SFU Childcare Society is a place where: Children are valued for their ability to engage in meaningful work, for their wonder and curiosity, for their unique perspectives, and for their capacity to play and learn. Families are valued for their bonds and traditions, for their commitment to work, home and community, and for their dreams for themselves and for their children. Educators are valued for their vision, for their delight in children, for their skill and knowledge, and for their commitment to families and lifelong advocacy and learning. Our core values of joy, relationships, freedom, exploration and experience, communication, responsibility, accountability and integrity, and respect guide our learning community.
Excitement building for our Childcare Action event
On May 14th, over 200 children, 50 educators and many parents gathered on SFU AQ to celebrate the National Week of Action for Childcare. Activities, music and information on the $10 a day plan are involved!
We have set up posters in our programs asking parents to tell us what quality childcare means to them. These will be displayed in the walkway next week for all families to see. We also have Canadian childcare facts written with sidewalk chalk. Have a look, you can’t miss them!
Summer Program Registration is open!
Some of the highlights include: field trips to various local parks and pools on Tuesdays and Thursdays, swimming at the SFU pool on Friday afternoons, the annual trip to Spanish Banks for the Sandcastle competition will be on Fri July 24th. The dates for the overnight trip to Camp Elkgrove are Mon Aug 24 to Wed Aug 26. (for Voyageurs children only). The summer calendars will be posted soon. Looks like it will be a fun one with lots of exciting and stimulating activities!
SFU Childcare Society Awards List:
- The Legacy Award from the B.C. government, 2012
- Pat Frouws received The Prime Minister’s Certificate of Excellence in Early Childhood Education
- UniverCity Childcare Centre being recognized as Canada’s first Living Building—a building that has been heralded as the greenest childcare centre on the planet by the recent published book, Generation Green: The Making of the UniverCity Childcare Centre. And UniverCity Childcare building has won a Canada Green Building Award in 2013