Your November News & Updates
Happy November!
 
November in the Okanagan can sometimes be gloomy and grey. But with National Child Day around the corner on Nov. 20, we’re hoping to add some fun and excitement to this month, and get families outside to embrace whatever weather there may be! The Central Okanagan Early Years Table (COEYP) has come together to put on a Central Okanagan Story Walk for our communities and it’s happening to at various parks from Peachland to Lake Country. Please find out more about our Central Okanagan Story Walk below.

And a big thank-you to all who attended our 43 Annual General Meeting on Oct. 29! It was so wonderful to see over 25 of our members and community supporters participating in our year-in-review and in the professional development session provided by Dr. Susan Holtzman!

We have an exciting fundraiser coming up tomorrow (Mon. Nov. 2): Playful Healing Raffle. All proceeds of the raffle will go to supporting our free play therapy sessions! Check it out here: https://trellis.org/childhood-connections-online-raffle. THANK-YOU for supporting us!

Sincerely,
Melissa Hunt,
Executive Director
National Child Day 2020
National Child Day is celebrated in Canada on November 20 in recognition of our country’s commitment to upholding the rights of children.

This year, we have partnered with 3 other Child Care Resource & Referral centres to bring you a Collaborative National Child Day Event. Be sure to check out the event and register early because you won't want to miss this!

Also, a reminder that we are looking for children's artwork to display the week of Nov 16th-20th. Click below for more info.

Also, we are SO excited to be hosting our first community collaborative Story Walk with members of the Central Okanagan Early Years Partnership. Please click on the link below to find out more about how to participate. There are so many ways to celebrate National Child Day in our community this year!
Workshop:
Community Conversations with our Community Pedagogists
November 12th & December 10th
Please join our Thompson-Okanagan community Pedagogist team, Amy Wesley and Teresa Smith, for a 2-part conversation about living well with children during this pandemic.
Fundraising Raffle!
We're hosting a raffle prize draw on Monday, November 2! One day ONLY!

All proceeds go towards our new program, Playful Healing; that provides free therapy to children for families in need. Some fun prizes to be won from a wine tour to EXIT escape room passes - there's something for everyone!
ThankYOU for your support!
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The most recent update from the Early Childhood Pedagogy Network.
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The days are getting shorter and colder - We will be needing some fascinating ways to keep the kiddos engaged and that will happen with these fun and simple ideas!
We have two child care centres closing/downsizing in our community with an array of furniture, toys, and resources for sale.
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