Monday, October 26, 2020

 

Happening this week in person and virtually at The Old Millbrook School EarlyON Child and Family Centre.


Monday October 26th  
 
Music and Movement in the morning.

Tuesday October 27th  
 
Music and Movement in the morning.
 
Scavenger Hunts, Stories and More in the afternoon.

Wednesday October 28th 
 
Rhyme Time in the morning.
 
Wacky Science Wednesdays in the afternoon.

Thursday October 29th 
 
Learning Trails in the morning in Partnership with Cavan Monaghan Libraries.
 
Virtual Circle and Story Time in the
afternoon.

Friday October 30th 
 
Healthy Recipe Post

Sunday November 1st 
 
Virtual Self-Reg Sunday


**Registration is required for all in person programs. No drop-ins are permitted at this time.
For more details about our in person programs, visit the events section of our Facebook Page or our website, www.millbrookfamilycentre.com

To register for a program, email omsfc@nexicom.net
See you soon.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

We are so very lucky to be a part of such a wonderful and supportive community. 

A few weeks ago, Carrie Fitzgerarld who hosts and organizes many wonderful Craft and Vendor shows in the Peterborough area delivered a very generous donation of $986 to our organization, The Old Millbrook School Family Centre. 

This amazing donation was possible because of her idea to have all proceeds from two of the Craft and Vendor Shows within the last year directed to our Organization.

Many thanks to Carrie as well as the patrons who have attended these events and the vendors who so lovingly curate beautiful offerings available for purchase at the events. 

We are better because of all of you.

With Gratitude.

Nancy Hurley

Centre Administrator



Monday, October 19, 2020

 

Zoom Cooking with Kids!

 
Join us to make Yogurt Parfaits online with Brenda.
 
Friday October 23rd
Start Time: 10:00am
 
Please register at omsfc@nexicom.net
 
You will be sent an ingredients list and the Zoom Link.
 

 

 

Happening this week in person and virtually at The Old Millbrook School EarlyON Child and Family Centre.

Monday October 19th 
Music and Movement in the morning.
 
Tuesday October 20th 
Music and Movement in the morning.
Scavenger Hunts, Stories and More in the afternoon.
 
Wednesday October 21st 
Rhyme Time in the morning.
Wacky Science Wednesdays in the afternoon.
 
Thursday October 22nd 
Learning Trails in the morning.
Virtual Circle and Story Time in the afternoon.
 
Friday October 23rd 
ZOOM Cooking at 10:00am; Yogurt Parfaits
 
Sunday October 25th 
Virtual Self-Reg Sunday
 
 
**Registration is required for all in person programs. 
 No drop-ins are permitted at this time.
For more details about our in person programs, visit the events section of our Facebook Page or our website, www.millbrookfamilycentre.com
 
To register for a program, email omsfc@nexicom.net
 
See you soon.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

 Learning Trail

Thursday October 22nd, 11:00am - 12:30pm



Join us on the Learning Trail for a fun leaf-finding adventure! There are lots of beautiful fall leaves to find and this week we will be learning where they come from.
Join 3 friends having a big adventure hiking over a mountain and through a forest to collect leaves of all kinds and colors in the story "We're Going on a Leaf Hunt", by Steve Metzger. Finish off with a leaf hunt of your own!
All of our time together will be physically distanced. 
 
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 contacted the day before each program for a pre-screen. All adults and children will also be screened upon arrival prior to joining in the program.


Please note, this is an outdoor program so dress for the weather each day. Access to our building is not permitted at this time.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Rhyme Time

Calling all Parents with Little Ones under 18 months of age. 

Beginning Wednesday October 14th for Four Weeks

9:30am - 10:30am 

Please join us Wednesday mornings for this four week outdoor program.

You will learn songs, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive way.
All of our time together will be physically distanced. 
 
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 contacted the day before each program for a pre-screen. All adults and children will also be screened upon arrival prior to joining in the program.
 
Please note, this is an outdoor program so dress for the weather each day. Access to our building is not permitted at this time

 

Scavenger Hunts, Stories and More

Beginning Tuesday October 13th for Four Weeks

12:30pm - 1:30pm


  
Please join us Tuesday afternoons as we explore nature, enjoy scavenger hunts, share stories and get creative. This program runs for four weeks. All of our time together will be physically distanced. 
 
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 contacted the day before each program for a pre-screen. All adults and children will also be screened upon arrival prior to joining in the program.
Please note, this is an outdoor program so dress for the weather each day. Access to our building is not permitted at this time

Music and Movement (Mondays)

Beginning Monday October 19th for Four Weeks

10:00am - 11:00am

 

Please join us as we move, dance and shake our sillies outside.
 
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 contacted the day before each program for a pre-screen. All adults and children will also be screened upon arrival prior to joining in the program.
 
Please note, this is an outdoor program so dress for the weather each day. Access to our building is not permitted at this time.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Who is that Educator under the mask?

As we begin seeing one and other in person again, there are going to be many times when we have to be wearing Personal Protective Equipment.  Please show your children these photos often to remind them that Brenda, Amanda and Nancy might look a little different with their masks on but it's still us.
 
Photos in order are Brenda, then Nancy and then Amanda.






 

 

 







Pumpkin Painting

Friday October 9, 2020; 10:30am - 12:00pm


 

 

 

 

 




 
 
 
Let's get creative. 
Join us to paint a pumpkin which you will be able to take home to enjoy! Wear clothing that you can get messy!! 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 
 
No Drop-Ins can be permitted at this time.

Please email omsfc@nexicom.net to register. 
Please 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 contacted the day before each program for a pre-screen. All adults and children will also be screened upon arrival prior to joining in the program.
 
Please note, this is an outdoor program and access to our building is not permitted at this time.

Helping to decrease our children's stress when they arrive to in person programs at The Old Millbrook School EarlyON Child and Family Centre.

 
What is it like to have your temperature taken with a contactless thermometer? We would encourage you to have your children watch this video featuring Nancy so they know what to expect ahead of time.

https://fb.watch/YlTr1Xyrj/
 
As always, email us at omsfc@nexicom.net with any questions.
 
 

Monday, October 5, 2020

 









 

Music and Movement (Tuesdays)

Tuesdays from 9:30am - 10:30am 

For Four Weeks Beginning Tuesday October 6th

Registration is Required.

Please join us as we move, dance and shake our sillies outside.


No Drop-Ins can be permitted at this time.
 
Please email omsfc@nexicom.net to register. Please 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 contacted the day before each program for a pre-screen. All adults and children will also be screened upon arrival prior to joining in the program. 
 
Please note, this is an outdoor program and access to our building is not permitted at this time.

Monday, July 20, 2020

What's happening virtually this week on Facebook at The Old Millbrook School EarlyON Child and Family Centre?


https://www.facebook.com/millbrookfamilycentre/

Monday July 20th - 10:00am Zoom Rhyme Time with Nancy

Tuesday July 21st - In the morning, Amanda will be posting two video story times and will be reading "The Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss and "Gifts" by Jo Ellen Bogart and Barbara Reid.
 
In the afternoon, check out a tasty recipe for Taco Tuesday from Brenda! 

Wednesday July 22nd - Observing nature is magical! Let's make our own binoculars to add some excitement to our outdoor observations!
Materials needed: Toilet paper roll (2), Tape, String, Scissors. 


In the afternoon, first time parents of an infant between 0-12 months are invited to join Nancy over Zoom for our "Let's Connect" Parent Chat from 1:30-2:30pm.

Thursday July 23rd - In the morning, Amanda will be providing some fun activities to try for children 0-2 years old and some outdoor sidewalk chalk games for School Age children.

In the afternoon, tune in for story time with Brenda, reading "Dragons love tacos" by Adam Rubin.
Friday July 24th - Science Fun. Join us for a colourful experiment your child will enjoy!

Sunday July 26th - Self-Reg Sunday with Amanda: We will be exploring the hidden stressors in the Social Domain.

See you all this week. We can't wait!!


Friday, May 1, 2020


Connecting During COVID-19 Closures

 

We are here for you and your family during these uncertain times. 


 Please visit us each day on our Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/millbrookfamilycentre/


There you will find posts from our Staff,  other Experts in Child Development, Parenting and Psychology and tonnes of fun ideas to try at home as a family.

Remember to get outside, stay connected, get lots of rest and wash your hands.


We look forward to a day when we can all be together again.  Until then, we miss you and hope you and your family are healthy and safe.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Update as of Saturday March 14th.

As you are aware, the Community Response to COVID-19 has been proactive, thoughtful and intentional.

Our number one priority as we mentioned yesterday is the health and safety of our participants, our staff and the greater community.

It is with keeping that priority in mind that our Organization’s Board of Directors voted yesterday to close all of our programs effective immediately until Monday April 6th.

At that time we will reevaluate any new information, community responses and the directions our Municipal Funders and The Province are providing us with.

Research strongly supports social distancing as an effective strategy to flatten the curve of new occurrences of any outbreak.  This was at the forefront of our minds when making such an important decision.

We thank you for your patience and support as we navigate through the next couple of weeks.

If you have any questions, please email Nancy Hurley at omsfc@nexicom.net.

Any questions or need for further information related to COVID-19 can be directed to Peterborough Public Health.

Thank you.
The Staff and The Board of Directors of The Old Millbrook School Family Centre.

Friday, March 13, 2020


Update for March 13, 2020.

The health and safety of our Participants, Staff and Community are always a top priority for us as an Organization.  We would like to provide you with some updates around our programs in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak.

As of Friday March 13, 2020, our EarlyON Child and Family Centre Stay and Play programs will continue to be open and operational during our regularly scheduled hours.  This decision aligns with what our Municipal Funders and The Province is communicating to us.

The following is a comprehensive list of the actions we are taking within our programs:

Signage has been posted to remind families to self-screen each person young and older in their group prior to entering the program rooms to ensure they are in good health.

Staff will be staying home if they become ill.

All participants will be screened by staff upon arrival as well to ensure everyone visiting is in good health.  Following Organizational Policy and the directives we have been given by our Municipal Leads, participants who disclose symptoms to poor health or who are observed by staff to be in poor health will be asked to leave and head home to prevent the spread of illness and be welcomed back when everyone is healthy once again.

We have increased the frequency the Program Rooms are professionally cleaned.

We are wiping down surfaces and handles frequently throughout the day.

The toys in the infant area are being cleaned daily.  All other toys and materials are being cleaned more frequently as well. 

Public Health issued hand washing signs are posted at all sinks.

All participants are asked to wash their hands following the steps outlined in the signage upon immediate arrival to the Programs.

For the time being, we have closed our kitchen and will not be offering a daily snack, tea or coffee.

Participants are respectfully asked to refrain from bringing in food from outside the program to be consumed in the Child and Family Centre.

Participants are welcomed to bring in their own reusable bottle filled with water.

We are taking a pause from accepting any food donations.  

All programs that are connected to food preparation will be paused for the time being.

The “Cooking Together, Eating Together” event that was scheduled for Wednesday March 18th has been canceled.

“Cooking with Kids” which was scheduled for Wednesday April 1st has been canceled.

Music and Movement will NOT be taking place at Centennial Place, it has been moved to The Dorothy Stevens Rooms at The Old School for the next four weeks minimum.

Parent book lending will pause for the next month at minimum.

We are encouraging as much outdoor play as possible when visiting. 

We value all participants and believe that we can all work together to stop the spread of germs.

If you have any questions at all about the above policies, please email Nancy Hurley at omsfc@nexicom.net.

If you have any questions or need more information specifically related to COVID-19, please contact Peterborough Public Health.

Thank you.
The Team at The Old Millbrook School EarlyOn Child and Family Centre.



Thursday, March 12, 2020

Please be advised that the PA Day activities and Pizza Party that was scheduled for
Friday March 13th has been postponed until the PA in April.

Please email omsfc@nexicom.net if you have any questions.

Thank you.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020


Sharing Information from Peterborough Public Health

 
We will continue to share accurate and reliable information that is made available by our local Public Health Units.

Here is what Peterborough Public Health has made available for people wanting more information about COVID-19.

If further information is needed, please contact Public Health.

https://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/your-health/diseases-infections-immunization/diseases-and-infections/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov/?fbclid=IwAR1efN1AHnUq-ktnh9-gMx9UfwmvUBHHXgcn86OFWydxR6_WksnNwpf6jD4ublic