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JUMP in the beautiful fall leaves!

JUMP in the beautiful fall leaves!

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YOU ARE INVITED TO THE KAWARTHA LAKES FOOD SOURCE 'OPEN GARDENS'.

Kawartha Lakes Food Source (KLFS) invites families to pick ripe vegetables for free, any day, any time at several 'Open Gardens' in Lindsay.  Open Garden locations: KLFS - 230 Angeline St S (behind the Alternate Education & Training Centre) United Way - 50 Mary St W. Signs show which vegetables are ready to pick, which are still growing and what type of vegetables they are.        

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PICK VEGGIES FOR FREE AT THE KAWARTHA LAKES FOOD SOURCE 'OPEN GARDENS'!

Kawartha Lakes Food Source (KLFS) invites families to pick ripe vegetables for free, any day, any time at their 'Open Gardens' in Lindsay.  2 Open Garden locations: KLFS - 230 Angeline St S (behind the Alternate Education & Training Centre) & United Way - 50 Mary St W. Signs show which vegetables are ready to pick, which are still growing and what type of vegetables they are.

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CKL- PICNIC-in-the-PARK

Our June PICNIC-in-the-PARK was so much fun! Over 230 attended a fun morning of play, face painting, ice cream making, spinning demonstration...and bubbles...can't forget the bubbles!

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In Search of the Red Ripe Strawberry!

The Minden OEYC would like to thank Abbey Gardens for another great program - looking for wild strawberries, storytime, visiting the animals, and enjoying a yummy snack we helped to make.

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Dream Acre Whitetails!

Haliburton OEYC visited Dream Acre Whitetails recently. What a great opportunity to get up close to feed, hug & learn about the whitetail deer. Jack the buck was very friendly & photogenic! Everyone enjoyed a pizza lunch & play at the Kinmount park afterwards.

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Minden OEYC Party in the Park!

Another Minden OEYC year end tradition - our park day. Bubbles, water play, painting, parachute fun & juicy watermelon to cool us down! This year we also had a story and animal scavenger hunt to go along with it. Thanks for a great morning!

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June & Dandelions!

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Mud Painting at Settlers' Village

At Settlers'  Village in Bobcaygeon....enjoying transformation schema.....mud painting.

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The Minden OEYC visited Walker's farm.

The children loved seeing all the animals at a real working farm. The baby goats were definitely the favourites!

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Jump In Puddles!

Have fun jumping in puddles this month. Go barefoot if you dare...

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Haliburton OEYC!

Sometimes there is a little monkey business after the OEYC closes! Check-out the fun adventures from the Stuffed Animal Sleepover that took place at the Haliburton OEYC.

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Eggcellent Activities!

It's been a week filled with EGGcellent Easter activities.  We hope you enjoy some family time together this holiday weekend

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Enjoy some playdough together this month.

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Bringing nature indoors at the Minden OEYC!

Bringing nature indoors at the Minden centre. The bears, and children, can feel spring in the air!

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Painting with 'Natural Brushes'

Painting with natural "brushes" at the Minden centre today. We are brightening up the centre with some colourful artwork to celebrate the arrival of spring!

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Juke Box Mania - Saturday, April 29!

Our one fundraising event for 2017... Juke Box Mania is \happening on Saturday, April 29. Call the OEYC at 705-324-7900 to reserve your spot.

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18 month well-baby visit.

Plan your child's 18 month well-baby visit.

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Spring Programming at the CKL OEYC.

Programming for the CKL Spring Quarter (April-June) is ready to roll. Call the Lindsay OEYC to register. 705-324-7900

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StoryWalk with the Haliburton OEYC!

The Haliburton OEYC offered some March Break fun today! StoryWalk inside the school halls for Jenny's Winter Walk Yoga story, followed by a warm yummy soup to share with everyone. Thank you, Bev!

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Make Music Using Pots & Pans!

Beat the winter blahs and enjoy this 'simple idea' this March!

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Thank You Mayor Letham!

A big "THANK YOU" to Mayor Letham for flipping & serving pancakes to the big crowd at the Lindsay OEYC on Tuesday!

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Stacking & Sorting!

We were building, stacking and creating an obstacle course during our Fabulous Friday at the Minden OEYC. Stay tuned for Fit Kids at the Minden Community Centre starting March 17.   

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Wiggle, Giggles & Munch at the Haliburton OEYC!

Friends and Fun go together on Valentines's Day at Haliburton's OEYC! Join us every Tuesday for Wiggle, Giggles, and Munch!

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February's "Simple Idea"...

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Fun With Snow & Ice!

Having a great time with snow, ice and an indoor pom pom snowball fight!
Join us on our next Fabulous Friday on February 24 at the Minden centre in Archie Stouffer Elementary School.

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Enjoy OEYC programs, or have ideas for changes?

The City of Kawartha Lakes will be operating OEYCFC’s in 2018 and are holding community consultation meetings.

• City of Kawartha Lakes: Monday, February 6, 2017
Victoria Room at City Hall - 26 Francis St, Lindsay
1:00 - 4:00 & 6:00 - 8:00

• Haliburton County: Monday, February 13, 2017
Pinestone Resort  - 4252 County Rd 21, Haliburton
1:00 - 4:00 & 6:00 - 8:00

Please consider attending and have your voice heard.

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Button Sorting!

Sorting buttons by colour at our Toddler Tunes and Tales Morning in Minden.

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Literacy - Learn At Play, Every Day!

ABC Life Literacy Canada encourage families to "Learn at play, every day." Engaging in literacy activities as a family improves a child's skills and also helps adults keep their skills sharp. Check out the attached resources to get your family started. 

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Family Literacy Day - January 27, 2017

Celebrate Family Literacy Day on January 27. 

Here's an idea to help you celebrate in a fun way...

Read a book under a blanket or in a fort!

 

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Summer Time Fun at the OEYC Drop-In!

We have been having some fun in the Lindsay Early Learning Drop-in on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings. Summer drop-in runs from 9:30 – 12:00 until August 11.  We had some fun ideas for a “Make It Box” & “Pick-a-Stick” shared by Jennifer… The Make It Box Get a box…any size…Large boxes can become boats, cars, trains, forts.                                                                                                       Add a variety of items to the box…paper, tape, scissors, glue, sticks, yarn, fabric, shoelaces, pipe cleaners, paper plates, bags, tissue, markers, feathers….whatever...

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Picnic in the Park 2016

What a great day we had for our Picnic in the Park at Memorial Park in Lindsay! So many participants enjoyed all the Ooey Gooey play! Ice cream making….and eating is always a hit too!

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Art in the Park - Minden OEYC

Rainy weather moved our Art in the Park program indoors, but that didn't stop us from getting creative with clay, paint, bubbles and natural material.  

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Our Community

Our participants enjoyed learning about community services during The Wings of Discovery Science Program at the Lindsay OEYC during the month of April. Ambulance, Fire Rescue, City Bus and Recycling trucks all made visits to the Lindsay OEYC.

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Train Day at the Minden OEYC

What a great morning we had at the Minden centre for Train Day! So many families came out and enjoyed the model trains featuring Thomas the Tank engine, as well as a pancake breakfast and train books, puzzles and crafts. It was great to see all the fathers enjoying time at the OEYC with their children!

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Today is Family Literacy Day!

Today is Family Literacy Day! This year’s theme is “15 Minutes of Fun”. Early Literacy does not mean learning to read early; it means helping our children be READY to LEARN. Having fun with literacy as a whole family is a great way to connect with each other and learn together. Be face-to-face with your infant, toddler or pre-schooler and sing, read and play together. It’s easy to incorporate literacy into your life. So have some fun learning together today….and every day! Here are some resources which offer loads of ideas for songs, books, games and activities: /uploads/Learning can happen...

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Ice Art...Fun with Salt & Ice

Participants had the opportunity to discover the effects of salt on ice this week at the Haliburton OEYC.                                                               Artistic juices were flowing as paint, glitter and salt were used to create ice art.  Winter allows us a great opportunity for some creative activities….here are some ideas… Paint on Snow – gather snow in a container, pack down, drop paint or coloured water onto snow. Freeze water in margarine/sour cream container/cake pan. Flip out on tray and sprinkle with salt, add paint or glitter for an interesting effect. Place small toys...

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Haliburton County Winter 2016 Newsletter

Hot off the press! The Haliburton County Winter 2016 Newsletter.  

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Salad Anyone?

It's December 7 and our United Way Community Garden garden plot is still looking good! There is enough lettuce, parsley, cilantro, oregano, rosemary and a bit of dill left in the garden for a healthy salad. Our OEYC participants enjoyed planting, cultivating and harvesting from 2 garden plots this past season. The produce was incorporated into meal planning for several of our programs with great success! We're looking forward to next year's growing season.

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Dental Morning in Minden

Debbie Dean, from the HKPR Dental Department, came with her friend Ally the Alligator to the Minden centre on November 18. The children learned how and when to brush their teeth, as well as what food is good or bad for their teeth. Each child received a toothbrush to take home and there were lots of great tips for the parents too. Dental care is so important, starting good habits from an early age will help your child have healthy teeth for life!

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NATIONAL CHILD DAY - FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20

Today, Friday November 20, we celebrate National Child Day! Check out the Public Health Agency of Canada's National Child Day website, it has interactive activities and resources to help celebrate the day. http://www.childday.gc.ca

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Exploring Paint on Tin Foil

Children were having fun exploring tin foil art today at the Haliburton OEYC! Painting on tin foil gives children opportunities for sensory experiences and develops vocabulary and motor skills. Tin foil can be secured to an easel, or laid flat on a table. The tin foil can be left smooth which provides a canvas that is shiny and reflective or crinkle it up for a ‘bumpy’ canvas. Paint with paint brushes, cotton swabs, or allow children to use fingers and hands to paint with. Adding a few drops of dish soap to the paint creates a nice slippery feeling paint and aids in clean up as well. So get...

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October Activities at the OEYC

OEYC participants enjoyed lots of activities this week. Scooping & measuring corn, playing with goop, slime...and pumpkins! OEYC staff mindfully plan and set up sensory play so that children have opportunities to explore, discover and simply have fun. Why not create a fall sensory bin to enjoy at home? Corn, leaves, acorns and pine cones are great items to add...use your imagination to create your own unique sensory bin. Pumpkins are great for sensory play....get out your potato masher, scoops, cups or just use your hands. Let your child reach in to that pumpkin and scoop and discover what's...

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Fun at the Pumpkin Patch!

OEYC participants and staff recently visited the 'Pumpkin Patch' at Buckhorn Berry Farm. Everyone enjoyed a wagon ride, the barnyard animals, play area, straw bale maze and the pumpkin cannon. Every child went home with a pumpkin...picking out just the right pumpkin was serious business!

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Our Early Learning Programs are fun & friendly!

Our Early Learning Centres in Minden, Haliburton, Fenelon Falls and Lindsay are fun and friendly places to play with your child and meet new friends. If you're new to the area, a new parent, a caregiver or a grandparent....our centres offer a place to come and play, discover and learn. Check out our calendars for times and schedules. We look forward to meeting you!

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Come & Visit our Early Learning Drop-In Programs!

Welcome back everyone! Our early learning drop-in programs in Minden, Haliburton, Fenelon Falls and Lindsay are open this week (August 31 - September 4) with regular program hours. The Early Learning/Drop-In welcomes children 0 – 6 years along with their parents, grandparents, or caregivers. Through play, adults and children have the opportunity to explore, discover and create together.  The environment is set up to offer opportunities to enhance age appropriate skills in social, emotional, physical, communication/literacy and cognitive development.  It’s a friendly meeting place for adults...

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We Are Blogging!

We’re blogging here at the OEYC!                                                                                                                                                                     Our beautiful new website is live and we’ll be keeping you updated on what’s happening at all of our sites in Minden, Haliburton, Fenelon Falls & Lindsay.  Everyone enjoyed ‘Picnic in the Park’ at Memorial Park in Lindsay this past June. The fun included face painting, bubbles, parachute activities, water play, old fashioned ice cream making and the creation of a beautiful art canvas. We have lots...

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Newsletters coming soon.

We're just about ready to post our latest newsletters online!

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New Website is almost ready!!!

We're almost ready with our new website!

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