.
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Children should wash their hands…

  • When they arrive at the centre and before they go home
  • Before eating and drinking
  • After a diaper change, using the toilet
  • After playing outside or handling pets
  • After sneezing or coughing into hands
  • Whenever hands are visibly dirty.


Infant Toddler

During April we continued the theme of Spring , talking about Butterflies etc.  We also celebrated Easter through songs and making Easter bunnies and other crafts.

In May we will celebrate Mothers’s day. Watch out for the cards coming home.

We will also continue the theme of Friendship learning about kindness and caring for each other.

 

Daycare Montessori

In April we celebrated  Easter by making posters for the classroom and some craft going home.

Again we will celebrate Mother’s Day making cards and gifts . Look out for the poster boards and windows in the classrooms.


The theme of the month is Stay Safe and Healthy :

  • We will be encouraging children to stay safe and healthy doing various indoor and outdoor activities during the day.
  • We will also continue to work on the six steps of hand washing as suggested by the Ministry.
  • Please encourage children to bring healthy and nutritious lunch and snacks at the center.  
  • We will be also encourage children to drink water through out the day.
  • Feel free to talk to Gulzar or the staff if you any questions.

March 2020 Newsletter

Note Regarding COVID-19:

We are continuing to monitor the situation closely and are being guided by the Ministry of Children and Family Development and will keep the parents informed and updated.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING FROM THE PROVINCIAL HEALTH OFFICER, DR. BONNIE HENRY :

Dr. HENRY ADVISES AGAINST NON ESSENTIAL OUTSIDE OF CANADA INCLUDING THE USA. INDIVIDUALS WHO DO TRAVEL ARE ASKED TO SELF-ISOLATE (e.g. STAY AWAY FROM WORK ,SCHOOL  etc) FOR 14 DAYS UPON YOUR RETURN TO B.C. .


 HAPPY St. PATRICK’S DAY


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DATES TO REMEMBER:

Best wishes to people who are celebrating the following in March :

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HOLI – ANNUAL HINDU FESTIVAL OF COLOURS -  TUESDAY 10TH MARCH 2020




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St. PATRICK’S DAY – TUESDAY 17 MARCH 2020




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NOWROZ – PERSAIN NEW YEAR – SATURDAY 21st MARCH 2020

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Infant Toddler

In February the Winter theme continued. In addition we made art and crafts for Valentine Day and Family Day. We hope you enjoyed the art and craft the children made.

In March the theme will be SPRING , the changing weather and the blooming flowers through books, songs , arts etc.

We will also continue the theme of Friendship learning about caring and sharing .

Daycare Montessori

In February , we continued the theme for Winter. In addition we made art and crafts for Valentine Day and Family Day. We hope you enjoyed the poster boards in the classroom.

In March , apart from learning about Spring and all the changes it brings we will be making art and craft for St Patrick’s Day .

We will also continue with Fun Family Phonics program , covering the letters S, T, U ,V . Please encourage your children to sing the weekly letter song- eg if the letter is 'A' say a 'A' says a apple on the tree says a, a, a.  Every Wednesday will be show and tell; for show and tell we encourage children to bring objects that start with the sound of the week.

We will also work on being nice to each other in the classroom and being kind with our hands and words.

ALSO continuing will be another theme of the month - Healthy Eating :

  • The goal of the month and for the year 2020 will be to promote  healthy eating and nutritional habits in children.
  • Please encourage children to bring healthy and nutritious lunch and snacks at the center.  
  • We will be also encourage children to drink water through out the day.
  • Please refrain children from bringing any kind of juice at the center.
  • Feel free to talk to staff if you any questions

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NOTE : REMINDERS TO ALL OUR PARENTS:

1. Please ensure your child has indoor shoes which they change into when they arrive at the Centre and which stay at the Centre when leaving.

2. Please have a change of clothes at the Centre , in case they are needed.

3. Please label all you food containers and let us know if any food needs to be heated (note also: as you are aware, ours is a ‘NUT-FREE’ Centre.)

4. Please arrive on time especially if your child is attending the Montessori – this helps keep disruption to the minimum.

5. Please inform us immediately if there are any changes eg address, telephone, contacts.

 6. Please ensure you look at your child’s cubby when you are leaving and take home their work etc.

  7. Please inform us as early as possible (by 9am – would be great) if your child is not attending the Centre that day.

  8. May we also suggest that you drop-off your child and leave soon thereafter. This makes the transition much easier and                                            conducive to a good start to the day, both for the staff and the children.

We will continue to work on the following class rules at the outset and parents please help us by encouraging the same  home. .

October 2019

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Welcome to  THOR and familiy who joined us this month – please feel free to ask any questions you may have; we are sure you will enjoy your time at the Centre.

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Please note : CENTRE CLOSED AS FOLLOWS :

MONDAY 14th OCTOBER 2019 – THANKSGIVING DAY

MONDAY 11th NOVEMBER 2019 – REMEMBRANCE DAY

CHRISTMAS BREAK (same as Burnaby School District)

MONDAY 23rd DECEMBER 2019 TO FRIDAY TO FRIDAY 3RD JANUARY 2020

(reopens Monday 6th January 2020)

 

 

Infant Toddler - 

In September, Theme was ‘New Friends’. With new children joining us , we found out more about each other , names , culture etc. The new children are getting get to know our routine and become familiar with the surroundings.

  "We are friends. Let's play together!!"....

 

In October ,within the overall theme of Fall, the children will be making wonderful art decorating the Infant Toddler room including hand print leaves in fall colours of red, orange, yellow and brown – see the  IT room poster! Parents can look forward to more fall art coming home! In addition, we will be enjoying Thanksgiving and Halloween activities!

We will also continue the theme of Friendship from September as new children continue to settle at the Centre.

Daycare Montessori

 September’s theme was 'all about me and my friends’ - the children made profiles about themselves to share with the class.  We welcomed our new friends who joined us and make ensure their experience at the Centre is comfortable and enjoyable.

Wednesdays will be show and tell during the course of the month.

The main theme for October will be FIVE SENSES AND FEELING THINGS. Please see the classroom board and our facebook page to see all the activities.

 We will also be talking about Thanksgiving and the family unit. Halloween is here – the children can look forward to pumpkin carving, crafts and a Halloween party where they can come dressed up in their costumes and enjoy special party food and (perhaps a movie, as well). Parents can look forward to artwork and crafts coming home during the month.

We will continue to work on the following class rules at the outset and parents please help us by encouraging the same at home. 

1. Please ensure your child has indoor shoes which they change into when they arrive at the Centre and which stay at the Centre when leaving.

2. Please have a change of clothes at the Centre , in case they are needed.

3. Please label all you food containers and let us know if any food needs to be heated (note also: as you are aware, ours is  a ‘NUT-FREE’ Centre.)

4. Please arrive on time especially if your child is attending the Montessori – this helps keep disruption to the minimum.

5. Please inform us immediately if there are any changes eg address, telephone, contacts.

6. Please ensure you look at your child’s cubby when you are leaving and take home their work etc.

7. Please inform us as early as possible (by 9am – would be great) if your child is not attending the Centre that day.

8. May we also suggest that you drop-off your child and leave soon thereafter. This makes the transition much easier and conducive to a good start to the day, both for the staff and the children.

 As is becoming common practice generally, the Centre is also moving towards a policy of NOT warming food using a microwave .  We would like to request parents to provide food which does not require warming or alternatively provide warm food in thermos containers. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2019

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HELLO SEPTEMBER

                                                                                                   

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Welcome to and families MALCOLM,MADISON,VINCENT,SABRINA,ELLIOT,HAILEY,OLIVER,CATALINA , MAYA and families who joined us this month – please feel free to ask any questions you may have; we are sure you will enjoy your time at the Centre.

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Infant Toddler

The children in the infant toddler room have had a  busy summer time in August  ,spending a lot of time outdoors  and summer themed art and activities indoors as we continued our theme about ‘summer animals and surroundings’.

In September, Theme is ‘New Friends’. With new children joining us , we will find more about each other , names , culture etc. The new children will get to know our routine and become familiar with the surroundings.

  "We are friends. Let's play together!!"....

 

In these last days of a hot summer they will also enjoy outdoors and the parks surrounding us. When appropriate, we may also join the Montessori children for some activities together.

 

Daycare Montessori

In August , the  children were busy with different activities each day walks, picnics , water days when practical.
Beyond our busy summer plans the children also made some  themed artwork  - please check  out the walls of the classroom . .

This September’s theme will be 'all about me and my friends’ - the children will be making profiles about themselves to share with the class. If parents would like to send any pictures that the children can use for their profiles that would be great! We will be welcoming our new friends who have joined us this month and make ensure their experience at the Centre is comfortable and enjoyable.

Nearer to the end of September, the children will celebrate the fall equinox with an apple theme-including dissecting apples to learn the parts of an apple.

Wednesdays will be show and tell during the course of the month.

We will continue to work on the following class rules at the outset especially important for new starters . Parents please help us by encouraging the same at home.

NOTE : REMINDERS TO ALL OUR PARENTS:

1. Please ensure your child has indoor shoes which they change into when they arrive at the Centre and which stay at the Centre when leaving.

2. Please have a change of clothes at the Centre , in case they are needed.

3. Please label all you food containers and let us know if any food needs to be heated (note also: as you are aware, ours is  a ‘NUT-FREE’ Centre.)

4. Please arrive on time especially if your child is attending the Montessori – this helps keep disruption to the minimum.

5. Please inform us immediately if there are any changes eg address, telephone, contacts.

6. Please ensure you look at your child’s cubby when you are leaving and take home their work etc.

7. Please inform us as early as possible (by 9am – would be great) if your child is not attending the Centre that day.

 8. May we also suggest that you drop-off your child and leave soon thereafter. This makes the transition much easier and                                                  conducive to a good start to the day, both for the staff and the children.

        9.     As is becoming common practice generally, the Centre is also moving towards a policy of NOT warming food using a         microwave .  We would like to request parents to provide food which does not require warming or alternatively provide  warm food in thermos containers. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

 ‘AIR FRESH LEARNING’

Our aim is to provide healthy and happy environment for children. Experiential education outdoors immerses students in their learning in ways that traditional education models can’t. With a holistic, learner-centered focus, students become invested in their education and foster a lifelong relationship with the land, their mentors and classmates, and the community. They are allowed and even encouraged, to push their own boundaries through supported risks, teaching them independence, resilience, and perseverance outside of four walls. Instead of stand-alone subjects taught in a vacuum, skills and lessons are woven together, becoming transferrable across environments and connecting students to the world around them. We draw inspiration from many educators: Maria Montessori, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ray Mears, Jon Young, Daniel Quinn, Nancy J. Turner, and research in Sweden which indicated positive outcomes like improved social skills, co-ordination and concentration. “We're trying to get away from the ‘cotton wool’ culture and when we take risks we are learning. But the training is all about helping kids take risks that are reasonable."

 

Forest schools seek to motivate, engage and inspire children through positive outdoor learning experiences.Children learn new skills and then apply these as they navigate their own learning journeys and develop a deeper connection with nature. It takes a holistic approach to learning and the benefits are intellectual, physical, cognitive and emotional.

Research in Sweden concluded that pre-school children in a forest school setting:

*Had enhanced social and team building skills

*Took fewer days off sick

*Were more able to concentrate

*Had enhanced co-ordination

*Could play independently, for longer and had enhanced self-esteem and confidence

*Were more resilient as they had the opportunity to take risks in a safe, natural environment

*Improved motor skills

*Enhanced language and communication skills

e are very fortunate at Bishops Down in that we have such a rich and varied environment. The children have lots of places where they can explore, get dirty and learn about plants and animals and how to care for them, thus setting the seeds for growth of environmental awareness and responsiveness. We have access to a woodland walk, a pond, growing gardens, outdoor classroom and a magical ancient woodland, managed by the Woodland Trust, on our doorstep.

The children will need to be appropriately dressed for the weather:

Every visit they will need trousers, long sleeve tops and wellies, trainers or walking boots.

If it is wet then children will need a waterproof jacket, waterproof trousers and wellies and for the colder months an additional warm jumper, scarf and hat. For sunny days a sun hat and sun cream will be needed.

The children should come to school in their forest clothes, but wearing school shoes. Their wellies should be in a bag, so that they can change out of them at the end of the session.

Drawing on nineteenth century European pedagogical theories on the importance of outdoor learning, and more recently on Scandinavian principles of open-air, play-based education, the ethos has grown in popularity in the UK over the past two decades in parallel to growing concerns over "cotton wool kids" overly protected from risks and rarely exposed to nature.

We're trying to get away from the cotton wool culture and when we take risks we are learning. But the training is all about helping kids take risks that are reasonable."

 

 

Children thrive in healthy and happy environment. Our aim is to provide healthy and happy environment for children. Experiential education outdoors immerses students in their learning in ways that traditional education models can’t. With a holistic, learner-centered focus, students become invested in their education and foster a lifelong relationship with the land, their mentors and classmates, and the community. They are allowed and even encouraged, to push their own boundaries through supported risks, teaching them independence, resilience, and perseverance outside of four walls. Instead of stand-alone subjects taught in a vacuum, skills and lessons are woven together, becoming transferrable across environments and connecting students to the world around them. We draw inspiration from many educators: Maria Montessori, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ray Mears, Jon Young, Daniel Quinn, Nancy J. Turner, and research in Sweden which indicated positive outcomes like improved social skills, co-ordination and concentration. “We're trying to get away from the ‘cotton wool’ culture and when we take risks we are learning. But the training is all about helping kids take risks that are reasonable."

We will continue to work on the following class rules at the outset and parents please help us by encouraging the same at home.


NOTE : REMINDERS TO ALL OUR PARENTS:

1. Please ensure your child has indoor shoes which they change into when they arrive at the Centre and which stay at the Centre when leaving.

2. Please have a change of clothes at the Centre , in case they are needed.

3. Please label all you food containers and let us know if any food needs to be heated (note also: as you are aware, ours is  a ‘NUT-FREE’ Centre.)

4. Please arrive on time especially if your child is attending the Montessori – this helps keep disruption to the minimum.

5. Please inform us immediately if there are any changes eg address, telephone, contacts.

6. Please ensure you look at your child’s cubby when you are leaving and take home their work etc.

7. Please inform us as early as possible (by 9am – would be great) if your child is not attending the Centre that day.

 8. May we also suggest that you drop-off your child and leave soon thereafter. This makes the transition much easier and                                                  conducive to a good start to the day, both for the staff and the children.

9.     As is becoming common practice generally, the Centre is also moving towards a policy of NOT warming food using a         microwave .  We would like to request parents to provide food which does not require warming or alternatively provide  warm food in thermos containers. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


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