This blog creates a forum through which to share all of the wonderful things that go on in the EMSB daycares, from magic, dance and yoga to film making, comic book creation and green projects!
In January 2011, the English Montreal School Board Daycare Services launched a Journalism Program—a media initiative that includes a blog and a newspaper called Touching B.A.S.E that provides a platform where daycare students, staff and parents can stay connected. The blog and newspaper highlight the before and after school enriched (B.A.S.E.) programs taking place in all 29 daycares, as well as other school activities that daycare students participate in.
The Journalism Program also aims at enhancing daycare students’ academic abilities and social skills. Students who participate in the Journalism Program strengthen their research, writing and communication techniques. Students also learn the fundamentals of print, radio, television and online journalism.
The B.A.S.E Daycare Program is a bridge between the classroom and the home, a wonderful transition for both students and parents alike. It thrives at providing students with opportunities to grow and develop through project-based learning. Through a variety of programs offered, students learn life skills they may not have the change to learn in class or even at home.