The First Six

Family Space Quinte Blog for Parents & Caregivers

Blog

``The first six years are the most important years in your child’s life!
GET GREAT TIPS! Bookmark and Share Family Space Quinte’s Blog``
~Your Family Space Team

Reconnect with Nature

It's Autumn! Disconnect & get out there!   Children are more disconnected from the natural world than ever before. This is deeply concerning.   Research shows a long list of benefits for children who play outdoors, such as better health and learning, and being more imaginative, creative and cooperative. As well, the way children become good ...

Read More

Curious about the World

In How Does Learning Happen? Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years, there are many statements that remind us that children are curious and love to investigate. "Children thrive in indoor and outdoor spaces that invite them to investigate, imagine, think, create, solve problems, and make meaning from their experiences..." (p. 20)   Have you noticed? ...

Read More

Routine, routine, routine!

There’s no doubt about it-routines help life run more smoothly!   Routines let your child know what to expect, potentially reducing the stress that can comes from not knowing what to do, and the anxiety of having to make decisions. Developing routines makes it easier for children to learn to do things on their own ...

Read More

Children are born ready to learn! Learning to Write…

Beginning at birth and continuing throughout life, children are learning to speak, read, write and communicate. How can you help? Let’s look at some ways you can build your child’s literacy and language skills at home.  Today we look at learning to write.   It’s so exciting for children when they understand that what we ...

Read More

Children are born ready to learn! Learning About Letters…

Beginning at birth and continuing throughout life, children are learning to speak, read, write and communicate. How can you help? Let’s look at some ways you can build your child’s literacy and language skills at home.  Today we look at learning about letters.   In order to learn to read and write, children must understand ...

Read More

Children are born ready to learn! Sharing Books…

Beginning at birth and continuing throughout life, children are learning to speak, read, write and communicate. How can you help? Let’s look at some ways you can build your child’s literacy and language skills at home.  Today we will look at sharing books with your child.   There’s nothing quite like snuggling up with a ...

Read More

Children are born ready to learn! Choosing Books…

Beginning at birth and continuing throughout life, children are learning to speak, read, write and communicate. How can you help? Let’s look at some ways you can build your child’s literacy and language skills at home.  We can start with choosing books for your child.   Select books that build on your child’s interests and ...

Read More

Our Image of Children

In our last blog we reflected on our view of children. We borrowed language from the resource titled How Does Learning Happen. It includes such strong words as: competent, capable, complex, curious, rich in potential.   As parents and caregivers you will likely hear early childhood educators describe children today as knowledgeable, reflective, critical thinkers, ...

Read More

Children are competent!

Early childhood educators (and parents of young children) these days are being reminded often just how strong and powerful our children are!   Believing that children are competent, capable of complex thinking, curious, and rich in potential is a view of the child promoted in Ontario’s pedagogy for the early years: How Does Learning Happen? ...

Read More

Are you ready to be a Licensed Home Child Care Provider? Our experience will help you get started!

If you are thinking about starting a home child care business in your own home, but have some questions, we can help! Over the last few weeks, our blog has helped to expose the myths about Licensed Home Child Care with Family Space. Check out our last few blogs then pick up the phone and ...

Read More

Family Space Quinte

100 Station St
Belleville Ontario
K8N 2S5

613.966.9427



Family Space is an Early Years Centre.

CANADA HELPS

Donate to Family Space Quinte; A registered not-for-profit charitable agency.

DONATE

Child Care Resources

Email Us