September 2012 Newsletter

Introducing Teaching Teams

@ Our Bridge St. Campus:

Infant Program
Teachers: Ronda & Ashley H. and Cindy as lunch coverage and programing coverage.

Toddler Program
Teachers: Marilyn, Christina, and Ashley T. with Jessica as Enhanced Support and lunch coverage and end of day.

Teachers: Sherry and Kim with Stephanie as lunch coverage and end of day staff.

Connie, Glenda/Tanya, and Jenna as an Enhanced staff.

Best Start Georges Vanier Campus
Lori, Alison, and Jade as lunch coverage and before and after school.


Welcome to all of our New Families

On behalf of the staff and Board, I want to take this opportunity to welcome all of our new families to First Adventure. There are many free resources available in our newly renovated vestibule so please help yourself to the free magazines and brochures.

Fee Schedule as follows:

Infant Program – $65/day
Toddler Program to $43/day
Preschool & Kindergarten Program to $40/day
Best Start to $38/day
Before and After School to $24/day

*As a high quality program that focuses on each child’s development, we struggle to keep our fees as affordable as possible and fundraising activities at a minimum.*

Please help us by participating in: Fundraising with Ease!

As a non profit organization we utilize many creative strategies to fundraise. The easiest and most convenient for parents is our gift card or “SCRIP” program. Like all of our families, we do buy groceries regularly and we use a gift card to purchase our groceries for the centre.

How the program works: First Adventure buys the gift cards and we receive up to 3.5% from the grocery chain as a donation. If all of our families participated in this program, it would have a significant impact on each of our programs. It is very easy. Forms are available in the foyer or ask your child’s teacher for a copy of the gift cards available. Phone your order into the centre and pick up your gift cards. You can use your gift cards all at once or any portion of it, until you have spent the full amount. This program costs nothing to participate, i.e. when you buy a $25 gift card you can purchase $25 worth of groceries/products.


Cooler Weather

Please remember to dress your child(ren) appropriately for the weather. With the cooler temperatures approaching, mitts, jackets and hats are a must! If it warms up in the afternoon we will peal away the layers.




P.A. Days and Non Instructional Days for Children Attending Kindergarten though the Board of Education

First Adventure’s Bridge St. Campus continues to offer an extended Kindergarten Complementary program out of both this campus and our Family Space Campus. This program also has space available for children from the community. Children will meet at our Bridge St. campus between 7:30 & 8:30 a.m. and walk to Family Space with the teacher. Children arriving after 8:30 will meet at Family Space. Children will be returning to the Bridge St. campus between 3:30 & 4:00 p.m. For more information or to register a child for this program, who is not currently attending our Kindergarten program, contact us by email, or phone at 613-962-3474.


Available Space for September

Infant – (under 18 mos)- no vacancies
Toddler Program – (18 to 30 mos)- part time
Jr Childcare– 2 1/2 to 3 yrs – full & part time
Sr/KC –(over 3 to 5 yrs) full and part time
Best Start – We currently have the following vacancies at our Best Start Campus, located in Georges Vanier Catholic School
Kindergarten Complimentary – alternate days for children when they are not attending school
Preschool– ages 2 ½ to 4 years from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., A.M. Nursery school – ages 2 ½ to 4yrs from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

For more information please contact us by email, or by phone at 613-962-3474.
Child care subsidy is available for families who qualify.


Dates to Remember (September & October)

Sept. 10th & 24th Scrip Fundraiser – Please call the office at 962-3474 to place your order.
Thank you for your participation. All funds raised support the children at First Adventure.

Centre Closed for Labour Day

Sept. 28
P.A. Day – Kindergarten programs @ both Family Space and Bridge St. campuses – register now if you have not already done so.

Oct. 4
Campbell’s Orchard Field trip. Toddlers & preschoolers in the morning, Kindergarten and Best Start in afternoon. Bus leaves promptly at 9:30 a.m. from Bridge St. and at 12:30 p.m. from Best Start

Oct. 8
Thanksgiving Day – centres are closed.

Oct. 29
P.A. Day – Kindergarten programs @ both Family Space and Bridge St. campuses – register now if you have not already done so.