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As I reflect on our time spent in Reggio Emilia, Italy, I am reminded of the multiple thoughts and feelings that touched my heart and changed me forever as an educator. As an educator, I try every day to be present with all children and strive for perfection in my work.  I offer materials that […]

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Children are miracles. Believing that every child is a miracle can transform the way we design for children’s care. We make it our job to create, with reverence and gratitude, a space that is worthy of a miracle. ~ Anita Olds   Early Childhood Educators from across Ontario joined us at Compass ELC for a […]

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Halloween will soon be upon us and many excited children will be knocking at our door.  We’ll see lots of smiling faces and hear many squeals of delight. For some children Halloween can be challenging.  For these children, their behaviour may indicate that our typical Halloween traditions are too scary, too difficult to manipulate or […]

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October 13, 2015

How do we change the world?

At Compass Early Learning and Care, we believe it is one child at a time, one moment at a time, one gesture at a time.  Every day we have the opportunity to change the world through the relationships we build, the sense of well being that we nurture, the experiences we offer and the environments […]

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Twenty-five years ago today was the first day of my journey with, at the time, Kawartha Child Care Services, now Compass Early Learning & Care. What came next I would never have dreamed. The opportunities and possibilities became endless. During the past 25 years I have worked in many communities, built strong relationships, cultivated new […]

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September 29, 2015

Engaging Families in Learning

Our view of families connects to the view offered to us in Ontario Pedgagogy for the Early Years, “How Does Learning Happen”. It states “families are composed of individuals who are competent and capable, curious, and rich in experience. Families love their children and want the best for them. Families are experts on their children. […]

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Getting ready for school is more than just a visit to Staples Business Depot shortly before Labour Day weekend. To some, the start of a new school year means a fresh start or reconnecting with friends who have been separated over the summer months. To children, getting back into the school routine can cause feelings […]

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A word from Bethany at Green Sprouts, Compass Early Learning and Care’s newest Licensed Child Care Provider… “With the new Child Care and Early Years Act on the horizon, I was interested in being able to maintain a viable business while being recognized as a professional at a time when some Home Child Care Providers […]

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Over the course of the next year, our monthly blogs will include individual reflections from the Study Group that attended the Reggio Emilia Study Tour in May 2015.  Each person’s reflection will be unique to their experiences.  Please feel free to share your thoughts with us as we share our experiences. Powerful Language          Working with children, […]

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The view of children as competent, capable of complex thinking, curious and rich in potential comes from what we know and what we have come to know through research about early childhood development. What we now know about early brain development is astounding.  With so many advances in research and technology we have a much […]

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