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! 

Connecting with Network’s Dane Avenue Child Care Centre

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.

Mark Your Calendars – These Dates Are Noteworthy!

Wear Your Blue Shirt to Celebrate National Child Day!

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!