Congratulations JK Graduates!!!

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At The Children’s Place, we ARE doing it better!!! Tonight, a proud group of four and five year olds will march onto the stage in front of their beaming teachers, family and friends. They will bravely stand before all of you to sing a few songs, to smile for several dozen pictures, but most importantly, to accept what they have been working so hard to achieve this past year, their Junior Kindergarten Diplomas from The Children’s Place. I have had the honour to help organize and speak at this event on several occasions over the years and can say without a doubt that the work put into the graduation ceremony by the teachers and the children is truly spectacular. However, it is just a glimpse of all of the hard work and dedication to learning that they put forth throughout the entire year. This is simply a matter of my own…

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We Promote Children’s Health by Keeping them Active and Energized with Fun, Outdoor Activities at The Children’s Place

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At The Children’s Place, we support children’s physical development and well-being through stimulating and equally challenging activities both indoors and outdoors.  Our programming includes at least 2 hours of outdoor play daily, weather permitting and we extend all learning opportunities to our rich outdoor environments.  If you have ever been to one of our centres, I’m sure that you have seen our fantastic playgrounds that are designed specifically for each individual age group’s developmental needs and learning goals.      The City of Ottawa declares that, “Child care is an important setting for promoting physical activity and healthy eating in young children.  The first five years of a child’s life are a critical time in their growth and development when many lifelong healthy eating and active living habits are being formed. With many children under five spending most of their day in care, child care providers have great influence on children’s daily routines, eating behaviours…

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Full Day Kindergarten, is it the right choice for your family?

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As of September 2014, all Ontario elementary schools have introduced Full Day Kindergarten programs, which has been received by a variety of reactions from parents. Is this the best option for your family and child? Did you know that the Full Day Junior and Senior Kindergarten programs in schools are not mandatory programs?  Here is an option you may like to consider: Since the late 1980’s, The Children’s Place has been offering very successful Junior Kindergarten programs at our centres as an alternative to the traditional school system.  While typical kindergarten classrooms have anywhere from 23 to 30 children with just one Teacher and Early Childhood Educator, we have an Educator to Student ratio currently of 1 to 8. Who We Are:  We provide year end portfolio binders which you can take with you into your child’s senior kindergarten teacher, peer scaffolding and involvement in planning, in-house visitors, field trips…

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Happy Halloween!

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Year after year, The Children’s Place staff continue to try and make life a bit easier on our families any way that we are able to!  As always, an early dinner will be served on Friday, October 31st, at 4pm to assist those families who wish to take their children trick-or–treating early, all you will have to worry about is getting everyone dressed up for the big night!  The children booked on the evening of Halloween at our Carling location will be going Trick-or-Treating with the Extended program and we will be celebrating Halloween parties in our program rooms. Going trick-or-treating? Coming up with a creative disguise doesn’t mean that safety needs to be forgotten, so here are some helpful safety tips from CDC to keep in mind.  Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.  Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.  Fasten reflective tape to…

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It’s Flu Season

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Flu season is sneaking up on all of us… Protect yourself and those around you this season… Get the flu vaccine!!! It is easier than ever to get your flu vaccine.  Anyone aged six months and older who lives, works or attends school in Ontario is eligible to receive the publicly funded flu vaccine.  Visit the Ottawa Public Health page to view a list Flu Clinics near you http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/public-health/flu-clinics or Public Health Agency of Canada www.Fightflu.ca Did you know that children under the age of 5 years old are at higher risk of serious complications from the flu?  The flu (influenza) is a respiratory illness caused by a virus. Flu infections are highly contagious. They spread easily when children are in a group with other children such as in a child care center or family child care home. Some ways that parents and child care providers can help prevent and slow…

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Professional Care for Parents Day/Night Out

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Hi! This is Stephanie. I am sure that like me, you have all experienced at one time or another that having children can make it difficult to find a few hours of relaxation time for yourself… Date nights with your significant other may be a thing of the past, let alone having the peace to do groceries without 4 extra hands grabbing from the cart (sigh)!!! We have a solution for you!!!  The Children’s Place is committed to providing a vital support system to help parents balance work and family life and the staff are always striving to make life easier on our families by offering additional services.  In addition to our 24 hour childcare available at the 1150 Carling location, we offer parents a night and day of professional care per month for a minimal fee at both our Kanata and 1160 Carling Avenue locations for our pre registered clients. This is a chance for you to get out for a couple of…

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The Children’s Place offers Extra-Curricular Activities!

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In conjunction with outside agencies, The Children’s Place offers THEATRE Groups, MARTIAL ARTS Class and DANCE Classes, in a SEAMLESS  manner!  The Children’s Place will be partnering with outside agencies again this year to meet your extra-curricular activity needs! Our partners will be provided space within our facilities and in return will discount TCP children for their programs! Pro-Style Karate:  Mondays & Wednesdays 6:15pm—7:00pm  www.prostylekarate.com WEACT Theater & Broadway:  Mondays & Tuesdays 6:00pm—7:00pm  www.weactschool.ca    We Act Brochure Innovation School of Dance (Hip Hop):  Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm—6:45pm  Innovation School of Dance Registration Form The Children’s Place will: · Provide dinner before the activity at no additional cost · Assist the children in preparing for the class · Hand over the children to the activity either on-site or a nearby facility All you have to do is: · Register your child(ren) with the other agency for their chosen extra-curricular activity · Pick-up your child(ren) after the activity · Sit back and…

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Rain or Shine, it’s always fun at The Children’s Place

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At The Children’s Place we never let the rainy weather get us down…  During the weeks of August 11-22nd, The children at our Kanata centres had plenty of fun getting strikes at Walkley Bowling Lanes, doing fancy flips and tricks at Corona Gymnastics, climbing the wall and dodging mazes at Midway Family Fun Park and a short visit to the Sensplex to watch a hockey game before arriving at the KRC Park for an afternoon of fun and games!  And our Carling children enjoyed a weekly visit to the local library and were dazzled by the magic and wonders of Special guest, John Pert the Magician and Mad Science.         We would like to thank all of our staff, children and families for a wonderful, fun filled summer!  As always, we were very busy with creative programming, special guests and several active and engaging field trips and we rounded out the end of the summer with our Annual Family Picnic at Arnprior Beach!…

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Sleepovers and Campouts!

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What could be better than enjoying a night out to yourself while knowing that your child(ren) are well taken care of??? How about 2 nights!!! That’s right!  Each year, our dedicated staff go above and beyond to devote their time and energy to planning several fun filled sleepovers and campouts for the Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten and School Age children during March Break and Summer programming. The School Agers have just returned from their two day camping trip at a nearby conservation center. Don’t forget to check back weekly to see what we’ve been up to!  

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