Beach days are early learning opportunities!
What will you find on your walk?
Creative play with inexpensive material.
EarlyON Program Closure Extension
EarlyON programs are closed to participants, consistent with the direction taken by the province, school boards and many other public sector organizations as a public health measure from March 14 - April 5, 2020.
United Way for Kawartha Lakes Campaign Chair, Inspector Tatchell, visits the Lindsay EarlyON
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.
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.
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
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...
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...
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!
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...
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...
We're almost ready with our new website!