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Wishes do come true thanks to Soroptimist International of Courtenay

Pictured in the photo are from left to right: Christine Young, Young Parent Coordinator, Shelley Longland Soroptimist, and Cary Keighley Teddies N Toddlers Manager.
Pictured in the photo are from left to right: Christine Young, Young Parent Coordinator, Shelley Longland Soroptimist, and Cary Keighley Teddies N Toddlers Manager.

The Today N Tomorrow Society wishes to thank the Soroptimist International of Courtenay who very kindly purchased much needed items from our wish list for our infant and toddler and preschool facilities.

Soroptimist International of Courtenay have been long term supporters to the Today N Tomorrow Learning Society.  Their core purpose is to advance the status of women throughout the world through service, awareness, advocacy and action.

Nearly 1000,000 Soroptimists in 125 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based and international projects benefiting women and girls.  They are, through one project at a time helping to improve lives around the world.

We can’t wait to see the children’s faces when they see the plasma bikes, basketball hoop, capture the flag and the rocking horse that were purchased with the funds donated by Soroptimist International of Courtenay.

The Today ‘N’ Tomorrow Learning Society (TNTLS) is a small not for profit organization whose goal is to strengthen community one family at a time. The organization oversees three initiatives:  Today ’N’ Tomorrow Young Parent ProgramTeddies ‘N’ Toddlers Daycare Centre (birth-3 years) and Little Friends Early Learning Centre (3-5years).

Childcare is provided at two licensed facilities onsite at G.P. Vanier Secondary School; Teddies ‘N’ Toddlers Childcare Centre and Little Friends Early Learning Centre. The staff at both centers are qualified and experienced Early Childhood Educators and provide high quality, full or part-time childcare while parents are at school or work.

Our Young Parent Program provides support to young parents and pregnant students attending School District #71 by providing a dedicated coordinator to assist young parents to finish their education. Students attending G.P. Vanier Secondary School are enrolled in a Parenting Class each semester that covers parenting, child development, life skills, and more. Twice a week, the students participate in the Hot Lunch Program and cook lunch for themselves and children attending Teddies ’N’ Toddlers Child Care Centre. The class also hosts guest speakers and events such as swimming lessons and therapeutic riding.

Nearly 1000,000 Soroptimists in 125 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based and international projects benefiting women and girls.  They are, through one project at a time helping to improve lives around the world.

For more information about Sorpotimist visit www.soroptimist.org

For more information about the Today N Tomorrow Learning Society, visit our website at www.tntls.com

Thank You Sandra Beks

sandraOur childcare centre Teddies and Toddlers and Little Friends and the Young Parent Program are going to miss Sandra Beks our practicum student who joined us for January and February.

Sandra is studying Community Support at Discovery College and chose our centre to complete her practicum as part of her studies as she was part of our Young Parent program  in the past.

Sandra is passionate about community support work because she wants to be a part of helping people discover positive ways to better themselves and their families by accessing resources and supports.

Thanks so much for your energy, help and smile.  We really enjoyed having you here.

Pictured from left to right: Dana, Sandra, Wendy, Kaitie and Christine

Job Posting

were hiringEarly Childhood Educator

Teddies and Toddlers are looking for an Early Childhood Educator who loves to work with infants and toddlers.

Duties Involve: Planning and implementing activities, individualized programming for children, ensure a safe, clean and engaging environment for children, interact respectfully with families and other staff members, provide daily primary care of the children such as feeding, diapering, and settling, record children’s’ growth, development and behaviors and work co-operatively with other Early Childhood Educators.

Requirement: Current Early Childhood Educator License to Practice. Current Child Care First Aid. Clear Criminal Record Check.

Desired Education/Experience: Current IT License to practice or willingness to work towards. Previous experience with infants and toddlers in a child care setting.

Competitive wages and benefits package offered.

Contact: Cary Keighley – email: teddies@tntls.com
 

Not for Profit Organization Award 2015

chamber

Pictured left to right: Valeri Diamond, Cary Keighley, Natalie Robinson, Christine Young holding the award.

We are honoured to have been awarded Not for Profit Organization for 2015 at the Comox Valley Chamber Annual Awards that were held at the Florence Filberg Centre on January 30th, 2016.

We would like to thank all of our staff, volunteers, practicum students, our board of directors and the parents and children who are all play a huge part in making our organization so successful.

We would also like to thank Gord Young from Pacific Sleep Care for sponsoring this category and the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce for recognizing the outstanding businesses and people who are all a part of this great community that we live in.

 

Comox Valley Chamber Annual Awards

Annual Awards 2015 logo_444324216We are honored to be nominated for the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Community Awards.

The final results are kept strictly confidential until the night of the Awards Gala which is January 30th, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.   The Awards are very prestigious and presented in the style of the ‘Academy Awards’ with each finalist being featured in a short video presentation.  This year’s gala will feature an out of this world STAR WARS theme!

 

 

What goes around, comes around

panagoThis month we are fundraising at Teddies and Toddlers and Little Friends. We are selling Panago gift certificates priced at $10, that entitle the bearer to a medium pizza of their choice ($15 value).  $4 from each certificate sold is returned to the Today N Tomorrow Learning Society. The buyers get a great pizza, and we raise funds for our organization.

A great stocking stuffer, teacher and coach gift idea. Why not treat the newspaper delivery person while your at it.

To purchase your $ 10 certificates, drop by the office, give us a call 250-338-8445 or email admin@tntls.com.  If you cant make it, let us know where you are and how many you want. We will gladly bring them to you.