2ND ANNUAL MONSTER MARCH

It was another year and another triumphant march in support of The Children's Cottage Society. This fundraiser is so important to us, as it speaks to our belief that children are creative, curious, independent, confident and capable. We want to encourage that capability in our community and help the children and families that are looking for support. This year, not only did we meet our $10,000 goal, but we were able to bring awareness through the participation of our incredible sponsors and families who truly made this event shine.

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2019 GRADUATING CLASS

You’re off to great places! Today is your day ! Your mountain is waiting! So... get on your way!

This week was filled with emotions of admiration and sentimental moments as our official preschool year came to a close. As Educators, our days are brimming with authentic connections with the children, encouraging them, cheering them on and celebrating all their success. We are so fulfilled and blessed that we have the opportunity to be a part of so many unique families and in turn, create a little family of our own at WWO. 

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LET’S EXPLORE MUSIC

Our learning philosophy stems from The Reggio Emilia approach to teaching and learning where children’s interests and questions are the focus of our explorations together. Music is a critical ‘‘building block’’ in early childhood curriculum (Fehr 2011) and musical experiences in the early years are valued for both aesthetic and cognitive merit (Bresler 2002).

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AIN’T NO HOOD LIKE MOTHERHOOD

We at the centre recognize that motherhood comes in all shapes and sizes and to express our gratitude to the families who devote their lives to these little citizens we created an event to include all families who take on the challenge of motherhood.

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APRIL BLOOD DRIVE

As a childcare community,  we can see first hand the health struggles families are faced with.  With this struggle in mind, our philosophy has always been to give back to those in need. In doing so, we continuously encourage our families and educators to engage in charitable activities. This month we created an April Blood Drive Donation challenge wherein anyone who donates has the opportunity to receive a $50 credit towards their child's May tuition for every family member who donated blood in the month of April.

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A CAREGIVER

Martinez, a level two childcare practitioner at Wee Wild One's Daycare, works in the Blossoms classroom where she enjoys working with toddlers. Her devotion to the children under her care has established a strong bond with them, long after they grow and move into the next level of their education.

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CHILDCARE TIPS FOR HOME

We believe that caring for children doesn't just take a family; it takes a village.  That is why we encourage parents to implement techniques from the centre into their home. Keeping consistent routines between the centre and home can promote stability and consistency in a child’s life. We encourage families to share any tips and tricks they use at home too!

Transitions  - When a child moves from a quiet activity to an intense activity, or going from one activity to the next. Transitions can sometimes be difficult, especially when a child is enjoying what they are doing at the moment. Examples of transitions and centre techniques include:

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SUMMER FUN!

It’s summer!!! The time of year when Calgarians are able to get fresh air, enjoy warm weather, and relish in the freedom of no plans! We absolutely love summer and all the fun that these fleeting months bring.

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LEARNING & PLAYING IN NATURE

We here at Wee Wild Ones & Of the Wild Nature Preschool know how important it is to bring little ones outside and to encourage a connection with the natural world around them. Being outside can be fundamentally beneficial, it leads to one's well-being, health and overall happiness. We want to share a few ways you can get your little ones excited about the natural world too!  Here are a few ideas for games to play this Summer:

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MONSTER MARCH 2018

We are so happy to announce that our first annual Monster March was a huge success!

Each child made their own costume and proudly showed it off as they marched their way 3 km through the heart of Calgary from Prince's Island to St. Patrick's Island to raise money for the Children's Cottage Society. 

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GOOD THINGS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN

This Spring we will be welcoming the Day Care of Hope into our studio!

Yesterday evening, we here at Wee Wild Ones hosted an open house for all the families coming over from the Day Care of Hope. It was a pleasure to meet everyone and show off our beautiful new space! All of us here are looking forward to new staff, new children, and new families! 

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CHINESE NEW YEAR!

Our preschoolers have been spending the last few weeks learning all about Chinese New Year and its traditions!

Our Willows class was very curious about the Chinese Zodiac so we spent some time looking up which zodiac animal year we were born in. Most of us were born in the year of the Dragon, Snake and Horse! To celebrate this year, the year of the Dog, we all made our own paper bag puppets! Some of our Willows even practiced writing numbers in Chinese!

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MINDFULLY ME WITH MS LINDSAY

Our yoga teaching, outdoor enthusiast, and hockey loving Ms Lindsay is bringing Mindfully Me into the schools! 

Every week students get to learn and participate in gentle stretching, yoga, mindful meditations, and self-reflection. Through these practices and activities kids are building their skills and abilities for focus, dealing with difficult life situations with healthier emotional responses, and self care.

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