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Leader in Me – Kindness

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The quality of kindness is often overlooked as a trait for leadership. Kindness is viewed as a weakness, and more assertive traits are often more valued when it comes to leadership positions. We believe when it comes to true leadership, it’s quite the opposite! A kind leader is able to inspire, to assist, and empathize with their followers. Here is how being a kind leader sets you apart:

Kindness is Unique

Everyone is kind in their own way. Your personal brand of kindness showcases your personality and allows you to empathize with people on different levels. One child may feel more comfortable complimenting his friends, another might show kindness by letting others join in her games, and others may show kindness with gifts. Each of these ways is unique to the personality of the individual and all these act of kindness should be equally appreciated.

Kindness Makes You a Better Person

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This goes without saying, but if you live your life with the intention of being kind, good things will follow. Your social life will improve and your outlook in life will be more positive. In a leadership role, this means when you’re kind to your followers, they will be kind back to you!

When it’s Hard to be Kind

Sometimes it’s difficult to be kind. Even leaders make mistakes. One of the best ways to be kind, even when it’s difficult, is to practice it from a young age and practice it often. That’s what we do here at Childventures!

Here’s how:

Through our virtues programme, we learn about kindness and brainstorm ways that we can help people in need. We also teach the children about bucket filling. What’s bucket filling? Well, we teach children that  when someone is feeling sad they have an empty bucket and to fill their bucket we can do thoughtful things like help a friend or tell them nice things, the more positive and kind gestures the quicker they will have a full bucket.

To help learn about bucket filling and kindness, we read books like How Full is Your Bucket by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer  or Have You Filled Your Bucket Today by Carol McCloud.

reading about kindness

We also play games that require taking turns, which allows children to practice a number of virtues, kindness included. Some of these games include, Bug in a Rug, show and share, and watering a plant to take care of it.

Children can also learn about kindness by learning about helping people. Childventures provides the opportunity to help others through annual drives. We have drives that provide new unwrapped gifts for the under privileged as well as an annual Halloween Scare Hunger Away food drive.

 

Testimonials

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  • Our child was enrolled with Childventures for 5 Years. We chose the CV program as it offered seamless before and after school care, no down time over the holidays when we didn’t have the time off. The safety and security of the facility was a big deal and the core knowledge and Montessori base Read more...
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    January 15, 2018
  • My children were enrolled at Childventures for 4 years. We chose CV’s JK/SK program over the public or other private sector because the class sizes are smaller, the strong reading program and advanced curriculum content. After completing the JK/SK program their transitions to public school wer Read more...
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    January 8, 2018
  • My two children were enrolled at CV for 3 and 4 years. We had such a Positive experience throughout our time at CV that we didn't want it to end! When they started public school we quickly found the transition to be lacking in many ways mostly because of what we had become used to at CV. We pul Read more...
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    January 4, 2018
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    December 18, 2017
  • Our LO is 16 months old and is enrolled at the Oakville location. It's clear to see that he enjoys being there everyday just as much as we enjoy dropping him off. Doesn't matter who's at the desk when we first enter in the mornings, whether it's Kathryn, Chris or Matthew we are always greeted with s Read more...
    Tricia F
    December 12, 2017
  • I just wanted to write and say, two weeks into our son attending child ventures my husband and I noticed a HUGE difference in his behaviour, manners and patience. Best of all he was potty trained in a couple short weeks! We noticed what he practised at school, he brought back to our home life. Manne Read more...
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    November 15, 2017
  • My daughter has been with CV since the age of 1. She started out in the infant program and is now currently thriving in the JK program. At 3 1/2 years of age she is far more advanced than I could have imagined. Keep up the great work CV!! Read more...
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    October 24, 2017
  • I would recommend CV to all my friends because it's so great. My son started at CV When he's 11 months old. All the teachers are very caring, nice and knowledgeable. Currently my son is in the JK/SK, he's very happy to study there. Read more...
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    October 24, 2017
  • We are very impressed with Child Ventures Oakville. I was nervous to leave my son to go back to work but transitioning into daycare was made so much easier by the wonderful staff and teachers. We are confident we made the right choice and see so much growth already in our son the past month he has b Read more...
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    October 16, 2017
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    October 6, 2017
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