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Stewardship in Early Start

This month our character trait is “Stewardship” – a tricky concept for little ones but one that the Early Starts have embraced by being actively responsible for their environment. We are helping our youngest students to be responsible by entrusting them to perform everyday duties in our classroom. The children are being encouraged to help…

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Greetings from Early Start

We have a new morning routine here in Early Start! The children are practicing greeting one another. Each morning the children choose the way they would like to be greeted by pointing to pictures on the door before their entry into the classroom. The options are a hug, handshake, high five, fist bump or a…

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Fun in the Snow in Early Start

The weather finally cooperated for us today and the Early Starts were able to have an extra long play in the snow! It was a perfect winter day to slide, dig, shovel and ride in a sled. It’s so nice to see friends playing cooperatively with one another, taking turns and using natural materials outside…

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Casa Loma Comes to Life in Early Start

This week the Early Starts have been gearing up for our Cozy Toronto Spirit Day! Our landmark is Casa Loma, Toronto’s only castle. The Early Starts enjoyed learning all about the history of this fascinating landmark. The children were surprised to learn that it took 300 people to build the castle over 3 years. We…

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A Frosty Morning in Early Start

One morning this week the Early Start children experienced the wonder of frost. (We had the opportunity to be the first class out on the undisturbed playground on Wednesday.) What a terrific science class we had as a result. The first question was “Why is there snow all over the mirror?” We then discovered it…

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Welcome to Early Start Dana

Hello! My name is Dana Friedrichsen, and I am the new support staff at Children’s Garden School. I was born and raised in Leaside and know what a wonderful community it is for families. From an early age, I enjoyed helping younger children; through my experiences doing so I knew that education was a field…

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Halloween Fun in Early Start

The past couple of weeks the Early starts have been busy getting ready for Halloween. The children are loving all of the Halloween songs we’ve been singing (“five little pumpkins” in particular is a big hit) and have worked hard on some Halloween crafts. We encourage everyone to come see our Halloween board outside the…

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Yummy Muffins in Early Start

This week, the Early Start class has been learning all about pumpkins. We thought our budding bakers would enjoy making yummy pumpkin muffins. We began our baking endeavour with inquiry based learning by asking a few thought provoking questions of our future bakers. They came up with some great answers and questions themselves. For example,…

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Creamy Clouds Make Rain in Early Start

The Early Starts were curious about the rain this week and had lots of questions about the weather. As a result, we decided to learn about the water cycle by doing a science experiment using shaving cream clouds and food colour rain. The children predicted what would happen and counted how many drops were added…

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Introducing Anah and Clare in Early Start!

Hello! Bonjour! My name is Anah and I am a bilingual Early Childhood Educator from Montreal, QC. I have received my Bachelor’s of Arts in Child Studies and Development from Concordia University and have specialized in Children with Exceptionalities. Since 2014, I have been working as a volunteer and educator in an inclusive setting. I…

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