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September 23, 2022

Fall Family Newsletter

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July 11, 2022

WAGE Barriers


  At Compass Early Learning & Care, our teams have been thinking about different ways to look at holidays. Our work and learning about anti-bias education helps us to understand that belonging and inclusion are complex. Living our lives in the dominant culture can sometimes make it difficult to notice our bias or privilege. “Bias […]

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November 19, 2021

Winter Celebrations

Fall and winter bring so many exciting things to celebrate! Winter Solstice will be on Tuesday, December 21st, the shortest day of the year! In our teams we are considering all the amazing things that we have the wonderful opportunity to celebrate with children, like the winter solstice and the beautiful seasonal changes that many […]

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Written by Dianne Traynor, Pedagogical Lead Last year many people reflected on how the lock down supported them to slow down and notice what has always been there. Many noticed how the earth took a sigh of relief and we were grateful to see positive change in natural environments. While I was home for 4 […]

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When I first heard the term “microaggression,” I thought, “What?” and then I thought, “But I am a nice person and now every move I make is being scrutinized?” and then I thought, “I am never going to measure up.” Then I began to read more about it. I took a deep breath and I […]

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We are sending out our appreciation to all of our early years teams today. For 15 months the early years community has adapted to the global pandemic in order to find ways to continually offer spaces for exploration, wonder and rich learning opportunities. In partnership with families and children, Compass ELC provides a child centered, […]

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This week our hearts ache for the families and friends of the of 215 children found buried at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia. For so long we have heard the unfolding story of the atrocities committed at Residential Schools, where children were stolen from their families, and stripped of their […]

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This is a declaration for each of us– parents, family, children, educators, providers, community partners as we consider how to move justice and equity forward. We approach this work with curiosity, as learners, bravely reconsidering existing ideas and getting comfortable being uncomfortable. We understand that inclusion is a process rather than an outcome. We all have […]

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