Every Child is an Artist

We recently had a very special visitor to our Family Child Care Home! Julie Lewis, of Sassy Tuna is a trained animator and designer who teaches art classes to adults and children. She teaches and demonstrates drawing in a very personalized and patient way, and was wonderful with our children, going through the process step-by-step.

We painted self-portraits, and our little ones loved it!

Art plays an important role in early childhood education. Art fosters sensory perception, offers children a chance to experiment, create, and build, strengthens their ability to think and make decisions, and helps children make sense of the world around them. And art is fun! Children have a natural tendency to create. We see this daily in their play, and art is one medium through which children can satisfy this need to create and express themselves.

As always, with children’s art activities it is more about the process than the final product, but we think our children are pretty talented!

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We Danced for the Janeway

On February 12th, our group at Little Tulips Family Child Care participated in the 17th Annual Kids Helping Kids Daycare Dance-a-Thon!

We are always excited to show our support for the Janeway, and to help ensure that the children of our province receive the best care possible.

The Daycare Dance-A-Thon was a great opportunity to show our children how we can have fun while helping others.. plus it’s an excuse to dance in the middle of the day!

This year, we raised $400.00 for the Janeway!!

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On behalf of the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre, the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation and the many families that benefit from fundraising initiatives such as the Daycare Dance-a-Thon, we thank you for your support!