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LITTLE LIONS WALDORF CHILD & FAMILY CENTRE PRESENTS: 

WHAT: "THE OVERWHELM OF BOYS" - PRESENTED BY Kim John Payne

WHERE: FACULTY LOUNGE, LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY

WHEN: TUESDAY, APRIL 24TH, 2018 FROM 7:00-9:00PM 

WHO: JOIN THE BOARD, STAFF AND PARENTS OF LITTLE LIONS FOR THIS EVENT. OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC WITH A SUGGESTED DONATION OF $10.

FREE CHILD CARE IS AVAILABLE ON SITE. PLEASE REGISTER FOR CHILD CARE BY CALLING 344-2298 EXT 4

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FROM MISS ROSA'S KITCHEN TO YOURS...

 

TACO MACARONI CASSEROLE

Ingredients.....

  • 1 lb Ground Beef     
  • 16 oz Elbow Macaroni noodles, cooked
  • 1 cup Onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Salt + more to taste
  • 1 15oz can Black beans, drained
  • 1 15oz can Corn, drained
  • 8 oz Salsa
  • 8 oz Sourcream
  • 12 oz Cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions 

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a skillet over medium heat brown the ground beef and onions with a little bit of olive oil. 
  3. Drain the grease from the cooked meat.
  4. Add the chili powder, cumin, and salt to the meat mixture along with 1/2 cup water. Bring liquid to a boil then reduce to a simmer and continue to cook for 5-6 minutes or until it has thickened. 
  5. In a large bowl add ground beef mixture, noodles, black beans, corn, salsa, sour cream and 2 cups of cheese. Mix thoroughly. 
  6. Add the mixture to a greased 13x9 casserole dish and cover with foil. 
  7. Bake for 30 minutes covered, then uncover and add the remaining cheese (more or less depending on how cheesy you want it). Then continue to bake for 15 minutes uncovered. 
  8. Enjoy! 

Ciao Miss Rosa 

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  MARCH/APRIL INFANT PROGRAM NEWS

 

"Winds of March, we welcome you

There is work for you to do. 

Work and play and blow all day. 

Blow the winter cold away."

     Congratulations to Lily and Moriah who graduated to our toddler program in late February. We will miss having them with us, but we look forward to watching their continued growth and development while in the toddler program. 

     Just as the flowers and trees regenerate and grow in the spring, so does our infant program! Welcome to Jacob, Abigail, and their families to Little Lions. We look forward to getting to know everyone. 

     REMINDER TO ALL PARENTS, LITTLE LIONS WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY APRIL 23RD, 2018 FOR A STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY WITH KIM JOHN PAYNE. 

     Please join us for an informative evening with celebrated author KIM JOHN PAYNE. On Tuesday April 24th, 2018 from  7-9pm Kim John Payne will be speaking on the "OVERWHELM OF BOYS" in the Faculty Lounge @Lakehead University. Admission is by donation. If you require child care for the evening please contact Lindsay at our main office at 344-2298 ext 4. We hope to see you there.

     The children have really been enjoying playing with finger puppets and learning and mimicking what noises each animal makes. Some children can put on and take the finger puppets off their own fingers! They all especially enjoy the shark, who as he "swims" makes a "dun dun, dun dun, dun dun" noise before he swims up to kiss their cheeks. 

     We are looking forward to Spring and will be starting to do some planting of flowers and herbs to later transplant to the garden in our yard.  The children will have opportunities to help with plant care daily, which we know they'll love as they help us water our spider plants weekly. 

     With the often-muddy Spring weather fast approaching, please make sure your child has adequate water proof outdoor gear. Children love exploring their environment and free exploration is so important to children's development; at Little Lions we take the children outside in all weather and please not that mud puddles are not off limits :) 

     If you are looking for or want to buy "muddy buddy's", GEAR UP For OUTDOORS sells them for $42.99 and Kindy Cubby on Facebook sells them for $46.00. Check it out. 

"If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself, you can't help but learn."~Bernie Siegel MD

 ~ Miss Chantel & Miss Claudette 

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Spring always means MUD! These children "help" the educators dig a trench to drain water from the yard. So many wonderful things can take place when children are given the opportunity to explore their environment. During this experience the children are using their muscles to dig and move the heavy wet earth, they feel useful and capable, they are learning about science and cause & effect and the best part of all everyone is having FUN!