News & Current Events

Holiday Recipe!

Looking for a new recipe to try over the holidays? Try Latkes! A traditional Hanukah recipe.

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Join us on Saturday, December 17th for our Holiday Breakfast!holiday-party

Register for our Winter Camp Today!

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DROP-IN PROGRAM

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Use our safe and supervised Drop-In Program for some extra help over the holiday season!

Happy New Year with kids!

Everyone likes to celebrate the New Year and kids are no exception. Whether you decide to host a large party or just cozy up with your family, make it a New Year’s Eve to remember with kid-friendly materials (leftover wrapping paper, ribbons, cardboard, paper plates) and lots of food. make it a big celebration day.

Happy New Year

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

October 6th 2015

Wishing you a harvest of good times

Happy thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, October 12. The Centre will be closed


 

April 10th 2015

Help your kids have an awesome summer.

Camp Kinetic – Summer day Camp!!!

Week One: June 29 – July 3 (Closed July 1) Oh Canada!

Week Two: July 6 – 10: Superheroes

Week Three: July 13 – 17: Pan Am Games

Week Four: July 20 -24: Mighty Jungle

Week Five: July 27 – 31: We Are Family (Friends are the Family we Choose) – Team Building

Week Six: August 4 – 7 (Closed August 3)- Summerlicious

Week Seven: August 10 – 14 Challenge Week

Week Eight : August 17 – 21 AdventureLand

Week Nine: August 24 – 28 Around the World in Five Days

Week Ten: August 31 – September 2 (Closed September 3 & 4) Tropical Paradise

Hot Lunch and Snacks Included
Call today to register at either our Brookside or King Campuses
Tel. 905-787-1502 (Brookside) 289-234-2700 (King)


 

October 10th, 2014

Community Outreach Altert:

We’ve built a Sukkah!

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For the curious – A little bit about Sukkot:

Beginning five days after Yom Kippur, Sukkot is named after the booths or huts (sukkot in Hebrew) in which Jews are supposed to dwell during this week-long celebration.

According to rabbinic tradition, these sukkot represent the huts in which the Israelites dwelt during their forty years of wandering in the desert after escaping from slavery in Egypt. The festival of Sukkot is one of the three great pilgrimage festivals (chaggim orregalim) of the Jewish year.

 History

The origins of Sukkot are found in an ancient autumnal harvest festival. Indeed it is often referred to as hag ha-asif, “The Harvest Festival.” Much of the imagery and ritual of the holiday revolves around rejoicing and thanking God for the completed harvest. The sukkah represent the huts that farmers would live in during the last hectic period of harvest before the coming of the winter rains. As is the case with other festivals whose origins may not have been Jewish, the Bible reinterpreted the festival to imbue it with a specific Jewish meaning. In this manner, Sukkot came to commemorate the wanderings of the Israelites in the desert after the revelation at Mount Sinai, with the huts representing the temporary shelters that the Israelites lived in during those forty years.

 At Home

Many of the most popular rituals of Sukkot are practiced in the home. As soon after the conclusion of Yom Kippur as possible, often on the same evening, one is enjoined to begin building the sukkah, or hut, that is the central symbol of the holiday. The sukkah is a flimsy structure with at least three sides, whose roof is made out of thatch or branches, which provides some shade and protection from the sun, but also allows the stars to be seen at night. It is traditional to decorate the sukkah and to spend as much time in it as possible. Weather permitting, meals are eaten in the sukkah, and the hardier among us may also elect to sleep in the sukkah. In a welcoming ceremony called ushpizin, ancestors are symbolically invited to partake in the meals with us. And in commemoration of the bounty of the Holy Land, we hold and shake four species of plants (arba minim), consisting of palm, myrtle, and willow (lulav), together with citron (etrog).


 

October 7th, 2014

Our October newsletter is out now!
Check it out HERE

October 6th, 2014

What are you doing this year for Halloween?

Play and Party will be hosting it’s annual Halloween Bash on Friday October 24th.  Make sure you call ahead to reserve your space!

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September 23rd, 2014

To everyone and anyone celebrating Rosh Hashanah, Happy New Year to and your families.
May this year bring you health, happiness and all the blessings of life.
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September 2nd, 2014

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!!

Welcome to another wonderful school year at the Early Years Childcare Centers! Our teaching and management teams are thrilled to share another year of learning together with all of our wonderful families.

As always the start of every school year is busy and filled with many exciting changes.  Some of our returning families may have noticed that their youngster has moved up an age group and is now in a new classroom.  Transitions can be a little tricky, but with a lot of affection, care and comfort – as well as a whole of lot of curiosity and fun in learning, even the hardest of transitions is made easier by our staff.

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July 7th, 2014

We’re having an open house!!
Thursday July 17th
6:30 to 8:30pm

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Make sure you come by and visit us to ensure your spot for September!

 

May 31st, 2014

Parents!

Our end of year BBQ is fast approaching! Our children have been hard at work preparing their performance pieces and excrement is really starting to build!!

WHEN: Friday July 6th -> 4:00pm
WHERE: Richmond Green

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May 11th, 2014

Mom is my earliest influence. She cared for me even while I was in the womb…..to all of our Mothers;

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April 30th, 2014

Spring is here! This means that with the warmer weather, children will be able to spend more time outside.  However, there is always the chance that the day will be cool and rain is always lurking around the corner.  Parents, please make sure that your child has rain gear, a warm spring jacket and outdoor shoes with them when they come to school.

SplashLet’s all take advantage of the change in seasons with some seriously fun outdoor time!!

 

April 22nd, 2014

“What you take from the earth, you must give back. That’s nature’s way”
Let’s take a day (or two) to give back to our planet!

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April 19th, 2014

To all of our celebrating families, we wish you all the best this Easter

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April 14th, 2014

To all of our celebrating families: “Chag Sameach” – Happy Passover!

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March 17th, 2014

From our staff to your family:
May your blessing outnumber the Shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.

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March 10th – 14th, 2014

March Break!!Join us for some wonderful activities, specialty days and ridiculous amounts of fun!!

 

March 9th, 2014

Daylight savings times!!

Today we’re Springing ahead! Don’t forget to set your clocks.

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March 4th, 2014

If you’re looking for something fun for your children this March Break, look no further!!
The Early Years Childcare Centre‘s March Break Camp has everything your child needs to stay active and engaged!

Call our centers for more information; full details, availability and registration!!
Hurry! Spaces are limited and filling fast!

March Break

 

February 7th, 2014

467x267-kindergartenclass-tsStarting on Monday, February 10th, our classrooms will begin hosting Parent/Teacher conferences and visits.

These visits provide parents with an excellent opportunity to watch their child acting, interacting, learning and working in their day-to-day environment.
Those parents who have not yet signed up are encouraged to call their child’s teacher as soon as possible to do so.

Classroom visits will run until the end of the month, so there’s lots of time!!

We hope to see you in our classrooms!!

January 22nd, 2014

Soon, our participating families will be ringing in the Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. The Chinese year 4712 begins on Jan. 31, 2014.  Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one. He announced that the people born in each animal’s year would have some of that animal’s personality. Those born in horse years are cheerful, skillful with money, perceptive, witty, talented and good with their hands.

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January 6th, 2014

Dear parents, please be advised that we are no longer running on our holiday schedule and have resumed our normal working hours
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January 1st, 2014

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December 23rd

To all of our celebrating families, we at the Early Years would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.  All the best in 2014!
Stay warm and stay safe this holiday season.

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December 4th 2013

polarnopyret_ow_4_wwwpicnmiximages-co-ukWINTER IS HERE!! The first snow of the season has officially fallen.
This, of course means, that it is getting colder and colder outside.

Parents, please remember to send your children to school with mittens, hats, snow-pants, boots and warm winter coats so that they can go outside and enjoy the weather!!

 

November 20th 2013

For our families and friends who are celebrating, the Early Years would like to send out the warmest of Hanukkah Greetings to you all;  Wishing you and your families a Hanukkah overflowing with Love and Laughter!

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November 11th 2013

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In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

…Lest We Forget…

 

November 3rd 2013

Today is DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!  Our clocks all fall behind 1 hour.
(That’s right!  We all get an extra hour of sleep!)

 

October 29th 2013

From all of us at the Early Years Education Center, we’d like to wish everyone a Happy (and safe) Halloween

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October 8th 2013

You’re Invited!

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October 1st 2013

The Early Years Childcare Centers Present: OUR FALL FOOD DRIVE

Help us make a difference for families in need….

This month our schools will be collecting canned and/or dry goods to donate the local food pantry.  This initiative will help feed hungry families in our community.

Every fall the Early Years asks one classroom to host the food drive, and with great success!  This year, our JK/SK classes have been tasked with practicing the values of empathy and charity.  We wish them the best of luck and the greatest success in their food drive this year!

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August 28, 2013

WE’RE GROWING!

The Early Years Childcare Centers are proud to announce the expansion of their Center 1 location.

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July 15, 2013

REGISTER NOW for September and Receive 5% off your Annual Fee! 

Register before August 16th 2013 and receive 5% off your daycare fee for the academic year.
Available for all age groups – Infant to School Age
** Please note this promotion is currently running for the Centre 1 and 2 locations ONLY

 

July 1, 2013

HAPPY CANADA DAY!

It’s the Canada Day long weekend! This, of course, means sun, fun BBQs and fireworks!
BUT! Before you light up the night sky with sparklers and Roman candles, read up on these important firework safety tips

The Early Years Childcare Centers would like to wish all of our family a Happy and Safe Canada day!

 

June 7, 2013

2013 8th Annual Family Fun Carnival

Each year, The Early Years Education Centers is holding a large summer event which unites children, families and teachers from our community. Within this event, we strive to provide the absolute best in games and entertainment, and to provide all children and families with a memorable event.
This year is our 8th Annual Family Fun Carnival and it is scheduled for Friday June 7, 2013, (rain date for Tuesday June 11).
We will provide information about our summer program, Camp Kinetic for ages 6-12 years old, Play & Party and more.

Come explorer the great opportunities available at our centers.

 

May 12, 2013

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is this weekend and there is no better time than now to acknowledge all that our mothers do for us. This year, The Early Years Education Centers is hosting a mini yoga treat…