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May 16, 2019

Our “Nona” Candi

At Compass ELC-Courtice, we consider ourselves extremely blessed. Candi is not just our cook and nutritionist but our resident “Nona,” and truly a big piece of the heart and soul of our program. From the moment you walk through the front doors you are reminded of home with the smells of delicious food cooking. The […]

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  Compass Archie Stouffer is a school-age program in the heart of Minden. For those who aren’t familiar with our area you may not realize the sheer amount of trees and forest that we have. In fact the playground at our school is essentially half-forest. We feel very spoiled by this as our children love […]

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Compass Early Learning and Care 2019 Child Care Fees – Home Child Care CKL

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Compass Early Learning and Care 2019 Child Care Fees – Home Child Care Peterborough

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April 9, 2019

Winter Picnic

Teaching the children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events of their lives – Thomas Berry Here at Compass ELC Minden, we advocate for outdoor play! We believe that children should be out in nature as much as they possibly can. We are very lucky to live in […]

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I remember there being a time in my career where I would have never considered working a split shift; only focusing on how long a day it would be. It has now been a year of working a split shift and I wouldn’t change it.  Before applying for the role I currently have, I evaluated […]

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“Risky play has many advantages for young children, and more often than not, is when children are having the most fun during their play.” At our Kawartha Heights School Age program we really try to implement risky play when we are indoors and outdoors with the children. We fully support the idea of risky play […]

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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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