23 results for author: Iva Rooney


Help Wanted: Substitute Childcare Workers

The West Island Women's Centre is looking for a Substitute Childcare Worker  for the winter session. Our childcare service operates weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. for mothers enrolled in our courses and activities. As a substitute worker, you will fill in for the regular staff as needed on an on-call basis. If you are looking for a new opportunity or are rejoining the work force and enjoy working with children, then this could be the thing for you! Requirements include a degree in early childhood education and/or experience in a related field.  Students are welcome to apply! For more information or to apply, please contact the ...

Fall Themes in WIWC Childcare

September and October Themes Week 1 and 2: All about Me and Getting to know the 'Lion Cub Room' Week 3 : Apples and Acorns Week 4 : Thanksgiving and Turkeys Week 5: Fall Harvest on the Farm Week 6: Fall leaves Week:7: Halloween week and Party

Drop-In & Play!

Friday, December 13 & Monday, December 16 from 9:30 - 11:30, join childcare supervisor Iva Rooney in childcare for a mom and child drop-in play time!
Free and open to all!

March Themes In Childcare

  March 7 Dinosaur Week! We'll be learning about the life of the dinosaur and wearing dinosaur feet! March 14 St, Patrick's Day         We will have 'wear something green' days and learn all about rainbows!   March 21 Easter week! Bunnies, eggs,  Easter Bonnets and PJ days!     March 28      We'll be finishing the session with more rainbows and collages!

Winter Session Themes in Childcare

Welcome to our winter session! This session the children will enjoy experiencing the joys of sensory play, free play, and learning about winter and planets and so much more! January will be a month of discovery! January Themes Week 1 Since we have so much of it we will bring some snow inside to play with! We will also have a nighttime sensory bin filled with stars for contrast. We will focus on cold and warmth and how winter makes us feel. Week 2 We will continue with day and night skies and examine the differences and how they make us feel. Again the sensory bins and bottles will come into play! Week 3 We will examine how our animals, ...

The Fall Session in Childcare

Welcome to all returning and new members to a new year in the WIWC Childcare where there is something for all ages! Week 1 - I am an owl It is an owl party all week where the kids will celebrate becoming OWLS by making name tags, owl crafts to take home and class. Week 2 - All about Me There will be important discussion and activities centered around the importance of " Me". the kids will able to show what is special about themselves through art, stories and discussion about favorite things. They are encouraged to wear their favorite colour for discussion. Week 3 - Apples and Apple Trees Apple faces and apple trees and apple treats. ...

March themes and looking forward to April!

Week of March 9th Monday is International Women's Day celebration. We will celebrate with making  special cards for moms. Tuesday  through Friday we will do Rainbow Art with different textures.   Week of March 16th Monday March 16th and Tuesday 17th we will explore the colour green. Wear green on Tuesday for St. Patrick's Day! Wednesday through Friday we will explore the land of the Dinosaur. There will be dinosaurs of all different shapes and sizes, dinosaur eggs, and more!     Week of March 23rd Monday and Tuesday it is  our end of session pajama days where the kids come in their pjs ...

Welcome to a New Year in Childcare!

The WIWC Childcare Team would like to extend a warm welcome to all the moms and children that will be joining us for another exciting year in childcare! We would  like to invite you to our  "CHEEKY MONKEYS ROOM" where there will be plenty of creative play, learning through play and some fun monkey business play. Make sure you check out the calendar for weekly themes!   September Themes Week  1:   ALL about ME: The kids will create projects and talk about the important things in their life. Week 2:   Complete " All about me"  and continue with apple trees and apple orchards and all things apple! Week 3:   Fall things : ...

Thank you from Childcare

Iva and the Childcare Team would like to thank the wonderful group of WIWC Moms that bring their sweet, adorable, amazing babies and kids to us to cherish and care for. It has been another exciting, fun-filled year! We want to wish both moms and their children a fun and great summer and look forward to seeing everyone in September ! Be Safe and keep smiling! WIWC Childcare

May themes in childcare

Week 4  Celebrating Mother's  Day! The kids will be busy every day making wonderful gifts filled with love for Mom for Mother's Day. Some of these gifts will remain a surprise and some may not! Week 5  Things that fly!  We begin a week learning about spring birds! On Tuesday some birds will visit from the " Parrot Playhouse" and we will get some tips on bird care from Zaf Koty. We will also learn to make our own colourful birds and bird feeders at craft time. The rest of the week we will be looking at the many other things you see flying in the sky on a spring day like kites, windsocks, balloons, pinwheels planes. and more. ...

Check out our March activities in childcare at the WIWC!

~ MARCH THEMES ~ March 10 to 14: On Monday and Tuesday the kids will enjoy creating beautiful, colourful rainbows through painting and colouring and other craft activities. Wednesday through Friday we will continue the fun with green crafts and celebrate St. Patrick's Day.   March 17 to 21: Monday is St. Patrick’s Day so it is Wear Green Day. We will finish our green celebration with special activities like dancing, singing and  green crafts! Tuesday through Friday we will continue our party atmosphere by celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss. The kids will enjoy activities and crafts based on the various Dr. Seuss books....

Childcare: February Themes

Week1  Pet Clinic The first of a series of community helper weeks! For animal clinic week the kids will learn how to taking care of pets at our own pet clinic! We will have a visit from a vet assistant. There will be also visits from cute puppies and other animals. Of course there will be lots of crafts! Week 2 Valentine Fun All week it is about hearts and valentine cards and making a new friend and more Hearts The bouncy castle will add to the excitement! Week 3 Olympic  Celebrations There will be games and other physical activities centered around the Olympics. The kids will make medals and other fun crafts! If the weather ...

Childcare: January Themes

Welcome back Moms and Kids to an exciting winter session in Childcare! The following is a list of themes for January in which the kids will enjoy participating. There will posts  and pictures of their activities on a weekly basis so please keep checking for updates.   January 13  Week 1 Celebrating the New year with noise and colour We will celebrate the New Year by making maracas and other noise makers. We will make colourful picture creations and learn about  celebrating the New Year around the world. January 20  Week 2 All about the snow The will make crafty snowmen, snowflakes and learn about staying warm in winter with ...

Childcare: Fall Session Wrap Up

Happy Holidays from Iva and the childcare team! We wanted to thank all the amazing wiwc moms and kids for a wonderful session in childcare! The childcare team enjoyed every minute of the busy, fun times with the kids. We cannot wait to see lots of familiar faces and lots of new little faces in the New Year! I also wanted to thank moms for all the wonderful toys and strollers donated to the childcare room! We have many special theme days lined up for the winter session so look for that in January! There are some very memorable moments in childcare and when I get a chance I like to write them down. Here are a few funny things the ...

Week 12 in Childcare: Holiday crafts and music and the makeup week!

It is all about the Holidays in childcare with crafts and more crafts and music to sing along to. On Tuesday and Thursday we will have PJ days and the kids can bring their favorite stuffed animal or doll. There will also be cookies to decorate throughout the week, fun games and treats to share!