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What's a Class Dojo??

Posted by Sara McKenzie on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, In : To Parents 


Attention parents!

I would like to introduce to you an online behavioral tool I like to use called Class Dojo. It’s a website that allows teacher or childcare providers to give kids immediate feedback on their behavior – positive and negative. Kids get very excited when they are awarded points for things such as sharing, participating during a group activity, having good transitions, and more! But beware, they can also lose points for things such as hitting, taking toys, not listening an...


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Do you know the Law for Childcare?

Posted by Sara McKenzie on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, In : To Parents 

Childcare and Early Years Act

From: www.cicpo.ca/bill-10-a-summary/

 

Understanding the “legal-ese” of the new Childcare and Early Years Act can be confusing. All the media and social media discussion around the issue can complicate it even further.

Here are some of the basic changes the new law has introduced which primarily affect home-based child care. Please note that we use the term “Independent” to define a home childcare provider not affiliated with an agency. We use the te...


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Q & A: Bedtime Battles

Posted by Sara McKenzie on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, In : To Parents 

It's a battle every night when it comes to putting my kids to bed. I'm at the end of my rope, what can I do?

To answer this question I found that no one says it better then Tim and Darcy Kimmel from Family Matters:

TIM KIMMEL: Man, I love this question, because I have the solution for you. Here’s what you need to do. You have these young kids, you need to put them to bed. You have got to start putting them to bed at 5:00 in the evening. 

Actually, what I mean is, that’s when you want t...


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Q & A Wednesday! On Chores

Posted by Sara McKenzie on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, In : To Parents 

I can't get my children to do their chores. I always end up doing them myself. What am I doing wrong? To answer this question I found that no one says it better then Tim and Darcy Kimmel from Family Matters:

TIM KIMMEL: Getting kids to do chores around the house has been an age-old problem for parents, but I’ll tell you what—first of all, let’s step back from this question, and take in a much bigger look at this. 

You see, chores are not just something you want to get the kid to do, o...


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Is this your first time looking for daycare?

Posted by Sara McKenzie on Saturday, January 23, 2016, In : To Parents 
Many of you are first time parents and that can be an overwhelming task all on its own and now you get to have an even bigger challenge, you have to return to work. Just the thought of having to leave that precious little child that came from you with someone else can be down right scary but It doesn't have to be. This I have prepared just for you so you can go in to that interview more confident and prepared to evaluate the potential candidates to fill that caregiver role. Keep in mind all t...
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