Author Archives: Daycare Matters

About Daycare Matters

With this blog, daycare staff, students and parents will get to see and share the wonderful things that go on in the EMSB Before and After School Enriched Daycare programs, from creative arts, physical activities and media making, to environmental projects and more!

Our Lady of Pompei : Grade 6 Tea Party

On Tuesday, June 5th, the Grade 6 students were treated to their very first English Tea Party, complete with real tea cups, English tea and treats. Some of the students said it was an amazing experience. It was fun learning … Continue reading

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Touching B.A.S.E. Newspaper Summer 2018

This Touching B.A.S.E. Summer 2018 newspaper is jam-packed with news from the EMSB B.A.S.E. Daycares: A sad but joyous retirement for the pioneer of the B.A.S.E. Daycare Program, Rosa Fuoco, students getting active, new media initiatives and a two-page spread of … Continue reading

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Building Your Own Board Game

Students at John Caboto, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and St. Monica B.A.S.E. daycares spent their session 3 constructing a collaborative board game with their classmates. The Build Your Own Board Game program encourages teamwork, logic, forethought, and problem solving skills. With … Continue reading

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Digital Storytelling with Sound

Creativity was flowing in and around two B.A.S.E. daycares for the past two months. Students in Hampstead and Westmount Park B.A.S.E. daycares participated in a nine-week program at their respective schools producing two collaborative digital storybooks. They used their writing … Continue reading

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Westmount Park: Gotta Beat the Heat

Westmount Park B.A.S.E. Daycare did our best to beat the heat yesterday, May 30, 2018, by finding shade and playing some fun games.   A simple game of water relay turned into an hour of fun teamwork and splashing, and four … Continue reading

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Daycare Week at B.A.S.E.

EMSB B.A.S.E. Daycares celebrated in style from May 14 to 18, 2018 during the week to “recognize the importance of the complementary role of school daycares in the school team!” Food was a highlight for all, from food trucks, to … Continue reading

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Carlyle: STEAM Tower Building

Ms. Patricia provided the Carlyle B.A.S.E. Daycare students with the opportunity to build towers during their after school daycare program.  The students were from Grades 4-6 and had just under a month to build the towers, beginning in the middle … Continue reading

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