Annual General Meeting March 12 @ 6:30 pm
Items up for discussion
Last year for ELCC grant as this pilot project contract will be done March 31 2021
Our new home, summer work projects for 2020
Elections; Chair/President is vacant
As a Non-profit Charitable Organization we need parent and community member involvement.
A special invitation is being sent to our ABC Out of School Program families. We are looking for one-two persons to represent the program on the board parent. We meet monthly, approximately 10 meetings per year, for about an hour. Meetings are open to all. If you are interested in receiving the agenda and or meeting minutes by Email please let me know, so that I can add your name to our Board group. The Agendas and Minuets to past meetings are now hanging in the boot-room along with notification of next meeting, date and time.
Looking forward to seeing new faces March 12th
Meeting held at the Centre.
We welcome you to come to the Centre to drop off a registration form. For those expecting
or on maternity leave, put your child on the wait list as soon as possible.
A Bright Beginning is operated by a non-profit society that is dedicated to proving quality
care. The Centre is now located in the Avondale School on 108 Ave on the west side. The
program provides care to children 12 months to 5 years for Early years and ages 5-12 years
in the ABC out of school program. The educators set up responsive environments
encouraging children to participate at their own pace, following their own natural sense of
curiosity and discovery. Weekly plans are based on the children's interests and
developmental levels from observations of the educators. Planning sheets are posted on the
bulletin board outside the classrooms. Please familiarize yourself with the events. Our cook
provides 2 snacks and a nutritional lunch. A menu is posted in the hallway by the open
window of the kitchen. We are committed to give your child (and family) a happy
supportive, and nurturing environment that promotes learning. The Board members of the
Society welcome all newcomers. All parents with children in the Centre are encouraged to
be involved. Members of the public with interest are also welcome. Like us on Facebook
and view current happenings at the Centre.
In spring of 2018, A Bright Beginning Child Care Centre was awarded the ELCC Government
Grant pilot project for three years. This grant provided affordable daycare spaces ($25 per
day) for families and wage top ups for the educators. Six educators have participated in the
Flight Framework; all educators have participated in the GRIT webinars, Community of
Practice meetings with our Pedagogical partner and Regional Learning meetings with other
ELCC Centres which are currently ongoing. The grant provided the funds to reach our re-
location goal; renovating and moving inside the Avondale School. This move occurred
August 2019 giving the Centre additional 22 spaces and an out of school program named
ABC. Educators are sharing Learning Stories about individual children, identifying facets
and goals plus the dispositions of learning. The classrooms reflect the Flight Framework,
creating spaces of vitality for the children in our care using natural loose part items.
Additional classrooms gave the Centre opportunity to add additional quality educators to
the team. Going into our final year of the pilot project, the focus will be with our families;
sharing resources/knowledge the educators have gained and strengthening relationships.