We are excited to announce that our Junior Kindergarten classes for children ages 3-5, will start the week of Monday, September 28!
We welcome back educators Shelley-Anne Jorgensen and Jocelyn Stuart to the program!
Classes are from 8:45 - 1:00.
Parents who want 2 classes per week for their child, can choose between a Monday/Thursday combination, or a Tuesday/Friday combination.
Parents who want 1 class per week, will have their class on Wednesdays.
So far, we will be limiting class sizes to 8 children, in order to keep our social circles small.
You can find info about the fees on the drop-down menu under the Programs tab.
Please check out our pandemic protocols on the Forms & Docs tab.
For more information, or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our children must be the luckiest in the world!
Thanks to funding from Royal Canadian Legion Branch #217, Salmo Lions Club, the Province of BC and Columbia Basin Trust, the generosity of Scrap King Autowrecking and Towing, Deb and Grant Sorenson, and Christine Watson, and the creative talents of Tristan Ray and the crew of Rock Solid Masonry, we once again have a playground fit for our children!
Julia, the Early Years Cultural Advisor from the Circle of Indigenous Nations Society, brought some hand drums to share with us today! We sang 2 songs about animals, and we talked about amazing things that the Earth gives us. Some local animals that the children mentioned were squirrels, bears, cougars, elk, deer and moose. Later when we came inside, one of our friends was blowing into a tube and exclaimed, "It makes a moose call!" We are looking forward to exploring more deeply, the ways that we interact with the natural world!
Turtles and snakes weren't the only things that were trying to swim in Rosebud Lake on Thursday! Outdoors is such an easy place to be...
How did we spend 4 hours at the Lake, you ask? Swimming, snacking, singing, reading, searching, watching, listening, tasting, walking.
The scavenger hunt finds were many! The best finds were the huckleberries, and they weren't even on the list!
So much learning takes place in the simplest of activities... In this game of Peek-a-Boo, these toddlers are building relationships and a sense of well-being and belonging. They are gaining understanding of other perspectives, and using their strong muscles for balance and coordination. What else do you see happening here?
2020 isn't the most typical graduation year, but with the help of our community, we managed to commemorate the transition to kindergarten for 19 of our dear children! Thank you to JaceyKendall Photography (Jacey Paton,) Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (Lori Dunn and Anita Horton,) After the Bell (Mary-ann Gould,) Salmo Valley Pharmacy, Salmo Outdoor Store and Salmo Elementary School for all being a part of this important time!
Children arrived at a specified time, joined Jacey for a special grad photo, met with their educators to receive some gifts and have a visit, followed a little story walk out the gate to the Welcome to Kindergarten table for more gifts and greetings!
We wish we could have completed your year of early learning, but we send you off with lots of love and some fun supplies for your summer!
We are so happy to announce that the Centre will be re-opening its child care programs for infants and toddlers and 3-5 year olds!
Please see the COVID protocols under our Forms & Docs tab.