Family members and friends visited on Friday, June 22 as the graduating children of Building Blocks Daycare celebrated their upcoming transition into Kindergarten.
The children wore handmade graduation caps and happy smiles!
The fun began with the whole class singing two songs, “I’m a little graduate,” and “Zippedy doo dah,” to entertain the audience.
Then, as the graduates received their certificate from early childhood educator Georgina Leppky, they were awarded a ‘Star of the Day’ necklace in order that the children may continue with their excellent community spirit and help their families at home as that is the role of the individual chosen as star of the day in daycare. The children who will be returning for another year at daycare sat with their big friends and cheered for them. When all ceremonies were complete the children, families and staff enjoyed a delicious potluck together.
Building Blocks Daycare is a licensed group care facility providing care for children from two months to five years old. Our childcare philosophy is a holistic one where each child is seen as an individual and the care they receive is tailored to meet the child’s needs.
Lots of our time is spent on the floor playing with the children, helping them problem solve, compromise, be respectful, develop their imagination and sense of self, take turns and gain confidence in a social setting; modeling is after all, how children learn best. However, we notice that many of our children are ready to take the next step and begin blending letters to read simple words, emergent writing takes shape and simple words are added to pictures and numbers have meaning.
Extended program in September
In September families will be offered an extended program that focuses on the preschool curriculum. We will blend a preschool theme with our morning sessions that will focus on developing preschool skills in all domains. Children who are ready and whose parents would like them to join in, will be able to participate in small group learning centres with an early childhood educator, although we wish to stress that all learning will be in a ‘fun’ format.
This program will be open to children over three years old only and will operate in the morning between 8 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. Places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. For more information please contact either Georgina Leppky or Susanne Butcher at 250-674-2600.