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Children’s
Songbook
These children’s songs are sung in
programs, playgrounds and
classrooms across the country. We
hope you enjoy them with your
children. The words are written in this
book and go together with the
accompanying CD.




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Table of Contents
Name of Song                                  Page Number            Song # on CD
5 Little Ducks                                3                      1
5 Little Monkeys                              3                      2
Alice the Camel                               3                      3
Ants go Marching                              4                      4
Apples and Bananas                            5                      5
Bananas of the World                          5                      6
Bingo                                         5                      7
Baby Bumblebee                                6                      8
Down by the Bay                               6                      10
Down by the Station                           6                      11
Eensy Weensy Spider                           7                      12
Ga Goo                                        7                      13
Good Morning Train                            7                      14
Have You Ever Been Fishing                    7                      15
Head and Shoulders                            7                      16
Hokey Pokey                                   7                      17
How Much is That Doggie?                      8                      18
If All the Raindrops                          8                      19
If You’re Happy and You Know It               8                      20
I’m a Little Teapot                           8                      21
Little Bit Up                                 9                      23
Little Red Caboose                            9                      24
London Bridge                                 9                      25
Mary had a Little Lamb                        9                      26
More we Get Together                          9                      27
Miss Molly                                    10                     28
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean                 10                     29
Old Macdonald Had a Farm                      10                     30
Ring Around the Rosy                          10                     31
Roley Poley                                   10                     32
Row, Row, Row Your Boat                       10                     33
Sleeping Bunnies                              11                     34
Shoo Fly                                      11                     35
Twinkle, Twinkle                              11                     36
The Wheels on the Bus                         11                     37
Where is Thumbkin?                            11                     38
You Are My Sunshine                           12                     39
Zoom Zoom Zoom                                12                     40

O Canada                                      12
Make a Circle                                 12
Clean Up, Clean Up                            12
Note: The songs we sing most often in Ready for School Connects are in bold.

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5 Little Ducks                                     Alice the Camel

5 little ducks went out one day                    Alice the camel has five humps.
Over the hills and far away                        Alice the camel has five humps.
Mama duck said QUACK QUACK QUACK                   Alice the camel has five humps.
And only 4 little ducks came back.                 So go, Alice, go.
                                                   Boom, boom, boom, boom!
4 little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away                        Alice the camel has four humps.
Mama duck said QUACK QUACK QUACK                   Alice the camel has four humps.
And only 3 little ducks came back.                 Alice the camel has four humps.
                                                   So go, Alice, go.
3 little ducks went out one day                    Boom, boom, boom, boom!
Over the hills and far away
Mama duck said QUACK QUACK QUACK                   Alice the camel has three humps.
And only 2 little ducks came back.                 Alice the camel has three humps.
2 little ducks went out one day                    Alice the camel has three humps.
Over the hills and far away                        So go, Alice, go.
Mama duck said QUACK QUACK QUACK                   Boom, boom, boom, boom!
And only 1 little duck came back.
                                                   Alice the camel has two humps.
1 little duck went out one day                     Alice the camel has two humps.
Over the hills and far away                        Alice the camel has two humps.
Mama duck said QUACK QUACK QUACK                   So go, Alice, go.
And all of the 5 little ducks came back.           Boom, boom, boom, boom!

5 Little Monkeys                                   Alice the camel has one hump.
                                                   Alice the camel has one hump.
5 little monkeys jumping on the bed                Alice the camel has one hump.
1 fell off and bumped his head                     So go, Alice, go.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said         Boom, boom, boom, boom!
NO MORE MONKEYS JUMPING ON THE
BED!                                               Alice the camel has no humps.
                                                   Alice the camel has no humps.
4 little monkeys...                                Alice the camel has no humps.
3 little monkeys...                                Cause Alice is a horse, of course.
2 little monkeys...
1 little monkey...

No little monkeys jumping on the bed
None fell off and bumped their head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said
PUT THOSE MONKEYS STRAIGHT TO
BED!

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Ants Go Marching
                                                    The ants go marching five by five, hurrah,
The ants go marching one by one, hurrah,            hurrah
hurrah                                              The ants go marching five by five, hurrah,
The ants go marching one by one, hurrah,            hurrah
hurrah                                              The ants go marching five by five,
The ants go marching one by one,                    The little one stops to take a dive
The little one stops to suck his thumb              And they all go marching down to the
And they all go marching down, to the               ground
ground                                              To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM!
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM!                 BOOM!
BOOM!
                                                    The ants go marching six by six, hurrah,
The ants go marching two by two, hurrah,            hurrah
hurrah                                              The ants go marching six by six, hurrah,
The ants go marching two by two, hurrah,            hurrah
hurrah                                              The ants go marching six by six,
The ants go marching two by two,                    The little one stops to pick up sticks
The little one stops to tie his shoe                And they all go marching down to the
And they all go marching down to the                ground
ground                                              To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM!
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM!                 BOOM!
BOOM!
                                                    The ants go marching seven by seven,
The ants go marching three by three,                hurrah, hurrah
hurrah, hurrah                                      The ants go marching seven by seven,
The ants go marching three by three,                hurrah, hurrah
hurrah, hurrah                                      The ants go marching seven by seven,
The ants go marching three by three,                The little one stops to pray to heaven
The little one stops to climb a tree                And they all go marching down to the
And they all go marching down to the                ground
ground                                              To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM!
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM!                 BOOM!
BOOM!
                                                    The ants go marching eight by eight,
The ants go marching four by four, hurrah,          hurrah, hurrah
hurrah                                              The ants go marching eight by eight,
The ants go marching four by four, hurrah,          hurrah, hurrah
hurrah                                              The ants go marching eight by eight,
The ants go marching four by four,                  The little one stops to shut the gate
The little one stops to shut the door               And they all go marching down to the
And they all go marching down to the                ground
ground                                              To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM!
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM!                 BOOM!
BOOM!

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The ants go marching nine by nine, hurrah,               Bananas of the world
hurrah
The ants go marching nine by nine, hurrah,               Bananas of the world – unite!
hurrah
The ants go marching nine by nine,                       Peel bananas, peel, peel bananas
The little one stops to check the time                   Slice bananas, slice, slice bananas
And they all go marching down to the                     Mush bananas, mush, mush bananas
ground                                                   Eat bananas, eat, eat bananas
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM!                      Go bananas, go, go bananas
BOOM!
                                                         BINGO
The ants go marching ten by ten, hurrah,
hurrah                                                   Farmer Brown he had a dog and Bingo was
The ants go marching ten by ten, hurrah,                 his name-o
hurrah                                                   B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O
The ants go marching ten by ten,                         And BINGO was his name-o
The little one stops to say "THE END"
And they all go marching down to the                     Farmer Brown he had a dog and Bingo was
ground                                                   his name-o
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM!                      <Clap>-I-N-G-O, <clap>-I-N-G-O, <clap>-I-
BOOM!                                                    N-G-O
                                                         And BINGO was his name-o
Apples and Bananas
(practice vowel sounds of ‘a’, ‘e’, ‘i’, ‘o’ and         Farmer Brown he had a dog and Bingo was
‘u’)                                                     his name-o
                                                         <Clap><clap>N-G-O x3
I like to eat, I like to eat                             And BINGO was his name-o
apples and bananas
                                                         Farmer Brown he had a dog and Bingo was
I like to ate, I like to ate                             his name-o
 ay-ples and ba-nay-nays                                 <Clap><clap><clap>G-O x3
                                                         And BINGO was his name-o
I like to eat, I like to eat
ee-ples and bee-nee-nees                                 Farmer Brown he had a dog and Bingo was
                                                         his name-o
I like to ite, I like to ite                             <Clap><clap><clap><clap>O x3
i-ples and by-ny-nys                                     And BINGO was his name-o

I like to ote, I like to ote                             Farmer Brown he had a dog and Bingo was
oh-ples and bo-no-nos                                    his name-o
                                                         <Clap><clap><clap><clap><clap> x3
I like to oot, I like to oot                             And BINGO was his name-o
oo-ples and boo-noo-noos



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Baby Bumblebee                                      Down By the Bay

I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee,                 Down by the bay
Won't my mommy be so proud of me?                   Where the watermelons grow
(Cup hands together as if holding bee)              Back to my home
                                                    I dare not go
I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee,                 For if I do
Ouch! It stung me!                                  My mother will say
(Shake hands as if just stung)                      "Did you ever see a bear
                                                    Combing his hair
I'm squishing up the baby bumblebee,                Down by the bay?"
Won't my mommy be so proud of me?
('Squish bee between palms of hands)                Down by the bay
                                                    Where the watermelons grow
I'm squishing up a baby bumblebee,                  Back to my home
Ooh! It's yucky!                                    I dare not go
(Open up hands to look at 'mess')                   For if I do
                                                    My mother will say
I'm wiping off the baby bumblebee,                  "Did you ever see a bee
Won't my mommy be so proud of me?                   With a sunburned knee
(Wipe hands off on shirt)                           Down by the bay?"

I'm wiping off the baby bumblebee,                  Down by the bay
Now my mommy won't be mad at me!                    Where the watermelons grow
(Hold hands up to show they are clean)              Back to my home
                                                    I dare not go
                                                    For if I do
                                                    My mother will say
                                                    "Did you ever see a moose
                                                    Kissing a goose
                                                    Down by the bay?"

                                                    Down by the bay
                                                    Where the watermelons grow
                                                    Back to my home
                                                    I dare not go
                                                    For if I do
                                                    My mother will say
                                                    "Did you ever see a whale
                                                    With a polka dot tail
                                                    Down by the bay?"




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Down by the station                                    Good morning train
                                                       (fill in blanks with children, staff and parents
Down by the station                                    names)
Early in the morning
See the little puffer bellies                          The good morning train is coming how are
All in a row                                           you? CHOO CHOO x2
                                                       The good morning train is coming The good
See the stationmaster                                  morning train is coming
Turn the little handle                                 The good morning train is coming how are
Puff, puff, toot, toot                                 you? CHOO CHOO
Off we go!
                                                       And we’ll say hello to ____________
(Repeat)                                               How are you? CHOO CHOO
                                                       And we’ll say hello to ____________
Eensy Weensy Spider                                    How are you? CHOO CHOO
                                                       And we’ll say hello to _________, and we’ll
The eensy weensy spider                                say hello to _________, and we’ll say hello
Crawled up the water spout                             to _________, how are you? CHOO CHOO
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out                              Have You Ever Been Fishing?
Out came the sun
And dried up all the rain                              Have you ever been fishing
And the eensy weensy spider                            on a sunny, sunny day?
Crawled up the spout again                             (Pretend to cast fishing rod)

The GREAT BIG spider...                                When all the little fishes
The tinsy insy spider...                               were a swimming in the bay?
                                                       (Swim with hands)
Ga GOO
                                                       With their hands in their pockets,
Ga Goo went the little green frog one day              And their pockets in their pants,
Ga Goo went the little green frog                      (Put hands in pockets)
Ga Goo went the little green frog one day
And his eyes went roley poley.                         And all the little fishes do the
                                                       Hoochy Koochy dance!
But we all know frogs go                               (Wiggle hips and do a little dance)
La Di La Di La x3
But we all know frogs go                               Tra la la la la, Tra la la la la
La Di La Di La, they never say Ga GOO                  Tra la la la la, Tra la la la la

                                                       With their hands in their pockets
                                                       And their pockets in their pants
                                                       And all the little fishes do the
                                                       Hoochy Koochy dance!


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Head and shoulders                                     Oh, what a snow that would be!

Head and shoulders, knees and toes,                    If all the sunbeams
knees and toes, knees and toes                         Were bubblegum and ice cream
Head and shoulders, knees and toes, eyes,              Oh, what a sun that would be!
ears, mouth and nose                                   Standing outside, with my mouth open wide
                                                       Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Hokey Pokey                                            If all the sunbeams
                                                       Were bubblegum and ice cream
Put your right foot in                                 Oh, what a sun that would be!
Put your right foot out
Put your right foot in, and shake it all about.        If You're Happy and You Know It
Do the hokey pokey and turn yourself
around                                                 If you're happy and you know it,
That’s what it’s all about (CLAP)                      Clap your hands
(Change body parts with each verse i.e. left           If you're happy and you know it,
hand, head, elbow, knee, whole self etc.)              Clap your hands
                                                       If you're happy and you know it,
How much is that doggie?                               And you really want to show it
                                                       If you're happy and you know it,
How much is that doggie in the window?                 Clap your hands.
(arf! arf!)
The one with the waggley tail                          If you're mad and you know it,
How much is that doggie in the window?                 Stomp your feet
(arf! arf!)                                            If you're mad and you know it,
I do hope that doggie's for sale                       Stomp your feet
                                                       If you're mad and you know it,
If All the Raindrops                                   And you really want to show it
                                                       If you're mad and you know it,
If all the raindrops                                   Stomp your feet.
Were lemon drops and gumdrops
Oh, what a rain that would be!                         (slowly)
Standing outside, with my mouth open wide              If you're tired and you know it,
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah                 Give a big yawn (cover mouth and stretch
If all the raindrops                                   arms)
Were lemon drops and gumdrops                          If you're tired and you know it,
Oh, what a rain that would be!                         Give a big yawn
                                                       If you're tired and you know it,
If all the snowflakes                                  And you really want to show it
Were candy bars and milkshakes                         If you're tired and you know it,
Oh, what a snow that would be!                         Give a big yawn.
Standing outside, with my mouth open wide
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah                 If you're excited and you know it,
If all the snowflakes                                  Shout "Hurray!"
Were candy bars and milkshakes                         If you're excited and you know it,

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Shout "Hurray!"                                     Little red caboose
If you're excited and you know it,
And you really want to show it                      Little red caboose chug, chug, chug x2
If you're excited and you know it,                  Little red caboose behind the
Shout "Hurray!"                                     train train, train
                                                    Smoke stack on my back
I'm a little teapot                                 chug chug, chug
                                                    Rolling down the track
I'm a little teapot, short and stout                chug chug, chug
Here is my handle [one hand on hip] here is         Little red caboose behind the
my spout [other arm out straight]                   train train, train
When I get all steamed up, hear me shout
Tip me over and pour me out!                        "The train is going up a very, very, big hill,
[as song ends, lean over and tip arm out            so the train slows down..." <sing slowly>
like a spout]                                       "the train is now at the top of the hill, so it's
                                                    coming down fast...! " <sing quickly>
I'm a clever teapot, yes it's true
Here's an example of what I can do                  London Bridge
I can change my handle to my spout [switch
arm positions and repeat tipping motion]            London Bridge is falling down,
Tip me over and pour me out                         Falling down, falling down.
                                                    London Bridge is falling down,
Little Bit Up                                       My fair lady!

A little bit up and a little bit down               Mary Had a Little Lamb
A little bit up and a little bit down
A little bit up and a little bit down               Mary had a little lamb,
And that's what makes the world go round            Little lamb, little lamb,
                                                    Mary had a little lamb,
I have two hands and I can make them clap           Its fleece was white as snow
x3
And that's what makes the world go round            And everywhere that Mary went,
                                                    Mary went, Mary went,
I have two feet, and I can make them stomp          Everywhere that Mary went
x3                                                  The lamb was sure to go
And that's what makes the world go round
                                                    It followed her to school one day
I have two arms and I can give a big hug x3         School one day, school one day
And that's what makes the world go round            It followed her to school one day
                                                    Which was against the rules

                                                    It made the children laugh and play,
                                                    Laugh and play, laugh and play,
                                                    It made the children laugh and play
                                                    To see a lamb at school

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More we Get Together                                      Old McDonald had a farm

The more we get together,                                 Old McDonald had a farm E I E I O
Together, together,                                       And on that farm he had a dog E I E I O
The more we get together,                                 With a woof, woof here, and a woof, woof
The happier we'll be.                                     there
For your friends are my friends,                          Here a woof, there a woof, everywhere a
And my friends are your friends.                          woof, woof
The more we get together,                                 Old McDonald had a farm E I E I O
The happier we'll be!
                                                          (Ask children to choose a new animal and
Miss Molly                                                sound and repeat i.e. duck/quack,
                                                          cat/meow, cow/moo)
Miss Molly had a dolly who was sick, sick,
sick.                                                     Ring Around the Rosy
So she called for the doctor to come quick,
quick, quick.                                             Ring around the rosy
The doctor came with his (her) bag and his                A pocket full of posies
(her) hat,                                                Ashes, ashes, we all fall down
And he (she) knocked on the door with a
rat-a-tat-tat.                                            Picking up the daisies
                                                          And the buttercups
He (she) looked at the dolly and he/she                   Ashes, ashes, we all stand up
shook his/her head.
And he (she) said, "Miss Molly, put her                   Roley Poley
straight to bed."
He (she) wrote on the paper for a pill, pill,             Roley poley, roley poley
pill.                                                     Up, up, up - up, up, up
"I'll be back in the morning with the bill, bill,         Roley, roley, poley
bill." (Alternate last line: "I'll be back in the         Roley, roley, poley
morning if she still feels ill!")                         Down, down, down - down, down, down

My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean                             Roley poley, roley poley
                                                          In, in, in – in, in, in
My bonnie lies over the ocean                             Roley, roley, poley
My bonnie lies over the sea                               Roley, roley, poley
My bonnie lies over the ocean                             Out, out, out – out, out, out
Oh bring back my bonnie to me
                                                          Roley poley, roley poley
Bring back, bring back                                    Fast, fast, fast – fast, fast, fast
Bring back my Bonnie to me, to me                         Roley, roley, poley
Bring back, bring back                                    Roley, roley, poley
Bring back my Bonnie to me                                Slow, slow, slow – slow, slow, slow



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Row, row, row your boat                                  Round and round, all through the town

Row, row, row your boat                                  The doors on the bus go
Gently down the stream.                                  Open and shut x3
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,                      The doors on the bus go open and shut, all
Life is but a dream.                                     through the town

Sleeping Bunnies                                         The driver on the bus says
                                                         “Move on back” x3
See the little bunnies, sleeping ‘til it’s nearly        The driver on the bus says “move on back”,
noon                                                     all through the town
Come, let’s wake them with this merry tune
Oh so still. Are they ill?                               The money on the bus goes
Shhh, shhh... 1,2,3                                      Clink, clink, clink x3
Wake up sleeping bunnies - hop, hop, hop                 The money on the bus goes clink, clink,
Wake up sleeping bunnies - hop, hop, hop                 clink, all through the town
Wake up sleeping bunnies - hop and stop.
                                                         The children on the bus go
Shoo, Fly                                                Up and down x3
                                                         The children on the bus go up and down, all
Shoo, fly, don't bother me,                              through the town
Shoo, fly, don't bother me,
Shoo, fly, don't bother me,                              The babies on the bus go
For I belong to somebody.                                “Whaa, whaa, whaa” x3
                                                         The babies on the bus go “whaa, whaa,
I feel, I feel,                                          whaa” all through the town
I feel like a morning star,
I feel, I feel,                                          The mommy’s and the daddy’s say
I feel like a morning star.                              “I love you” x3
                                                         The mommy's and the daddy’s say “I love
                                                         you”, all through the town.
Twinkle Twinkle
                                                         The wipers on the bus go
Twinkle, Twinkle, little star                            Swish, swish, swish X3
How I wonder what you are                                The wipers on the bus go swish, swish,
Up above the world so high                               swish, all through the town
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, Twinkle, little star                            The horn on the bus goes
How I wonder what you are                                Beep, beep, beep x3
                                                         The horn on the bus goes beep, beep,
Wheels on the bus                                        beep, all through the town

The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus go

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Where is Thumbkin?                              O Canada

Where is Thumbkin?                              O Canada our home and native land
Where is Thumbkin?                              True patriot love, in all thy sons command
Here I am, here I am                            With glowing hearts we see thee rise
How are you today sir?                          The true north strong and free
Very well I thank you                           From far and wide
Run away, Run away                              O Canada, we stand on guard for thee
                                                God keep our land
Where is pointer?                               Glorious and free
Where is tall man?                              O Canada, we stand on guard for thee
Where is ring man?                              O Canada, we stand on guard for thee
Where is pinky?
Where is family?                                Make a Circle

You Are My Sunshine                             Make a circle, make a circle
                                                Big and round, big and round
You are my sunshine                             Come on everybody, come on everybody
My only sunshine                                Let’s sit down, let’s sit down
You make me happy
When skies are gray
You'll never know, dear                         Clean Up, Clean Up
How much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away              Clean up, clean up
                                                Everybody, everywhere
Zoom Zoom Zoom                                  Clean up, clean up
                                                Everybody do your share
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going very soon

If you want to take a trip
Climb aboard my rocket ship
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon

5–4–3–2–1
Blast off!




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Appendix B: 2 Healthy Snack Menu &
              Seasonal Produce Charts




HEALTHY
SNACK
MENU
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                                    Seasonal Produce Charts


   HEALTHY    Your child’s nutrition is important to their overall health. Proper nutrition can
              prevent many medical problems, including becoming overweight, developing
    EATING    weak bones and diabetes. Proper nutrition will also ensure that your child
              physically grows to their full potential.


 WHY THESE    These simple snacks and recipes are prepared in Ready for School
              Connects and are suggestions for snacks you can also serve to your children
  RECIPES?    at home.


              We are including a list of fruits and vegetables according to when they are in
 WHY FOCUS    season here in southern Ontario. Fruits and vegetables that are in season
ON SEASONAL   are not only less expensive they are also the freshest because they are
              locally grown, not imported.
   PRODUCE?
              Asking your children to help you prepare snacks is extremely beneficial to
  INVOLVING   them in many ways. First, it is an opportunity for you and your child to
       YOUR   connect and spend quality time together. Second, it is a learning opportunity
              for children. Cooking activities teach simple math skills through measuring
   CHILDREN   and counting and also teach turn-taking. Most importantly, cooking teaches
              children about healthy eating habits in a fun and enjoyable way.


   HELPFUL        ! Always use FULL-FAT dairy products (no light or fat free) when
                    preparing children’s snacks because they need fat to help them grow
  HINTS FOR       ! Keep the snacks as simple and healthy as possible
 PREPARING        ! Eat a variety of foods
                  ! Balance the food you eat with physical activity
    SNACKS        ! Choose a diet with plenty of grain products, vegetables and fruits
                  ! Choose a diet moderate in sugars and salt
                  ! Choose a diet that provides enough calcium and iron to meet their
                    growing body’s requirements.



              Children need to eat a large variety of foods to ensure good nutrition and to
  WHAT SIZE   grow up healthy. The amount of food that they eat is much less important.
     IS ONE   Remember that your child’s appetite may decrease and they may become
              pickier over the next few years as their growth rate slows. As long as they
  SERVING?    are gaining weight and have a normal activity level, then you have little to
              worry about. You can still offer them a variety of foods, but can decrease the
              serving sizes if they don’t eat a lot.
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    SERVING       ! Grain group servings include 1 slice of bread, 1/2 cup of cooked rice
                    or pasta, 1/2 cup of cooked cereal, and 1 ounce of ready to eat
SUGGESTIONS         cereal. Your child should eat 6 servings from this group.
                  ! Vegetable group servings include 1/2 cup of chopped or raw
                    vegetables, or 1 cup of raw leafy vegetables. Your child should eat 3
                    servings from this group.
                  ! Fruit group servings include 1 piece of fruit or melon wedge, 3/4 cup
                    of 100% fruit juice, 1/2 cup of canned fruit, or 1/4 cup of dried fruit.
                    Your child should eat 2 servings from this group.
                  ! Milk group servings include 1 cup of milk or yogurt or 2 ounces of
                    cheese. Your child should eat 2 servings from this group.
                  ! Meat group servings include 2 to 3 ounces of cooked lean meat,
                    poultry or fish, 1/2 cup of cooked dry beans. You can substitute 2
                    tablespoons of peanut butter or 1 egg for 1 ounce of meat. Your child
                    should eat 2 servings from this group.


OPTIONS FOR   Among the ‘Worst Options’ are:

 SNACKS AT        !   Cookies and cakes
   SCHOOL?        !   Chocolate
                  !   Soft drinks
                  !   “Fruit” drinks
                  !   Candy bars
                  !   Sugary candies

              Among the ‘Better Options’ are:

                  !   Applesauce cups (unsweetened)
                  !   Trail mix
                  !   Fruit
                  !   Full-fat milk
                  !   Crunchy granola bars,
                  !   Orange juice (100%)
                  !   Raisins and unsweetened dried fruit
                  !   Dry cereal




              HEALTHY BODIES = HEALTHY MINDS
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READY FOR   Ready for School Connects summer program operates on a two-week
            schedule. During that time we provide snacks for both the children’s program
  SCHOOL    and the parent workshop sessions. We involve the children in snack
CONNECTS    preparation for the recipes marked with an *.




TWO-WEEK               CHILD                           PARENT

   SNACK    DAY 1      Fruit Platter (see seasonal
                       produce list) with yogurt dip
                                                       Fruit Platter with yogurt dip

SCHEDULE
            DAY 2      Pita, veggies and dip           Pita, veggies and dip


            DAY 3      Whole wheat crackers with       Whole wheat crackers
                       cream cheese tomatoes and       with cream cheese
                       cucumber                        tomatoes and cucumber
            DAY 4      Fruit and cheese kabobs         Fruit, crackers and cheese


            DAY 5      Fruit Pie * (see recipe)        Fruit Pie


            DAY 6      Watermelon, applesauce          Watermelon, cheese and
                       and goldfish crackers           crackers

            DAY 7      Trailmix * (see recipe)         Trailmix


            DAY 8      Hummus or babaganoush           Hummus or babaganoush
                       with crackers                   with crackers
                       Pears and oranges               Pears and oranges
            DAY 9      Yoghurt popsicles               Berries and yoghurt


            DAY 10     Multicultural Potluck!          Multicultural Potluck!
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   DAY 5    Ingredients
                ! prepared thin-crust 12” pizza crust
FRUIT PIE       ! 8 oz. cream cheese
                ! 1/3 cup sugar
                ! 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
                ! banana, peeled and sliced 4 cups assorted fresh fruit, sliced:
                    pineapple slices,
                ! blueberries, strawberries, apricots, honeydew and cherries
                ! 1/4 cup raisins
                ! Non-stick cooking spray

            Directions
            Spray 12-inch pizza pan with non-stick spray. Place crust on pizza pan and
            bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes. Cool.

            Blend cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Spread mixture over cooled crust.

            Arrange banana slices in layer over cream cheese mixture.

            Arrange remaining fruit slices in circles on bananas. Vary colors and shapes.

            Cut into 12 wedges.



   DAY 7    **Ask parents for ideas of things to add to the trailmix (from their culture)
TRAILMIX    Ingredients
                ! sugar free cereals (i.e. cheerios)
                ! dried fruit (i.e. cherries, raisins, apricots)
                ! small crackers (i.e. “Goldfish”)
                ! banana chips
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      “MOM,    ADDITIONAL HEALTHY SNACK IDEAS
I’M HUNGRY,
                   ! Chopped raw vegetables and            ! Homemade muffins or
     WHAT IS         dip (cucumber, carrots,                 cornbread
   THERE TO          broccoli, celery, bell peppers)
                                                           ! Fresh soybeans (edamame)
                   ! Breadsticks or pita chips
      EAT?”          with hummus
                                                           ! Bite-sized tofu cubes
                                                           ! A Baked Potato (sweet
                   ! Pretzels or popcorn (plain, air
                                                             potatoes are particularly high
                     popped)
                                                             in vitamins) Grated parmesan
                   ! Cheerios, granola or other              cheese, salsa or plain
                     dry cereal (without added               yoghurt are healthy topping
                     sugar)                                  ideas.
                   ! Toasted whole grain breads            ! A Slice of Whole-Wheat
                     or crackers with fruit spread,          Toast, English Muffin or
                     nut butters or avocado                  Flavoured Bagel with cream
                                                             cheese or peanut butter.
                   ! Graham crackers or
                     gingersnaps dipped in                 ! A hard-boiled egg
                     applesauce
                                                           ! Spaghetti and Tomato Sauce
                   ! Mini rice cakes with peanut
                                                           ! A bowl of Soup
                     butter
                                                           ! Whole-Wheat Crackers with
                   ! Apple slices with hazelnut
                                                             cheese or a dip that can be
                     butter
                                                             made with yoghurt, sour
                   ! Fresh fruits (apples,                   cream or cottage cheese and
                     watermelon, bananas,                    herbs.
                     oranges, pineapple,
                                                           ! Bread, Bagel, muffin
                     strawberries, peaches, pears,
                                                             or Cornbread
                     blueberries, grapes, kiwi…)
                                                           ! Rice Cakes
                   ! Vegetable Juice
                                                           ! Canned Fruit
                   ! Dried fruits (raisins, cherries,
                     apricots)                             ! Applesauce (unsweetened)
                   ! Frozen bananas blended with           ! A Container of Yogurt
                     a little non-dairy milk
                                                           ! Ice Milk or Low-Fat Frozen
                   ! Applesauce or other fruit               Yogurt
                     cups
                                                           ! Pudding
                   ! Nuts (almonds, peanuts,
                     walnuts)                              ! Milk (1 or 2%, or skim)
                                                             with graham crackers
                   ! Yoghurt
                   ! Individual boxes of soymilk
                     or rice milk

               Special thanks to Chantal Webb and Kelly Gordon for their contributions to
               the development and revision of this tool.
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              Seasonal Produce Charts




SEASONAL
PRODUCE
CHARTS
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                                                         Seasonal Produce Charts


FRUITS         Apples           Apricots       Blueberries    Cherries      Crabapples     Cranberries   Currants

         Dec   " McIntosh,
               Red/Golden
               Delicious,
               Empire
         Jan   "


         Feb   "
WINTER




         Mar   "


         Apr




         May
SPRING




         Jun   Early McIntosh




         Jul                    "                             "


               "                "              "
SUMMER




         Aug




         Sep   "


         Oct   "


         Nov   "
FALL
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               Goose-
FRUITS                   Grapes       Muskmelon      Nectarines    Peaches        Pears             Plums
               berries

         Dec                                                       " Bosc


         Jan




         Feb
WINTER




         Mar




         Apr




         May
SPRING




         Jun                                                       Freestone      Clapp’s           Yellow, Blue
                                                                                  Bartlett



         Jul                                                       "                                "


                                      "                            "              "                 "
SUMMER




         Aug




         Sep             "                                         "              " Bosc,           "
                                                                                  Anjou, Bartlett



         Oct             "                                                        "


         Nov                                                                      "
FALL
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                                           Straw-
FRUITS         Raspberries   Rhubarb                      Watermelon
                                           berries

         Dec




         Jan




         Feb
WINTER




         Mar




         Apr




         May
SPRING




         Jun                 "             "


         Jul   "                           "


                                                          "
SUMMER




         Aug




         Sep                                              "


         Oct




         Nov
FALL




Fruits without " are always available but are not in season.
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VEGE-          Asian                                                                               Brussels
                                          Asparagus    Beans          Beets          Broccoli
TABLES         Vegetables                                                                          Sprouts

         Dec                                                          without tops




         Jan




         Feb
WINTER




         Mar                                                          without tops




         Apr




         May                              "
SPRING




         Jun   " Choy sum, U choy         "            Green, Wax     with tops
               (Yow choy), Mustard
               greens, Snow pea shoots,
               Asian Broccoli,
               Chysanthemum greens
         Jul   "   Nappa, Lo Bok                       "              "              "
               (Daikon), Bittermelon,
               Fuzzy squash, Bok Choy,
               Amaranth, Water spinach
                                                       "              "              "
SUMMER




         Aug




         Sep   "   Choy sum, U choy                    " Green,       "   with &     "
               (Yow choy), Mustard                     Wax            without tops
               greens, Snow pea shoots,
               Asian Broccoli,
               Chysanthemum greens
         Oct   Nappa, Lo Bok (Daikon),                                "              "             "
               Bittermelon, Fuzzy
               squash, Bok Choy, Ama-
               ranth, Water spinach

         Nov                                                                                       "
FALL
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VEGE-
               Cabbage      Carrots       Cauliflower    Celery        Corn           Cucumber      Eggplant
TABLES

         Dec   Red, Green                                                             Greenhouse




         Jan




         Feb                                                                          "
WINTER




         Mar   Red, Green                                                             "
                                                                                      Greenhouse



         Apr                                                                          "


         May                                                                          "
SPRING




         Jun   Red, Green                                              Sweet          "
                                                                                      Greenhouse,
                                                                                      Field


         Jul   "            "                                                         "


               "            "             "              "                            "             "
SUMMER




         Aug




         Sep   "  Red,      "             "              "             " Sweet        "             "
               Green                                                                  Greenhouse,
                                                                                      Field


         Oct   "                          "                                           "


         Nov   "
FALL
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VEGE-
               Garlic   Leeks       Lettuce        Mushrooms     Onions         Parsnips      Peas
TABLES

         Dec                        Greenhouse                   "


         Jan                                                     "


         Feb                                                     "
WINTER




         Mar                        Greenhouse                   "


         Apr                                                     "


         May                                                     "
SPRING




         Jun                        Iceberg,                                                  "  Snow,
                                    Romaine,
                                                                                              Green
                                    Boston, Leaf


         Jul                        "                            "                            "


               "        "           "                            "                            "
SUMMER




         Aug




         Sep   "        "           "  Iceberg,                  "              "             Snow
                                    Romaine,
                                    Boston, Leaf


         Oct   "        "                                                       "


         Nov            "                                                       "
FALL
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VEGE-
               Peppers         Potatoes       Radicchio      Radishes      Rapini         Rutabaga      Spinach
TABLES

         Dec                   "                                                          "


         Jan                   "                                                          "


         Feb                                                                              "
WINTER




         Mar   Red, Yellow,                                                               "
               Orange



         Apr                                                                              "


         May   "                                                                          "
SPRING




         Jun   Red, Yellow,                                  "                                          "
               Orange, Green



         Jul   "                                             "                                          "


               "                                             "             "                            "
SUMMER




         Aug




         Sep   "   Red,        "                             "             "                            "
               Yellow, Or-
               ange, Green


         Oct                   "                             "             "              "             "


         Nov                   "                                                          "
FALL
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VEGE-
               Sprouts         Squash               Tomatoes      Zucchini
TABLES

         Dec   Bean, Alfalfa   "   Acorn, Pepper,   Greenhouse
                               Spaghetti, But-
                               tercup, Butternut,
                               Hubbard
         Jan
WINTER




         Feb



         Mar   Bean, Alfalfa   Buttercup,           Greenhouse
                               Butternut,
                               Hubbard

         Apr                                        "
SPRING




         May                                        "


         Jun   Bean, Alfalfa   Acorn, Pepper,       "
                               Spaghetti
                                                    Greenhouse,
                                                    Field

         Jul                                        "             "
SUMMER




         Aug                                        "             "


         Sep   Bean, Alfalfa   "   Greenhouse,      "             "
                               Field, Acorn,        Greenhouse,
                               Peppe, Spaghetti,    Field
                               Buttercup,
                               Butternut,
                               Hubbard
         Oct                   "                    "


         Nov                   "                    "
FALL




Vegetables without " !are always available but are not in season.
A special thank you to Chantal Webb who contributed greatly to the development and revision of this tool
over the past two years.
                                                Appendix B: 3 Book List
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This is used as a checklist at the end of each session in order to make sure all
books are accounted for and none are left behind in the move from location to
location.

Recommended Toronto bookstores that carry dual language children’s books:
A Different Booklist
746 Bathurst St. Toronto, ON M5S 2R6 (416) 538-0899
www.adifferentbooklist .com

Another Story Bookshop
315 Roncesvalles Ave. Toronto, ON M6R 2M6 (416) 462-1104
www.anotherstory.ca


                                                                      Session
                    Book Title
                                                           1          2     3                4
1001 Bugs to Spot(x2)
1001 Things to Spot in Fairyland
1001 Pirate Things to Spot
1001 Wizard Things to Spot
A is for Animals
A Potty for Me
A Promise is a Promise
ABC I Like Me!
All Together
Amos’s Sweater
Annie Ant – Don’t Cry
Another Important Book
Baby Einstein
Baby Face
Bear Dreams
Bearcub and Mama
Big Sarah’s Little Boots
Bob
Bob Saves the Porcupines
Boo Boo
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?
Buzzy’s Big Beach Book
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Children Around the World
Chirp Magazines (2)
Construction Worker

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                                                Appendix B: 3 Book List
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                                                                      Session
                    Book Title
                                                           1          2     3                4
Corduroy
Countdown to Kindergarten
Curious George Visits the Zoo
Dinosaur Jig Saw Book
Do I have to go to School?
Don’t Talk to Strangers
Dress n’ Play Puppy
Dress n’ Play Teddy
Eating the Alphabet
First Thousand Words
Flashing Fire Engines
Franklin and the Babysitter
Franklin goes to School
Franklin in the Dark
Frida
From Far Away
Gifts
Girls A to Z
Gnomes
Good Morning Sam
Good Morning to You, Valentine
Good Night Moon
Grandpa Ha a Great Big Face
Grateful – A Song of Giving Thanks
Guess How Much I Love You?
Hands are not for Hitting
Harold’s Fairy Tale
Harry Gets Ready for School
Hattie Hippo
Hello World – Greeting in 42 Languages
Hickory Dickory Dock
Hippos go Berserk!
Homes in the Ground
Hot Cold Shy Bold (2)
How Flowers Grow
How I Feel – Angry
I am Too absolutely small for School
I Lost my Tooth in Africa
I Spy – Pirate Treasures
I Want to be a Firefighter

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                                                Appendix B: 3 Book List
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                                                                      Session
                    Book Title
                                                           1          2     3                4
I Want to be a Mechanic
I Want to be a Pilot
Jigsaw World Atlas
Johnny Appleseed
Just Shopping with Mom
Le bonhomme d’Helene
Leo, the Late Bloomer
Let’s Visit an Apple Orchard!
Ling at the Zoo
Maisy Loves You
Midnight Tiger
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
Moo, Baa, La La La!
Mortimer
Muck’s Muddy Day
My Bossy Dolly
My First Big Book of Words
My First Senses
My First Word Book
Night Shift Daddy
No More Diapers for Ducky
Of Colors and Things
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
OLIVIA
Once Upon a Golden Apple
One Gray Mouse
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Opposites
Our Global Community Schools
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
Read Me a Book
Red is a Dragon
Red is Best
Round is a Mooncake
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Seasons 123
See inside Pirate Ships
Silly Willy
Splish-Splash Sounds

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                                                                    Session
                    Book Title
                                                         1          2     3                4
Spot’s Big Lift-the-Flap Book
Spot’s Touch and Feel Day
Stella Queen of the Snow
Suki’s Kimono
Tallyho, Pinkerton
The Big Bug Search
The Birthday Box
The Carrot Seed
The City ABC Book (2)
The Day of the Dinosaur
The Dot
The Farmer’s Wife (3)
The Giggle Book – Favourite Riddles
The Kissing Hand
The Lion King Look and Find Book
The Lion Who Saw Himself In The Water
The Little Snowflake (4)
The Mole Sisters and the Rainy Day
The Name Jar
The Paper Bag Princess
The Rainbow Fish
The Saggy Baggy Elephant
The Toolbox
The Very Clumsy Click Beetle
The Very Hungary Caterpillar
The Very Lonely Firefly
The Wheels on the Bus
The World Turns Round and Round
This Little Piggy
Toes, Ears, & Nose
Treasure for Lunch
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (3)
Under The Sea
Une souris grise
Wake Up, Wake Up
Wash Your Hands
Watch Them Grow
We all went to Safari
We are all Different
We Share Everything

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                                                 Appendix B: 3 Book List
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                                                                       Session
                     Book Title
                                                            1          2     3                4
We’ll Go Exploring
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt (2)
Wet World
What did you put in your Pocket?
What is your Language?
What Will I Be? (English)
What Will I Be? (Spanish)
When You Were Small
Where Do Insects Live? (5)
Where’s Bitesize?
Wiggle Like a Puppy
Winnie the Pooh’s Giant Lift-the-Flap Book
Yo, Yes?
Zigby the Picnic
Zippers, Buttons and Bows



DUAL LANGUAGE BOOKS
Bengali:
Amazing Grace
Elmer’s Colours
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
What Shall We Do With The Boo Hoo Baby?
Chinese:
All Kinds of Feelings
Brown Bear,Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Flash Bang Whee
Floppy
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes…
Mei Ling’s Hiccups
Sam’s First Day
Three Billy Goats Gruff(x2)
Walking through the Jungle(x2)
What am I?
Farsi:
Swirling Hijab(x2)
Portuguese:
Brown Bear,Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Punjabi:
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                                                                     Session
                    Book Title
                                                          1          2     3                4
The Wheels on the Bus
Spanish:
My Daddy’s a Giant(x2)
Minutka
Tamil:
Handa’s Surprise(x2)
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes…
Splash!(x2)
Walking through the Jungle
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt(x2)
Urdu:
Handa’s Surprise(x2)
Mei Ling’s Hiccups(x2)
The Giant Turnip (x2)
Three Billy Goats Gruff
Vietnamese:
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
The Giant Turnip
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Mini Picture Dictionary




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                                  Appendix B: 4 City Wide Resource List (Toronto)
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The purpose of this list is to provide families with comprehensive information on the resources
available within the city of Toronto.

USEFUL NUMBERS

Community Information Toronto:
   •   Dial 211 or go to www.211Toronto.ca
Toronto Public Health:
   •   416-338-7600 Toronto Health Connection; 416-690-2142 after hours emergency
Telehealth Ontario:
   •   1-866-797-0000; TTY 1-866-797-0007
Child Tax Benefit:
   •   1-800-387-1193; TTY 1-800-665-0354; French 1-800-387-1194
Health Card (Infoline):
   •   1-800-268-1154; 416-314-5518

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police, Fire, Ambulance:
   •   911
Children Emergency Hotlines:
   •   Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868
   •   Children’s Aid Society of Toronto – 416-924-4646
Counseling and Abuse:
   •   Assaulted Women’s Helpline – 416-863-0511; 1-800-863-0511; TTY 416-863-7868; 1-866-863-7868
  • Women’s Counseling, Referral, and Education Centre – 416-534-7501
Food Banks:
   •   Food Share – FoodLink Hotline – 416-392-6655
Shelters and Housing:
   •   Toronto, Hostel Services Unit – Central Family Intake – 416-397-5637, accepts collect calls
   •   WoodGreen Red Door Shelter – 416-469-3457
   •   Sojourn House 416-864-0515 for refugee and refugee claimants
   •   Romero House 416-763-1303 for refugee claimants
   •   Housing Connections 416-981-6111 for subsidized housing


IMMIGRATION AND SETTLEMENT
www.settlement.org:
   •   Resources for newcomers to Ontario; information includes citizenship, community, consumer, education,
       employment, health, housing, immigration, language, literacy, legal support
Citizenship and Immigration Canada:
   •   1-888-242-2100; TTY 1-888-576-8502
Canadian Centre for victims of Torture:
   •   416-363-1066
   •   Toll free 1-877-292-2288




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CHILDREN’S SERVICES

The following are a list of supportive services for children and their families, including social, emotional, physical and
educational resources that aim to enhance and support the early years of child development.



Toronto Children’s Services Division, Field Office                            Web site: www.toronto.ca/children
                           th
Metro Hall, 55 Johns St, 10 Fl, Toronto, ON, M5V 3C6 (University Ave-King St W)

Service description:
    •   Provides financial assistance to help with the cost of licensed child care
    •   Children birth – 9 years
    •   Parent must be working or attending school
    •   Must show financial need
    •   Fee subsidy office: 416-392-5437
    •   Child care programs: 416-392-3317


Child Development Institute                                                            Web site: www.childdevelop.ca
197 Euclid Ave, Toronto, ON, M6J 2J8 (Bathurst St-Dundas St W)
416-603-1827

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 – 4:30

Languages: Chinese (Cantonese); English; Portuguese; Spanish; interpretation for other languages

Service description:
    •   Provides child development, parenting, children’s mental health, early intervention and family violence services
    •   Assessment and counseling services for children who have been sexually abused
    •   Services for children birth – 12 years and their families
    •   Evening groups and appointments available after hours


Ontario Early Years                                                                   Web site: www.ontarioearlyyears.ca
                           rd
477 Mount Pleasant Rd, 3 Fl, Toronto, ON M7A 1G1
(Mount Pleasant Rd- Millwood Rd)
1-866-821-7770; TTY 1-800-387-5559

Languages: English, French
Service description:
   • Access to early child development professionals and community resources
   • Early learning and literacy programs— including reading circles, school readiness programs and learning through
       play
   • Call to find a program near you (1-866-821-7770)




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Toronto Preschool Speech and Language Services                                               Website: www.tpsls.on.ca
225 Duncan Mill Rd, Ste 201, Toronto, ON, M3B 3K9
416-338-8255 Intake and information
416-338-0025 TTY

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 – 4:30

Languages: English, French

Service description:
    •   For children birth – 5 years who have trouble taking or understanding languages
    •   Speech and Language Program – assessment, information and referral, parent support, speech and language
        intervention services



Surrey Place Centre                                                                       Website: www.surreyplace.on.ca
2 Surrey Pl. Toronto, ON, M5S 2C2 (Bay St-College St)
416-925-5141

Hours: Mon, Tue, Fri 8:30 – 5; Wed, Thu 8:30 – 9

Languages: English; interpretation provided for other languages as available

Service description:
    •   Assessment, diagnosis, consultation and treatment
    •   Service coordination
    •   Behavior therapy and psychotherapy
    •   Intensive behavioral intervention for children to 6 years diagnosed as autistic
    •   Member of Toronto Preschool Speech and Language Services




Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario                                                     Website: www.ldao.ca
365 Bloor St E, Ste 1004, Box 39, Toronto, ON, M4W 3L4
416-929-4311

Service description:
Assists people with learning disabilities and their families in meeting their expressed needs by:

    •   Providing support, guidance and up-to-date resource information
    •   Providing the opportunity for the sharing of information and common concerns
    •   Encouraging research in the field of learning disabilities
    •   Supporting and generating legislative initiatives

Respiteservices.com
416-322-6317

Service description:
    •   Respite care is a family support service that provides temporary relief from the physical and emotional demands
        involved in caring for a family member with a developmental and/or physical disability.
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    •    Contact an Access Facilitator who will help identify the family’s respite needs and will provide short-term co-
         ordination to overcome barriers to receiving respite services. They will assist in completing application forms for
         funding and interviewing potential Community Helper for Active Participation (CHAP).

    •    New autism spectrum disorder respite services program

LANGUAGE SERVICES

Adult education, assessment and training services for English as a second language are provided through the government
of Canada and community organizations.

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) is an English language training program
for adult newcomers to Canada. YMCA LINC Assessment Centres screen and refer LINC eligible newcomers to the most
suitable LINC Service Provider Organizations offering LINC classes throughout the Greater Toronto Area. These free
classes range from literacy, basic to intermediate levels, running part time, full time, and on weekends.

Individuals eligible:

    •    Newcomers 18 years of age or older
    •    Landed Immigrants
    •    Convention refugees
    •    Holders of appropriate Authorization or Minister’s Work Permits
    •    Not Canadian citizens
    •    Clients assessed at a LINC 6 or lower



LINC Assessment Hotline 416-925-5462

YMCA of Greater Toronto                                                                    Web site: www.ymcatoronto.org
Language Assessment and Referral Centre
                    rd
42 Charles St E, 3 Fl, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1T4 (Yonge St-Bloor St E)
416-928-9622

Hours: Mon-Thu 8:30 – 8:00; Fri 8:30 – 4:30; Sat 10 – 2

Languages: Chinese (Cantonese, Fujian, Mandarin); Dari; English; Farsi; French; German; Hebrew; Hindi; Italian;
Kannada; Konkani; Korean; Lithuanian; Ndebele; Portuguese; Romanian; Russian; Shona; Sinhala; Spanish; Tamil; Tulu;
Vietnamese

Service description:
    •    Assessment of English skills for settlement-based language training program
    •    Referral to LINC programs for English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
    •    Information and referral on settlement needs

Other assessment centres:
    •    10 Milner Business Court
    •    416-609-9622

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                              nd
   •    4580 Dufferin St, 2        Fl
   •    416-635-9622



Toronto Catholic District School Board                                                     Web site: www.tcdsb.org
Address: Catholic Education Centre, 80 Sheppard Ave E, North York, ON M2N 6E8
(Yonge St-Sheppard Ave E)
Office phone: 416-222-8282 X 5314;
Admissions: 416-222-8282 X 5320
Adult Education Programs: 416-222-8282 X 5348
Crisis Phone: 416-229-5360
TTY phone: 416-229-5337

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 – 4:45, after hours – answering service, emergency calls responded to immediately

Languages: English, French school programs; Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Ukrainian – interpreters available

Service description:
   •    Full academic program in a Roman Catholic environment, JK – Gr 12
   •    Single gender and coed, French, and special education
   •    Citizenship and international classes
   •    Elementary grades is for Roman Catholic children and children of Roman Catholic parents
   •    ESL classes – participate in LINC upon assessment by YMCA of Greater Toronto



LINC Schools Locations:

North
           Location                                  Address                             Phone Number
                                                500 Cummer Ave
        Cummer LINC                            (Bayview & Cummer                          416-395-4820
                                                 747 Don Mills Rd
  Flemingdon Plaza LINC                       (Eglinton & Don Mills)                      416-396-2930
                                          10 Gateway Blvd. Lower Level
        Gateway LINC                          (Overlea & Don Mills)                       416-396-2930

                                                 34 Kenton Dr
  Kenton Learning Centre                       (Bathurst & Finch )                        416-395-8486
          LINC
                                                 49 Bogert Ave
  Lansing United Church                       (Yonge & Sheppard)                          416-396-7815
          LINC
                                           45 Sheppard Ave E, Ste 211
  North York Square LINC                       (Yonge & Sheppard)                         416-396-7815
                                                  20 Karen Rd
 Rene Gordon E. S. LINC                      (Don Mills & York Mills)                     416-395-4820
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South
        Location                        Address                              Phone Number
Jones Avenue Adult Centre            540 Jones Ave
          LINC                     (Danforth & Jones)                         416-396-6394
Nelson Mandela Park P.S.           440 Shuter St Rm 7
     LINC Parenting                 (Shuter & River)                          416-393-8268
                                     14 Overlea Blvd
      Overlea LINC              (Thorncliff Pk & Overlea)                     416-396-2930
Regent Park / Duke of York        20 Regent St Rm 108
   P.S. LINC Parenting           (Dundas & Parliament)                        416-393-8268
                               160 Springhurst Ave, 4th Fl                    416-394-6225
       Springhurst LINC         (Springhurst & Jameson)                       416-393-8382
                                 258 Victoria St, Rm 221
    Victoria Street LINC           (Dundas & Yonge)                           416-393-8268

East
           Location                       Address                            Phone Number
                                     2944 Danforth Ave
        Danforth LINC           (Danforth & Victoria Park)                    416-396-2488
                               1240 Ellemere Rd, Unit 202
        Ellesmere LINC             (Ellesmere & Midland)                      416-396-7815
                                 2907 Kennedy Rd, 2nd Fl
        Kennedy LINC                 (Kennedy & Finch)                        416-396-6222
                               5620 Finch Ave E, Unit 202
         Malvern LINC                (Finch & Tapscott)                       416-396-6394
                                       45 Windover Dr
   Willow Park P.S. LINC          (Lawrence & Markham)                        416-393-8268

West
           Location                     Address                              Phone Number
                                1530 Albion Rd, Unit 62
         Albion LINC               (Kipling & albion)                         416-394-6232
                                      4545 Jane St
   Christian Centre LINC             (Jane & Finch)                           416-394-6232
                              385 The West Mall, Unit 105
       Civic Centre LINC      (Burnamthorpe & West Mall)                      416-394-6480
                              1315 Finch Ave, W, Unit 216                     416-394-6225
          Finch LINC                (Finch & Keele)                           416-395-2698
                             1780 Lawrence Ave W, Rm307
       Hardington LINC            (Jane & Lawrence)                           416-395-4814
                                                                              416-394-6232
                             2267 Islington Ave, Lower Level
        Rexdale LINC             (Islington & Hwy 401)                        416-394-6225

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Toronto District School Board                                                             Web site: www.tdsb.on.ca
Head Office, 5050 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N5N8
(Yonge St-Sheppard Ave W)
416-397-3000

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 – 4:30

Service description:
   • Full academic program from JK to Gr 12
   • Special education for children and youth 14-21 years with developmental disabilities
   • Citizenship and heritage classes
   • Special services – home instruction, social work, psychiatry, psychology, guidance counseling, reading and speech
       correction
   • Transportation for persons with physical disabilities
   • Interpreting services for families and schools
   • Parenting and Family Literacy Centres – 416-394-2067
   • Intensive ESL programs (all levels) – call 416-338-4300 or visit www.ESLtoronto.ca




COSTI Corvetti Education Centre                                                           Web site: www.costi.org
760 College St, Toronto, ON, M6G 1C4 (Ossington Ave-College St)
416-534-7400

Hours: Mon-Thu 8:30 am – 8:30 pm; Fri 8:30 – 4:00; Sat 10 – 2; French and Spanish language programs Sat 10 – 2

Languages: Arabic; Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin); Croatian; English; Farsi; Serbian; Spanish; Tigre; Tigrinya;
Turkish

Service description:
   •      Settlement services including orientation, information and referral (Housing, health and legal
   •      English as a Second Language (ESL), ESL computer training; ESL for work permit holder and visitor
   •      Conversation and pronunciation classes
   •      Translation, interpretation; assistance with documentation, escort and advocacy
   •      Crisis intervention and supportive counseling
   •      Home Child Care Provider Training – 5 week program prepares immigrant women to be self-employed as a home
          child care provider

   Full range of language assessment test including

   •      CAAT (Canadian Adult Achievement Teat)
   •      TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
   •      TWE (Test of English as a Written Language)



COSTI – Caledonia Centre                                                                   Web site: www.costi.org
700 Caledonia Rd, Toronto, ON, M6B 3X7 (Caledonia Rd-Eglinton Ave W)
416-789-7925

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 – 4:30; LINC classes – Mon-Fri 9 – 2:30; computer training – Sat 9;30 – 2:30

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Languages: Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin); Croatian; English; French; Polish; Portuguese; Russian; Serbian;
Slovenian; Spanish; Ukrainian

Service description:
   •   English as a Second Language classes; participate in LINC upon assessment by YMCA of Greater Toronto
   •   Computer training includes Microsoft Office, ACCPAC, Simply Accounting
   •   Enhanced Language Training (ELT) for Internationally Trained Accountants who are refugee claimants, Convention
       refugees or permanent residents and who are eligible to work in Canada – 18 week sector specific language
       training; individual counseling and action plan development
   •   5 week job placement; mentoring; networking; resume and interview preparation


Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services                                               Web site: www.polycultural.org
3107 Bloor St W, Ste 201, Etobicoke, ON, M8X 1E2 (Royal York Rd-Bloor St W)
416-640-7069

Hour Mon-Sat 9 – 2:30; Mon-Thu 6 pm – 8:30 pm

Languages: English

Service description:
   •   Participate in LINC upon assessment by YMCA of Greater Toronto
   •   Enhanced Language Training for Internationally Trained Professionals and Tradespeople (ELT) – 12 week sector
       specific language training for administration, customer service, health care, technical and trades
   •   2-6 week job placement and mentoring; networking; resume and interview preparation
   •   Child care available



Skills for Change
English as a Second Language Programs                                             Web site: www.skilsforchange.org
791 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON, M6C 1B7 (Christie St-St Clair Ave W)
416-658-3101

Hours: Mon-Thu 9 am – 9:30 pm, Fri 9 – 5, Sat 9 – 1, August – Mon-Fri 9 – 5

Service description:
   •   For all newcomers, immigrants and refugees
   •   Special focus on internationally-trained professionals
   •   Basic English as a Second Language (ESL) and Settlement – full time LINC classes, including child care and daily
       hour of computer basics and word processing, upon assessment by YMCA of Greater Toronto
   •   ESL Programs in Partnership with District School Boards – daytime courses in accounting and computer skills for
       immigrant women, customer service, intensive English
   •   Part time evening and weekend courses in business writing, communicating clearly
   •   English for academic purposes
   •   Introductory and intermediate bookkeeping, keyboarding
   •   Language upgrading for engineer, medical terminology and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)




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SETTLEMENT SERVICES

The following list of settlement services assist immigrants, refugees and other newcomers with immediate needs for settling
in Canada including integration into Canadian society, the immigration process and sponsorship.

YMCA of Greater Toronto                                                                 Web site: www.ymcatoronto.org
Toronto YMCA Newcomer Information Centre
                  rd
42 Charles St E, 3 Fl, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1T4 (Yonge St-Bloor St E)
416-928-6690
Hours: Mon-Thu 9 – 8; Fri 9 – 2; Sat 10 – 2

Scarborough YMCA Newcomer Centre
10 Milner Business Court, Ste 600, Scarborough, ON, M1B 3C6
416-609-0218 X 242
Hours: Mon, Wed, Thu 9 – 5; Tue 9 – 7; Fri 9 – 12

North York YMCA Newcomer Centre
                  nd
4580 Dufferin St, 2 Fl, North York, ON, M3H 5Y2
416-630-0330 X 189
Hours: Mon, Wed 9 – 8; Tue, Thu 9 – 5; Fri 9 – 12; Sat 10 – 2

Service description:
    •   Settlement information and referral
    •   Settlement resource library,
    •   Access to relevant and up to date information on settlement services and programs
    •   Call 416-928-3362 X 4122 for the Information and Outreach Coordinator
    •   Call for languages other than English that may be available



Canada Immigration and Refugee Board                                                        Web site: www.irb-cisr.gc.ca
74 Victoria St, Ste 400, Toronto, ON, M5C 3C7 (Yonge St-King St E)
416-954-1000

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 – 4

Languages: English, French, interpreters for other languages
Service description:
   • Refugee claims
   • Immigration appeals

COSTI                                                                                       Web site: www.costi.org
1710 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON, M6E 3P2 (Dufferin St-St Clair Ave W)
416-658-1600

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 – 4:30

Languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Tamil, see specific programs for additional languages

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Service description:
   •   For immigrants and refugees
   •   Settlement services
   •   Counseling, education, and training
CultureLink                                                                                 Web site: www.culturelink.net
160 Springhurst, Ste 300, Toronto, ON, M6K 1C2 (Jameson Ave-King St W)
416-588-6288

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 – 5; some evening programs, including JSW and Host Program orientation and training

Languages: Afrikaans; Arabic; Bengali; Bhojpuri; Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin); Czech; English; Farsi; Filipino;
French; German; Gujurati; Guyanese Creole English; Hindi; Italian; Japanese; Pashto; Portuguese; Punjabi; Russian;
Sinhala; Somali; Spanish; Swahili; Tamil; Tibetan; Urdu; West Indian dialects

Service description:
   •   Settlement services including orientation, counseling, and support
   •   Assistance with form filling; information and referral – immigration, housing, and education
   •   English Conversation Circle
   •   Free internet access
   •   Host Program – 4-6 month one-to-one befriending program for newcomers
   •   Job Search Workshops (JSW)
   •   Settlement and Education Partnership in Toronto (SEPT) – outreach program based in elementary and secondary
       schools from mid-August to end of June, and in libraries and social services agencies



Toronto Community and Culture Centre                                                      Web site: www.tcccto.com
222 Elm St, Ste 110, Toronto, ON, M5T 1K5 (University Ave-Dundas St W)
416-971-7883

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 – 3:30

Languages: Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese); English; interpreters available for other languages

Service description:
   •   Settlement services – information and referral
   •   Social service counseling
   •   Free internet access
   •   Educational program
   •   Outreach and cultural activities
   •   Seniors services

Catholic Cross-Cultural Services                                          Web site: www.cathcrosscultural.org
55 Town Centre Crt, Ste 401, Toronto, ON, M1P 4X4 (McCowan Rd-Ellesmere Rd)
416-757-7010

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 – 5

Languages: Amharic; Arabic; Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin); Croatian; English; Farsi; French; Gujurati; Hindi;
Malayalam; Marathi; Pashto; Polish; Portuguese; Punjabi; Romanian; Russian; Serbian; Sinhala; Somali; Spanish; Tamil;
Ukrainian; Urdu

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Service description:
    •   For immigrants and refugees
    •   Settlement services
    •   Participates in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) upon assessment by YMCA of
        GreaterToronto
    • Host Program – 4-6 month one-to-one befriending program for newcomers
    • Job Search Workshops (JSW) for new immigrants and Convention refugees legally entitled to work in Canada
        Settlement and Education Partnership in Toronto (SEPT) – outreach program based in elementary and secondary
        schools from mid-August to end of June, and in libraries and social service agencies
Salvation Army: Immigrant and Refugee Services                                        Web site: www.salvos.com/irstoronto
7 Labatt Ave, Ste 204, Toronto, ON, M5A 1Z1 (River St-Queen St E)
416-360-6036

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 – 12:30, 1 – 4

Languages: Chinese (Mandarin); English; Filipino; French; Portuguese; Spanish

Service description:
    •   For refugees and new immigrants
    •   Settlement services including orientation; information and referral
    •   English as a Second Language (ESL) classes – co-sponsored with Toronto District School Board;
    •   English conversation partner volunteer tutoring;
    •   ESL Skills Development classes
    •   Chaplaincy at the Canada Border Services Agency, Immigration Holding Centre



Cross Cultural Community Services Association                                             Web site: www.tccsa.on.ca
310 Spadina Ave, Ste 301, Toronto, ON, M5T 2E8 (Spadina Ave-Dundas St W)
416-977-4026

Hours: Mon-Thu 9 – 6; Fri 9 – 5; Sat 9 – 1

Languages: Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin); English

Service description:
    •   settlement services – information, counseling, and referral
    •   translation and interpretation; mediation services
    •   English as a Second Language (ESL) classes – participate in LINC upon assessment by YMCA of Greater
        Toronto); child care provided
    •   Free internet access
    •   volunteer training program




Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services
Newcomer Information Centre                                 Web site: www.accessalliance.ca
3040 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON, M4C 1N2 (Victoria Park Ave-Danforth Ave)
416-693-8677

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Hours: Mon-Tue 10 – 6; Wed 2 – 5; Thu-Fri 12 – 8

Languages: Bengali; English; Farsi; Filipino; Portuguese; Spanish; Tamil: interpreter available for other languages

Service description:
    •   For newcomers, immigrants, refugees
    •   Settlement information, referral, and counseling
    •   Access to computers, fax, photocopier, phone
    •   Assistance filling out government forms;
    •   Workshops
    •   Medical services expected in the future

COMMUNITY SERVICES
Services include information, advocacy, and referral for families, adults, and children in transition. Community services aim
to strengthen and connect individuals and family to their communities through a variety of services.

Centre for Information and Community Services of Ontario (CICS)
Toronto Office                                                                              Web site: www.cicscanada.com
58 Cecil St, Toronto, ON, M5T 1N6 (Spadina Ave-College St)
416-598-2022

Hours: Mon-Thu 9 – 5; Fri 9 – 12:30; telephone inquiry Mon, Wed, Fri 10 – 12; Tue, Thu 2 – 4

Languages: Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin), English, Urdu

Service description:
    •   Information and referral, orientation, and assessment
    •   Translation and interpretation
    •   Assistance filling out forms
    •   English workshops and conversation circle
    •   Employment counseling and resume clinic



Family Service Association of Toronto                                                        Web site: www.fsatoronto.com
355 Church St. Toronto, ON, M5B 1Z8 (Church St-Gerrard St E)
416-595-9618

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 – 5; evening appointments available

Languages: Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin); Edo; English; Farsi; Hindi; Hungarian; Italian; Portuguese; Romanian;
Serbian; Somali; Spanish; Tamil – *not all languages available for all programs

Fees: Geared to income, some services free

Service description:
   • counseling programs and educational programs for those seeking support in dealing with relationships and family
        problems, parenting, depression, anxiety, job loss, separation, divorce, sexual abuse and other issues



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Distress Centres of Toronto (Central)                                      Web site: www.torontodistresscentre.com

Crisis phone: 416-408-4357; 416-408-HELP; TTY 416-408-0007

Hours – Mon-Sun 24 hours

Languages: English, Language Line Services provides access to services in over 150 languages

Service description:
   •   Telephone response to persons in need of immediate emotional support
   •   Crisis intervention or suicide prevention
   •   Links to other emergency services or professional help as appropriate



WOMEN’S SERVICES

Immigrant Women’s Health Centre
489 College St, Ste 200, Toronto, ON M6G 1A5 (Bathurst St-College St)
416-323-9986

Hours: Mon-Fri 10 – 5

Languages: Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin), English, Ewe, Fanti, Farsi, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish,
Tamil, Twi, Urdu, Vietnamese


Service description:
   •   For immigrant and refugee women
   •   Information, counseling and referral – health education, family planning, birth control, sexually transmitted
       infections, pregnancy
   •   Distributes Immigrant Women’s Health Handbook, available in 9 languages



Toronto Rape Crisis Centre                                                                      Web site: www.trccmwar.ca
Multicultural Women Against Rape
Crisis phone: 416-597-8808; TTY 416-597-1214

Hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours; office Mon-Fri 9:30 – 5; counseling by appointment

Languages: English, Spanish, West Indian dialects, crisis line – English

Service description:
   •   Crisis intervention and culturally sensitive counseling, support and referral for survivors of rape/sexual
       assault/incest
   •   Support for families and friends of survivors
   •   Self help groups for sexually assaulted women
   •   Alternatives to the legal justice system, court support, accompaniment and advocacy program
   •   Services confidential



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Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre                                       Web site: www.which.com
2 Carlton St, Ste 500, Toronto, ON M5B 1J3 (Yonge St-Carlton St)
416-593-7655
416-593-5835 TTY
                                   rd
Hours: Mon-Thu 9 – 8; Fri 9 – 5; 3 Sat of month 10 – 4

Languages: Chinese (Cantonese); English; French; Hindi; Kikuyu; Krio; Ndebele; Shona; Spanish; Swahili; Tigrinya;
West Indian dialects; interpreters provided for other languages

Service description:
    •   Community health centre; information and referral; mental health counseling
    •   Reproductive health counseling including pre-abortion and post-abortion counseling
    •   Female genital mutilation prevention education and advocacy
    •   Anti-racist and anti-sexist education
    •   No Ontario health Insurance required for general services



COSTI Corvetti Education Centre: Life Skills for Immigrant Women
760 College St, Toronto, ON, M6G 1C4 (Ossington Ave-College St)
416-534-8437

Hours: Mon-Wed 9:30 – 4:30; workshops every second Tue 10 – 12 noon

Languages: English; French; Italian; Spanish

Service description:
    •   Workshops on self-esteem, assertiveness, stress management, and Canadian workplace culture
    •   Parenting and life skills preparation for employment
    •   Job search or volunteering



Working Skills Centre                                                   Web site: www.workingskillscentre.com
350 Queens Quay W, Ste 204, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A7 (Spadina Ave-Queens Quay W)
416-703-7770

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 – 4:30

Languages: English

Eligibility:
    •   Day programs – immigrant and refugee women experiencing difficulty in gaining full time employment due to lack
        of training or Canadian work experience
    •   Evening programs – open to all; Practice firm – immigrant women who are job-ready and only need relevant
        Canadian work experience – assessment at any employment assessment centre

Service description:
    •   Job skills training programs in direct mail, computerized office administration skills, logistics, computerized
        accounting, bookkeeping, medical terminology, medical billing and reception
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    •   Programs range from 7 – 22 weeks; placement services
    •   Practice firm – program runs up to 12 weeks and has continuous recruitment; operates business services in direct
        marketing, bookkeeping, and administrative support; trainees learn while handling work for the Centre’s business
        clients



Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto                                                  Web site: www.newcomerwomen.org
745 Danforth Ave, Ste 401, Toronto, ON, M4J 1L4 (Pape Ave-Danforth Ave)
416-469-0196

Hours Mon-Fri 9 – 5

Languages: Bengali; Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin); English; Farsi; French; Hindi; Indonesian; Japanese; Polish;
Portuguese; Russian; Spanish; Ukrainian; other languages may be available

Service description:
    •   For immigrant and refugee women including Canadian citizens
    •   Employment Program
    •   English as a Second Language
    •   Newcomer Employment Services Toronto (NEST)
    •   Newcomer Women’s Network; Settlement Services



Breaking the Cycle                                                                Web site: www.breakingthecycle.ca
761 Queen St W, Ste 107, Toronto, ON, M6J 1G1 (Bathurst St-Queen St W)
416-364-7373

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 – 5

Languages: English
Eligibility: women who are involved with drugs or alcohol and are pregnant or have children 6 years and under

Service description:
    •   Medical assistance – doctor, nurse
    •   Pre/postnatal support and pregnancy outreach program
    •   Child development, parenting groups, mom and tot play, and home visiting
    •   Drop-in, free clothing



HEALTH SERVICES
Community health centres provide a spectrum of health services for individuals and families, including those provided by
medical doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, health educators and counselors.

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care                                               Web site: www.health.gov.on.ca
416-314-5518
1-800-268-1154 Toll Free
1-800-387-5559 TTY

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 – 5

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Languages: English; French – inquiries 1-800-267-7690; also interpreters available for other languages

Eligibility: Residents of Ontario legally entitled to be in Canada; tourists, transients, and visitors not eligible
How to apply: Call Health Card Information System 416-327-7567, 1-800-664-8988, Ministry of health and Long-Term
Care INFOline 416-314-5518 or 1-800-268-1154 or contact nearest Ontario Health Insurance branch

Service description:
    •   Hospital and medical care insurance
    •   New residents have a 3 month waiting period before coverage begins
    •   Covers standard ward services, many outpatient services, and medically prescribed physiotherapy in approved
        facilities
    •   Covers physicians services including specialist, approved dental surgery in hospitals
    •   Annual eye exams for people under 20 years or 65 years and over
    •   Limited osteopathic and podiatry services



Access Alliance Multicultural Community Health Centre                                 Web site: www.accessalliance.ca
340 College St, Ste 500, Toronto, ON M5T 3A9 (Spadina Ave-College St)
416-324-8677

Hours: Mon-Tue 9 – 7; Wed 1 – 7; Thu-Fri 9 – 5; after hours – on-call medical service for clinical patients of the centre

Languages: English; Over 60 languages available through staff and interpreters
How to apply: Referral from shelter, Toronto Public Health, or settlement agency; no self referral or walk-in

Service description:
    •   For newcomers, immigrants, refugees
    •   Primary health care services and community programs
    •   Settlement services – counseling, newcomer workshops
    •   Food bank – emergency food for clients only
    •   No Ontario Health Insurance required for primary care and most specialists



The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario                                               Website: www.cpso.on.ca
80 College St, Toronto, ON, M5G 2E2
General Inquiries: 416-967-2603; Toll free 1-800-268-7096 X 306

Service description:
    •   Assistance in finding a doctor



DENTAL SERVICES

University of Toronto Dental Clinic                                          Website: www.utoronto.ca/dentistry/patientclinic
101 Elm St, Toronto, ON, M4T 3A7 (University Ave-Dundas St W)
416-979-4927

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Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 – 5:15; limited service July-August

Languages: Interpreters must accompany patients who do not speak English

Fees: Call for details

Service description:
    •   Comprehensive dental care for patients accepted as teaching cases, including denture work
    •   Student work supervised by dentists
    •   Paediatric Dentistry Anaesthesia Surgicentre- dental care for children with special dental needs




Dental Emergency Service                                                           Web site: www.dentalemergency.com
1650 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T 2A2 (Yonge St-St Clair Ave W)
416-485-7121

Hours: Mon-Sun 8 am – 12 midnight

Languages: Arabic; Bulgarian; Chinese (Cantonese); Czech; English; French; Japanese; Spanish; dentists may speak
other languages

How to apply: Call for appointment

Fees: According to Ontario Dental Association fee guide, same day payment required

Service description: Emergency dental treatment


George Brown College
Interprofessional Learning Clinic                                                   Web site: www.georgebrown.ca/clinic
Casa Loma Campus, 175 Kendal Ave, Toronto, ON, M5R 1M2
Spadina Rd-Davenport Rd
416-415-4547
1-800-265-2002 X 4547 Toll Free

Contacts: Mary Clare Szabo, Client Services Officer

Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30 – 6; hours may vary

Languages: English; other languages may be available

Service description: Dental Clinic
    •   Checkups or cleaning fees $15 - $30 for children 5 – 8 years; $25 - $40 for youth 9 – 17 years; $35 -$50 adults;
        Dentures, partial dentures, x-rays, and limited restorative dentistry at varying fees and times
    •   To apply leave a telephone message including name, number and service required




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Toronto Public Health Dental Services
416-392-0907

The dental clinics are located throughout the city, are open all year, and provide free dental care for eligible children (0 –
18 years and still attending school) and seniors who are low-income. The treatments are as follows:
    • Examining teeth and gums
    • X-rays
    • Fillings,
    • Preventive services including cleaning, scaling, topical fluoride, and sealants
    • Extractions, root canal treatment (on selected teeth)
    • Denture and partial dentures

While there is no charge for dental treatments, clients are asked to pay half of the dental laboratory cost for denture
and denture repairs.

The following is a list of Public Health Dental Clinics:

3340 College St                             235 Danforth Ave                            2340 Dundas St W
(College & Spadina Ave)                     (Danforth & Broadview)                      (Dundas W & Bloor St W)
416-392-1410                                416-392-0934                                416-392-0988


300 The West Mall                           185 Fifth St                                12 Flemington Rd
(Burnamthorpe & The West Mall)              (Islington & Lakeshore Blvd W)              (Lawrence Ave W & The Allen)
416-338-1486                                416-252-6471                                416-338-2025


95 Lavinia Ave                              160 Borough Dr           *Call again        791 Queen St E
(Runnymede & Bloor St W)                                                                (Broadview & Queen St E)
416-392-1777                                416-338-7442                                416-392-6683


277 Victoria St                             2398 Yonge St                               8 Taber Rd
(Victoria & Dundas St E)                    (Montgomery & Eglinton)                     (Kipling & Rexdale)
416-392-6680                                416-392-0907                                416-338-1790
                                            * call again



EMPLOYMENT
The following list assists with assessment, counseling, skills development and referrals for individuals seeking employment,
career directions and starting their own business. Services include job postings, resume writing, credential equivalency
and internet access

Canada Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Employment Insurance Division                                                                Web site: www.hrsdc.gc.ca
1-800-531-7555 Automated Telephone Reporting Service
1-866-678-2785 TTY phone

Hours: Office Mon-Fri 8;30 – 4:30; Automated Telephone Employment Insurance Information and Job Bank online service
– Mon-Sun 24 hours

Languages: English, French
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Eligibility: Persons legally entitled to work in Canada
How to apply: For information on EI claims and application procedures call Employment Insurance Information – English 1-
800-206-7218, French 1-800-808-6352 or visit web site for online application procedure

Service description:
   •   For persons legally entitled to work in Canada
   •   Human Resource Centres- job banks
   •   Pre-employment counseling
   •   Referral to training programs
   •   Employment Insurance (EI)



Canadian Information Centre for International Credential (CICIC)                                      Web site: www.cicic.ca
95 St Clair Ave W, Ste 1106, Toronto, ON, M4V 1N6 (Avenue Rd-St Clair St W)
416-962-9725

Hours: Mon-Fri 8;30 – 4:30

Languages: English, French

Service description:
   •   National clearinghouse
   •   Information and referral for individuals who want to know how to get their educational or occupational credentials
       (obtained outside Canada) assessed and recognized
   •   Advocacy on portability of credential
   •   Does not grant equivalencies or assess credentials, or intervene on behalf of individuals



COSTI Corvetti Education Centre
Employment Assistance Services (OUTLET)                                                    Web site: www.costi.org
760 College St, Toronto, ON, M6G 1C4 (Ossington Ave-College St)
416-534-8437

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 – 4:30

Languages: Chinese (Cantonese); English; Somali


Service description:
   •   For newcomer eligible to work in Canada including immigrants, convention refugees, and foreign-born Canadian
       citizens
   •   Assist job ready clients in accessing the labour market through job search workshops, pre-screening and matching
       with employers
   •   Counseling; assistance with resumes, cover letters, interview techniques




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Toronto Community Employment Services                                                    Web site: www.tces.on.ca
2221 Yonge St, Ste 403, Toronto, ON, M4S 2B4 (Yonge St-Eglinton Ave E)
416-488-0084

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 – 4:30

Languages: Arabic; Armenian; Chinese (Mandarin); English; Spanish

Service description:
   •   For newcomer, immigrant, or refugee women legally entitled to work in Canada
   •   Employment Assistance Services – unemployed persons not registered elsewhere, including those on social
       assistance
   •   Employment Resource Centre
   •   Women at Work (WOW) – employment assistance



Toronto District School Board Bickford Centre
Newcomer Opportunities for Work Experience                                            Web site: www.next-steps.ca
777 Bloor St W, Rm 120, Toronto, ON, M6G 1L6 (Christie St-Bloor St W)
416-393-0350

How to apply: Referral from government funded Employment Assessment Centre

Service description:
   •   For unemployed newcomers with no paid Canadian work experience
   •   3 week job search program including skills assessment, job search strategies, information on Canadian workplace
       culture and expectation, and business etiquette
   •   Individualized job search assistance



Neighbourhood Link Support Service                                               Web site: www.neighbourhoodlink.org
East Toronto Employment Centre for Newcomers to Canada
3032 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON, M4C 1N2 (Victoria Park Ave-Danforth Ave)
416-691-7407

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 – 5

Languages: English; Gujurati; Hindi; Kachi; Swahili; Telugu

Service description:
   •   10 day job search workshop for newcomers, covering labour market information, interview techniques, resume,
       networking; job matching; job coaching; access to computers and fax machine
   •   Free internet access




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LEGAL SERVICES
Community legal clinics connect individuals to legal representatives, providing support in form applications, domestic
disputes, immigration status, landlord and tenant concerns and other issues.

Legal Aid Ontario                                                                            Web site: www.legalaid.on.ca
375 University Ave, Ste 204, Toronto, ON, M5G 2G1 (University Ave-Dundas St W)
416-977-8111

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 – 5

Languages: Amharic; English, Farsi; French; Spanish; interpreters may be arranged for other languages

Service description:
    •   Represents refugee claimants at hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board, and on applications to the
        Federal Court; claimants must obtain Legal Aid certificate; lawyer and paralegal assigned to each case
    •   Represents immigration detainees at Toronto West Detention Centre and Canada Boarder Services Agency,
        Immigration Holding Centre at detention reviews on a duty counsel basis; detainees must be financially eligible
        for legal aid but need not obtain a certificate



Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic
180 Dundas St W, Ste 1701, Toronto, ON, M5G 1Z8 (University Ave-Dundas St W)
416-971-9674

Hours: Mon, Thu-Fri 9 – 12 noon, 1 – 5; Tue 12 non – 7; Wed 1 – 5

Languages: Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin); Vietnamese; interpreters available for Khmer, Lao

Service description:
    •   For persons with low incomes who speak the above languages and cannot communicate in English; must meet
        financial eligibility guidelines Community legal clinic
    •   Deals primarily with immigration, tenant issues, social assistance, employment rights, poverty law; most refugee
        cases referred to Legal Aid; may provide representation
    •   Summary advice in domestic violence and other family law cases



Refugees and Immigrants Information Centre
260 Wellesley St E, Ste 109, Toronto, ON M4X 1G6 ( Parliament St-Wellesley St E)
416-961-7027

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 – 5

Languages: English, French, Sinhala, Spanish, Tamil, translation and interpretation for 30 languages

Service description:
    •   For immigrants and refugees
    •   Settlement services, translation of documents, information and referral to legal services; paralegal services;
        Assistance with immigration matters – statutory declarations, affidavits and oaths, sponsorship (overseas and
        inland) appeals for failed refugee claims
    •   Lawyer available by appointment and in emergencies 416-366-5444
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RECREATION

Toronto Parks and Recreation Division                                                      Web site: www.toronto.ca/parks
South District
81 Elizabeth St, Toronto, ON M5G 1P4 (Bay St-Dundas St W)
416-392-1111 Information Line
416-397-7146 TTY

Service description: 25 Toronto Parks and Recreation Centres across the City of Toronto that provide physical,
social, cultural and recreational activities for all ages including senior and persons with disabilities, caregivers, and child
programs

Fees: Persons requiring financial assistance to access services may apply for the Welcome Policy
When applying for the Welcome Policy, you will need the following documents with you

    •   Identification for all members of your family (such as birth certificates, driver’s licenses, immigration papers, or
        passport)
    •   Proof of address (such as a utility bill, lease agreement, or driver’s license
    •   Proof of total family income (such as social benefits stubs, including, the drug benefit portion, two consecutive pay
        stubs, letter from a social agency or religious institution, current Notice of Assessment, etc.)

Return your completed application form to your local community centre.



YMCA of Greater Toronto                                                                 Website: www.ymcatoronto.org
YMCA Health, Fitness and Recreation Centres
42 Charles St E, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1T4 (Yonge St-Bloor St E)
416-928-9622

Hours: Mon-Thu 8 – 8; Fri 8 – 7

Languages: English

Service description:
    •   Fitness, health education, and recreations programs for all ages and abilities
    •   Individuals, couples, and families
    •   Membership fees; financial assistance may be available




Children’s Book Bank                                                                    Website: www.childrensbookbank.com
350 Berkeley St, Toronto, ON, M5A 2G1 (Gerrard St E-Parliament St)
416-922-7323

Call for hours of service


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Service description:
   • Children can go each day and select a book to take home for free

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRES

No Ontario Health Insurance is required for general services. Each health centre serves a specific
population group and catchment area.

Access Alliance                Anishnawbe Health             Anne Johnston Health              Central Toronto
Multicultural Community        Toronto                       Station                           Community Health Centre
Health Centre                  225 Queen St E, Toronto,      2398 Yonge St, Toronto,           168 Bathurst St, Toronto,
340 College Street, Ste 500,   ON, M5A 1S4                   ON, M4P 2H4                       ON, M5V 2R4
Toronto, ON, M5T 3A9           416-360-0486                  416-486-8666                      416-703-8480
416-324-8677                   Queen St E- Sherbourne St     416-486-6759 TTY                  Bathurst St-Queen St W
                                                             Yonge St-Eglinton Ave W
3040 Danforth Ave, Toronto,    Services First Nation’s                                         Shout Clinic
ON, M4C 1N2                    population                                                      Services Youth
416-693-8677                                                                                   467 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON,
Victoria Park Ave-Danforth                                                                     M4Y 2G8
Ave                                                                                            416-927-8553
                                                                                               Jarvis St-Wellesley St
Centre Francophone de          Davenport Perth               East End Community                Flemingdon Health Centre
Toronto                        Neighbourhood Centre          Health Centre                     10 Gateway Blvd, Don Mills,
Services French speaking       1900 Davenport Rd,            1619 Queen St E, Toronto,         ON, M3C 3A1
persons                        Toronto, ON, M6N 1B7          ON, M4L 1G4                       416-429-4991
22 College St, Main Fl,        416-658-6812                  416-778-5858                      Don Mills Rd-Eglinton Ave E
Toronto, ON, M5G 1K3           Symmington Ave- Davenport     Coxwell Ave-Queen St E
416-922-2672                   Rd
Yonge St-College St
The Four Villages              Lake shore Area Multi-        Lawrence Heights                  Planned Parenthood of
Community Health Centre        Service Project (LAMP)        Community Health Centre           Toronto
                                       th
1700 Bloor St W, Toronto,      185 – 5 St, Etobicoke, ON,    12 Flemington Rd, Toronto,        Services 13 – 29 years
ON, M6P 4C3                    M8V 2Z5                       ON, M6A 2N4                       36B Prince Arthur Ave,
416-604-3361                   416-252-6475 – health         416-787-1661                      Toronto, ON, M5R 1A9
Keele St-Bloor St W            services                      Bathurst St-Lawrence Ave          416-961-0113
                               Islington Ave-Lake Shore      W
                               Blvd W
Regent Park Community          Sherbourne Health Centre      South Riverdale                   Stonegate Community
Health Centre                  333 Sherbourne St, Toronto,   Community Health Centre           Health Centre
465 Dundas St E, Toronto,      ON, M5A 2S5                   955 Queen St E, Toronto,          150 Berry Rd, Etobicoke,
ON, M5A 2B2                    416-324-4180                  ON, M4M 3P3                       ON, M8Y 1W3
416-364-2261                   Sherbourne St-Carlton St      416-461-2493                      416-231-7070
Parliament St-Dundas St E                                    Pape Ave-Queen St E               Park Lawn Rd- Berry Rd
Women’s Health in              York Community Services       Parkdale Community                Rexdale Community
Women’s Hands                  1651 Keele St, Toronto, ON,   Health Centre                     Health Centre
2 Carlton St, Ste 500,         M6M 3W2                       1229 Queen St W                   8 Taber Rd
Toronto, ON, M5B 1J3           416-653-5400                  Toronto, ON, M6K 1L2              Etobicoke, ON, M9W 3A4
416-593-7655                                                 416-537-2455                      416-744-0066
Yonge St-Carlton St                                          Dufferin St-Queen St W            Kipling Ave-Rexedale Blvd




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“Clean up, clean up, everybody everywhere.
Clean up, clean up, everybody do your share.”
Involve children in clean up by establishing a regular clean up routine. Singing the “clean up” song works well. It
works so well in fact that we guarantee to parents that this song will work for them at home too!


The following are a few tips to make clean up easier:
    •   Use disposable wipes for counters, tables and chairs where children have contact. Tables and chairs tend
        to get very dirty with day-to-day use, using disposable wipes reduces the risk of bacterial growth that can
        happen with traditional cleaning cloths.
    •   Have a dustpan and brush, along with rubber gloves, available when doing safety checks of outside
        playground areas.
    •   Use small containers with lids to store paint and glue. This reduces the amount of waste and allows
        longer shelf life of materials.
    •   Store classroom materials where you use them. Have assigned storage spots for all items i.e. parent
        resources, kitchen supplies, art supplies…
    •   Use foaming soap as it spreads easier into all parts of the hands when being washed. It is interesting to
        children and it facilitates self-interest in washing hands.
    •   Make sure all artwork goes home with families at the end of each session (also send home children’s
        name tags and cubby photos) in order to avoid an accumulation of leftover artwork from previous
        sessions.
    •   Wash all toys once per session with soap and water i.e. plastic blocks, plastic food and dishes.
    •   If you notice books getting damaged, repair them right away with scotch tape.
    •   Make sure there is a specific area for staff belongings, keep them out of the main program space.
    •   Can you add more?




A few minutes of organizing each day will keep the program space tidy and you will always know exactly where to
find what you need!
                                                      Appendix B: 6 Parent Resources
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    Name                                Publisher                      Contact                                  Price
1   Communication Check list            Toronto Public health-         Tel: 416-338-8255                        Free
                                        Community partner              Fax: 416-338-8511
2   The Plate mate: A tasty guide to Dairy Farmers of Canada           Check on line “request for               Free
    healthy eating                                                     materials” at
    The Menu Planner                                                   http://www.dairygoodness.ca
                                                                       Tel: 1-800-361-4632 ext 250
    Plate Mate
    A Feeding Guide for
    Preschoolers
    Feeding Children Ages 2 to 5
    Healthy Ways, Healthy Weight
    2006 vol 1
    Healthy Ways, Healthy Weight
    2008 vol 2
    Measuring Tape
    Smooooothies
    Calcium Calculator
    Cook it Up Healthy Poster
    Facts on Snacks
    Fascinating Information About
    Flavoured Milk
    Hypertension
    Hypertension - Pad of 25
    Lactose Intolerance
    Lactose Intolerance - Pad of 25
    Making the Most of You
    Mission 5421: Finding Paradise
    Island
3   Book mark                           Children’s book Bank           416-922 7323                             free
4   TTC Ride Guide                      TTC                            416-393 4636                             free
5   Canada’s Physical Activity        The Public Health Agency of Tel: 1-888-334-9769 or order at               free
    Guide for Children                Canada                      www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/pau-
    Family Guide to Physical Activity                             uap/fitness/order.html
    for Children (6-9 years of age)
    Gotta Move! (6-9 years of age)
6   Bullying: we can all help stop it   Ministry of Education, ON      Tel: 1-800-668-9938 or                   free
    Helping your Child do                                              416-326-5300
    Mathematics: A guide for                                           Fax: 416-325-3407
    parents                                                            Order online at:
                                                                       Publications Ontario On-Line
    Helping your Child with Reading
    and Writing: A guide for parents
                                                Appendix B: 7 Sample Supplies List
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Arts + Crafts                                                                                                    
Glue pots and jug of glue and/or glue sticks
Sturdy paper plates
Markers
Kidsafe scissors (both right and left handed)
Painting smocks
Crayons
Construction paper, mural paper, newsprint (various sizes)
Stickers, foamies, feathers, pom poms, beads
Mung beans and clear plastic cups for bean planting activity
Paint (various colours)
Paint brushes

Indoor Play                                                                                                     
Blocks, puzzles, Lego
Scarves (sleeping bunnies/ dance freeze/ v hungry caterpillar)
Books (a variety of fiction, non-fiction, board, picture…)

Circle Activities                                                                                               
Puppets
Calendar numbers
Blue Tac
Felt Board
Clothes for Pointy the Pencil

Outdoor Play                                                                                                    
Ribbons
Big bubble wands and bubble solution
Sidewalk chalk
Small balls
Sand play toys
Racquets and birdies/balls

Books                                                                                                           
Why animals should not wear clothes
Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Big Brown bear Brown Bear
Mrs Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten


Kitchen Supplies                                                                                                
Reusable plastic cups and plates (for both parent and children)
Cutting boards and knives
Cutlery
Serving bowls and platters
Napkins, paper towels, dish soap, sponges, dish towels, dish draining rack
Plastic food storage containers and large ziplock bags
Colander
Liquid hand soap