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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 ...

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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, ...

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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? ...

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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 ...

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Are you our next Licensed Home Child Care Provider? Take advantage of our many years of experience!

Are you mulling over the idea of caring for children in your own home? Have you thought about your options? Todays’ blog continues to help expose the myths about Licensed Home Child Care with Family Space. We invite you to pick up the phone and call our Home Visitor Lisa at 613-966-9427 ext. 223 if ...

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Thinking about caring for children in your home? This is an area of expertise for us!

If you are considering caring for children in your own home, but have some questions, we can help! Over the next few weeks, this blog will help expose the myths about Licensed Home Child Care with Family Space. Of course you can check out our website anytime at www.familyspace.ca    Myth: I have to take ...

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Are you ready to be a Licensed Home Child Care Provider? We have a lot of experience in this area!

If you are thinking about caring for children in your own home, but have questions, we can help! Over the next few weeks, this blog will help expose the myths about Licensed Home Child Care with Family Space. Of course we invite you to pick up the phone and call our Home Visitor Lisa at ...

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Happy Canada Day!

Happy Birthday to you... How will you celebrate Canada's 150th birthday?  In addition to the local festivals and celebrations, we suggest you check out some of these great books!     O Canada, by Ted Harrison Ted Harrison's rustic and vibrant illustrations accompany the words to our national anthem. This first illustrated edition of O ...

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Developing Literacy Practices

We know: that parents/caregivers want to improve the lives of their children and help them to enjoy success as a life long learner. We believe: that parents/caregivers deserve to have resources and supports that will strengthen their knowledge of early learning and development. We offer: a monthly literacy & learning calendar to families and early ...

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Fun in a Book!

Young children love to laugh. Humour is a great way to engage children in stories. Slapstick and slightly wacky stories about animals or people, doing things they shouldn’t, are children’s favourites.  To show the fun side of reading, treat your children to amusing stories, simple joke books or stories with easy riddles.   Don’t Let the ...

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