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Please find Compass Early Learning & Care’s response to the Child Care and Early Years Act consultation process here

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September 14, 2020

Embracing the Journey

“An understanding of the natural world & what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity, but great fulfillment.” David Attenborough   Over the last few months, my daughter and I have been exploring our neighbourhood. On one of our evening walks, we discovered a beautiful space! A place where we could […]

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Over the many months of the pandemic, our organization found ourselves on what felt like a roller coaster ride of emotions and inspirations. Staying connected to every teammate and colleague virtually was an important first step in continuing and building on our relationships while we were all apart. Professional learning opportunities supported us through the four […]

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August 5, 2020

A joyful reopening!

~ Steph Springett, Pedagogical Lead, Peterborough Program It has been wonderful to observe the anticipation and patience of educators upon reopening child care. The energy, love, dedication and joy shown during the first few weeks we have been open has been so admirable. Educators entered inspired and fulfilled. Evidence of the educator’s passion is not […]

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Tanya Lunn Duggan, RECE Historically when there was a call upon the world to take action by planting ‘victory gardens’ during the war. Those gardens supported feeding families and communities. With an undefined timeline of when we would come back together again, we extended a similar invitation to the families of our child care centre […]

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June 25, 2020

Minden Program

Today marks the two-year of Minden Compass Early Learning and Care. We spoke with Kinga to learn more about what makes Minden such a special part of our organization. Of course, being surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills, we had to start outside. Our tour began on the toboggan hill which was about a five-minute […]

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June 12, 2020  Statement on status of child care in Peterborough City & County  Peterborough Supervisor’s Network  We stand together to respond to the announcement by Stephen Lecce on June 9 that child care could reopen on Friday, June 12.   We agree that we must defer reopening our child care programs until the following conditions are met:   Reinstatement of funding to cover all costs […]

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News Release: June 9, 2020 Re: Compass ELC’s response to Doug Ford child care reopening announcement Following the announcement by the Conservative Provincial Government this afternoon, we wish to provide our own statement. While the announcement may have seemed like a good thing for child care, unfortunately this is far from the truth.  Child care […]

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June 3, 2020

Black Lives Matter

As a predominantly white led organization, we have used this time of closure to think deeply about our role in anti-racist education in the early years in Ontario. Our educators have been gathering several times each week to think about anti-bias and decolonial education as we strive to live into our values of equal worth and collective intelligence.  Current events related to the tragic death […]

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April 29, 2020

We are in this together

~ Amanda Camacho, Home Child Care ProgramIn these times of uncertainty, supporting each other is vital to our connection with each other and to our own wellbeing.  The saying “we are in this together” is so true, as we all navigate these unknown waters.  We are all figuring out how to fit into this new […]

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