CAPC St. Jamestown

CAPC St. Jamestown We provide programming for parents / caregivers and children 0 - 6 years in the communities of Cabbagetown and St. Jamestown.

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Too often, I see children reprimanded when they're not able to control their behaviours and emotions. They’re expected to remain calm and happy, not get upset, not display anger, and quickly calm themselves down if they do get angry or upset. If they can’t do this, they may be referred to me for "self-regulation difficulties". ⠀

Here's the thing. Self-regulation is a developmental process. Just as we wouldn’t expect a child to run before they can walk, we cannot expect children to self-regulate until they’ve experienced co-regulation time and time again. And unless a child has had it modelled enough, and their brain has developed enough, they will not achieve regulation on their own.⠀

Have a think - when was the last time you heard a 3 year old say “I’m so angry my sister hit me! I need to calm down. I’m just going to take myself to the kitchen for a drink of water and do some deep breaths”.⠀

Co-regulation begins from birth. When babies are unsettled and we cuddle them, rock them, feed them - we are helping them to regulate.⠀

When toddlers are angry that they can't have the toy they want, and we empathise with them, sit with them, get them a drink - we are helping them to regulate.⠀

When preschoolers are upset because they're not ready to leave their playdate, and we listen and help them take deep breaths - we are helping them to regulate. ⠀

Self-regulation only BEGINS to emerge around 4-5 years. And whilst some 4-5 year olds may be able to regulate themselves, others may not be able to. Both are within the typical range of development. ⠀

True self-regulation is not fully established until our mid-twenties. Even then, we often turn to others to help us feel better when we are feeling low. And we are often quite happy to help other adults feel better when they're feeling low, however when children need our help, we may be reluctant to give it, perhaps in fear that we will stunt their emotional resilience (amongst many other understandable but unfounded fears).⠀

When we ask a child to regulate themselves before they're ready, we risk shaming them, affecting their self-esteem, and affecting their relationship with us. Co-regulation needs to come first.
You may not be able to help your child regulate 100% of the time, and that’s okay. Just know that they may not be ready to do it themselves.

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

The Corner

The Corner

MORE DATES FOR COVID-19 Testing are being offered in St. James Town on TUESDAYS throughout NOVEMBER 2020!

November 3rd, 12:30pm- 7:30pm
November 10th, 9:30am- 4:30pm
November 17th, 12:30pm- 7:30pm
November 24th, 9:30am- 4:30pm

Provided by Health Access St. James Town partners, and taking place at The Corner, this clinic is being offered to increase access to testing for residents of St. James Town.

Residents must be showing symptoms of COVID-19 OR
• Have been exposed to confirmed cases with in last 10 days? OR
• Live or work somewhere with a COVID-19 outbreak OR
• Live or work in an at-risk setting, such as a long-term care home, homeless shelter or other congregate setting OR
• Visiting a long-term care home

Drop in, first come, first served.

The testing will be done by physicians and Nurse Practitioners from Sherbourne Health.

Show Us Your Pumpkins!

Show Us Your Pumpkins!

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

Happy Yom Kippur

Happy Yom Kippur


Additional Opportunity: Online Toronto Public Health Workshop

With the cooler weather coming flu season is approaching, and it’s important to stay healthy and informed!

Next Thursday, October 1st, CICS is hosting a ‘Behind the Scenes: Toronto Public Health’ workshop! Join them on Zoom (from 10:30 am – 12:00pm) to learn about what community services and resources are available in the GTA – an especially useful workshop for newcomers to Canada! Their guest speaker will touch on updates of Covid-19, how to stay healthy as the flu season coincides with the 2nd wave, and inform you of what other health-related services and programs are running now to promote health and well-being for your family.

Please see the attached poster for more information about this workshop and to register.


Healthy lunches and snacks for kids
September 15, 2020Heather St.Bernard-John, RD, MS
sandwich and veggies in a glass container
With children back at school, parents and caregivers are always looking for healthy lunch and snack ideas. Healthy foods provide children with all the nutrients and energy they need to grow, learn, and play. Here are a few tips you can use to provide healthy lunches and snacks for your children.

For healthy lunches:
Use Health Canada’s Eat Well Plate as a guide to plan children’s lunches. Follow the proportions on the Eat Well Plate:
Make half (½) your child’s plate vegetables and fruits, one-quarter (¼) protein foods and one-quarter (¼) whole grain products.
Here are some lunch ideas:
Baked pasta and cheese with apple slices
Pumpkin or butternut squash soup with naan
Tuna and veggie salad on pita bread
Grilled cheese on whole grain bread with veggie sticks
Chicken salad wrap
Be creative: try using different combinations of foods such as using roti to make a cheese and veggie pizza and grated cheese on tuna pasta salad.
Involve your children in the planning and preparation process. This can help increase their interest towards their food.
Use leftovers for lunch.
For health snacks:
Also use the Eat Well Plate as a guide to plan children’s daily snacks. Follow the proportions of the Eat Well Plate.
Include a vegetable or fruit at each snack.
Snacks should be easy to eat.
Examples of snacks ideas include:
Baked Plantain Chips with seedless watermelon slices
Carrot and cheese sandwiches
Yogurt with fruit
Whole grain crackers with roasted red pepper spread
Make water the drink of choice at meals and snacks for children. Give water instead of sugary drinks such as juice, soft drinks and chocolate milk.
You can also give your children white milk or unsweetened fortified soy beverage.
Food allergies:
Be aware of food allergies even if your child does not have food allergies.
School boards have policies in place to prevent allergic reactions at school.
All schools are nut-free, which means lunches and snacks for children should not contain peanuts or any tree nuts such as cashews and walnuts.
For more information:
Keeping Kids Healthy
Toronto Public Health: Feeding your child
Canada’s food guide
Health Canada’s: Eat Well Plate
To speak with a Registered Dietitian, call Telehealth Ontario toll free at 1-866-797-0000 Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm.


Welcome to Kindergarten
Welcome to Kindergarten

Welcome to Kindergarten

Go to the Next Room Land Acknowledgement At Rose Avenue, we acknowledge that the land we are on is the traditional territory of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples. We also acknowledge the enduring presenc...

Rose Avenue Junior Public School

Rose Avenue Junior Public School

Staggered entry dates for September start. We are a K-6 school.


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2 Lancaster Ave
Toronto, ON
M4X 1C1

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 15:00
Thursday 09:00 - 15:00


416 960-8321


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Yoga at CYC

WE are doing a quick poll to see who would be interested in doing “yoga”, for an hour a week at CYC.

Childcare will be provided onsite or your child may join you.

Suggested hours and days Mondays - 10:00 - 11:00 am or 1:30 - 2:30

or Thursday 10:00 - 11:00

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