May June 2019 Issue of Big PLANS in Print Newsletter

May 1st, 2019

Find out about the new enrichment program Big PLANS is offering their families, discover how PLAY benefits your child's growth & development, and learn about some free programs offered in the City of Calgary in this issue of the Big PLANS in Print newsletter! The May/June 2019 Newsletter is now available!

The Big PLANS in print newsletter is published five times a year and is loaded with information for parents, teachers and program participants. The newsletter will often describe programs within your communities that are either low-cost or free for participants and provides examples of activities that help promote the development of certain skills for children within your own home.

A new publication of the newsletter comes out every two months and is available below by clicking on the link above. Please take the opportunity to enjoy the resources that are available to you through the Big PLANS newsletter.


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PLAY with Big PLANS

April 24th, 2019

Big PLANS for Little Kids Ltd. is excited to announce a new initiative called PLAY with Big PLANS which will enhance our current services by providing more direct-access time to our certificated teachers. There will be no cost to families; however, children must be on the Big PLANS caseload and enrolled in one of our partner preschools to attend the program.

From now through to the end of June, families can sign-up to attend PLAY with Big PLANS @ Foothills Alliance Church Preschool in the North or PLAY with Big PLANS @ Learning Adventures Preschool in the South. Both locations will offer this program Monday through Friday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

There will be different program options offered throughout the week. Parents can choose which programming option(s) best meet their child’s needs. Children can attend all five days if space is available. Programming will target the following:

  • Physical and Motor Development  (fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and sensory play activities)
  • Academic Readiness (colours, numbers, shapes, letters and word recognition)
  • Early Language and Speech Development for all learners; including English Language Learners
  • Social and Emotional Development (self-regulation, interaction with others, social thinking)
  • Parents & Play - every Friday we welcome parents to join the program to learn a variety of parenting strategies to help their child develop needed skills through play

REGISTER TODAY

8 Tips for Parents from Big PLANS Occupational Therapists

October 24th, 2018

October is national occupational therapy month in Canada, and at Big PLANS we are celebrating by sharing some valuable tips on our blog from our very own OT’s!

Read the full article here

13 Tips for Parents of Preschoolers

October 3rd, 2018

Are you wondering what you can do at home to help your children excel? We asked our Early Learning Specialists (Certificated Teachers) to share some simple strategies with you in our latest blog post!

Read more HERE

May 1st, 2019

May June 2019 Issue of Big PLANS in Print Newsletter

April 24th, 2019

PLAY with Big PLANS

October 24th, 2018

8 Tips for Parents from Big PLANS Occupational Therapists

October 3rd, 2018

13 Tips for Parents of Preschoolers