CROW Licensed Home Child Care celebrates Licensed Home Child Care Providers

CROW Licensed Home Child Care celebrates Licensed Home Child Care Providers Children’s Resources on Wheels (CROW) Licensed Home Child Care providers received a special gift at a story and music workshop on May 20, 2015.  The providers were entertained by Kathy Boelsma (Early Literacy Specialist for Lanark County), who shared techniques for using puppets and simple musical instruments with the children in their care.  “The music workshop was amazing.  I loved every minutes of it!  I love learning new things that will benefit the children and make them happy.  I am so grateful for the bag of working supplies, I
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The New Child Care and Early Years Act: What Providers and Parents Need to Know

The New Child Care and Early Years Act: What Providers and Parents Need to Know (1) What is the Child Care and Early Years Act?  This legislation will replace the outdated Day Nurseries Act (DNA) and establish new rules governing child care in Ontario. the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA) will come into effect on August 31, 2015 Many of the new provisions will strengthen compliance and health and safety in child care settings, and help parents make informed choices about their options. Many of the provisions that existed under the regulations under the Day Nurseries Act are
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What is self-regulation?

This video with Dr. Stuart Shanker, a professor of philosophy and psychology at York University defines and discusses self-regulation.  Studies show that children with the ability to self-regulate are more successful in school, and life. Click on the link for the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJRtbcChy0Y    
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CROW is looking for Volunteers!

CROW is looking for Volunteers for our annual CROW Sprinkler Party! If you know of any students who need to complete their community hours for high school and are interested in volunteering please have them call Diane at CROW.  Students in grade 8 entering  high school in the fall can work on obtaining their community hours too!  For more information click on the poster: Volunteers Needed
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Renovate Lanark: Financial Assistance Available

Lanark County offers financial assistance, in the form of a forgivable loan (max $10,000) or accessibility grant (max $5,000 available to renters) to allow low income homeowners to conduct mandatory home repairs permitting continued safe occupancy of their home.  Deadline: Friday, May 22, 2015 For more details:  Renovate 2015 Advertisement  
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A survey for parents and service providers of Special Needs children

If you have a child receiving any speech-language, occupational therapy or physiotherapy services, please complete the parent survey at the link below. Parent Survey: fluidsurveys.com/surveys/pamfergusson/children-s-rehab-survey-for-parents/ If you are a service provider, teacher or play a role in how a child accesses services for speech-language, occupational therapy or physiotherapy.  Please complete the survey at the link below. Service provider  Survey: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/pamfergusson/children-s-rehab-services-survey-for-providers/
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Participaction is promoting Unplug and Play week!

Now that our electronics are only ever a finger’s reach away, the average Canadian child spends close to 8 hrs a day in front of a screen.  So let’s help our children by leading by example. Let’s put our electronics down for at least 60 minutes a day and get outside for some physical activity. To help, here’s an Unplug & Play Checklist with a week’s worth of ideas. You’ll also find a customizable certificate to award your little ones if they stay active for all 7 days. For additional tips and resources see more on their website at: http://www.participaction.com/
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