Updates for the week of May 3rd!
  • Get the Ontario Covid-19 Child Benefit!
  • "It can be hard to live in our world when your body or mind is not considered best": We Move Together - A Children's Book
  • Parenting During A Pandemic: a workshop
  • It's Ramadan, Curious George!
  • All our Live Programming in a Single Graphic!
  • New! Family Science Fridays on Instagram!
  • Easy Links to Playlists and our Social Media Platforms
  • Stories, Songs, Activities: YouTube links from last week!
  • Content Coming This Week!
  • Yoga Printable for Kids: Outer Space!
  • Board Member Recruitment!
Get the Ontario Covid-19 Child Benefit!

The Ontario COVID-19covid 19 Child Benefit provides financial support to families with young learners to help with additional costs during the COVID-19covid 19 pandemic.
Starting on April 26, we will begin issuing payments of:
  • $400 for each child or youth up to Grade 12
  • $500 for each child or youth up to age 21 with support/access needs
If you received a payment through the Support for Learners program, you do not need to apply for this additional payment.
If you missed applying for the Support for Learners program, you will have the opportunity to apply. Applications will open from May 3, 2021 to May 17, 2021.
We Move Together: A Children's Book About Disability Justice
Children of diverse race and ability are celebrating in a parade with a bright yellow banner with the text We Move Together
This children's book is clear and frank: "It can be hard to live in our world when your body or mind is not considered best."

The book opens with a powerful quote from disability activists Aurora Levins Morales and Patty Berne at Sins Invalid:
"All bodies are unique and essential. All bodies are whole. All bodies have strengths and needs that must be met. We are powerful not despite the complexities of our bodies, but because of them. We move together, with no body left behind. This is disability justice."

We Move Together follows a group of children, with and without disabilities, navigating their day in an urban environment. They move in different ways—fast, slow, on feet, in wheelchairs, using scooters, bikes and canes. Along the way, they work together to...[read the rest of the BLOOM article from Holland Bloorview]
Parenting During a Pandemic: Tips on Managing Behaviour & Keeping Kids Calm
A brown child with dark hair wears a medical face covering and looks up at an health care worker who is looking down and touching the child's head

Thursday May 13th, 2021
To register please contact: Jenn Blunt

Toronto Public Health Workshop presented in partnership with Regent Park Community Health Centre EarlyON
New! Family Science Fridays!
white person with long hair tied up holds a yellow sign with the text Sink on it in their right hand and a toy tricerotops in their other hand over a large clear tub of water
Join Lisa on Fridays for our eight week Family Science series! This Friday, at 11 on Instagram, SINK or FLOAT!! If your child wants to follow along on Instagram, all they need are: a container of water and a few light and heavy objects to experiment with!
It's Ramadan, Curious George!
Rashida is celebrating Ramadan and has a special story for us. Curious George learns about Ramandan and goes to the Mosque on Eid with his friend Karim!
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!
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Join us for Bedtime Live on Instagram every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 pm, or catch it later on YouTube!
Art with Lisa: Tracing Tools!
Make a Cherry Blossom Tree with Rashida!
Yoga with Gecy is Wednesdays on Instagram at 11 am!
This is Bailie's last Friday Dance Party! Look for her Saturdays at 11 am with Music!
Clio reads Gizo Gizo: A Tale from the Zongo Lagoon!
Anna reads A Most Unusual Pet by Wendy A Lewis!
Rashida reads You Can Do It, Bert! by Ole Könnecke
Anna reads Spaghetti Hunters by Morag Hood!
Anna reads Sail by Dorien Brouwers!
Rashida reads When I Found Grandma by Saumiya Balasubramaniam !
Lisa reads Colours!
Make an Origami Star with Anna!
Supporting Children in Managing Perfectionism with Rashida!
Heavy Machinery in Action - The John Deere Gator!!
Clio reads Gizo Gizo: A Tale from the Zongo Lagoon!
Coming Up This Week!
  • When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes
  • Under My Tree by Muriel Tallandier
  • Thesaurus Has a Secret by Anya Glazer
  • Kindergarten, Here I come! by D.J. Steinberg
  • Is Bear here? by Jonathan Bentley
  • Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel by Adam Rubin
Songs & Activities:
  • Paper Bird
  • Bengali Story Time
  • Around Our World: India!
  • More Bedtime Stories with Clio!
  • Sink or Float with Lisa!
Yoga Poster from Kids Yoga Stories! click the image for a printable PDF.
We're Recruiting 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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