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 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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June 7/2018: During lunch time, the Staff overheard one of the children (very seriously) explaining to the other children where our cook, Cindy lives… “She sleeps right up here on the ledge”… and in case you were wondering… This is where he thinks she takes her morning showers              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…

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