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Baby Chicks 2020

Good Morning Families,

 

The chicks grew so much just over a few days. I could see their adult feathers starting to grow in already. They have been very hungry, thirsty and sleepy little beings. I have fed them chick feed and it’s so funny, every time I would reach in to fill their food or water dish they would peck at my fingers. 

On Sunday I returned the chicks to the farm where we got them from. Now they will be free to roam around and grow with the other chickens. Even though the children couldn’t physically be a part of this experience this year, I do hope they had a chance to enjoy the photos!

Warmly,

Miss. Kayla

 

Baby Chicks 2020

April 2, 2020

Good Morning Families,

Yesterday afternoon I transferred the first three chicks to their new home for the next. I have added some straw, water, chick food, and a lamp to a large box. They are happily chirping away enjoying a little food, and snoozing under the warmth of the lamp. 

We had quite an exciting evening and morning here as the last three friends emerged from their shells. I was able to catch the last few moments of one of them breaking through stretching out for the first time. It takes a lot of energy to push their way out and they are exhausted when finished. 

Tomorrow morning the last three chicks will join the rest of their siblings in their new home. Stay tuned for more updates.

Miss. Kayla

Baby Chicks 2020

April 1, 2020

Good Afternoon everyone,

Today when I arrived at the school I was welcomed by three sweet chicks who must have hatched yesterday afternoon/evening. They have been chirping away, encouraging their brothers and sisters to hatch too! I’ve noticed at least one other has been working very hard using its egg-tooth as there is a small crack in the shell and I hear a very faint chirping from inside. I have taken them home now so I can transfer them over to a box when they are ready. Today I went out to get them feed and hay to make them a cozy nest. I will continue to add photos and updates here. I encourage everyone to check back often for these updates!

Miss. Kayla

September 2020 Enrollment

Hello all new potential families!

We are happy to announce we will begin booking tours with our wait listed families in February.  If you are already on the wait list and have not checked in recently, please let us know if you are still interested. I will be going through requests and contacting families beginning February 3 2020.

Please ensure your email request to join the wait list includes:

  • Your full name
  • Your child’s full name
  • Your child’s birth date
  • Preferred start date (month)
  • Contact phone number

If you email does not include this information, you will NOT be added to the wait list.

Tours are held Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-11:00, during our outside playtime. One educator will meet with families at the centre. This ensures there is minimal disruption to the children’s routines and also allows us to give our full attention. The first tour is adult-focused, to ask questions and receive information. After the initial tour, families are asked to return at a different time with their child for a short 20 minute morning visit. Parents must be present, however this visit is child-focused, allowing them to experience our classroom with one-on-one support from an educator. After the visit, the registration process and September routines will be discussed.

Thank you, and we are looking forward to meeting many of you!

Miss Marley

 

 

We’re Hiring! Fall 2019

We are looking for a candidate that will be in line with our values and is passionate about their work with children and families. The right candidate will also be either trained in, or interested in Montessori, and open to learning about the materials and philosophies. This position will be permanent and full-time, as we are looking for a long-term educator who we can welcome into our community. We are open to practicum students who would like to learn alongside us and evolve into a full-time paid educator. We do follow the school year, but have the option for staff to work the summer if desired.

We function with 3 educators to 16 students, providing flexibility for staff and more one-on-one opportunities. We recognize our educators as people with families and personal needs, and we work to ensure staff have excellent support in order to meet those needs for themselves. We value active community involvement and invite our educators to contribute their ideas and passions as much as possible.We follow Montessori philosophies and use Montessori materials, though we follow an updated approach that is in line with current best practice standards. We incorporate play-based learning experiences into our program to provide a dynamic and exciting environment. We utilize pedagogical narrations on a weekly basis to share the learning with our families. We also recognize our responsibility to honour the Truth and Reconciliation Act and work to incorporate indigenous curriculum into our program.

We offer excellent benefits and annual pay increases, and we look forward to sharing complete details with interested candidates.

Thank you!