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What's New
Be on top of upcoming events, calendar dates and field trips.

- Check out our new look!  Visit the Gibraltar Pointer Newsletter (see bottom of this page) with new features, parenting tips, and articles.
-Friday June 15 at 11:30-1:00 p.m. Gibraltar Point Day Nursery is hosting an Orientation Potluck Luncheon for all new families starting in September.    


Articles
Have Questions regarding parenting? Check out the links in our recommended reading for answers.

Learning through Play

Play is an essential part of growing up. Through play children learn about the world around them, therefore it is important to understand how valuable toys and play are to the development of children. A child with a wide range of well-selected toys is more likely to be challenged and stimulated.  [...]

Tips for Promoting Healthy Development
Be warm, loving and responsive
Respond to the child's cues and clues
Talk, read, and sing to your child 
[...]

Recommended Links:
healthykids.com 
familyresource.com
familyfun.go.com
nurturing.ca

See More


Transportation and Schedules
Parents are asked to walk your child on the ferry boat where staff will be waiting to escort your child on a ten (10) minute ferry boat ride to Ward’s Island where the school bus will be waiting to shuttle the children to the school.

Attendance is taken upon arrival and departure from Gibraltar Point Day Nursery.

Parents should insure that the staff on duty is aware of your child’s arrival or departure from the ferry docks.

Schedules

Escort services for Island children Escort service for city children

8:30 a.m. pick up - ferry docks 8:45 a.m. pick up - Ward’s Island

3:50 p.m. drop off - Ward’s Island 4:30 p.m. drop off - ferry docks

Summer schedule

8:45 a.m. pick up – ferry docks 9:00 a.m. Pick up – Ward’s Island

3:50 p.m. drop off – Hanlan’s Island 4:30 p.m. drop off - ferry docks


Newsletter
Read / Download the GPDN monthly newsletter (see below)

Hi, everyone. We are very excited about this year's new look for the Gibraltar Pointer Newsletter. Not only does the newsletter have a new look, but it also offers a variety of valuable tips and recommended readings for you and your child. We honour your ideas and would love to include your contributions. Simply e-mail Sonia with your thoughts and we can take it from there.

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Newsletter Feb 2007  1/14/2014UnknownDownload
May 2007 newsletter  1/14/2014UnknownDownload
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