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KCDC is celebrating all things nature

Kamloops Child Development Centre (KCDC), a non-profit

Little Paxton West playing at Rainbow’s Roost. Submitted.

organization dedicated to providing inclusive, nature-based child-care programming and support to children and families with unique or typical developmental needs, will host two fundraising events in April.

April 1 from 10am – 3pm • Eggs-Ceptional Easter at Rainbow’s Roost

In keeping with the nature-based philosophy of the KCDC, families are invited to celebrate Easter Sunday at Rainbow Roost with staff and friends of our centre. This event at the spectacular Rainbow’s Roost Farm will start at 10 a.m. and feature everything from Easter egg hunts to pony rides to bunny bowling. When you’re tired from all the fun, head over to the fire pit and grab a hot dog to roast.

Rainbow’s Roost is a stunning 53-acre property on the North Thompson River just 20 minutes from Downtown Kamloops. Miniature horses Dainty and Bella are the highlight of the petting farm, but you will also see dwarf goats, bunnies, pigs, lambs and silky hens. There’s something for everyone.

Bring your family to our Eggs-Ceptional Easter event on Sunday, Continue reading KCDC is celebrating all things nature

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The Future is Friendly on Telus Mountain

Telus Thompson Okanagan Community Board has come through for Kamloops Child Development Centre with a donation of $14,695 to fund a special climbing mountain in their proposed nature-based playground. The Centre has been fundraising for a number of years and is very close From left is KCDC Education Director Helen Blair, Maaike Clarke, 4, Early Childhood Educator Tiffany Reid, Zion Letterlough, 3, Wyatt Broadhurst, 4, and Telus Thompson Okanagan Community Board representative Pat Bauer.

It wasn’t long into her 40-year career in early-childhood education  that Helen Blair, director of education at Kamloops Child Development Centre, saw the benefits children receive from outdoor play. She also saw an increase in the number of children who exhibited behaviours and a corresponding decline in the amount of time children were spending outside.

For the past three years the board, staff and management have been fundraising to realize their vision of a completely redesigned playground. An outdoor classroom that would offer natural play spaces designed for different ages. Designed to mimic the childhood Continue reading The Future is Friendly on Telus Mountain

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

Dandelion Gala Helps Wishes Come True

Kamloops Child Development Centre (KCDC) will host its 2nd IMG_2184Annual Dandelion Gala on Saturday, March 11 at 6:30 at The Dunes. The event will benefit the nonprofit early childhood-education centre with funds going to support the creation of our nature-based Forest Playground. This includes assistive technologies that will provide the children at the Centre with a greater quality of independence.

The evening will begin with an open bar cocktail reception where guests will have a chance to mingle, bid in the silent auction, or Continue reading Dandelion Gala Helps Wishes Come True

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

Children Celebrating Culture

During Culture Days, the non-profit Kamloops Child Development
Centre will join with other groups to celebrate the many cultures that make up BC — and Kamloops. On Sept. 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., each classroom in our centre at 157 Holway St. will welcome Kamloopsians to come in and see how our children and teaching staff are focusing on cultures that have relevance to us, including those of the Japanese, Hindi, First Nations and African worlds.

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We  will have an art or craft project based on each classroom theme for children to do, art displays — with the art each classroom has Continue reading Children Celebrating Culture

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!