The Children’s Place and Megan’s Place Nominated as Finalists for Best Childcare Centre for the 2018 Faces of Ottawa Awards!!!

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We are so excited to share that we have been nominated as Finalists for Best Childcare Centre for the 2018 Faces of Ottawa Awards!!! Vote for The Children’s Place and Megan’s Place at http://www.facesmag.ca/awards   These Awards are 100% People’s Choice – the winners are simply those who receive the most votes in each category – you can vote once per day per IP address between Jan. 3 and Jan. 24th – winners will be announced at the event on January 27th Please help us by voting every day and thank you all for your support!

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Outdoor Play Benefits Children’s Health

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Did you know that we are having record high temperatures…  But as you’ve seen from this past weekend’s storm, winter is just around the corner! Please make sure to bring in appropriate winter clothing that are all labelled with your child’s name (Winter coats, snow pants, mittens, hats and boots). Four Crucial Ways Playing Outdoors in Winter Benefits Children By Rachelle Gaynor, Accuweather.com Staff Writer February 09, 2015, 6:03:52 AM EST During the warm spring and summer months, it seems natural to allow children to play outside. However, when winter comes along, parents may be more hesitant to send children outside….

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Angel Tree Donations

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Did you know that December 8th is the last day for Angel Tree Donations? Again this year, The Children’s Place and it’s families will be assisting The Kanata Food Cupboard in providing children in our community with a joyous Christmas.  Please feel free to pick an Angel from Our Angel Tree! Please return the unwrapped gift by Friday, December 8th. We would like to thank you in advance for your support and generosity!

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Playing with Playdough

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Playing with play dough supports development and learning in many different areas. When children use play dough, they are exploring different ideas, using their creativity and imagination as well as practicing skills such as turn taking and sharing, fine motor development and social development through play. Did you know that homemade play dough should be cooked? http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2017/63752a-eng.php   Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan and stir over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, until the mixture congeals. 2 tbs Cooking oil. 4 tbs Cream of Tartar. 2 cups Plain flour. 1 cup Salt. Food colouring. 2 cups water.  

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Halloween Safety Tips

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Halloween Safety Tips from The Ottawa Police Service The night is quickly approaching when the streets will be filled with ghosts and goblins, not to mention princesses and fairies. As always, there are a few important Halloween safety guidelines that should be observed to ensure the night runs smoothly. Around the house… Many people enjoy transforming their homes into eerie scenes. Be sure to keep the path leading up to your door free of obstacles for the little ones, especially those with masks who might have trouble seeing in dim light. Keep pets indoors on Halloween to protect them from hazards…

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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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