Archived—Amani Omar

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    Year: 2008 – Province: Nova Scotia

    Certificate of Achievement Recipient

    Sunshine Playgroup
    114 Oceanview Drive
    Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 4C5

    Telephone: 902-832-2786

    Type of setting: Child care centre for children ages 18 months to 10 years

    Philosophy of Care

    Encourage children to be warm and caring to one another not only by teaching about sharing but also by introducing simple, powerful vocabulary, including words such as friends.

    Support of Child Development

    • Dr. Omar takes advantage of her own and her colleagues' varied ethnic backgrounds to introduce children to the foods, cultures, languages and living conditions in different parts of the world.
    • Skillfully draws apprehensive children into unfamiliar activities by defusing emotionally charged events.

    Involvement with Parents, Families and the Community

    • Prepares detailed evaluations of each child's social and intellectual progress. She also maintains contacts with specialists so that she can help parents get in touch with them when an intervention is required.
    • In addition to many informal chats, she schedules three parent-educator evenings plus one night of interviews every year. Parents are also invited to attend outings and the annual Christmas pageant.

    Rave Reviews

    "When our daughter was 5, she sang solo "Frosty the Snowman". This from a child who didn't talk until she was 3." Parent

    "Until our daughter is old enough to fully understand what she can and cannot eat, and why, it is a huge comfort knowing that Amani, and the teachers at Sunshine, are making every effort to ensure her safety. It brings us great peace of mind knowing that she is being so well take care of." Parent