Just $5 dollars helps fund our forest

Remember those childhood days when you just couldn’t wait to get outside? You thought you were playing but what you were really doing was learning. With nature as your classroom, you were learning teamwork, sharing, exploring, questioning (How do flowers really grow?) and how big the world can be when you add your imagination to it. Learning through nature is at the core of the Kamloops Child Development Centre – and our amazingly big yard is a key component: our own natural classroom for our children to play and learn.

This classroom needs to continue to grow and it’s the focus of our major fundraising project now. Our plans include replacing the decade-old equipment and, in its place, building a natural wonderland that researchers can confirm brings so many benefits to our ever-growing number of children who come to our centre, not just for care but, as our name says so dryly, to develop. We prefer to Continue reading Just $5 dollars helps fund our forest

Summer Camps at Meridian Rehabilitation

Who: Our day camps are open to any child looking to have a fun and exciting summer camp experience.

When: All summer long! 9:00am – 3:30pm daily. Before and after camp care available.

Cost: 5 day camps = $250, 4 day camps = $200. Before OR after camp care = an additional $30, before AND after camp care = an additional $50

Speech Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists will provide short therapeutic activities each day to support developmental needs. All children are welcome and will be supported in our groups!

Groups for 3 to 5 year olds: 

June 26 – 30: The Group Plan: Introduction to social thinking. Your preschooler will learn the foundations of ‘social thinking’ -how we think about ourselves and the world around us- through play and social interactions. We explore ideas like ‘whole body listening’, ‘thinking thoughts and feeling feelings’ and being in the ‘group plan’.

July 24 – 28: Movers and Shakers Get ready to run, play, dance, jump and MOVE your body all week long! Some kids learn best by moving Continue reading Summer Camps at Meridian Rehabilitation

Art Changes Lives: 2017 Crossing Bridges Outreach Exhibition

The Crossing Bridges Outreach Exhibition celebrates the healing power of art and the community that has created it. This exhibition truly affirms that “Art Changes Lives.”

The Kamloops Arts Council’s Crossing Bridges Arts Outreach provides interactive visual arts workshops to children, youth and adults facing challenges. Since 2013, our artists have delivered workshops to various social service agencies, including the Kamloops Brain Injury Association, New Life Community, the Chris Continue reading Art Changes Lives: 2017 Crossing Bridges Outreach Exhibition

Family Storytime + Baby & Me Art Exploration

On Thursday, May 25, head to the Kamloops Art Gallery for Family Storytime followed by Baby & Me Art Exploration!

Children three and under with their parents or guardians are invited to the studio for songs, stories and puppets with Kathy from the Kamloops Library at 10:30, followed by baby-friendly art making at 11:00.

All of the art materials are safe for small children who want to put Continue reading Family Storytime + Baby & Me Art Exploration

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