Let’s show the country our Comox Valley spirit!
There are three opportunities to vote. Either on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter. If you have all of these accounts, you can vote up to three times and really make an impact. Of course, sharing and inviting more people to vote is always welcome.
The voting is underway from February 13 through to February 28, 2023 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. All contest info here: https://www.shawspotlight.ca/buildfrosty
Click on any or all of the direct post links below to visit our snowman entry avaialble through the Shaw Spotlight Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Once there, engage with the post to cast your vote (Like, Heart, Retweet).
Meet Eggbert! The Comox Valley Child Development Association helps children, youth and adults with diverse abilities and their families with easy access to services.
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Build Frosty 2023
This year, Shaw Spotlight has once again partnered up with charities from across the country for a little fun competition to build a snowman. The Comox Valley Child Development Association was selected locally and is the only organization representing the Comox Valley.
We are asking for the support of the whole community as your votes could help decide the top three most popular entries. With the most votes, our organization could be the winner of one of three registered PSAs to be produced by Shaw Spotlight. Every vote counts and we have some very tough competition.
A Little About Eggbert Von Crakenhead
This year’s CVCDA frosty was created by team members of our Supported Child Development Program (SCDP). What’s special about our Frosty is he was constructed entirely out of accessibility tools, aids and equipment that can be used to shape an inclusive environment with in any learning setting including classrooms and early learning centres.
These are the tools our SCDP team educates local child care centres on their uses and work to normalize the use of this equipment in every type of learning setting.
Eggbert’s torso is mainly made up of an Egg Chair, hence his name choice. “Magical Egg Chairs” can provide a quiet space for children in a busy environment. The chair can facilitate self regulation by eliminating visual and auditory stimulation and social stress. The child can take the time they need to regroup and regulate.
Eggbert’s ears are “Ear Defenders”. These ear muffs can be beneficial for some clients who easily become overwhelmed and over stimulated in loud spaces. Noise reducing head- phones can help block out some of the background noises and allows a child to regulate and process information that is most important.
Eggbert’s face also happens to be the face of a visual timer and multiple pictures symbols. Timers are commonly used to help young children to “see” time pass. Even young children instinctively understand that when the blue disk is gone, time is up. Seeing this can ease stressful transitions by showing “how much longer”and increase a child’s confidence and independence.
The Supported Child Development Program (SCDP) at the CVCDA helps each child involved in the program to successfully participate in the childcare setting of their family’s choice. The Aboriginal Supported Child Development Program (ASCD) works to provide these services while ensuring cultural safety and cultural sensitivity for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit children and families.
The heart of both the Supported Child Development Program and Aboriginal Supported Child Development programs are the philosophies of “inclusion” and “family centred practice”.
Look back at some of our past Build Frosty entries…..
This past month, Shaw Spotlight partnered up with 23 charities from across the country for a...
This past month, Shaw Spotlight partnered up with charities across the country for a little fun...