Help Us Grow Mother’s Day Campaign: Watch our Tigerlilies Bloom!

May 20th, 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 Tigerlilies Bloom!

Our Tigerlilies, who are age 12 to 18 months, are working on many developmental skills, including language and gross motor skills. Every day they have the opportunity to develop these skills through art and sensory activities, and they practice their gross motor skills such as cruising, standing alone, and walking, either outside or in the gym on rainy days. They enjoy push toys and climbers for their gross motor development. They love “circle time” where they sing and listen to songs, and enjoy doing the actions. They especially love reading books with their Early Childhood Educators. Each of our Tigerlilies are on different schedules so they sleep when needed, but they enjoy mealtimes together.

Meet the “Room Ambassadors”!



Charlotte is our oldest Tigerlily friend. She loves to snuggle with her teachers and read books all day long. She is working toward moving to the Daisy room by sitting at the table to eat her meals and learning new words every day!



Skye-Bug is one our youngest Tigerlily friends. You can always find her snuggling with her favorite blanket. She loves to play peek-a-boo and run around the room with her friends. Skye is working on learning some new words!

There is never a dull moment in the Tigerlily room! An active room full of busy, smiling faces and energetic voices, the Tigerlily room encourages language by keeping up a constant conversation with the children. Everything is labelled and repetition of words is encouraged. Our Tigerlilies are just starting to work on their social development; to play and engage with others, and to gain a sense of themselves in relation to each other and their teachers. This is a time when they are learning to explore independently and prepare to move on to the Daisy program where they will experience a more structured day and focus even more on their emerging skills.

Help us Grow Mother’s Day Campaign:


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This week we are featuring an upcoming cooking class that you can attend as another way to give in the Help us Grow Mother’s Day Campaign:

Tuesday, May 26th, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm ~  Spring Pasta Cooking Class with Chef Anna March at The Urban Element

What better way to continue to continue celebrating Mother’s Day than to enjoy some delicious food? Learning how to make it from a talented Chef is just a bonus!

Join us on Tuesday, May 26th from 6 to 9 pm at The Urban Element for a Spring Pasta Cooking Class! A percentage of registration sales will go directly to Youville Centre.

Click here to register!

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Spring Pasta, Chef Anna March

Refresh your back pocket pasta repertoire and learn to incorporate some of the seasons’s great farmers’ market finds into delicious dinners.

We’ll prepare:

  • handmade tagliatelle with roasted spring mushrooms
  • kale and walnut pesto
  • carbonara on orechiette with double-smoked bacon and spring peas
  • grilled asparagus, spring onions, lemon and thyme cream sauce
  • pan-roasted chicken breast with fresh parmesan and handmade russet potato gnocchi
  • and strawberry rhubarb tart with vanilla bean pastry cream and sweet tart dough.


Thank you to our generous partners in this campaign!

Stay tuned to our blog as we’re not finished yet! We still have one more wonderful way to give that you can take advantage of, and your contribution will help our young mothers and babies grow! Also we have more infants and toddlers for you to meet!

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

Thank you!

Up next…”Meet our Daisies!”