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Parent Reminders

1. Weekly tuition is due on Monday for the current week. Tuition is not reimbursed for holidays or sick days.

2. Check in/out daily. This is an official record of your child’s attendance.

3. Check your family file folder in the front hallway daily.

 

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Children

R'Marion W. - April 3 (T1)
Cloyd W. - April 9 (VPK)
Skye W. - April 25 (SA)

The Community Children's Center News

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER

bikes.pngFriday, April 6 Bike Day!  Remember to bring your helmet and put your name on your bike!  Parents are welcome to join us!SouthernSnoBalls.jpg

Wednesday, April 11 Southern SnoBalls is here!  Don’t forget your $2.00 for a snocone! 

 purple ribbon.pngApril 16th-20th Help us celebrate the Week of the Young Child and wear a purple ribbon to honor those who work hard everyday to provide quality child care and education to our children!  We will have special activities planned each day this week.  Feel free to incorporate them at home as well.  Music Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Working Together Wednesday, Artsy Thursday, Family Friday!

STRESS AWARENESS MONTH

Stress.pngWe all know moms and dads get stressed out and need some "me" time.  But kids can get stressed out too.  Make sure they have plenty of time to de-stress with both indoor and outdoor activities that engage their minds and bodies.  Talk to them frequently to check in and make sure they're really doing okay.  Slow down and savor time with your family with important, yet simple, ways to make the most of your quality time.

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EARTH DAY!

Earth Day.pngOn Friday, April 20th our classes will be planting seeds.  It is a very important day for everyone who inhabits this planet.  Every day, we are becoming more aware of the affects of global warming.  Teaching your kids the importance of Earth Day is the first step, as they will be our legacy and the caretakers of our  planet in years to come. 

Teachers will talk to their students about the importance of Earth Day, recycling, reducing pollution, conserving water and electricity to help keep our environment healthy for years to come!

WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD

Music Monday! April 16, 2018.  Sing, dance, celebrate, and learn 

Through music, children develop math, language, and literacy skills - All while having fun and being active!  Make up and record your own unique version of a song or write your own.

TRY THIS: Find the beat to connect music, movement, and math.  Practice clapping, drumming, or stomping to the beat of the music while counting.

Tasty Tuesday April 17, 2018.  Healthy eating and fitness at home and school

This fun, food-themed day is about more than just cheese and crackers. Cooking together connects math with literacy skills, science, and more.  With the rise in childhood obesity, you can encourage healthy nutrition and fitness habits at home and in the classroom.  Create your own healthy snacks and share the recipes and photos of your creations.

TRY THIS: Measure your ingredients while making your snacks!  Ask children if they'd like the same or different amounts of each ingredient.purple ribbon.png

Work Together Wednesday April 18, 2018.  Work together, build together, learn together

When children build together they explore math and science concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills.  Children can use any building material—from a fort of branches on the playground to a block city in the classroom, or a hideaway made from couch pillows at home.  Build and share pictures of children’s creations.

TRY THIS: Practice organizing blocks by size!  Try building a block tower with large blocks on the bottom and little blocks on top!

Artsy Thursday April 19, 2018.  Think, problem solve, create

Children develop creativity, social skills and fine motor skills with open-ended art projects where they can make choices, use their imaginations, and create with their hands.  On Artsy Thursday celebrate the joy and learning children experience when engaged in creative art making.  Use any materials—from crayons to paint, clay to crafts!

TRY THIS: Bring art outdoors!  Offer dark and light paper, chalk and pastels, and suggest children create their own versions of the day and night sky!

Family Friday April 20, 2018.  Sharing family stories

Engaging and celebrating families is at the heart of supporting our youngest learners.  We applaud family members’ role as young children’s first and most important teachers.  Celebrate the unique role families play in their children's learning and development.

TRY THIS: Volunteer in your child’s classroom and read stories to the class.


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We will be offering a FREE 4 year old extension program called FOCUS on FOUR starting June 4th-July 27th.  The 4-Hour program will be from 8am-12pm Monday-Friday breakfast & lunch are included.  To reserve your child a spot in our 4 year old extension program you must submit a one-time, non-refundable $50 registration fee.  There is NO weekly tuition!  Last year we piloted this program and as an agency feel that it is very important to provide this 8 week extension of VPK to help prevent the summer slide.  We want ALL our VPK graduates to begin Kindergarten off on the right foot!

Please see Megan or Jessica in the office to register.

 
 
 
 

IT'S NAC ACCREDITATION RENEWAL TIME!

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Our center is not only DCF Licensed but it is accredited by NAC.  (National Association Commission for Early Care & Education Programs).

What does this mean??

It means a center is awarded accreditation by an independent, third-party organization when it proves that it continuously maintains high standards of quality in early childhood education and care.  Our center goes through MANY evaluations to meet the high quality standards we believe all children deserve and learn best in.  We provide low student to teacher ratios, high quality educated staff, continuing education and small classroom sizes.

All accredited programs must go through a renewal process.  During the window from April 16th-April 27th we will have an unannounced visit from a validator and she will be on site for two consecutive days.  Validators will observe our classrooms, ask questions and audit our files.  We will prepare the children the week before that we will have a visitor in the center.

Once the visit has been completed it takes a few months to hear if we were renewed.  We will of course keep you posted.

If you have any questions please see Megan or Jessica.


"Everything we do improves the lives of children.”  

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