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Our Community Circle

May 17th, 2016

Our lives are often filled with appointments, schedules and the general hustle and bustle of the day. So how do we find time to sit down and truly reconnect with those around us? At the beginning of the school year we noticed how the children in our Leslie Frost School Age program were affected by [...

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A System of Love

May 10th, 2016

Before I travelled to Italy my practice and beliefs for children were in place; I felt grounded in my world and confident in my career thus far. My values and beliefs continued to evolve through my personal commitment to learning and I was excited to take these experiences on my journey to Reggio Em...

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Stepping into Clay….

April 26th, 2016

We placed a big table cloth on the floor for children to explore clay using their feet, knees, elbows and hands. As we stood back and watched the children examine the clay, we could tell they were hesitant to jump right in. We discussed the importance of getting to know clay with our bodies before [...

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Strengthening Intergenerational Friendships Through Play

March 22nd, 2016

As I stand off to the side in the Atrium at Princess Gardens, I can’t help but notice the many similarities of the participants in front of me.  All are smiling, laughing, asking each other questions. All hands are covered in a sticky mixture of bird seed and Peabutter.  All are working together...

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Believing in the Unbelievable

March 3rd, 2016

While visiting La Villetta Municipal Preschool in Reggio Emilia with fellow Canadian study tour participants, we had the opportunity to explore the school’s outdoor play space. An invitation immediately caught my eye. I was drawn to the area, excited as the children were on that day when they vent...

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Inspiring Children Through My Passion for Music

February 10th, 2016

Why did I make the decision to incorporate music into our program? Why do I feel music is one of the best ways for children to express themselves? Seeing children playing instruments in our program, using their iPods to look up songs to dance to, and hearing them sing and hum while they are playing,...

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