If you don’t have plans this Friday, consider dropping in to the North Peace Cultural Centre for the Talent Show.
Click here for more info about the show and about the Child Development Centre. CDC Talent Show
I can’t believe it’s the 40th annual CDC Talent Show. I remember dancing in this show as a child and being ridiculously nervous and excited. I remember being there as a spectator, soon after its inception, when it was hosted in the Mackenzie Inn ballroom.
It’s a brilliant event for many reasons. The show brings us together as a community to enjoy fabulous entertainment. It offers a venue for performers, young and older to showcase their talents. Lastly, this event raises a lot of money for valuable programs for young children. I look forward to it every year.
Yet this year, in my current position, it occurred to me that I love this show, for yet another reason. The entire evening has flexible entry and exit from the performances. How often can you take children into the North Peace Cultural Centre and then leave when you need to, without judgment or disruption? The Talent Show is chaotic and fabulous. You can come and go. So it’s a perfect opportunity for parents of young children to introduce their children to live entertainment in a safe, fun way.
Hope to see you there!
March is a short month for SD60 early learning programs. Spring Break comes a bit earlier than usual this year. Schools are closed from March 17 – March 28. Programs re-open on Monday, March 31st.
To print, click FSJ SS March 2014
To print, click HH SS March 2014
To print, click Outreach SS March 2014
The Rotary Play Centre is closed March 21 – March 28 for a shorter Spring Break.
To print, click March 2014 RPC Calendar
To print, click Daddy and Me March 2014
Our Families in Motion events are back on for the spring. These events are aimed at families with preschool aged children. The next event will be on March 14th, at Bert Ambrose Elementary gym between 6 – 7:30 pm. Expect to participate in creative, active play for the whole family.
To print, click Families in Motion 2014
I see a lot of blogs on getting active with our kids but this one felt fresh. It was a good reminder for me during this last push of winter. I was at the doctor today and was asked how much time I spend out of doors. May – September we’re out about 3 hours each day. But now … 5 – 20 minutes. That was another wake-up call for me. As we all start to feel blue and contrary headed into March, the answer may lie in more physical activity but equally important, being outside.
On the week-end, we decided to rediscover the sledding hill behind North Peace Secondary. It’s just steep enough to provide some excitement and provide a challenge climbing back up. Hope to see you there.
Click here to read 10 tips for getting your kids to be more active.
This is short notice but sounds like a LOT of fun.
This Is Not a Box!! February 20, 2014. 5:30pm
“It’s just your family, your imaginations, and a box!”
Register for this great family event sponsored jointly by the ArtSpace and FSJ Public Library. We provide the box and art supplies, and you have one hour to turn it into the best “not a box” that you can! Space is limited. Register through the Library.
To print, click Not a Box 2014
Morgan Peltier Program Coordinator/Children’s Librarian
10015 – 100th Ave | Fort St John, BC V1J 1Y7
Our monthly parenting series continues this month with a fresh look at early learning.
When: Thursday, February 27th 6:30 – 8:30 pm $10/participant
Where: Whole Wheat and Honey 10003 100 St
Pre-register at CCRR – 10411 100th, 250-785-5701
Seeing Children as Researchers
Discover how natural environments and materials encourage young children to explore, questions and discover. In this approach, children express interests and ideas while educators help them research for further information, reflect on their experiences and form conclusions. This is a drastic shift from a curriculum driven style. Developed in Reggio Emilia, Italy, after WW2, this methodology has become famous all over the world.
Come and learn about this shift in early childhood education through film, photos and discussion. This session is for parents, early childhood educators, teachers and community members.
To print, click Children as Researchers
To learn more about our presenters, Kim Atkinson and Danielle Davis, click Images of Learning Project
All of our regular programs are running this month. Be sure to keep active and involved this month. February is one of the toughest months for northern families. It’s still dark and cold and we start to tire of the long winter. Keeping connected helps fight the winter blues. Send me a message if you have any questions about this or any other programs for families with preschoolers.
To print, click FSJ SS February 2014
To print, click HH SS February 2014
To print, click Outreach SS February 2014
To print, click February 2014 RPC Calendar
To print, click Daddy + Me February 2014
Jaandi Roemer, President of the North Peace Family SuperPark Society (NPFSS), issued this open invitation to a public meeting about the current status of the SuperPark plans. The meeting is Saturday, February 22 at North Peace Secondary School at 3:00. For more information or to get involved, contact Jaandi at (250) 262‐2703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or check out their Facebook Page at SuperPark Fundraising.
The NPFSS is a not-for profit society formed to create an indoor play space for preschoolers in Fort St. John and area.
Download and print this letter; click here Invitation to Superpark Meeting
There is going to be a Responsible Adult Course offered at CCRR in February. The course is 20 hours long and is offered between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm on the following dates.
- Tuesday, Feb.11th
- Thursday, Feb.13th
- Tuesday, Feb.18th
- Tuesday, Feb.25th
- Thursday, Feb.27th
Responsible Adult training is intended for those who wish to meet the requirements for a “Responsible Adult” in child care settings as stipulated by the Child Care Regulations. The training covers the following topics:
- Good Health in Child Care Settings
- Children’s Nutrition and Safety, Child Growth & Development
- Guiding and Caring for Children
- Parent-Caregiver Relationships
- Learning Through Play
- Basic Programming with Health & Safety in Mind
This course is perfect for individuals who want to work as a Responsible Adult in a child care setting or would like to develop basic knowledge and skills for working with children. All participants must be 19 years of age or older. In order to graduate with a 20 hour certificate participants must:
- Attend all classes
- Complete all homework assignments
- Complete unit quizzes with a 70% minimum
For more information, contact Heather McBryan 250.785.5701
It’s Kindergarten registration time again. For those of us in the schools, each January means greeting new parents. It’s exciting and inspiring. As you prepare for fall, please take some time to look at the french immersion program. It won’t be a fit for all families but it is a challenging, engaging option for you to consider. Space is limited so please make contact with the school as soon as possible.
To print, click French Immersion K, 2014
Please call the school for more information 250-785-4511 or email Janet Haley, email@example.com.
To print this poster, click Camp-In 2014
The Third Annual Family Literacy Camp-In at the Fort St John Public Library
Saturday, February 1st- Sunday, February 2nd
Families are invited to set up camp inside the Library and spend a night full of campfires, songs, games, scavenger hunts, s’mores and more…maybe even an indoor snowball fight! Campers will arrive on Saturday evening to set up camp, and then the fun starts! Snacks and a camp breakfast are included, and of course everything is free!
Space is limited to 12 families, so please call early to register. This event is great for kids and adults of all ages—there are no age restrictions.
Call for more details and to register.