2020 AGM Materials

Our Annual General Meeting is on May 23rd at 10 am on ZOOM. All adult participants of our Kimbourne and Terry Fox EarlyON Centres are invited to attend as voting members. Please register here.

At this AGM, we will ask our membership to approve amendments to our bylaws. The main reason for the amendments is that the Covid 19 pandemic measures have forced our organization to have meetings and conduct other business electronically. A link to our bylaws last amended in 2016 is below. It is followed by a link to the proposed amendments, as well as our 2019 audited financial statements and May 2020 Annual Report.

Signed 2016 bylaws.eastendchildren

EECC Bylaw Amendments May2020

EECC 2019 Audited Financial Statements

EECC_AR_2020_final_Web_singlepgs

 

WE ARE CLOSED

Our organization made a difficult, unprecedented decision on March 13th to close all programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As per direction from the province, this closure will remain in effect until further notice. If there are updates, we will post them here and on our facebook page.

The best way to reach us is by email at eecc@rogers.com.

During this difficult period, we send heartfelt wishes for the best of health to you, your children and other family members.

Sincerely,

Staff and Board members at East End Children’s Centre

NO CHILD TURNED AWAY days are back!

Our very popular Monday & Friday drop-in programs at Kimbourne return October 4th as the No Child Turned Away project kicks in again for its fall/winter phase. This project depends on fundraising and donations, and targets the cold winter months when families need more play options and supports. We thank all who contribute!!

Evacuation Drills

Monthly evacuation drills are a necessary inconvenience.  We are required to do them and we want to do them well because we care about your child’s, yours and our own safety.

You don’t have to love them, but if you are bringing children to our programs, you do have to participate without protest.

We expect adults attending our programs to model a positive attitude during evacuation drills, so that children feel safe while practicing these skills.  Please follow all direction from staff.  Do not collect your coat, bags and stroller.  You will be interrupted by staff and asked to cooperate if you try do this, or decide to depart the program during a drill.  If the weather is chilly, throw a coat or blanket over your child and leave the building.

Message for parents employing nannies or other caregivers

Wondering what that registration form is that you are being asked to complete? 

The form is so that we can maintain basic contact information, in case you ever need to be contacted.

Why would we be contacting you?

We would need to get in touch with you right away if there was ever an emergency involving your child, or your child’s caregiver.  We also wouldneed it in the event of an outbreak at our centres, as public health requires us to notify families when they may have been exposed to certain infectious diseases.

If you include an email address, and we hope you will, we will also send you our quarterly newsletter, and keep you informed about events and other things going on at East End Children’sCentre.

Our Famous Play Dough Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar*
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • food colouring

Directions

  1. Blend flour, salt and cream of tartar.
  2. Add oil and food colouring to water, and combine the dry & wet ingredients in a non-stick skillet,stirring well.  Mixture will be very sticky.
  3. Cook on medium heat, keeping the dough in motion so it does not burn. (It’s done when  it’s no longer sticky and the surface becomes kind of shiny)
  4. Knead while it cools.  It’s undercooked if it remains sticky or overly oily.

Cream of tartar is available in bulk food stores.Tip: many children are sensitive to artificial dyes. Natural dyes can be made from foods such as beet juice, blueberries and raspberries.