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Family Literacy Day Literacy Challenge Newsletter

The Literacy Challenge started on December 13th, 2016 and wrapped up on February 8th 2017. Early Learning Childcare Program Educators were invited to submit a photo representing engagement in family literacy activities. Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development. Just fifteen minutes a day can improve a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well.

Alphabétisation familiale Bulletin pour le défi d’alphabétisation

Le Défi de l'alphabétisation a débuté le 13 décembre 2016 et s'est terminé le 8 février 2017. Les Éducateurs et les Éducatrices du Programme de garde pour jeunes enfants ont été invités à soumettre une photo d’une activité d’alphabétisation familiale.

To be or not to be...What does it mean to be Professional Mini-Session

Power point presentation for the To be or not to be...What does it mean to be Professional Mini-Session

To be or not to be,,,What does it mean to be Professional?

Power point presentation for the Quality Designate Reflection on Professionalism

Newsletter- Literacy Challenge- Meaningful Print in the Environment

The Literacy Challenge started on October 5th, 2016 and wrapped up on November 8th, 2016. Early Learning Childcare Program Educators were invited to submit a photo of meaningful print in their playroom and how it’s used with the children. You can nurture children’s writing development when you create an environment that is print-rich. It is important that the print be meaningful, at the children’s eye level, is referred to by the educator and/or be used by the children (e.g. shared writing experience, charts, maps, attendance chart, daily schedule, etc.)

We congratulate all the playroom Educators for your submissions. The winners of the literacy baskets were Carol Ann McKissock the Toddler Educator from Jubilee Heritage-Macleod and Chantal Robillard from Our Children Our Future Jean Paul II site. You demonstrated that creativity has no limits!

Bulletin pour le défi d’alphabétisation Écriture significative dans l’environnement

Le défi de l’alphabétisation a débuté le 5 octobre 2016 et s'est terminé le 8 novembre 2016. Les Éducateurs et les Éducatrices du Programme de garde pour jeunes enfants ont été invités à soumettre une photo d’écriture significative de leur salle de jeu et comment est-il utilisé avec les enfants . Vous pouvez nourrir le développement de l'écriture des enfants lorsque vous créez un environnement riche en écriture. Il est important que l’écriture soit significative, au niveau des yeux des enfants, soit démontré par l'éducateur/ éducatrice et/ou utilisée par les enfants (par exemple, l'expérience d'écriture partagée, les graphiques, les cartes, le tableau de présence, l'horaire quotidien, etc.)

Nous félicitons tous les Éducateurs et Éducatrices pour vos soumissions. Les gagnants des paniers d'alphabétisation étaient Carol Ann McKissock, l'éducatrice pour tout-petits de Jubilee Heritage-Macleod et Chantal Robillard du site Nos enfants, notre

Planification de l’entrée scolaire des enfants ayant des besoins particuliers

Ligne de temps et feuille de route pour les pourvoyeurs de services

La planification de la transition à l’école d’un enfant ayant des besoins spéciaux doit se faire le plus tôt possible. Un processus est en place pour Sudbury et le District de Manitoulin afin d’assurer une transition harmonieuse à l’école.  A titre de pourvoyeur de services, vous aurez peut-être un rôle minime à jouer (ex. fournir une copie du dépliant aux parents) tandis que d’autres collègues prendront un rôle plus actif dans la planification. Veuillez clicker ici pour plus de renseignements.

Countdown to Kindergarten for a child who may require specialized services

Timelines and Checklist for Service Providers

Start early when planning the transition to school for a child with special needs. The Sudbury and Manitoulin District has developed a process to facilitate a seamless transition to school. As a service provider, you may have only a small part to play (e.g. giving out a copy of the pamphlet). Other service providers will be taking a more active role in the planning. This tip sheet for service providers complements the parent pamphlet, Countdown to Kindergarten for your child who may require specialized services, which explains the role of the service providers when planning the school transition. For more inforamation click here

It Takes a Village: Taking Action for Healthy Children- Free Online Training Modules

This course is for service providers who want a better understanding of how to support the healthy growth and development of children. The focus is on healthy weights in children, in the context of healthy child development. This online course is designed for service providers who work with children aged 2 through 11, and/or their parents. Each module takes approximately 40 minutes to complete. All the modules will give you practical information and implementation ideas for improving the health of kids.

The Healthy Kids Planning and Advisory Committee recommends this course for all adults who work or spend time with children aged 2-11. It is free to take, but you must create an account before starting. You will receive a certificate upon completing the modules. If you submit your certificate to Healthy Kids, it will help us know how many people in our community have participated, AND you will be entered into a draw for a great prize! 

If you have any questions about this training, please email .  


PEERS program in Sudbury for adolescents with social challenges

HSN and SDHU have partnered to implement the PEERS program in Sudbury for adolescents with social challenges. This round of the program will run from November 1, 2016 to February 7, 2017 (with a break over the holidays). It is designed for teens (12-17), and their caregivers, who are interested in improving social skills and learning ways to help make and keep friends.

If you know of any families who may be interested in participating, please feel free to forward the information. The program poster is attached. Intake interviews will take place over the next couple of weeks.