CCRR Newsletter Jan Mar 2010

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					Caring and creative
Early childhood educator
Address:                 Staff:
Suite 001-518 Lake St.   Ray-Ann Miller– Coordinator
Nelson BC, V1L 4C6
250-352-0407             Aanyta Fahrenbruch-Outreach Consultant
Monday 12-4
Tuesday-Thursday 9-4

                                         JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2010
The Childcare Resource and Referral program is funded by the BC Government and is a program of Kootenay Kids.
   PY N
   YE 2010                                                        Bev Bos Webinar
                                                                         BOYS, BOYS, BOYS
         Emergency Childcare First Aid Course                       Presented by Care To Learn staff
         January 25 and 27
         6:00—10:00 pm                                            Explore and Discuss topics like:
         At the CCRR—250-352-0407                                 *why boys do what they do
         $75.00 cash or cheque, pay in advance to RSVP            *how are boys different from girls
         Terry O’Gorman instructor                                *aggression
                                                                  *rough and tumble play
                                                                  *playing with weapons
 FELTING WORKSHOPS                                                …..and more
 Please RSVP to CCRR
                                                                  Thursday, January 28
 Nelson: 518 Lake St., 10:00—1:00                                 6:30—8:30
 January 30                                                       At the CCRR—250-352-0407
 Cost: $15.00 includes supplies                                   Please RSVP
 Project: Story Mats
 February 27
 Cost: $10.00 includes supplies                          VALENTINE CAREGIVER DINNER
 Project: Needle felting story figures                               RSVP to CCRR

 Kaslo:                                                  FEBRUARY 12, 2010, 6:30 PM
 Feb 17 Place:TBA, 7:00—8:30
 Cost: $10.00 includes supplies                          BEST WESTERN BAKER ST. INN
 Project: Needle felting
                                                         FOR REGISTERED CAREGIVERS
 Salmo—TBA, call CCRR for details                        ONLY

 Valley—TBA, call CCRR for details                       BRING A $5.00 GIFT FOR THE GIFT EXCHANGE

SALMON SPEAKS…                                            FREE. FREE. FREE. FREE. FREE. FREE. FREE.

Come and hear an inspiring and
poignant story of how a group of
children eating fish sandwiches one day, discover the     OUTREACH SCHEDULE
plight of local salmon and want to advocate for them.
You will not want to miss this classic example of         Salmo     - January 14
                                                          Nakusp - January 18
Natalie Lucas—Prime Minister award of excellence
in ECE winner, local author, artist and story teller,     Valley - January 28
and manager of two group daycares presents her most
recent project….                                          Kaslo    - January 25
TUESDAY, MARCH 23              6:30-8:30                  East Shore    - January 14
                                                          Please feel free to contact us if you would like us to
PLEASE RSVP- Remember that as of November                 bring specific toys, resources or art supplies
9,2009 all ECE’s require 40 hrs of training in 5 yrs.
  Need some fresh new ideas? We have new
  and up-dated Theme Boxes and Activity Bags…

  ANIMAL TRACKS                                                   The children and nature movement is
  NORTH AMERICAN ANIMALS                                          fuelled by this fundamental idea: the
  GOING TO DAYCARE                                                child in nature is an endangered
  POTATOES                                                        species, and the health of children and
  LEAP                                                            the health of the Earth are inseparable.
  CHILDREN OF THE FOREST (felted story mat)                       Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods
  MASHA AND THE BEAR (felted story mat)

                                                        What enables us to innovate, problem-solve, and be happy,
                                                        smart, resilient human beings? Our ability to PLAY…..

                                                        New book in the library, PLAY, by Stuart Brown

                                                      BLOCKS, BLOCKS, BLOCKS, BLOCKS, BLOCKS, BLOCKS, BLOCKS

                                                      For engaging children's hands, minds and imaginations, no tool
                                                      surpasses blocks. Engrossed in building with blocks the child is
                                                      a mathematician, scientist, architect, stage designer, and story-
                                                      teller. And as children build together, they stretch and grow as
                                                      problem solvers and collaborators.

                                                      Want to read more?

                                                      The Block Book by:
                                                      Elizabeth Hirsch here at the CCRR

Children — both boys and girls — seem to love the experience of very rich big-body play," observes Francis Carlson
in her Exchange article, "Rough and Tumble Play 101," which can be viewed on the home page of In her article, Carlson describes how to support appropriate rough and tumble play
and shares these benefits from allowing it to happen:

"Through the (very) physical interactions required in rough and tumble play, children are learning the give-and-take
of appropriate social interactions. Successful participation in this play requires children to become adept at both sig-
naling and detecting signals — a social skill they will need and use throughout their lives. When detecting these sig-
nals, they are learning to read and understand the body language signifying the play should come to an end. The
play also requires children to alternate and change roles. Sometimes one child chases; at another time the child is
chased. Because this give-and-take mimics successful social conversations and interactions, the social roles practiced
and learned in rough and tumble play provide children with the social knowledge needed for future relationships.

"Social and emotional domains are not the only developmental areas positively affected by this play. When children
use this big-body play, the intense physical exertion of rough and tumble play also supports cardiovascular health.
Through their involvement, young children get the moderate to vigorous physical activity needed for optimum physi-
cal health. And, because rough and tumble play is so physical, children get many of their vital touch needs met
through the play. Because the preschool period is a critical period for children to develop both physically and emo-
tionally, rough and tumble play for preschoolers is invaluable."
             Excerpt from Clarissa Pinkola-Estes
             Do Not Lose Heart
             `Ours in not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend
             the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do
             to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help
             immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical
             mass to tip toward an enduring good. What is needed for dramatic change is an
             accumulation of acts, adding, adding to, adding more, continuing. We know that it does
             not take `everyone on Earth` to bring justice and peace, but only a small, determined
             group who will not give up during the first, second or hundredth gale.
             One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world
             is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light
             of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters
             to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these -- to be fierce
             and to show mercy toward others, both, are acts of immense bravery and greatest
             necessity. Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to
             show it. If you would help to calm the tumult, this is one of the strongest things you can


             Bev Bos website, under “articles”.

 2010 Early Years Conference                       BCFCCA Conference 2010                     INTERESTED IN DOING CHILDCARE?
 The Rights of the Child                           Shaping A Better Tomorrow                  Contact our office and we can assist you in
                                                                                              setting up your own home based child care
 February 4—6                                      April 23-25                                business.

 The Victoria Conference Center                    Harbour Towers Hotel and Suites            Registered License Not
                                                   Victoria BC                                Required            

Knox Gelatin Recipe

This recipe is for the box of Knox Gelatin (32 packages). Their suggestion is 24 cups of water for 32 pkgs of gelatin. We cut back on the wa-
ter -- using only 22 cups. Water is going to differ from place to place so you might have to experiment to get the firmness that you are looking
for. Start with cold water. Sprinkle in the gelatin and let soften. When you heat it, the higher the heat -- the more you are going to have to
constantly stir. Trust me, you do not want to let it burn! When it becomes clear (note: it does not have to boil to reach clearness) pour it into
cups, plastic containers -- whatever you have -- and chill. If you are going to make the cubes, pour the gelatin into low containers with a lip --
like cake pans.We put out the gelatin on shallow trays with pipets, straws, tools for slicing, food color, liquid water color, and sometimes
flashlights to shine through it. The children love it. Be sure you have freezer bags to seal it in because the kids are going to want to take it

Borrowed from the Bev Bos website
         Your Daycare Centre the Construction Zone

Construction Zone

Make your dramatic play area a construction zone. Put up caution tape and signs

saying construction area. Add extra blocks and construction vehicles so your children

can pretend to be construction workers.

Add hard hats to the area to complete the effect.

   Supporting Resources available right here at your CCRR

Building Structures with
young children
Look inside a House
Digger Man
Tonka Books
My Street
The Little House
Building a House
The House of Hay

Book Activity Pack:
Houses, Towns and Cities

Story Baskets:
The three little pigs
                          Building Houses
Blue Paper
White Colored Pencils/Crayons
What You Do:
Provide your children with the materials along with some real blueprints to look
   at. Then let them create their own blueprints

  Construction Worker Song
  This is the way we pound our nails,
  pound our nails, pound our nails,
  This is the way we pound our nails, so early in the
  This is the way we saw our wood,
  Saw our wood, saw our wood.
  This is the way we saw our wood, so early in the
  This is the way we use a screwdriver,
  use a screwdriver, use a screwdriver,
  This is the way we use a screwdriver, so early in
  the morning.
  This is the way we drill a hole,
  drill a hole, drill a hole,
  This is the way we drill a hole, so early in the
  Addition Verses:
  Saw The Wood           Noisy Nails
  Turn the Screw
  Stack the Bricks       I use my hammer and five nails (Hold up Five fingers.)
  Paint the walls
  Stir the paint         That’s too noisy, my neighbor yells (Yell)

                      I’ll hammer them now before it’s night! 1,2,3,4,5
                      (Pretend to hammer.)

                      And to my neighbor I’ll be polite! (Bow)
     Make your own house out of a shoebox and
       create a whole city with your friends

Make a mini house using a shoe box, cardboard, and paper towel roll.


1 shoe box
1 paper towel roll
1 piece of cardboard as long as the shoe box, but a good deal wider than
  the shoe box is deep.
Glue, tape or adhesive putty--but only if you want to make the modular
  design permanent.

Put the shoe box on its side on top of the lid. Fix in place with glue if you
like. Then cut a long slit in the back of the shoe box, right down the mid-
dle. Put the piece of cardboard through the slit so some of it is on one
side and some more of it is on the other. The bit sticking out at the back
of the shoe box is a second-story back deck. The half sticking out the
front is the second floor and an upper storey front balcony. Take the pa-
per towel roll and cut two pieces of it the right size to act as supporting
pillars to the front balcony. Fix with tape, glue or adhesive putty if you

                                   Boxville Apartment House.
                                   This is made from a large shoe-box.
                                   Its roof is the end of the cover.

                                   House Tour
                                   If there are any interesting houses in your area
                                   ask if you can take your class for a tour and
                                   then have them draw the house afterwards.
                                    A big thanks to all of you who are making the effort
                                    to clean toys before returning them to the CCRR
                                    library. We really appreciate the support.


       Director: Arla Bennett
       Assistant: Lorinda English

       Many thanks to all who helped make this happen.
       Many hands make light work!

       Kootenay Kids Society 3rd Annual Raffle
       Fundraiser for the Kids. Think small

       Fabulous Prizes! Tickets are for sale at the CCRR. 1 for $2.00 or 3 for $5.00.
       Draw event on Tues., Feb. 9, 2010

The Nelson Waldorf Daycare is seeking a part time certified Early Childhood Educator, starting January
2010. This position is paid $16/hour and can increase to almost full time in the spring. Please email or call (250)352-6919 for more information.

                                       Need some visual inspiration or ideas for the up-coming felting
                                       workshops? Check out