Carlyle: Impressive Illustrations of the Rights of the Child

In November, Carlyle’s Grade 5 and 6 students participated in the B.A.S.E. EcoKid November Challenge. The children played a Play it Fair! game to learn about their rights and reflect on what makes a child happy and healthy. Many of the answers they gave were like the child’s rights, and some of the answers were…

Celebrating Children’s Rights at Bancroft

Play it Fair! was the theme of the November 15 pedagogical day at Bancroft Elementary School. Run by the Daycare Educators, groups of students rotated through different Play it Fair! games and learned about values such as cooperation, inclusion and respect, while also discovering the Rights of the Child. At the end of the day,…

BASE EcoKid November Challenge

Calling all B.A.S.E. EcoKids! It’s time to learn about and exercise your rights, be heard, and be leaders! This November, in the spirit of the 30th anniversary of National Child Day (November 20), create your own illustration or challenge related to one of the Rights of the Child. B.A.S.E. Daycare hopes to put together a…

Michelangelo International Celebrates National Child Day 2018

Anna Colella and Sabrina Francischiello, Michelangelo International Daycare Educators This year Michelangelo International Elementary School celebrated National Child Day on November 20th by participating in the Equitas Annual Postcard to Parliament Campaign that gives children an opportunity to share their ideas with the Prime Minister of Canada. The children wrote a message and illustrated the…

First B.A.S.E. Newspaper of the Year

From students harvesting the spoils of their gardens, to learning about animals, media literacy and human rights, this Winter 2018 issue of the Touching B.A.S.E. on Daycare Matters newspaper has it all! Check out the pages of photos of Green Club harvest parties, a Heritage Day banquet, a Play it Fair! pedagogical day and more! Don’t…

Honoured to Win Human Rights Education Award

The EMSB’s B.A.S.E. Daycare Program and Spiritual Community Animation Service were honoured with the 2017 National Play it Fair! Award from Equitas, the International Centre for Human Rights Education. Every year, Equitas acknowledges the contribution a Canadian organization, school or municipality has made towards promoting the advancement of human rights education. The recipients of the award are…

Play it Fair! Community Action Projects

For the second year in a row, B.A.S.E. daycare students in the “Supporting Children as Leaders Through Play it Fair!” program identified an issue they would like to work on in their school community and used new leadership skills to complete their Play it Fair! Community Action Projects (CAPS). These projects focused on creating iMovie…

Play it Fair! Celebrations

Approximately 200 B.A.S.E. Daycare students spent the year learning about and then applying their human rights through the “Supporting Children as Leaders Through Play it Fair!“ program. At the end of April, Gerald McShane, Michelangelo International and John Caboto Academy students celebrated all their hard work with their fellow students, families and Play it Fair! Leaders from…