Huron Playschool Cooperative

Field Trip: A Visit to the Museum

Among the many best things about our neighbourhood is that we never have to venture very far for an excellent field trip. Yesterday the children in the morning program visited the ROM and we had a very good time.

ROM Walking

Holding hands while walking!

Dinosaurs are impressive.

T-Rex ahead! 

Having fun in the hands-on play area.

Learning to master hieroglyphics!

And who doesn't love searching for dino bones? 

PS If you do, we recommend the wonderful Canadian picture book, Drumheller Dinosaur Dance

Book Cover Drumheller

The Legacies of Rochdale College

Huron Playschool received a mention in the Toronto Star's article this weekend about the legacy of Rochdale College, the utopian co-op dream that turned into a bit of a nighmare. But Rochdale led to several Toronto Institutions that are still around nearly half a century later, including House of Anansi Press, Coach House Books, Theatre Passse Muraille, THIS Magazine, the Hassle Free Clinic, and the Merril Collection of Science Fiction. And last, but not least of all, our very own Huron Playschool, which continues to keep Rochdale's cooperative dreams alive. 

Playschool: "Safe and inclusive for all families."

Playschool Books

Thanks to Playschool Parent Nellie for sharing this testimonial to our programs! 

My daughter attended Huron Playschool for two years before starting junior kindergarten. She has always been an active girl, but Playschool gave her greater confidence in speech, group play, and even her eating habits have improved since joining. Before she left Playschool, my son also joined at the age of two. When he was a baby, I was able to do my co-op shift with him in my baby carrier, so that he too benefited from the Playschool environment. Even when not on co-op duty, I often visited with him. He now stays for the full morning and afternoon program. I truly appreciated the flexibility to co-op with the younger sibling. As a Playschool parent, I am engaged in the program and learning about the development of other children. As a result, I feel more confident as a parent and a caregiver. My children absolutely adore their teacher, Tracey Pegg, who keeps playtime simple, active and imaginative. She is also very good at positive reinforcement and problem solving, which is critical for making Playschool safe and inclusive for all families.

Happy International Women's Day!

Book Cover Rad Women Worldwide

"A good education is important to us..."

Our sign

Over the next few weeks, we'll be sharing testimonials from families who want to show our playschool some love. Thanks to everyone who has contributed! Here's our first, from Parent A.Y.: 

As a good education is important to us, when looking for an after school program for our son who is in Junior Kindergarten, we were very fortunate to come across Huron Playschool.

Tracey is passionate about her work and it shows. She is a talented and compassionate teacher. The children have a great time here with so many activities to choose from, including outings like going to museums. They also learn about expressing themselves and being respectful to each other.

The school is very inclusive, tolerant and accommodating with busy family schedules. I would recommend Huron Playschool to any parents and children!

Cake It Better

Cake

You're amazing, Playschool families! Tonight at our general meeting we ate cake and raised $40 for the #NoDAPL Legal Defense Fund. Thank you for your generosity, and for coming out to tonight's meeting.

Story Time is All the Time

At playschool, we know that books are not just for story time, but that books are for all the time. In this photo, our excellent student teacher Warisha is reading new favourite A Family is a Family is a Family to the children in the afternoon program who are finishing their snacks.

Children reading a story

The Playschool Grocery Store

The big event this week was the opening of the Huron Playschool Grocery Store. Everybody's going shopping! (PS We're so grateful for our excellent student teachers who help make awesome things like this happen.)

Grocery Store

 

 

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