Newsletter


April 2021

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HAPPY RAMADAN                              APRIL 13 – MAY 12                                                

HAPPY VAISHAKI


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 

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DATES TO REMEMBER:

Centre closed :
 EASTER FRIDAY 2 APRIL 2021

 EASTER MONDAY 5 APRIL 2021

(Centre re-opens Tuesday 6 April 2021)

VAISAKHI – Tuesday 13 April 2021 (Harvest Festival celebrated by Sikhs)

RAMADAN – APRIL 13 -MAY 12 (Muslim month of fasting)

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Infant Toddler AND  Daycare Montessorri    

In March the theme was SPRING , the changing weather and the blooming flowers through books, songs , arts etc. Within this theme the Infant and Toddler programme explored Farm Animals; the 3-5 programme

explored Land Animals.

During April we will continue the theme of Spring , extending it to talking about birds insects and butterflies etc.

In April we will also celebrate Easter through songs and making Easter bunnies and Easter eggs – look out for these Easter Baskets coming home.

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

Having introduced the Fun Family Phonics (working on letters) since January, we will explore more letters in April.

We will also continue this year’s theme 'all about me and my friends’ –  recognizing and respecting different  cultures and value

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

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.

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

Public Health Guidance for Child Care Settings

Child care safety guidance for parents, operators and staff.

Last updated: February 18, 2021

Child care settings are low risk settings for COVID-19. This is because there are effective health and safety measures in place, and most people in the setting (young children) are unlikely to be infected with COVID-19.

The Public Health Guidance for Child Care Settings was updated in February 2021. Key changes include:

  • Updated daily health checks for adults and children
  • Increased detail on cleaning and disinfection
  • Revised guidance on when masks should be worn by adults

For more details about any of the following information, please refer to the Public Health Guidance for Child Care Settings document.

 

March 2021

St. PATRICK’S DAY – WEDNESDAY 17th MARCH HOLI – ANNUAL HINDU FESTIVAL OF COLOURS - SUNDAY/MONDAY 28/9 MARCH NOWROZ – PERSAIN NEW YEAR – SUNDAY 21st MARCH

Happy St. Patricks Day, Holi and Nowroz

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

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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 -  SUNDAY/MONDAY 28/9 MARCH 2021

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St. PATRICK’S DAY – WEDNESDAY 17th MARCH 2021

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NOWROZ – PERSAIN NEW YEAR – SUNDAY 21st MARCH 2021

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Infant Toddler AND  Daycare Montessorri    

In February the Winter theme continued. In addition we made  art and crafts for Valentine’s Day , Chinese New Year and Family Day which children brought home  Please see poster boards in the classroom.

Having introduced the Fun Family Phonics (working on letters) in January, we will explore more letters in March.

In March the theme will be SPRING , the changing weather and the blooming flowers through books, songs , arts etc. Within this theme the Infant and Toddler programme will explore Farm Animals; the 3-5 programme will explore Land Animals.

 We will also continue this year’s theme 'all about me and my friends’ –  recognizing and respecting different  cultures and value

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

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.   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

 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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February 2021

HAPPY CHINESE NEW   YEAR     (YEAR OF THE OX) 

(13 February 2021)

HAPPY  FAMILY DAY

 (15 FEBRUARY 2021)          

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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

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Welcome to  MERCY,LAWRENCE GREYSYN , CHLOE and families who have joined us this month. We are sure you will have an excellent time at the Centre and please do not hesitate to ask us any questions.

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NOTE : CENTRE CLOSED :

MONDAY 15 FEBRUARY 2021

(re-opens Tuesday 16 February 2021)

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Infant Toddler AND  Daycare Montessorri    

In January the theme was Winter and Under The Sea , the children worked with weather, colours, numbers , winter  season through songs (rhymes), games, books and art. Please encourage your child to share with you what they have learnt in the classroom.

In February the Winter theme will continue. In addition we will be making art and crafts for Valentine’s Day , Chinese New Year and Family Day which children will bring home  Please see poster boards in the classroom.

Having introduced the Fun Family Phonics (working on letters) in January, we will explore more letters in February.

We will also continue this year’s theme 'all about me and my friends’ –  recognizing and respecting different  cultures and value

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

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.    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

 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.

January 2021

HAPPY NEW YEAR

                                                                                                                                                          

You can also find us on our 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

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT


A big THANK YOU to all the parents for providing lots of food for all of us to enjoy. The event was only so successful because of the support from the parents and of course the hard work by the children and teachers. We would also like to thank the parents who helped us with the video and photos of the Concert – which was sent to the parents earlier on. We hope you enjoyed the childrens’ performance.

Thank you also for all your wonderful cards and gifts in appreciation of our staff who provide quality care throughout the year.

WELCOME back to you all and we look forward to an even more exciting and productive year in 2021 at the Centre and same time wishing all our families  all the best in the New Year.

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

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Infant Toddler AND  Daycare Montessorri    

December at Forest Grove was wonderfully busy, the children did so many memorable Christmas crafts and activities.
In the Daycare Montessori the children created some wonderful Christmas themed art using a multitude of mediums including their hands and fingers. The children also practised for the Christmas Concert , resulting in a wonderful performance  on the day – WELL DONE and THANK YOU TO ALL THE CHILDREN.

As we move into January the theme is Winter and Under The Sea .To this end, the children will work with weather, colours, numbers , winter  season through songs (rhymes), games, books and art. Please encourage your child to share with you what they have learnt in the classroom.

As well we will be introducing the Fun Family Phonics, working on letters.

We will also continue this year’s theme 'all about me and my friends’ –  recognizing and respecting different  cultures and values.

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

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.   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

 

 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.

December 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 :

 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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Christmas Concert Wednesday December 16th at 4:00pm .

The event will be held in the Infant and Toddler room upstairs starting with the children's concert at 4:00pm followed by a childrens’ party. Parents are encouraged to bring pre packaged snacks and treats – please let the teachers know what you are going to bring.

Our apologies that we cannot invite parents at this annual event at the Centre due  to the current circumstances but we  will endeavour to reach the parents through social media if all goes well.


Pajamas Day -  Friday December 18th (LAST DAY)

Please send your child in their favourite PJ's this day, we will be serving a special treat for snack for pajama day.

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Infant Toddler AND  Daycare Montessorri    

 

In November , we continued with the theme of Fall and all the changes it brings. We did some activities with nature in mind and learn more about colours surrounding us.

We made POPPIES for Remembrance day for the children bring home.

 

As we move into December the children will be making some adorable Christmas crafts and practicing for the Christmas Concert.

 

Finally as we say goodbye to the year 2020, we would like to thank all the parents and children for their support and look forward with excitement to the New Year 2021.

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.   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 lunc

 

  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.

__________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

November 2020

Picture1

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)

__________________________________________________________________________________

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.

__________________________________________________________________________


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)

_____________________________________________________________________

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)

________________________________________________________________________

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.

 


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