Network Child Care Services (Network) is proud to deliver to your inbox, the Organization’s November Newsletter! Please enjoy a few moments to review the brief articles and noteworthy celebrations for all families, staff, and affiliated home child care providers. We truly hope you enjoy these quick highlights as we focus on one of Network’s Child Care Services’ Child Care Centres as well as other events of interest for the month of November!
Network’s Dane Avenue Child Care Centre is situated in Toronto’s northwest Dufferin/Lawrence community at 120 Via Bagnato. True to its location, this Centre offers a very “Nordic/Scandinavian” environment as it is both spacious and streamlined. Providing care for sixty-two children from infants to preschool age, the dedicated and friendly staff take pride in collaborating as a team.
In connecting with Megan Samanica, Dane Avenue’s Centre Supervisor, she describes this location as a welcoming and engaging Centre where the educators are always researching the newest and most innovative child care experiences to offer to all the children in the program. The children enjoy numerous experiential learning opportunities as they are provided with a wide variety of multiple sensory items to increase their cognition.
Exciting upcoming events include a visit from the Librarian from the local Public Library as well as celebrating a special holiday open house. Dane Avenue Child Care Centre will also be having a clothing, food, and toy drive in aid of the local shelter in the area.
November 5th is a Return to Standard Time and Farewell to Daylight Savings Time! On this day in the early hours, we will be “falling back” in a return to standard time and gaining back the hour which was “lost” in the springtime. This “extra hour” will provide a sense of increased daylight in the morning however, the evening darkness will also appear earlier!
November 11th is Remembrance Day! This important day is annually observed as a somber reminder of the loss of life by Canada’s brave soldiers during World War 1 as well as subsequent wars. On this day, soldiers and veterans are thanked for their courage and sacrifice to ensure that Canada has remained a free country.
November 11th is the Annual Symposium for Network’s Affiliated Home Child Care Providers! All registered affiliated home child care providers with Network will be gathering for the Annual Symposium at Novotel Hotel North York for the day.
November 12th is Diwali! Network Child Care Services would like to wish all of its staff, affiliated home child care providers, and families a Happy Diwali. This festival of lights embraces joy and happiness, which is extremely welcomed during these dark days of November.
November 18th is the Annual Symposium for Network’s Staff! All registered staff from Network will be gathering for the Annual Symposium at Novotel Hotel North York for the day.
November 20th is World Children’s Day! Established by the United Nations, this important day is an annual celebration for children around the world. This year’s theme is: “Investing in our future means investing in our children.” In Canada, this important day is considered “National Child Day” in celebration of our most precious resource – our children.
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of Canada’s National Child Day, honouring our country’s commitment to two very important events: the 1959 signing of the United Nations’ Declaration of the Rights of the Child, and the adoption of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child which was signed in 1989. Did you know that children actually have rights?
The United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child includes 54 articles which describe the important rights which are granted to each and every child worldwide. Many of these articles include the right for children to be properly educated, fed, nurtured, and cared for by responsible adults. Article 12 is of particular note to families and educators as it describes the right of children to be listened to and taken seriously, as their viewpoints and opinions are shared with caring adults. So, are you listening? It might be time to put the cell phone down to share some real face time with your child.
Across Canada, approximately 8 million children (just over 16% of our population) are growing to become this country’s future society. As they develop and learn to become caring adults, listening to these generations of children will not only support the future framework which aging adults will need to rely upon, but cultivate an environment which will allow Canada to continue as a healthy and productive nation for the next millennium. Wear blue on November 20th!