Thursday, February 25, 2021

 

The Learning Trail in Partnership with Cavan Monaghan Libraries

Thursdays in March from 11:00am - 12:00pm. 

 Join us at the Old Millbrook School for a fun Learning Trail hosted by The Old Millbrook School EarlyON Child and Family Centre and the CMLibraries.

This is an outdoor physically distanced program.

Phonics Station - learn your letters and their sounds

Story Walk - Enjoy a picture book on the move.

Extension Activity - Learn something new!

Registration is required.

No Drop-Ins can be permitted at this time.

Please email omsfc@nexicom.net to register.

Please be sure to include your phone number and the full names of all who will attend with you and their ages.

Participants will be contacted to confirm their registration or to be informed that the program is full.

Participants will be emailed our COVID Policies and Procedures and will be sent the link to our online COVID Screen which must be completed for all individual participants each day prior to arrival at the program.

Please note, this is an outdoor program so dress for the weather.

Please note that infants should be worn in carriers as the trails are not stroller accessible this time of year. 

 

 

Pathways

Wednesdays in March from 10:00am - 11:00am.

 

"We all want our kids to thrive. Play in nature, a healthy environment and a supportive community are keys to well-being.
 
Think back to your childhood and moments spent outside: the wonderful squish of mud between your toes; the scurrying of bugs racing to escape an overturned log; the serious focus of building that perfect snow fort; the concern and effort made to help a turtle cross a road.
 
These moments stay with us for a lifetime. And so does their impact. Spending time exploring our natural world in our childhood and youth not only creates rich, meaningful memories but becomes the building blocks for our health and well-being into adulthood. "
-Shared with gratitude from The Pathway Project
 
Join us for this five week outdoor program where we will engage all of our senses while discovering the magic of spending time together outdoors. 
 
We do use the trails for this program.
Infants should be in worn carriers as the trails aren't easy to navigate with strollers.
Please dress for the winter weather and wear proper footwear.
 
Registration is required.
No Drop-Ins can be permitted at this time.
Please email omsfc@nexicom.net to register.
Please be sure to include your phone number and the full names of all who will attend with you and their ages.
 
Participants will be contacted to confirm their registration or to be informed that the program is full.
Participants will be emailed our COVID Policies and Procedures and will be given the link to our online COVID Health Screen to be completed the same day as the program before you arrive. 
 
Please note, this is an outdoor program so dress for the weather each day.
 
 
 

Pathways

Tuesdays in March from 10:00am - 11:00am.

 

"We all want our kids to thrive. Play in nature, a healthy environment and a supportive community are keys to well-being.
 
Think back to your childhood and moments spent outside: the wonderful squish of mud between your toes; the scurrying of bugs racing to escape an overturned log; the serious focus of building that perfect snow fort; the concern and effort made to help a turtle cross a road.
 
These moments stay with us for a lifetime. And so does their impact. Spending time exploring our natural world in our childhood and youth not only creates rich, meaningful memories but becomes the building blocks for our health and well-being into adulthood. "
-Shared with gratitude from The Pathway Project
 
Join us for this five week outdoor program where we will engage all of our senses while discovering the magic of spending time together outdoors. 
 
We do use the trails for this program.
Infants should be in worn carriers as the trails aren't easy to navigate with strollers.
Please dress for the winter weather and wear proper footwear.
 
Registration is required.
No Drop-Ins can be permitted at this time.
Please email omsfc@nexicom.net to register.
Please be sure to include your phone number and the full names of all who will attend with you and their ages.
 
Participants will be contacted to confirm their registration or to be informed that the program is full.
Participants will be emailed our COVID Policies and Procedures and will be given the link to our online COVID Health Screen to be completed the same day as the program before you arrive. 
 
Please note, this is an outdoor program so dress for the weather each day.
 
 

 

 

 

Explore Outdoors; Invitations to Play

Mondays in March from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

 

Come and join us outdoors with materials that invite exploration and play.
 
We do use the trails for this program.
Infants should be in worn carriers as the trails aren't easy to navigate with strollers.
Please dress for the winter weather and wear proper footwear.
 
Registration is required.
No Drop-Ins can be permitted at this time.
Please email omsfc@nexicom.net to register.
Please be sure to include your phone number and the full names of all who will attend with you and their ages.
 
Participants will be contacted to confirm their registration or to be informed that the program is full.
Participants will be emailed our COVID Policies and Procedures and will be given the link to our online COVID Health Screen to be completed the same day as the program before you arrive.
 
Please note, this is an outdoor program so dress for the weather each day.
 
 
 

Monday, February 22, 2021

Music and Movement on Zoom

Beginning Monday March 1st.

Please join us as we move, dance and shake our sillies on Zoom with Brenda!
 
This program will run each Monday in March from 10:00am- 11:00am. Join us for one, for some or for all of them!
 
Here is the Zoom Info to join us each Monday!
Meeting ID: 870 9162 0837
Passcode: 794046
 
Please email us at omsfc@nexicom.net if you have any questions.

See you on Zoom! 


 

Exciting News! 

 

On March 1st, 2021 The Old Millbrook School EarlyON Child and Family Centre will begin offering limited pre-registered in person programs again. This is in accordance with Provincial and local Public Health guidelines and safety measures.
 
All in person programs will take place outdoors. "There is no such thing as bad weather!"
 
We will continue providing virtual programming for those of you who prefer to join us online. 
 
All in person programs must be registered for in advance. We are not permitted to allow drop-ins at this time.
 
We will begin to post our program information this coming week on Facebook and our website.
 
As always, please let us know if you have any questions at all.
We cannot wait to see you again.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

 

We have very exciting news! 

 
The Old Millbrook School is now a Pathway Ambassador Program with The Pathway Project, a part of The Pathway to Stewardship and Kinship.
 
What does this mean? Well. For the last three years, our program has made many shifts to focus on the importance of structured outdoor free play and discovery. Now, as a Pathway Ambassador, we have many new resources and supports available to us that we can share with all of you!
 
We will come together and see one and other in person again but for now, we will be sharing ideas, invitations to explore and activities virtually throughout the week but we will focus these offerings especially on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 
 
We are looking for families to actively participate in this journey with us. 
 
How? 
 
We would love for you to email us at omsfc@nexicom.net to let us know you are interested. Then, we will send you the link to a short online survey to complete. After that, join us online on Wednesdays and/or Thursdays when its convenient for you and try out the ideas and activities we share. Share photos through email or in the comments section of each post of you and the children enjoying the activities and share your children's questions, ideas and observations with us.
 
You can also register though the Pathway Project website and share videos there, get ideas from others and be entered into monthly draws for prizes!
 
For more information, you can visit, https://pathwayproject.ca/
 
Here is a quick video about the Pathways Project.