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Out of School: Beaver Believers

November’s trait to focus in the Futurekids Out Of School Program, located in Coquitlam, was on teaching our children to be industrious, persistent and purposeful. Since the urbanization of society, children have been asked to do less and less for the family. No more collecting the eggs or milking the...

Daycare & Preschool: The Busy Beavers

In the month of November, the teachers at Futurekids, a daycare and preschool in Coquitlam, focused on strengthening positive work ethics in the children. There are so many elements to defining work ethics. It refers to one’s attitude towards hard work, responsibility, honesty, focus, determination and dedication. Work ethics starts...

Out Of School: Wise Like Owl

This month we hit on a winning combination of a super fun way to encourage lots of reading and writing. Children in Futurekids Out of School program gathered some favorite photos (personal, pet, family, etc.) and then added speech bubbles to them. This brought giggles to even the reluctant writers....

Preschool & Daycare: Wise Owl

All parents and teachers would agree that communication plays an important part in the social and intellectual development of young children. As we know, communication has many facets including observing non-verbal cues, listening skills, interpreting information and responding. A special presentation by O.W.L. provided an effective means of appraising children’s...

Out of School: Back To School

The teachers at Futurekids, an after school program in Coquitlam, believe that whenever an activity is enjoyed, even if it requires strenuous and sustained effort or hard work, it is play. Whenever it is disliked or a boredom, than it is work. However, no one activity can be play for...

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