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Fantasy vs. Reality

Posted: April 10th, 2012

Most adults have a pretty good grip on the difference between fantasy and reality. We can easily separate and make sense of stories that are made up and embellished from those which are factual and based on reality. We are so comfortable with our sense of fantasy and reality that we may not...more

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; the Invisible Disability!

Posted: May 7th, 2013

We typically acknowledge that life creates challenges for people with mobility impairments or visible developmental disabilities, but what about people who live with an invisible brain difference such as FASD? Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a term used to describe the range of damage...more

First Impressions last a lifetime…

Posted: October 18th, 2011

Its not just a catch phrase, or one of those mildly interesting facts that stick in your mind when you are about to meet someone new or have a job interview- the value of first impressions can run much deeper than those scenarios. They can determine a whole life. Interesting research continues in...more

Forest Kindergarten

Posted: September 5th, 2012

A forest kindergarten is held almost exclusively outdoors. Whatever the weather, children are encouraged to play, explore and learn in a forest or natural environment. The teacher’s role is meant to assist rather than lead.  The classroom is "without a ceiling or walls".  As the new school year...more

Get outside and Play

Posted: November 9th, 2012

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Girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice...

Posted: November 15th, 2011

Little Ella glances at her mother’s face and stops. She was hot on the path to the forbidden bookcase to take another of daddy’s books out—a new favourite game. However, her mother’s mere expression stopped her. According to Louann Brizendine’s “The Female Brain,” Ella is typical of two year old...more

Golden Opportunity for Child Care - City Hall Rally

Posted: May 26th, 2015

Last night, Monday May 25, Early Childhood Educators, gathered at City Hall in Campbell River with their children, partners, friends, parents and anyone else who was urged to be there. They took hold of a golden opportunity to show our local government that a plan is needed that addresses the...more

Happy Halloween

Posted: October 31st, 2011

My tricksters 12 years ago.And…..they still like decorating pumpkins today.  Keep traditions alive in your family, little or big, children value them as they grow older.Happy Halloween, be safe tonight!more

Honouring the Child

Posted: November 24th, 2011

On Wednesday November 23 Campbell River celebrated National Child Day.  This is a day to honour the child, usually celebrated across the country on November 20.  First proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, it was established to encourage all countries to institute a day,...more

I Have the Right to be a Child

Posted: May 19th, 2015

Throughout the month of May children in Campbell River and Area are being asked at different centres, programs and classrooms across the community; What does a child need to be happy?  What does a child need to feel safe?  and What does a child need to have to be healthy and to grow?Family Place...more
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