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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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In the spring of 2014, the Ministry of Education released How Does Learning Happen?, Ontario’s pedagogy for early years. As you see from my earlier blog this pedagogy directly aligns with our values, beliefs and practice at Compass Early Learning and Care.  We are thrilled to know that this pedagogy will be a part of […]

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In many ways, this is the moment we have all been waiting for – new legislation to take the place of the outdated Day Nurseries Act that we in the Early Years field love to hate.  The government has announced that all sections of the Child Care Modernization Act, 2014, except the amendments to the Education Act, […]

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Compass Early Learning & Care (Compass ELC) is in the process of investigating new payment methods for our families!  We introduced e-transfers last year in response to the high demand for online payment options.  However, these transfers typically cost around $1.50 each.  It was not our intent to put any additional financial burden on our […]

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A great time was had by all at Compass Early Learning and Care’s First Annual Family Mini Golf Tournament. A great big THANK YOU to all our Gold Sponsors for their generous support! Josh Collins, Sales Representative Century 21 United Realty Inc. Brokerage Curtis Vending 705-868-7706 OnSwitch Lynne MacKenzie & Howard Daniels Sun Life Financial […]

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Places for Living and Learning The Role of the Educator in the Environment October 22nd – 24th, 2015 Join Us For An Institute and Study Tour with: Deb Curtis, Lorrie Baird and Anne Marie Coughlin CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION Overview When we view children as capable, competent, curious and rich in […]

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Compass Early Learning and Care offers fun and exciting summer camp opportunities for JK to 12yrs of age in each of our 3 communities.  We believe that summertime is about outdoor connections with nature, building friendships and having fun through exploration and play.  Each of our programs offer unique opportunities to explore our parkland, trails, […]

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May 29, 2015

Sun Safety Tips!

Now that spring has sprung and our children are outdoors more, it’s time to think about sun safety. Using sunscreen is recommended for children and adults, but you will often read it is not recommended for babies – why are babies not included in sun protection?  Much information that we see states not to use […]

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May 26, 2015

Fun in the Sun!

Come out to Milltown Mini Golf on Saturday, June 13 and partake in a fun family day! The owner of the local mini putt has been kind enough to allow Compass Early Learning and Care (formerly Kawartha Child Care Services) to use the premises to hold a fundraiser and we couldn’t be more thankful! We […]

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At an event held at Market Hall on Monday, April 27th, 2015, Kawartha Child Care Services (KCCS) announced the launch of their new brand and name – Compass Early Learning and Care. The night began with the organization’s Annual General Meeting and a keynote presentation by Assistant Deputy Minister of Education, Early Learning Division, Jim […]

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