Happy Halloween!

Happy-HalloweenHappy Halloween, from all of us at Little Tulips Family Child Care!

Click on the picture below to check out our StoryBots Halloween video!

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Jamarama!

Janeway2The Janeway Children’s Hospital has been a huge part of our lives.  Through Brennen’s many surgeries and therapy appointments, check-ups and admissions, we have had more visits than we can count.  We are extremely thankful for the high standard of care that Brennen has received, and continues to receive, at the Janeway.  The staff have gone above and beyond to care for Brennen and our family as a whole.  We can’t thank them enough.

We are fortunate to have Brennen home with us right now, but every day, there are children at the Janeway who don’t get to change out of their pajamas.  On Friday, October 25th we will be wearing our pajamas to show our support and raise money for these brave kids.  The money raised for the Janeway Children’s Hospital through Jamarama provides the children of our province with the best care possible.  It’s for ALL our kids!

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We had a great time today wearing our pajamas for Jamarama!!

Our little tulips raised $100.00 for the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation!  🙂

Jamarama CollageAnd here is a photo of Brennen and I presenting a cheque to the Janeway Foundation on behalf of Little Tulips!

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I’m No Bully!

miss_debbie_banner“Miss Debbie” (Debbie Hanlon) is a well-known local political figure, children’s author and performer.  She recently came to visit our children as part of her “Miss Debbie – I’m No Bully” tour!  Her tour has been focusing mainly on primary school aged children, but she graciously tailored her show to suit our little ones!

“The Miss Debbie, “I’m No Bully” show is an entertaining, educational and interactive 45 minute show that teaches primary school aged children about the problem of bullying and how they can help stop it. During her show, special emphasis is put on the important role of the bystander, as there are far more bystanders than bullies or victims.  Miss Debbie and her critters help children understand bullying, its causes and repercussions, and helps empower them to try and stop this growing problem among school aged children.”

Our children were captivated while Miss Debbie read her book, “The Adventures of Gus and Isaac: Backyard Bullies”.

gi_cover“Bullies roam the backyards, scaring and picking on everyone they find. So, when Isaac the bob-tailed cat moves into a house in the neighbourhood, you know he’ll be the next target. It’s only by forging an unlikely friendship with Gus the seagull, who’s afraid of heights, that the two can face their fears and stand up to the backyard bullies.”

Find out more here – http://www.missdebbie.ca/

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Spreading the 3E Love

Embrace. Educate. Empower.

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3E Love is a social entrepreneurial movement to change the perception of disability.

The company was started by siblings Annie & Stevie Hopkins in 2007 with the intent of promoting their unique symbol and social model of disability. The company’s trademarked “International Symbol of Acceptance” (wheelchair heart logo) is the drive behind its social mission to provide the tools for others to embrace diversity, educate society, and empower each other to love life.  The symbol represents real people and real life instead of perceptions and stereotypes.  3E Love is about loving and living life to the fullest no matter what you can or cannot do.

We are proud to announce that Little Tulips Family Child Care has partnered with 3E Love to be able to spread the love and awareness with our community!

We have t-shirts available in a variety of colours and sizes, from 2T – XL.  $20 each.

Please fill out the form below and click “Submit” to request your size and style.

Proceeds go to support quality programming for children with disabilities!

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“Embrace diversity.  Educate your community.  Empower each other.  Love life.”  -3E Love Founder, Annie Hopkins (1984-2009)

Project Grace

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Project Grace is a music program with a social justice imperative. Following the model of the Venezuelan “El Sistema”, Project Grace offers after school music lessons and summer music camp, free of charge, to students from all walks of life – providing them with the opportunity to learn and make music together whilst benefitting from the individual skills and community values that are inherent in music making.

This fall, Project Grace will be expanding its reach within the community by partnering with Little Tulips Family Child Care to deliver an “Experiencing Music” program to children with challenging needs. The pilot project will include interactive sessions with Project Grace teaching faculty, with the aim of expanding sessions to include performances and contributions by students from the PG program.

For more information on Project Grace, please visit their web page at www.projectgrace.ca