Help us Grow Mother’s Day Campaign: Watch our Daffodils Bloom!

May 5th, 2015

Each week in May, as part of our Help us Grow Mother’s Day Campaign, we will be featuring all five of our rooms in the Child Development Program.

In these blog posts you will meet the “Room Ambassadors”, learn what the infants or toddlers in that room do each day, and learn about some of the developmental skills they are working on.

At the bottom of each post we will be reminding you about the featured ways to give that are coming up in the Help us Grow Mother’s Day Campaigntake a look and see which events and in-store initiatives you can attend!

Please read and enjoy, share with friends and on social media with the hashtag #HelpYouvilleGrow

Watch our Daffodils Bloom!

At Youville Centre, our Daffodils are our youngest babies. They range in age from one month to six months old.

Meet the “Room Ambassadors”!



Maverick is one of the oldest infants in the room and he is getting ready to graduate to the Sunflower Room. Maverick is a social butterfly. Nothing makes him happier than interacting with the Early Childhood Educators and the other children in the Daffodil Room.



Mayah may seem like a very serious baby, until you see her during circle time at Me, My Baby, Our World! Mayah loves boucing and ‘talking’ and doing the actions to every song!

Each day, Maverick, Mayah and the other Daffodils eat, sleep, and play when it suits them, and our Early Childhood Educators respond appropriately to our babies’ needs in order to support healthy attachment. Currently over half of our Daffodils are breastfed. When it’s nice outside they play in the infant play yard or get in the strollers and go for a walk. Back inside,our Daffodils enjoy lots of one-on-one interaction, singing, playing, art and sensory activities.

The Daffodils enjoy lots of tummy time in order to help build the core strength they need to become successful in their future skills like: sitting, crawling, and the ability to use their hands to explore the world. Twice a week, most of our Daffodils take part in the Me, My Baby, Our World parenting program with their moms. To read more about Me, My Baby, Our World, visit our Parenting Programs page.

Help us Grow Mother’s Day Campaign:


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This week’s featured ways to give in the Help us Grow Mother’s Day Campaign are:

 Friday, May 8th ~ Charity Spin Class at Ottawa Fit in Hintonburg! Reserve a bike for one or two hours from 6 pm to 8 pm and spin in support of Youville Centre’s young mothers and their children! A $10 donation per hour per bike will go directly to Youville Centre. To sign up, visit

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Friday, May 8th to Sunday, May 10th ~ Whole Foods Market Lansdowne Park promotion! Stop by Whole Foods Market Lansdowne and pick up a trio pack of Alaffia Good Soap — a great gift for mom or a nice treat for yourself. $1.00 from each Alaffia Good Soap trio pack will go directly to Youville Centre.




 Sunday, May 10thShepherd’s Fashions promotion! Visit all 3 Shepherd’s locations to shop for fabulous clothing and accessories, and a percentage from the day’s sales from all 3 stores will be donated directly to Youville Centre. A nice thing to do with your mom on Mother’s Day!




Thank you to our generous partners in this campaign! We hope everyone enjoys Mother’s Day Weekend!

Stay tuned to our blog as we’re not finished yet! After Mother’s Day weekend, we still have two more wonderful ways to give that you can take advantage of, and your contribution will help our young mothers and babies grow!

You can also donate directly to Youville Centre by clicking here.

Thank you!

Up next…”Meet our Sunflowers!”