The Perspective from Here

What is your caption?

Years ago there was a video from Cleveland Clinic that went viral, and when you watch it you will understand why.

You don't have to be in a hospital setting to know that feeling - someone making a comment or reaction toward you not knowing the full story. It can happen at school, the grocery store, EarlyON and perhaps even at home.

Truth is, no matter what facade we portray, there is more to us than meets the eye. What makes us caring humans is acknowledging that we all carry a lot, whether we share with others or hold close to our hearts, and as a result judgement from others can hurt. If we learn to take a breath, try to see the bigger picture, and give each other some grace, we not only limit more burden on others but also bring more grace to our reactions and interactions.

"Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?" - Henry David Thoreau

What is your caption?

That's the perspective from here.

Stay well,
Pam Rennie, BA, BEd, RECE
"Navigating life - separated, widowed, empty nester"
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What's Happening Here?
What do you see when you look at this photo? Does it provoke questions?

Here's what the child may be learning and thinking...

I'm using my imagination

I'm working on language development

I'm developing fine motor skills

I'm working on cooperative play

I'm developing creative thinking and representation
Muskoka Home Child Care Agency, a home away from home.
We view children as wondrous, joyful, and inquisitive and we find fulfillment in honoring their uniqueness. We pride ourselves on providing quality care in our community that supports our families in feeling welcomed, valued, and connected as we create a learning environment that invokes curiosity and engagement while igniting a lifelong love of learning.

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EarlyON Registration
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In-Person Programs
Check out our program schedule to see when and where you can find EarlyON's in-person programming.

Nature, Play, Kinship (Outdoor) 9:30 - 11:00
Family INC. (Outdoor) 9:30 - 11:00
Play, Learn, Connect (Indoor or outside depending on weather)
9:00 - 1:00 in Huntsville, Port Sydney, Bracebridge and Gravenhurst and 10:00-1:00 at MacTier and Port Severn
9:00 - 12:00 at all other locations
Baby Talk (Indoor) 9:30 - 11:30. In-person and virtual options available.
Playful Park (Outdoor) 10:00-12:00 Wednesdays at Kirby's Beach Park, Bracebridge
Trek, Explore, Connect (Outdoor) 10:00-11:30 Mondays at Leo Heritage Trail, Gravenhurst and Tuesdays at Hunters Bay Trail, Huntsville

EarlyON How do you celebrate Canada Day?
Caitlyn - watch the fireworks at Bracebridge Falls
Autumn - go camping
Chris - watching the fireworks at Avery Beach
Christine - go swimming
Carly - spend time outside and have ice cream
Rachel - light sparklers on the dock at my family cottage
Sue - go on a picnic with my family
Michelle - we decorate our boat and join the parade on the lake
Judith - Sing O' Canada
Stephanie - go canoeing
What parent resource topic would you like to see next?
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Would you like information on healthy summer snacks?
Tips for Camping with Kids
  • Pitch a tent in the backyard and try sleeping there first.
  • Have your child pack a favourite toy.
  • Bring entertainment- water toys, books, card games, colouring materials, bubbles, balls.
  • Pack lots of easy snacks.
  • Label bins for ease of set up.
  • Look up the campsite or area in advance, including available activities.
  • Be mentally prepared for meltdowns.
  • Pack clothes for all weather.
  • Always bring a first aid kit.
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