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Now Hiring Early Years Educators (RECEs)!

September 11, 2020

Are you interested in a career at BridgeWay? We are looking for Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs) to join our team for on-site programming as Early Years Educators!   As an ​Early Years Educator (RECE) at BridgeWay, you will share your passion for working with young children and their families ​as an employee of an innovative, supportive, no​t for profit agency. […]

Play and Learn at Home: Activities for Every Week!

September 2, 2020

In-person activities are opening up again, but many of us are still spending more time than usual at home. If your at-home routine is in a slump, we’re here for you! Check out the lists below for every play idea we’ve shared since we closed our centres due to COVID-19. 7 Days of At-Home Play […]

Play with Music! Songs and Activities for Children

August 27, 2020

Does your child like to sing and listen to music? We’ve put together some play ideas to go along with old and new favourtie songs!   1. Shapes Scavenger Hunt  Our homes are filled with all sorts of shapes! Can you find square, circle, or diamond shapes in your home?   Try finding objects that reflect the shapes mentioned in […]

Building your child's home library? Here's where to start!

August 20, 2020

Are you looking for books that your children will enjoy and learn from? We’ve put together suggestions of what to look for in children’s books! Wordless Books Wordless books are made of pictures that tell a story without words. These kinds of books are great for all ages. You can make up the story as […]

How Art Helps Children Learn

August 12, 2020

Drawing, scribbling and painting are simple and open-ended ways for children to express themselves creatively! But why should we encourage creative exploration and expression? Children are focused on the creative process and don’t worry about the final product until they get older—if at all. The early years (0-6 years) is a time to focus on […]

Free Online Programs for Families

August 12, 2020

Make BridgeWay’s online EarlyON programs a part of your at-home routine! Over 100 weekly programs for families with children aged 0 to 6 years.

A "distancing" donation!

August 7, 2020

Here’s how one little girl had a safe event and made a donation to BridgeWay at a safe distance. Thanks to Jaynee and her family. You made our day!

Children's Book Lists Celebrating Diversity 

August 6, 2020

Books are a great way to introduce children to different kinds of stories and perspectives—there’s a reason reading is linked to empathy! Celebrate the beautiful diversity in our community with these book lists. 5 Colourful Books to Celebrate Pride Month This June, we put together a list of colourful Pride-themed books that celebrate all people and families! 5 Indigenous Books to […]

Making the Most of Outdoor Play

July 30, 2020

Discover the learning opportunities outdoor play offers all year round! On this Page: Outdoor play ideas!  What is my child learning outdoors?  How is outdoor play beneficial to my child’s development?  Tips for outdoor play in hot and cold weather  How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years  There’s no wrong way to play […]