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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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Our CEO, Sheila Olan-MacLean was invited to be a panelist for the AECEO Child Care Operators Webinar on Friday, April 24. If you missed it, you can watch the webinar here or you can review the collective resources here By Sheila Olan-MacLean, CEO, Compass Early Learning and Care Who are we? At Compass Early Learning […]

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Please find several reflections below – from the perspective of operations and child care providers. Throughout the posts you will see photos of our Emergency Child Care Car Train on Friday, April 17. Thank you to everyone who participated and all of our emergency child care providers!! Reflections on offering Emergency Child Care By Jill […]

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“Through make-believe games children can be anyone they wish and go anywhere they want. When they engage in socio-dramatic play, they learn how to cope with feelings, how to bring the large, confusing world into a small, manageable size.” ~Dorothy Singer I’d like to share the story of a little girl named Daughtry. This spirited […]

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Thank you so much. Your donation will make a huge impact on the lives of the the families, educators and chid care providers in our organization.

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January 24, 2020

ECEs supporting Teachers

Monday, January 27, 2020 As we navigate challenging times in our province, Compass ELC has been reflecting about our role in relation to the ongoing negotiations between Ontario’s teachers and the provincial government. We truly value the partnership and relationships we have with our schools, and hope teachers reach a fair deal as quickly as […]

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September 3, 2019

Materials Initiative Resources

Excerpts from How Does Learning Happen Creating Invitations for Learning Materials Donations List Loose Parts by Schema Theory of Loose Parts Metal – A Perfect Play Material for Children’s Improvisation Seeing Children Do More With Less Nicholson’s Theory of Loose Parts

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It was a privilege to watch our home child care crew pick up litter as they showed appreciation for their world. We walked tenderly and with purpose on the land which we enjoy and know to be traditional Anishnaabe territory. The enthusiasm which the children brought to this seemingly mundane work allowed me to reflect […]

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We value learning as an opportunity to engage both emotionally and intellectually, deepen our own practice, and enrich the quality of experiences for children, families, communities, and ourselves.  We believe that every interaction is an invitation to learn and grow together. Every pebble in the vase represents each hour that each member of the Peterborough […]

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