October 2017


Welcome to AYLA and LANDON and family who have 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.



Important dates to remember

Centre closed  on :


(Centre re-opens, Tuesday 10th October 2017)


Thanksgiving Day in Canada has been a holiday on the second Monday of October since 1957. It is a chance for people to give thanks for a good harvest and other fortunes in the past year.




Infant Toddler

In September, Theme was  ‘New Friends’. With new children joining us , we learnt more about each other , names , culture etc. The new children were familiar with our routine and the surroundings.


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

This September’s theme was 'all about me and my friends’ - the children welcomed new classmates and we shared a few details about other. We also performed scientific activities – please see our face book page for pictures.

 With FALL here, children will be learning about different seasons of the year- please observe the artwork around the Centre that they will be creating during the month. 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.

This month ,  we are starting the Fun Family Phonics program, please encourage your children to sing  letter song. Every Wednesday will be show and tell.

We will also continue with weekly Science experiments and activities along with the cooking activities when ever possible. Look out for the pictures on our facebook page.

We will also continue September’s theme  'all about me and my friends’ – and this theme will continue through the year as we celebrate DIVERSITY , exploring and embracing different cultures and traditions.

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 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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