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Nov. 18, 2015 

The autumn is almost over, and the weather will soon be changing again. To winter...

It's time to pull out the sweaters and fuzzy pj's, and if those items are almost a year old, they are probably a little... little. There's still time to bag them up and bring them down to the Fall Kids Toy & Clothing Swap, happening this Sunday, from 11am - 1pm!

As we head into December, the Big Kids Club is making a special month-long celebration, of Celebrations! Our regular fall classes are extending to take a closer look at the parties, decorations, festivities, and traditions that take place in the winter! From Colour Theory to Neighbourhood Adventures, all the classes can make room for celebrations, and we're excited to see it roll out! 

The Winter Season is also right around the corner, running from Jan. 11 - Apr. 1, 2016, and we're pleased to announce that registration for our afternoon program for preschoolers is now open! Flexible attendance, structured play and learning, and most importantly, opportunities to practice social skills! Our Big Kids Club answers all the questions for parents about early learning, in a social-centric context. We're having an Open House on Dec. 6, where you can get all the information!

This Thursday, Buddings is closing a couple hours early, so the teachers can participate in a special workshop about Positive Guidance, but to make it up to you, Sarah's also starting a new Date Night feature, and on the first Friday of December, Buddings will be open until 8pm! 

Find the booking details, and all the details, in the articles below!

Centre News
Professional Development - Nov. 19, 4 - 6pm

This Thursday, the booking calendar is all filled up from 4 - 6pm, because the Buddings teachers are advancing their skills in the area of Positive Guidance. We are excited to welcome ECE instructor extraordinaire Gyda Chud, who will be stopping in to lead a workshop especially for our teachers, in our flexible environment. 

Of course, we'll share anything we think parents could use, and will put a post about the class on the blog, but in the meantime, please note: there will be no daycare after 4pm this Thursday. 

Start Sorting: Our Kids' Toy & Clothing Swap Returns - Nov. 22

It's time! We are officially accepting gently used kids' gear (clothes, toys, accessories, etc.) for our 2015 Fall Kids' Toy & Clothing Swap. Bring it to Buddings before Nov. 20, to get FREE entrance and up to 10 items free! 

Our Swaps have been running successfully since 2012, and while we've fallen into a rhythm, if this your first one, you might have questions. 

This autumn's event happens , Nov. 22, from 11am - 1pm. 

Clothes, toys, and children's accessories dropped off by 6pm Friday Nov. 20, get FREE entry and up to 10 items FREE! 

It's a first-come-first-swapped basis, so if you've been thinking about saving some money on winter gear, be sure to be early! 
Social Skills Take Practice: Big Kids Club Makes Perfect

One of the top concerns among parents of preschoolers, after communication skills, is children's ability to engage, play, and befriend other children. 

Studies show that solid social-emotional development also points to greater success with peers, teachers, and colleagues later in life, and it's not surprising that coping skills for challenging social situations are an asset at any stage. 

Thanks to our flexible scheduling, the Buddings Big Kids Club offers preschoolers more opportunities for social skill development than any other, and our 1:4 ratio means there are always teachers available to help guide, and celebrate success!

Our Fall season is wrapping up, but if you've been considering a social-centric program for your preschooler, the Winter Season registration is now open. 

Please join us on Dec. 6 for our Big Kids Club Open House 

The 12-week Winter Season will run from Jan. 11 - Apr. 1, with classes happening every afternoon, from 1 - 4pm. Families can choose which two days they attend, and can save $225 on the season by confirming attendance by Dec. 24. 

No matter what the learning matter, finding ways to teach kids about sharing, caring, and co-operating equips them with a lesson that lasts a lifetime. 
Make a Date! We're Open til 8pm on Dec. 4!

With holiday planning getting underway, and parties piling up, Sarah and the teachers at Buddings are inviting families to take a night off! 

Starting Friday, Dec. 4, we're pleased to introduce our new monthly feature - Date Night! We'll be open until 8pm!

You deserve a break, and when there's a special, kids-only spaghetti dinner and movie night happening at Buddings, Date Night is a special event for the whole family!

It launches Dec. 4, with a maximum of 8 spots available. To book your night off, email sarah@buddings.ca

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Twice a Week Plan - Making the most of it Why say "Goodbye"? - Making exits easier 
Brain-Based Learning - Making connections
Closing your Account- How to wrap up 
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