2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten Blog

Summer

Welcome to summer! The weather in Calgary has been wildly different from day to day--sunny, then thunderstorm, then hail, then sunny again. That's how you know it must be summer! For our daycare, that means the kids need to bring rain jackets and sunhats every day,...

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Mother’s Day

This weekend is Mother's Day, and you know what that means: all the students at 2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten are gearing up to make the most adorable, if messy, decorations and cards for their moms! It's also the weekend of the Calgary Mother's Day Run & Walk. It's...

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Science @ 2KPK

The science curriculum at 2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten is wonderful! I know what you're thinking--how can our daycare teach science to kids five and under? It all depends on understanding what science means when you're two years old. Kids are really into experimenting,...

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Misty Creek Dog Rescue Fundraiser

Misty Creek Dog Rescue is coming to 2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten! Misty Creek is a Calgary-based no kill shelter that takes in all breeds of dogs and provides them with medical care and helps them find their forever homes. On Friday, one of our teachers will be bringing...

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Uniforms vs. Theme Days

“You have uniforms?” is a question I often hear. “In a daycare?” The answer is an enthusiastic, “Yes!” Some families nod approvingly, and remember their days of yore in their own grey pinafores and navy polo shirts. Others look confused and ask why. When our Calgary...

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My Own Medicine

It’s time for me to drink my own medicine: my 12 month old son has started at my school! I’ve always known it must be horrible for parents to leave their children with someone else for the first time. I could only imagine that hearing them cry as you walk away was...

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Breakthrough Moments

“Woah, that’s nice!” a twenty-month old exclaimed, the first words I ever heard come out of her mouth. “I’m ready for my hug now,” a five year old told me after spending half an hour unable to accept the apology hug offered by her friend for hurting her feelings. “The...

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Peter Pan Effect

Going through our daycare’s archives of Newsletters, I often find photos of previous daycare students. They smile over lemon pepper fish lunches we served last year and wave from the field trip bus a summer ago. I see a pair of girls holding hands, celebrating a...

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Depavement Ahoy!

Welcome to 2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten's all new outdoor space! For the past few years, our daycare had a paved outdoor area where the students could play tag, ride balance-bikes, and build sandcastles. When we wanted to give them a chance to run around on a grassy...

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Motorcycle Trip

The other day when I peeked into our toddler class, I saw all the students drawing motorcycles. They were asking the teachers questions like, “How fast does a motorcycle go?” “What colour is a motorcycle?” and “When can I drive a motorcycle?” The whole week the...

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2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten: Our View on Graduations

A Calgary radio station last week was debating whether or not Pre-Kindergartens and Daycares should have graduation ceremonies. At least one panellist scoffed, saying they were too young. Well! Consider my hat thrown into the ring! I say we absolutely *should*. Here...

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More Room For Love

We have listened to our families and we are always trying to improve our childcare school.  So in saying that we completed a large project over spring break. Our one to two years old babies were in two separate rooms when we first opened our doors.  After a lot of...

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How to Complete a Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run/Walk/Stroll

Thinking of participating in the yearly Calgary Sport Chek Mother's Day Run, Walk & Ride? No problem! We here at the 2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten daycare can share some ideas based on our experiences over the years. First, decide on your mode of transportation....

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Time Travel Daycare

What’s the best thing about working in childcare? By walking down the hallway, I travel through time. I start at our Babies classrooms. At twelve months, my daycare students are sitting up, gazing around rapt with attention, and cooing a variety of sounds. Their...

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