Updates for the week of June 14th!
  • We're Ready to Schedule Outdoor Visits and Can't Wait to See You!
  • Outdoor Programming is Coming!
  • The Everyone is Awesome Lego Set, and the Love Is Love song for kiddos!
  • Playlist: Recognizing Indigeneity
  • Family Science Fridays on Instagram and YouTube: Magnets!
  • More Science: Play a Game of Science Doodle! Make Sun Dial!
  • All Our Live Programming in a Single Graphic!
  • Easy Links to Playlists and our Social Media Platforms
  • Stories, Songs, Activities: YouTube links from last week!
  • Content Coming This Week!
  • AGM Follow Up: Links to our Annual Report and 2020 Audit
A group of adults and children stand outside a building next to a table with books on it
Outdoor Visits! Free Books!

Beginning Monday, June 21st, we can receive short, scheduled, physically distanced visits from families on the lawn at Kimbourne from 9:30 to 11:30 am! We're scheduling about 8 families each hour, so email us to tell us which days and times you'd like to come and watch for a confirmation. Ideally, choose two days to help us with scheduling. The week of June 21st, we're scheduling visits for Monday 21st / 28th, Tuesday 22nd / 29th, Friday 25th / 2nd, Saturday 26th / 3rd. We have books available for infants and kiddos up to 7 years old, including some French books! Our staff have lovingly prepared small bags of playdough for each child as well!

Beginning the week of June 21st, Virtual Drop-in hours will be reduced to Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:30 - 10:30 am and will be phased out when Outdoor Programming begins.

Outdoor Programming Announcement! The provincial government has approved outdoor programming for EarlyON Centres during Step One. Toronto Public Health will make the next move, providing any updated guidelines needed before we can set a date for the opening of East End Children's Centre's Outdoor Programming. We anticipate these programs will operate Monday through Saturday in the mornings. Watch for updates in our weekly newsletter. Unfortunately, we just don't know if it will be days or weeks before this information is available.
Happy PRIDE Month to Us All!
Lego figures in all colour of the PRIDE rainbow including brown and black are arranged on strips of rainbow flag colours
Read about the EVERYONE IS AWESOME! LGBTQ2S Lego Set!!
A fun, inclusive kids' song that celebrates love, the colours of the rainbow, and the diversity of families & relationships.
Planning for PRIDE! Pride Toronto Calendar
Family Science Fridays!
Last week: Magnets!
Next week: Astronomy!

Join Lisa on Fridays on Instagram for our eight week Family Science series!
Week Before: Yikes! The YouTube link broke after we published it, so it's here again: seeds in different kinds of fruit!


Check out these other cool science activities: Play a game of Science Doodle or Make a Sun Dial! Click on the photos to link to instructions!
Check out Science at Home at the Ontario Science Centre!
Science! Yoga! Music! Puppets! Art! Bedtime!
Find Our Live Programming Info All in One Place!
Click anywhere on the graphic to access a PDF with live links!
Easy Links to ALL our Recorded Content!
scroll for more playlists and content
Join Clio for Bedtime Live on Instagram every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 pm, or catch it later on YouTube!
Beach Yoga with Gecy!
Puppets and Castle Time with Lisa! Learning not to judge!
Singing songs with hand movements, with Bailie!
Lisa reads CatBoy Stories!
Anna reads The Story of James by David McPhail
Rashida reads Sumi's First Day of School Ever by Soyung Pak
Read Lucy and Lila by Alison Fletcher with Anna!
Read Astronaut Training by Aneta Cruz with Anna!
Rashida reads Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed!
Anna reads The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson!
In Cantonese: make a moving paper snake with Anna!
In Bengali: Rashida reads When Tusi's Teeth Fell Out and talks about celebrating the loss of baby teeth!
Coming Up This Week!
Books:
  • All the Lost Things by Kelly Canby
  • Biscuit Visits the Doctor by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia
  • Clifford the Small Red Puppy by Norman Bridwell
  • The Same But Different Too by Karl Newson
  • Hot Hot Roti for Dada-ji by Farhana Zia
  • Balloons for Papa by Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia
Songs & Activities:
  • Make a Moving Paper Penguin!
  • All Around Our World: Somalia!
  • Family Science: Astronomy!
Did you miss our AGM?
Our virtual Annual General Meeting was May 29th. We thank all who attended! See our Annual Report and 2020 Audited Financial Statements.

We are still recruiting new board members!
East End Children's Centre's (EECC) Board of Directors is the official operator of EECC, and makes key decisions on programming, planning, operations, governance, fundraising and finances, among other topics. EECC stays community driven because local parents, grandparents, caregivers and other key community members volunteer to serve.Learn more about our board recruitment and email us at eecc@rogers.com to ask questions or apply!
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