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Welcome to the Davenport-Perth EarlyON Child and Family Centre
"SEPTEMBER 2021 Newsletter" 



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Newsletter Highlights

- Program Updates - In-Person and Virtual Programs

- Our EarlyON Staff                                                                   
- KIDS' Corner - Early Literacy                                                               
- Program Calendar

- Upcoming Highlights
- ONE to ONE - Support for Parents/Caregivers 
- Pregnancy Supports
- Preventing Diabetes (South Asian Families)
- Children & Bullying Workshop
- COVID Wrap Around Project
- AUTISMO Toronto (group for Portuguese speakers)

Dear Families,   

Welcome, September!

Hope you are enjoying the warm weather as we begin to move into the fall months. Please join us for a variety of outdoor activities and programs, as we can continue to meet in person. The September calendar is below. 

 
Congratulations to all of our preschool graduates who will be entering kindergarten in September. Thanks for staying with us throughout the year and for participating in the various programs.

The summer went by rather quickly! We have attached some resources to help you prepare for school. Please see the links.

*Comfort, Play and Teach – resources for families:
https://www.imhpromotion.ca/Resources/Comfort,-Play-Teach 
 
*COVID and Schools – what you need to know:

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-reopening-recovery-rebuild/covid-19-reopening-guidelines-for-businesses-organizations/covid-19-guidance-elementary-secondary-schools/

We also remind you that we are here for you until your children turn age 6, so please reach out if you are looking for extra resources, parent groups, and different child development supports.  

September 30th is Orange Shirt Day. In respect for those impacted by the 139 Indian Residential schools that operated from 1831 – 1996 across Canada, please join us in wearing an orange shirt, or piece of clothing to honour and give thanks to the ancestors of Indigenous families, and to continue learning about our country’s history.

 

https://www.anishinabek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/An-Overview-of-the-IRS-System-Booklet.pdf
 
The Story of the Orange Shirt…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll1pUrK29MM&t=11s 
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll1pUrK29MM&t=21s


If you are interested in attending any of our in-person programs, contact Gisely to register as soon as possible at gsignoretti@dpnchc.ca 

Once you register, we will send you an email WITH MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE PROGRAM, INCLUDING OUR HEALTH SAFETY COVID-19 GUIDELINES. We continue to adhere to Public Health directives to keep us safe and reduce the spread of COVID during program. 

Please join our Facebook page for weekly updates, view our agency website, and check out the SEPTEMBER program calendar - scroll down for more information.
 
If you have not attended any programs with Davenport-Perth EarlyON, you MUST register to join us.  Please email to gsignoretti@dpnchc.ca or cyoudell@dpnchc.ca


Telephone Support
You can also contact our main line if you need to reach someone immediately at (416)656-8025. Ask to speak with staff in the Early Years department. We also provide language support in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Tamil, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, and Hindi.

Wishing you a peaceful, safe, and healthy school year ahead!
(From the Davenport-Perth EarlyON Team)


Our EarlyON Staff

 


     KIDS' Corner - Early Literacy
 
https://childrensliteracy.ca/getattachment/1e5684ac-e5e7-4f37-af92-39040899f21c/Tips-for-parents-of-pre-school-aged-children.pdf.aspx?lang=en-CA
 
   
 
 
 
     Early Years - SEPTEMBER Calendar




 

SEPTEMBER Highlights:

ALL PROGRAMS START AFTER THE CIVIC HOLIDAY (week of September 07th)

Our in-person programs will be offered in our main site backyard.

 Families can register for TWO in-person programs.
 
 
To register for our programs, please contact Gisely at gsignoretti@dpnchc.ca - 416-588-3755, extension 560.
 


ONE to ONE - Support for Parents/Caregivers 
 
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
 
Meet in-person with Dana - our Early Childhood Resource Coordinator, to get information and referrals on child development. Contact Dana at dschafer@dpnchc.ca , or a staff in our department anytime. 

 

 
Pregnancy - Prenatal
Healthy Beginnings at The Stop Community Food Centre

(1884 Davenport Road)
 
 
 For pregnancy counseling, food hampers, and supports for your family. 
Please email christina@thestop.org or call Tamara at (416)-588-3755 ext. 557, or our main line at (416)-656-8025 to speak with an EarlyON staff.
 






 

Connecting Children and Youth with Disabilities to Leisure
https://jooay.com/

 
A Brazilian-Portuguese support group for families with autistic kids. For more information, contact them directly.
CITY OF TORONTO COVID 19 Resource List for Families

Please find attached a COVID-19 Resource List for Families that provides parenting information for families to meet their mental health, financial, housing and food security needs at this time...

Davenport-Perth EarlyON Facebook Group Page
 
Join our Facebook Group Page and get connected to our virtual programs, along with daily updates...
 
Click on the link, http://dpnchc.com/programs/earlyon/ which will take you to our website and the FB group link. Answer the membership questions and we will gladly accept your friendship. If you are not a member of our centre, please call our main site for an EarlyON registration form (416) 588-3755 (dial any staff extension 550, 556, 557), or email us at info@dpnchc.ca and we will send you the information.
 

What if I don't have Facebook? 
If you are not a member of Facebook, connect with us directly through our DPNCHC website to access the calendar, child development information and updates. OR please call us anytime (416)588-3755 and speak with any of our staff!   
 
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Our mailing address is:
1900 Davenport Rd
Toronto, ON
M6N1B7
email:info@dpnchc.ca
T:416-588-3755 EarlyON
T: 416-656-8025 Main line

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