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It's Transportation Month, and if you've been in this week, you'll have seen the piece de resistance hanging from the ceiling in the front room. Hint: It's a flying machine. :) We've built a SkyTrain station and have taken so many imaginary field trips by bus and boat we're starting to get homesick. Just kidding! We love travelling. 

The Early Purchase deadline is the end of next week, which means if you buy your December hours before the 24th, you'll find a 3-hour bonus added to your account. And don't forget, we'll be closed for the last week of the month (until Jan. 7, 2013).

But the biggest and most exciting news this month is about the launch of our preschoolers' program! The website has all the details, the Open House is Dec. 9, and there's even a contest where you could win a spot FOR A YEAR!! Seriously. 

Check it all out in the articles below!

In this newsletter...

Preschoolers' Program Open House
"Preschool" Naming Contest
Christmas Holiday Closures
Early Purchase Bonus until Nov. 24
All Aboard! It's Transportation Month
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Preschoolers' Program Open House - Dec. 9, 2012


You  were the first to know about our new preschoolers' program, launching in January, and we wanted to make sure you were at the top of the invitation list for the Open House and info session on Dec. 9, 2012, from 1 - 4pm.

The program is a special version of the flexible educational care you know and love, in a structured format that follows the guidelines to prepared 3 - 5 year olds for kindergarden and beyond. 

The Open House is the perfect opportunity to come see the space, meet the teacher, and get all the details for the first season, running from Jan. 7 - Mar. 31, 2013. Our program handbook will be available, and if spaces are still available, you can even register on the day.

Just can't wait? You can find all the information and apply on our newly created Preschoolers' Program webpages.
"Preschool" Naming Contest! Win a year of free "preschool"!


If you read the notice above, and thought, "Wow, that sounds like a great program for my family/friend/granddaughter/neighbour," get ready to win your way in. We've got a contest happening that could get you spot for a whole year! That's an awesome prize! 
The "Preschool" Naming Contest starts today, and to win, all you have to do is come up with a name for our new afternoon program for preschoolers. But there's a catch: you can't use the word "preschool." 
Other than that, go crazy! Well, not crazy. Read through the program details pages and send us something that reflects our centre and philosophy. The submission details, and the whole story, are on our website, and the deadline is Dec. 20, 2012. 

We're proud to be Vancouver's first flexible occasional daycare, and sometimes breaking new ground is tough. But with an open mind, and some help from our friends (you!), we think we'll be okay. Seriously, you have to hear this story...

Christmas Holiday Schedule for 2012/13


Through a series of coincidences and fortunate events, Talia and Lawrence are going to Spain for Christmas. To be honest, it's come as a bit of a surprise to us, too! 


We had already told you that we would be closed for the week from Christmas to New Years, but due to... going to Spain, our holidays are being extended until Jan. 4, 2013. We will be back in normal working order for Monday, Jan. 7, with the first day of preschool happening that afternoon! 


All the date information, including our upcoming Open House, and our daily snack menu can always be found on our Google Calendar, which you can also access from our Events Page



Get a 3 hour bonus with your Dec. hours by Nov. 24
When you buy hours by the 24th of the previous month, you'll find a 3-hour bonus added to your account. It helps us out to know who and how many families we can expect, for planning, as well as for clearing out the end-of-month bills. 

If you'll be coming in to us for the next month, make your purchase before the 24th and come in 3 hours more! 

Thank you!

All Aboard! It's Transportation Month!

With the level of interest the kids have for planes, trains, and automobiles, we were just waiting for the right time to spend the whole month exploring this insanely popular topic. There are just so many options. 

We've been traveling all over the world on our pretend bus and creating a whole transit network out of egg cartons. Check out our Projects Page to see what we've been up to so far.

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