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School District 5
Southeast Kootenay
Early Years Learning Resources

​​​​​​​​​​Child Care Resources​

​View of the Child - β€‹Video

Ways to support your child:​​
  1. Independence
  2. Curiosity β€‹
  3. BIG emotions
Play is FUNdamental​​

This is Me - Video​
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Play Dough
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​​​​Early Learning Framework​​





StrongStart Centres provide parents and caregivers an opportunity to share in their child's early learning experiences and learn and grow together through PLAY. 

The Centre's facilitators are qualified Early Childhood Educators. They will provide carefully selected materials and activities that promote the development of social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and early literacy skills necessary for lifelong learning.​


Ready, Set, Learn​

Ready, Set, Learn is an initiative that recognizes that​ families need positive connections with the school system and community agencies that provide relevant resources and information. This program is designed to help you and your preschooler get ready for success in school and become a lifelong learner. All our Elementary Schools in School District No. 5 (Southeast Kootenay) will be offering an opportunity for all 3- to 5-year-olds and their parents or guardians to receive an information/activity package. This event is a partnership between the province, the district, and the early childhood teachers in Cranbrook, Fernie, Sparwood, Jaffray, and Elkford.​​


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SEL.jfif​Social Emotional Learning Resources β€‹ ​​​​


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Outdoor Play

5 Tips to bring nature into Early Learning Environment - Video


Outdoor Play Canada 

​​Outside Play 

Risky Play - Megan Zeni (clothing & risky play)

Active for Life 

CNAC (When you want to say be careful)

Get Outside and Play

​Parachute Infographics

  • Benefits of Play 
  • Play Space
  • Play Time 
  • Freedom Appropriate
  • Appropriate Weather Gear 
  • Be a Lifeguard Parent

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Teaching the 4 Elements 

How to Dress for the Weather



  • ​Nature Scavenger Hunt β€‹