Parent Memos

Designated New Brunswick Early Learning Centre Information

Summer Camps are now available to view under After-School Programing

 

As of March 27, 2020 Little Geniuses Day Care Centre Inc. will be closed until further notice. All childcare payments have been suspended at this time and we will reassess periodically. Thank you, to all of our wonderful families who have supported us during this challenging period.

Provincial_Early_Learning_and_Childcare_Closures.pdf

 

 

Information_for_Families.pdf

 

Delayed Openings and Storm Closure Days

Monday, January 21, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Both our Royal Parkway and Main Street locations will be delayed opening until 11 a.m.

We greatly apologize for any inconveniences this may cause your family.

Publications

  One Fish Two Fish and Dance School by Sara Jane Thornton and Melissa McCallum

  The Solo Cup Song by Melissa McCallum

  Teachers Little Helper  by Kelly Poirier

  Centre Profile by Sara Jane Thornton

  Literacy in Our Classroom and We Are Making a Bowling Alley by Melissa McCallum

  You Can Cut Wood by Sarah Dobbin

  Story Time by Melissa McCallum

  Certification Project Report (Featuring pictures of Sara Thornton and Michelle Fife)

   Celebrating_Inclusion_in_the_Early_Years-_Behavioural_Interventions_in_a_Child_Care_Context_.pdf 

Literacy in the Classroom

One of the most common questions we are asked as early childhood educators is: How is my child learning to read and write?

The answer to this question is not a simple one. There are several ways in which we promote and facilitate children’s learning; however, we thought we would share with you a few of the literacy opportunities available in our classroom.

  1. Daily sign in
    Every day the children are expected to sign in when they arrive to class. This simple activity preforms two main functions: It requires them to read the names on the books in order to find their own, and it provides them with an opportunity to practice printing their name. Everyone is at a different stage of writing; for some it may mean simply making marks on the page, while others may have mastered their name and moved on to writing surnames, phone numbers, etc.

  2. Environmental print
    The classroom environment is rich with print. In addition to typed text, there is also hand writing from both children and adults. From labels to learning stories our room is filled with the written word. “As young children experience different types of print, they learn what all the letters and words mean in different contexts and how they affect their lives. Providing a print-rich classroom environment exposes children to reading in a functional way.” (Angie Dorrell, M.A)

  3. Opportunities for mark making
    You will find mark making opportunities throughout the entire classroom. Materials are readily available and can be accessed by children at any time. There are a variety of writing implements to choose from and invitations for learning are set out daily to inspire children.

  4. Quality literature
    The children are exposed to an assortment of high quality books, poems and songs on a daily basis. This exposure is an important part of a child’s early literacy experience. It exposes them to complex concepts, such as rhythm and rhyme, story structure and vocabulary. Often a child can recite selections well beyond their current level of speech.

Melissa McCallum

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Little Geniuses Day Care Inc.   41 Royal Parkway Road   Fredericton, New Brunswick   E3G 0J9   |     sara@littlegeniusesdaycare.com    |     506-453 7759