Parents Night Out

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What better way to end your month than with an evening alone for you and your partner to enjoy a date night? Did you know that The Children’s Place provides Parents Night Out for our currently registered families once a month at a rate of $10 per child and only $5 for each additional sibling? Let us take care of your children while you enjoy an evening out! For more details, please see our Program Staff and Parent Boards Parents night out dates ParentDayNightOut- Application Form

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TCP Kids Say the Darnedest Things…

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 October 13/2017: TCP kids don’t just SAY the darnedest things… They DO the darnedest things too!!! Our creative preschool children really keep us laughing!!!  Today they are pretending to take a dip and relax in the TCP “Jaccuzi” a.k.a.  “sandbox” – how clever they are!😂   September 15/2017:  A Junior Kindergarten child was telling her friend, “I tried to call you to invite you to my wedding last week. You missed it, but that’s ok…” “I’m getting married again next week to somebody else!”👰🏼🤵🏽🤵🏽🤵🏽 😂 August 25/2017: This Friday, we hosted our annual family beach day at Robert Simpson Park. While we were on our way down the stairs…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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)…

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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…

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