CCRR Newsletter - Shuswap Children's Association

In This Month’s Newsle3er:
Office Informaon
Supported Child Development
Acvies at CCRR and SCA
Dates, Info, Workshops & Events
Ideas & Acvies
Caregivers Corner
Mail to:
Shuswap CCRR
Box 2579
Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4R5
240 Shuswap St. NE
Phone & Fax:
250-833-0167 (F)
Email & Website:
[email protected]
Happy, Happy, Happy! February is upon us and so
is workshop season here at the Shuswap CCRR!
Take note of the amazing workshops hosted by
the CCRR and the Shuswap Children's Associa0on
in the upcoming months
Liven Up!, and learn about the Science of
Happiness, get Happy with the Happy Days
Workshop series, or aFend a “Chillax” self-care
and relaxa0on session …
beFer yet, do all three!
Visit us at the office or give us a call to
register 250-832-4191
ECE Qualified Subs
Jane Dagneau - 250-832-2478
Monday - Friday: 9 am—4 pm
Heather Lessard - 250-517-0708 - ECE
Tanya Timoffee - 250-833-9577 - ECE
Chris, Amy, Gaynor, Pa7
Dawn Lee - 250-803-3843 - ECE
Rebecca Clarke - 250-463-2107 - ECE Assistant and CEA
Remember to “like” us on
Facebook to stay updated!
(CCRR does not check the qualifica0ons of the persons listed
here, nor do we provide a reference, that is the responsibility of
the employer).
Funded by the Province of Brish Columbia—The Ministry of Children and
Family Development and Sponsored locally by Shuswap Children’s Associaon
A CARF Three-Year Accredita0on was awarded
to Shuswap Children's Associa0on for
Child and Youth Services and Respite Services
3 interactive workshops with concrete examples and ideas on;
creating a happy space and schedule
supporting children with self-regulation
understanding how children learn when feeling safe and cared
WHERE: District Education Centre ,
#110 - 2960 Okanagan Ave
Wednesday, January 28th,
What is self-regulation?
What are the zones of regulation?
How is self care connected to caring for others?
COST: $50.00 for all 3 workshops
(7.5 hours - certificates provided)
Shuswap Children’s Association,
240 Shuswap St NE, Salmon Arm
250-833-0164 ext 0
Pay via Paypal at
Registering more than 1 person?
Saturday, February 28th,
Look at case studies together.
Learn about triggers for challenging behaviours.
Discover tools to support positive experiences.
Discuss what we can do to ensure more happy
days for ourselves and our children.
Saturday, April 18th,
Look at case studies together.
Identify triggers for challenging behaviour.
Discover strategies and tools to support mental
and physical health.
Email [email protected] with each
PRESENTER: Laura Paiement,
School District #83
Healthy Schools &
Proudly hosted by:
Supported Child Development
Child Care Resource and Referral
Calling all Caregivers! You are cordially invited to our Third Annual “Caregiver Chillax”
Date: Friday February 13, 2015
Time: 6:30-8:00
Where: Namaste Yoga and Wellness Centre #201-310 Hudson Ave (above Employment Centre
next to Post Office).
Cost: $10 (special gifts for all)
We will begin with a session about self- care with Laura Paiement (Physiotherapist and expert on self regulation). Then we will enjoy a 45 minute relaxation Yoga session with Nancy Whitticase from Namaste
Yoga and Wellness Centre.
Register: Shuswap Children’s Association
PayPal -
In Person – 240 Shuswap St.
Wear comfy clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one
“Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others.”
Bryant McGill
East Kootenay Early Years Conference May 1 & 2, 2015
Early Bird Full Conference (ends March 13, 2015) $130.00 ◊ Regular Full Conference $150.00
Early Bird Fri. Only $40 ◊ Early Bird Sat. Only $100.00 ◊ Regular Sat. Only $110.00
Register at: 250-426-2542 ◊ or:
Salmon Arm
Shuswap Lake Estates:
Salmon Arm - Li3le Caboose Playgroup: 9:00-11:30
Monday Mornings Info: 250-833-0164 Ext 0
Operates year round except Holidays
Playgroup meets on Thursday mornings
Call 250-675-3828 for informaon
Strong Start Programs:
Early Childhood Development
School District 83 Programs
Programs Family Drop-Ins
@ DAC, Salmon Arm West, MV
BeaFe, Parkview, Sorrento, Celista ,
Carlin, and Falkland ;
Family Place operates Wednesdays
Phone 250-838-9446 for info
Phone Eagle Valley Community
Resource Society for informa0on:
Call the schools for mes & info
Enderby /Out of School
Program and Drop-In
Phone 250-838-6676 for info
Saturday, March 7, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
District Educaon Centre
#110—2960 Okanagan Ave
Salmon Arm
Create Inspiring Spaces, ThoughPul Transions and
Enhance Your Happiness
Lunch will be served
(please let us know of any food sensi0vi0es)
6 hour cer0ficate will be awarded
Early Bird Special: $60.00
ASer February 13th: $75.00
Pay via PayPal, cheque or cash.
Call Shuswap CCRR at 250-832-4191 or email
[email protected]
Cathy Pengelly: Long 0me ECE’er will give us some great ideas for “Keeping It Real”
crea0ng natural, invi0ng spaces for children
Dawn Lee: Another crea0ve, local ECE will show how to reduce stress and chaos for
children and you , from one ac0vity to the next with “Transi0ons”
Dr. Mark Holder an Associa0ve Professor at UBC where he studies the “Science of
Happiness”. He leads a research team that is iden0fying factors that contribute to
happiness in children (e.g. temperament, social rela0ons). His team is also
inves0ga0ng strategies to enhance happiness in adults.
First Aid Courses
Early Childhood Educators of B.C. Annual Conference:
“Strengthening Connecons Through
Our Cultures and Pracces”
St. John Ambulance First Aid Courses and Food Safe
check it out at or 1-866-321-2651
F A. C. T. S. First Aid. Call 1-866-583-2287
Or go to
April 30– May 2, 2015
Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
8181 Cambie Rd., Richmond, B.C.
Online Registra0on available late January, 2015
Stop Family Violence -The Public Heath
Agency of Canada has launched “Stop Family
Violence”, a new web-based source of current
informa0on for professionals and the public.
Stop Family Violence provides informa0on for
Canadians who are, or know someone affected by
family violence, need help finding services, or
want to learn about family violence in
It also provides informa0on and resources
for professionals on how to help prevent or
respond to family violence.
Important Room to Grow Toy Library
YAHOO! Our Toy Library inventory is online for
your viewing pleasure. Thanks to Gaynor for
all her hard work to make this happen. This
will make checking out toys much more
accessible to you all! Please don’t forget that
our Outreach consultant, Amy is available to
pick up and deliver toys right to your door.
View our library at
Hello Caregivers:
I would like to express my great apprecia0on for the lovely welcome I have been given into the care giving
community over the last few months. I am welcoming feedback from each of you on how I can support you
beFer so please feel free to email me at [email protected] or call me directly at 250 832 4191
with any sugges0ons or ideas.
Beginning in February, I would love to come in to your center or home and offer a story 0me and sensory
ac0vity/ art idea for the children ( I will also be the clean up crew!). This would give me an opportunity to
connect with caregivers and children and for you to get to know me beFer as well. Let’s connect soon to
schedule a date!
~ Amy NuFall, Outreach Consultant
School Aged Activities~
Lemon Battery ~
Materials ~ 4 lemons, 4 galvanized nails, 4 pieces of
copper wire, 5 alligator clip wires, a small light to
power up.
How to ~
Roll and squeeze the lemons to release the juice and pulp inside.
Insert one galvanized nail and one piece of copper wire into each lemon.
Connect the ends of one wire to a galvanized nail in one lemon and then to a piece of
copper in another lemon.
Do this with each of your four lemons until you have them all connected. When you are
finished you should have one nail and one piece of copper unattached.
Connect the unattached piece of copper (positive) and the unattached nail (negative) to
the positive and negative connections of your light. The lemon will act as a battery.
Turn on your light and voila you have powered using lemon power.
Mod Podge Hearts
Materials ~ Yarn, mod podge, wax paper, a marker
How to ~ Use a permanent marker to draw hearts on
wax paper.
Dip one yard of yarn into mod podge solution ( one part
water with three parts mod podge ) and wring out excess
Arrange onto heart shapes and let dry overnight. Attach
a loop of yarn so you can hang them.
We’re all a little weird, and life’s a little weird. And when we find someone whose
weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness
and call it Love. Dr. Seuss
What Helps Us to Love Our Work ~
( ideas taken from, “12 Reasons People Love to Work for You” article, by Roger
Neugebauer )
1) Keep a positive attitude about yourself and co-workers. Your attitude about your
abilities can have a significant dampening or buoying impact on your self-confidence.
When we (AND the people we work with ) believe we are capable of doing our jobs
effectively, the stage is set for our success.
2) Strive to build on people’s strengths. We all have strengths and weaknesses. Comment
on a person’s positive qualities. It can make a BIG difference.
3) Provide feedback to each other. “According to management guru Peter Drucker, what
employees most need to improve their performance is an abundance of objective,
timely feedback on the results of their performance. In well-functioning centers, the
director places a high priority on encouraging staff to provide feedback to each other,
in training staff on how to give feedback, and in providing time and tools for all types
of feedback systems.”
4) View teamwork as a key ingredient of an excellent program. Team building activities
may include brainstorming sessions to solve center problems, rotating jobs as much as
5) Stay committed to the goals of your work. “Directors, I have observed who are
committed to a vision exude intensity and excitement which energizes everyone in
their centers.”
6) Set a high standard. Support each other through challenging times and always strive
to offer nurturing care.
7) Find the resources that you need to grow and perform.
8) Encourage risk taking. Sometimes we don’t agree with a colleague. Find a way to talk
this over and work out a solution. Having these “awkward” discussions can build a
stronger work relationship and diffuse negative feelings.
9) Create a relaxed and happy atmosphere. People thrive with laughter and joy.