UPDATED May 20, 2020
As I am sure that you have heard, the Provincial Government has announced that the schools in our province will not re-open. While this is sad news, it is also for the best. The safety of children and staff must be at the forefront of this decision. The Ministry is now making plans for a September start to school. This obviously means that our school-age programs will not operate this school year. The ability to open our preschool programs is still unknown. The Government has stated that childcare will have a gradual opening in Phase 2. That is all that we know at this point. We will continue to provide updates as new information is announced.
We are currently working on our September enrollment. As always, priority will be given to the children that are currently enrolled. We will not be going to our waiting lists until we know more about our re-opening.
Now that the weather has improved we can get outside and enjoy all that our natural world has to offer us. I am sure that you are sharing some wonderful experiences with your children. We miss them and can’t wait to hear what they have been doing while at home with their families.
Take care and stay safe,
Kim Greek, RECE
Frontenac County Childcare Centre
Hello everyone !
I hope everyone is staying safe.
I haven’t been to busy, I’ve done some baking and I’ve gone on a lot of walks with my dogs.
I can’t wait to see all your smiling faces and hear about what you have been up to.
Lots of love
Hello my friends hope you're having fun with your family.I miss you all.
I miss you asking me what's for lunch and snacks and when you knock on the window to wave and say hello when your outside playing.
Will see you soon.
In early March our hearts were sadden by the sudden loss of 30 year Frontenac County Childcare Centre Board Member, Patricia (Trisha) Purvis. Below is a beautiful tribute by her fellow Board Member Nancy Mercier.
“As you know, Trisha passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in her sleep. I would like to thank Carol for taking the time to call each one of us to share this very sad news in her very kind and compassionate manner.
Another thank you also goes to Cathy for sending each of us the link from the James Reid Funeral Home to help keep us connected in our grief and give us a way to share our sympathies with Trisha’s family.
Many of you have already read the lovely tribute that Trisha’s sons wrote. As her sons state, Trisha was an inspiration to her family and friends for thriving as an independent woman. FCCC was very lucky the day 30 years ago, when Trisha go involved on the Board of Directors.
A skilled and effective leader, she treated everyone respectfully and equitably. The hours she spent in this endeavour are staggering - preparing for meetings, learning new information, supporting management, building relationships with all stakeholders, negotiating collective agreements, attending workshops and meetings, participating in the hiring process - are to name but a few of the tasks she cheerfully took on.
She had a vision and built the FCCC Board into a professional, well functioning group who made informed decisions and were fiscally responsible.
She embraced change while championing best practices and encouraging confidence.
She was a genuinely kind and lovely person, who may have been small in stature but not in might.
She will truly be missed”.
Hello Lancaster Families! I hope everyone has been staying healthy and happy during this time. I have been spending lots of time with my family playing board games, going for walks, watching movies and trying new recipes. I’ve also been enjoying lots of painting and reading. I wonder what you have been doing together? Miss you all and looking forward to lots of hugs soon! Kandyce
To our amazing families at FCCC- LCVI, I hope you are all safe and in good health and finding fun creative ways to spend your days. I am missing our time together! I miss seeing the children's beautiful faces and all the fun we had together, on our daily adventures. I look forward to the time when we can be together again and I can give you the biggest HUG!
Take care and stay well!❤
Dexter wanted to see what I was doing lol. I have been busy baking, watching movies (yes, I re-watched Avengers) and reading (of course)! I’m really missing everyone at Lancaster, I will be very happy to see everyone when we get back to After Care. You all know I truly believe you guys are THE BEST ❤️!
Take care, get plenty of fresh air, stay healthy and look forward to the future
Sending positive thoughts to all of you
Hello FCCC-LCVI Families 😊
It has been a long time since I have seen or talked to you. It has been a crazy world we are living in at this time and I wanted to let you all know that a day does not go by that I am not thinking of you.
There are many times I find myself lost in memories or funny stories you or your child/ren have shared with me. I also think of how busy you all must be with your little darlings at home. Just remember sometimes the simplest of ideas or activities can make for a fun learning experience.
I would like to share a very special thing that has happened at my house and hope you will share this with your children. My husband Rick and I are now very proud grandparents to a beautiful baby girl, Everlee Marie, born April 18, 2020, weighing 8 pounds. We are very happy and proud of our son David and his partner Emmalee for the bundle of joy they have brought into our family.
I wish you all good health, stay safe and give all those children big hugs from me. I hope to be in touch soon!
To all of our families and children from FCCC-Rideau Heights: I want to take this opportunity to let you know how much we miss ALL of you. I miss the good morning smiles, the giggles and the hugs. I miss the children asking our excellent cook what she is making for lunch. I miss singing Baby Shark, Sleeping Bunnies, Bumping Up and Down in my Little Red Wagon and Five Green and Speckled Frogs and any other requests that the preschoolers had. LOL
I hope you are all staying healthy and safe. I understand that this is a difficult time and stressful time for everyone for so many reasons. Please know that you are in our thoughts, and we are looking forward to being with you all again when it is safe to do so.
Take care of yourselves and your families
During this time of social isolation activities and supplies are not always readily available, the staff from our Lancaster location would like to share one of their favourite activities that you can do at home.
Start with the junk drawer (we like to refer to this as the “loose parts” drawer) were there are many small items. Take a look you may find left over pieces that you are saving for a rainy day, items that no one really knows what “it” is, old digital or analog watches, or maybe an item that lost its’ match these all make great small parts when building a robot. If you are wondering what to do with some of your broken toys they have many parts that can be added to as well. As the recycle boxes start to overflow you can find bodies, heads, arms, and legs.
How about challenging each other to work as a family team to problem solve and maybe come up with a whole new family member that you can name, and place him/her around the house for fun photo’s to share with your friends and family members.
We continue to think about our families during these trying times and have attached a few helpful links where you and your children may find ideas that will help pass your time, and keep you all engaged in learning and exploring!
Do you need childcare in the Kingston area? Childcare spaces are available at our centres. FCCC has 11 locations in the Limestone District School Board.
Call the childcare centre of your choice to register or for more information. Browse the locations and their contact information in their respective Childcare Programs.