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.
Dear Parents/Guardians of Salmo Children’s Centre,
Although we are not currently operating, I am obliged to let you know about the following changes to our Billing and Cancellation policies and procedures.
These policies/procedures will be important to consider when it is time for you to start booking child care spaces again.
At the February meeting of the Board of the Salmo Child Care Society, the following changes to our Billing and Cancellation procedures were approved.
Please Note: Our rates are not increasing, we are simply eliminating the hourly rate option, and the option to cancel bookings without penalty.
Effective June 1, 2020, the following change to our billing and cancellation procedures will be implemented:
Care Type Half Day Rate Full Day Rate
(under 4 hours) (over 4.25 hours)
Children under 3 $30.75 $43.50
Children 3-K $26.50 $37.50
(K would be hourly except during school breaks and pro-d)
School-age program $22.30 $31.50
(hourly, except during school breaks and pro-d)
Parent fee reduction from the Province of BC will continue to be applied at a rate of $8.75 per half day and $17.50 per full day, for under 3 year olds, or $2.50 per half day and $5.00 per full day for children aged 3 years to kindergarten.
-Clients will be billed for all reserved spaces, and may request additional spaces, when available.
-A minimum of two weeks notice in writing, or via email, is required to book extended holiday time (ie. summer vacation) or withdraw, without being billed, from any of the Salmo Children's Centre programs.
-Parents/guardians are still expected to notify the Centre if their child will be absent from any of the programs on any given day.
Salmo Child Care Society
dba. Salmo Children's Centre
PO Box 1067
Salmo, BC V0G 1Z0
March 18, 2020
Dear Clients and Community Members,
In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to adhere to the orders of Provincial Health Officer with regards to social distancing and group gatherings, effective March 18, 2020 the Salmo Children's Centre will suspend all of its child care programs and services.
We look forward to serving this community again as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.
Regular updates will be shared via email and on social media, and I will be answering email and Messenger inquiries on a regular basis.
Thanks for your patience during this strange time.
Salmo Child Care Society