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January – Coquitlam – 3 – 5 yr old

Previous Month’s Interest:

Christmas and Winter Animals

›Literacy: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Christmas vocabulary words, Itsy Bitsy Snowman, The Midnight Express

Physical:  penguin walk race, bowling for presents, Tumblebus, snow angels, freeze tag, snowball toss, find the bows scavenger hunt

Music:  learning Christmas songs and jingles, penguin movement song, Five Little Penguins, Jingle Bells, Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Freeze Dance

Arts: polar bear foot prints in shaving cream snow, gluing feathered snowy owls, penguin tissue collage, cotton ball wolves, folding and cutting snowflakes, Santa jars, wreaths, Frosty the cotton ball snowman, foam stockings, candy cane marble painting
Math: Santa magnet numbers, counting snowballs, Christmas card match-up, serration bells, counting syllables with clapping Christmas words
›Science: hibernation discussion, How do animals stay warm in the snow? What is snow? How do you make ice? Pepsi and Mentos explosion experiment

›Current Interest:



Upcoming Events & Activites

Aerobics class
Music class
French class
18thCaleb’s birthday
19thAerobics class
20thMusic class
22ndFrench class
27thScholastic orders due



We are pleased to announce that we are launching a new and exciting program that we hope you’ll enjoy. The program is called HiMama.

What is the HiMama program?

HiMama will be used by our educators to record activities on their tablets as they happen throughout the day to keep you informed on everything from nutritional information to fun moments and learning activities. It will provide you with real-time email updates and access to a complete history of your child’s experience in our program with photos stored safely and securely in a journal format that you can access from home or on the go through HiMama’s mobile apps.

What does this mean for me?

HiMama will keep you informed with digital updates on your child to complement our important face-to-face interactions. It is also a great way to reinforce your child’s in-program learning at home as you’ll have timely insight into what they’ve been working on throughout the day.

Is there anything I have to do?

Updates of your child will automatically be sent to you via email. If you would like to provide a more recent email for you or your spouse, please send this information to us at your earliest convenience. You can expect to receive an invitation from HiMama soon. At that point you can create an account to access all of your child’s activities, as well as add your own. If you want to share updates with additional family members, you can also do so once you’ve created an account.

Where do I go to learn more?

If you’d like to learn more, you can visit the HiMama website where you can find HiMama’s page dedicated to Internet Safety, an FAQ page with answers to frequently asked questions, as well as a Contact Us page if you have specific questions.




We would like to welcome Jayla, Caleb, Mohammad, Ara and their families.

We’d also like to welcome Courtney and Jules as part of our team.  They both have their ECE licenses and experience working with preschoolers.

Any questions or comments?

Parents, please use our email address: tolearnearly@yahoo.com for questions or comments.  Feel free to talk to the teachers about reminders too.  Please note that we won’t be able to reply to inquiries sent on the e-journal accounts.  Thank you for understanding.


Please label your child’s belongings to avoid items getting lost or misplaced in another child’s cubby.

Please be sure to look for plastic bags of soiled or wet clothes to go home in your child’s cubby at pick up time daily. Thank you for you consideration.

We are still waiting for some family photos. Please bring one if you haven’t already.  Thanks.

Show and Share Day is on Thursdays.  Please remember to bring your child’s toy from home to share with friends only on Thursdays.  We appreciate your cooperation.

Hot Lunch

Tired of packing your child’s lunch?  Please let us know if you’re interested in signing up for hot lunch on Fridays through the company The Lunch Lady starting in February.  Please reply to the email we’ve sent you (Subject: Hot Lunch) by the 13th, Wednesday.


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