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What's Happening at Compass ELC

Compass Early Learning and Care is excited to introduce two new School Age programs beginning in September 2015. Kirby Centennial Public School and North Cavan Public School will bring the total of School Age Programs representing Compass ELC to 19, spanning across the City of Kawartha Lakes, Durham Region and the Greater Peterborough Area.   […]

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Earlier this summer, we took our Kindergarten group on a walking trip to downtown Lindsay. Our plan was to visit Victoria Park for a picnic and then head across the street to the Library where they were offering a free animal experience for the community. Our walk brought us a vibrant conversation as we passed fields […]

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Our Home Child Care team was on-site at the Peterborough zoo yesterday at the Home Child Care Community Information & Family Event from 10am – 1pm. There were opportunities for children to play and engage with staff, enjoy healthy snacks and make crafts. Parents and child care providers came by to see what is happening […]

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July 28, 2015

A Busy Year in Review!

Relationships, Well Being, Life Long Learning, Citizenship, and Leadership: These are the five Guiding Values of Compass Early Learning and Care, formerly Kawartha Child Care Services.  Each day we reflect on these values to guide our programming and interactions with children.  Through careful observation, documentation and intentional planning, we honour each child’s unique gifts.  Kawartha […]

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Join us at Peterborough’s Riverview Park and Zoo on August 5th as we celebrate and inform the public about Home Child Care. We will have activities, games and snacks available as well as information about becoming involved in home child care. With new legislation and advancements in the Province of Ontario, we will also be […]

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A valued family project that continues to capture our hearts. Families are invited to engage with their children to build a Fairy house. These creations began with an idea to enhance the children’s joy of collecting nature treasures in the outdoors. Today, they have developed into a beautiful display representative of the diverse, caring and […]

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Looking for ways to keep your children engaged this summer? Try out some of these activities that are sure to be fun for both you and your children! Visit your local farmer’s market.  Why not bring your children to the market and let them interact with local farmers and learn more about various fruits and […]

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The following is a beautiful story written by Norma Curtis the Pedagogical Team Leader for Durham Region.  The story really connects with our beliefs about children, the importance of nature and the deep respect our educators hold to listening carefully and valuing children’s ideas. Connections with nature… Since April the children in the After School […]

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This year, KCCS embarked on a marketing strategy to assist in the development of our long term strategic plan.  Early in the discovery process of this project, issues with the name “Kawartha Child Care Services” emerged. Online stakeholder surveys, interviews and independent research were conducted and three core issues arose with respect to the name […]

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The government has announced that all sections of the Child Care Modernization Act, 2014, except the amendments to the Education Act, will be proclaimed on August 31, 2015.  New regulations will take effect on that date (Read the Government of Ontario Media Backgrounder). Among these new regulations you will find many changes for home child care providers. […]

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