As well, for National Child Day, in collaboration with Vernon, Penticton and Shuswap Child Care Resource and Referral Centres, we hosted a professional development evening with Hannah Beach and Tamara Strijack with 81 participants. They taught us about the importance of “connecting”, making a conscious effort to connect with that child so that they feel comfortable with us. This creates the emotional safety that our children need, in order for them to learn, grow and discover their best selves.
This 2020 holiday season more than any other year, please find time to connect with the children in your life - go for a walk together, watch a holiday movie together, wrap gifts and write cards together, go shopping for a gift for a family member together, bake cookies together, read a holiday story together. Help them feel safe and secure by being together and connected with them.
Take care everyone, be kind to yourself and others, and enjoy the Holidays!