McLeod Lake Indian Band Daycare

McLeod Lake Indian Band Daycare offers aboriginal infant and toddler development programming, as well as Preschool and 3-5 year old programming.  In the summer, after school daycare programs in conjunction with the MLIB youth program are offered on a daily basis.  Atsoo Georgina Chingee offers Tse'khene Language teachings and Cultural programs.  The Daycare is available for any child under the age of 11, and drop in daycare services are offered for parents who have appointments outside of McLeod Lake...please call a day in advance 250-750-4522.  Parents benefit from the services of the Daycare because the service provides a safe place for child care and education.  The Daycare has an open door policy where parents are encouraged to check the monthly calendar for daily activities and events that are offered.

Crystal Lyn Lake

Early Childhood Educator, Aboriginal Infant Development Program Coordinator

McLeod Lake Indian Band Daycare Supervisor

 

Dana ‘chea Families, 

My name is Crystal, I have been an Early Childhood Educator since my graduation from CNC in 2009, but have been working in childcare since early 2000. I currently live in Mackenzie B.C with my 8-year-old son, and 2 chihuahuas. I have worked in many different childcare settings. 

·        Home Daycares in a family setting for 2 years. Operated the centre alone for 7 months.

·        6 years teaching Pre-School with 40 different children in a class 2 classes a week. Creating curriculum for 3–5-year old’s, made play-based learning centers, and learned about pre-school graduation ceremonies

·        6 years at large Group Daycare Centre settings, Creating curriculum for 3 different age groups. 0-2, 3-5, 6-11 

Years ago, I taught Sunday School, and was a big part of my youth group/Christian music group. I’ve been in Sea Scouts, Sea Cadets, Brownies, Girl Guides, and Dance; hip hop, tap, jazz, musical theatre, and ballet. I learned to snowmobile on the mountain a few years ago, and now winter and I are great friends. Currently I enjoy ice fishing, medicine walks, scouting for hunting, back road adventuring, and learning to live off the land around me, creating as little damage as possible. Learning new skills, and abilities daily, always say yes to knowledge.

My most recent teaching/learning focus is accessibility to and preservation of Aboriginal Language. With the help and guidance of our Elders, Georgina Chingee, and Anita Valee. These two amazing women show patience and tremendous kindness in teaching the children and teachers the Tse’ Khene Language.

I look forward to meeting each of you, let’s learn together!

You can reach Crystal Lake at 250-750-4522 or by email daycare@mlib.ca  

Crystal Lynn Connors

Early Childhood Educator Assistant (License Pending) 

Daycare Contractor- ECE Support Staff 

I graduated High School at Guildford Park in 2003, and continued my education at the Native Education College in Vancouver B.C. I completed my certification in Home Care Attending and Aboriginal Tourism in 2011. I grew up mostly in Surrey, Vancouver but moved to Prince George 2018. Since working at MLIB I have started my ECE Education journey with Northern Lights College. I hope to complete my schooling by 2026 part-time while working at MLIB Daycare. 

I grew up caring for my siblings and have held many child-minding jobs with various families.  My strength is a great sense of humor, through laughter and play we learn the most. I’m also kind, playful and inventive, I love to read stories and play games with the children. I am great at creating new art activities, and resourcing myself to learn and create more meaningful experiences for the children at MLIB Daycare.

I look forward to meeting all of you.

Let’s Create Together! 

 

JANUARY 2022 DAYCARE CALENDAR

This month our Focus will be on underwater life. We will be exploring creatures big and small that live underwater or survive from eating underwater creatures. While exploring creatures our focus on Tse’ khene language will be flash cards in English and Tse’ khene of local animals. Art activities will reflect upon everything from Mollusks to Grey whales, sharks to sea urchins. On Wednesdays Jessica McDonald will be coming to MLIB Daycare as part of our Strong Start Program!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Slippery Fish Art

My Big Book of Ocean- work book

My Big Book of Ocean- work book

Angler Fish the Fish that Fishes

Strong Start Mackenzie Comes to MLIB 1-230

Art and Circle time with Jessica McDonald

Creating a fish bowl

Color cutting skills, glue and paste practice 

My big book of Ocean Work Book

Differences- Animals on land vs. animals in the water

Juno the Jelly Fish story, coloring pages

Counting fish

Jelly fish Art

Fish counting

Underwater playdoh

Strong Start Mackenzie Comes to MLIB 1-230

Art and Circle time with Jessica McDonald

Undersea Alphabet Cards

Tse’ khene Language Water life animal names

Octopus counting

Puffer fish fork painting

Name and letter recognition

Fishing for Letters

Word hunt around the Daycare

Ocean mammal facts

Strong Start Mackenzie Comes to MLIB 1-230

Art and Circle time with Jessica McDonald

Ocean Facts

Undersea Art Collage

Mommas and babies- Ocean Life

Counting Sea Animals

My Big Book of Ocean work book

Legs vs. fins Story art board

The little mermaid story

Strong Start Mackenzie Comes to MLIB 1-230

Art and Circle time with Jessica McDonald

Rainbow trout Glitter art

Science: does glitter float? What doesn’t?

Ocean Patterns sequencing mammals

Glue and paste, and cutting practice