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It was such a special day today for Home Child Care. We braved the cold for our monthly visit to Princess Gardens Retirement Residence. This play group is my personal favourite activity of the month. Being able to witness this incredible multi-generational community grow is my absolute privilege. This playgroup was set up based on […]

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December 14, 2018

What an Exciting Find

I discovered these real honeycombs, vacated for the winter last night in my chicken coop. I took them out to our regular outdoor play space for the children to discover on their own. They were frost-bitten from the cold which was neat on its own. The children used their mittens to gently brush the frost […]

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“What are you doing?” “We’re digging for worms! They’re underground. We need to check if they’re out when it’s cold!” As the weather becomes colder our daily worm digs have been resulting in less and less worm discoveries. On Friday we talked about how some animals hibernate for the winter, and I explained how worms […]

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The last two weeks in our home-childcare programs have been buzzing with learning and activity! Each program is as unique as it’s children, and the small group sizes means that the children can focus in on and extend what they are truly interested in. Last week in Buckhorn Jenny and Emily spent the morning outside […]

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October 29, 2018

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October 12, 2018

Depave Paradise

Shout out to the amazing Compass crew who showed up to Depave Paradise! A small but mighty crew contributed to an exciting Green Up  project happening between No Frills and the pathway beside the river by Millennium Park by helping to depave the area so it can be planted up with greenery and reclaimed as more park space. […]

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“This place is good. You get to climb on things, and there’s fun things (looks up at rope swing), and you get to make new friends.” ~ Overheard at Timbernook (11 year old boy) I spent some time at Timbernook during the PA day last Friday. Timbernook is the outdoor division of Compass ELC. What […]

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  I’m two weeks into my new position as the new Communications Coordinator for Compass, and I finally got out to my first program visit. I visited the Peterborough centre, and the calm and loving environment is what struck me first and it was so neat to see the Reggio Emilia pedagogy that I’ve been […]

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March 23, 2018

Loose Parts, Free Spirits

“In any environment, both the degree of inventiveness and creativity, and the possibility of discovery, are directly proportional to the number and kind of variables in it.”  – Simon Nicholson, Architect In our classrooms the materials we offer are the variables, and the children are the creators, the inventors, the constructionists and innovators. Their imagination […]

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