Archives for February 2014

Why You and Your Children Need to Build a Snowman this Winter

When the weather is nice and the sun is shining, most parents have absolutely no problems sending their children outside to play. Why? Because we all know that playing outside is good for our kids, but for a lot of us, playing outside means that we can actually get a few things done inside without being distracted. Perhaps, this is why so many people dread the winter months.The weather changes from warm and sunny to cold and “dreary,” which means that the kids can’t go outside and play, Read more [...]

The Children’s Hope Home Project

Dear Parents/Friends The Early Years Education Centres are proud to announce that we have taken the first crucial steps in developing a pen-pal program in connection with the Children’s Hope Home Orphanage located in Gathiga Kenya. Our children will be writing letters every month and will be receiving a letter back just as often. For more information on the Children’s Hope Home, or to subscribe to their newsletter, please see the following links Facebook Blog We are also offering Read more [...]

How to Celebrate Family Day in Toronto

Family Day is the most recent addition to Ontario's holiday calendar. This day has been set aside in February to celebrate and spend time with family and loved ones -- plus it helps break up the long stretch of winter that comes between New Year's Day and Easter! When Family Day Takes Place: Family Day falls on the third Monday in February. This means it will always coincide with Presidents Day in the United States. Although Family Day has existed in Alberta since the 1990s, Ontario's first Read more [...]

How to Make the Most of Your Teacher Conference

Peggy Coppola of North York, Ontario, learned an important lesson when she showed up late — and unprepared — for her first parent teacher conference with her son's kindergarten teacher. "She told me things I didn't expect." Coppola says she felt like "a deer in headlights" when she discovered Johnmarco wasn't performing well on tests and was staring at the ceiling when he was asked questions. "I walked out kicking myself," says Coppola. "I should have asked how I could help, whether his Read more [...]