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Children

Lucas C. - April 16 (Infants)
Marco H. - April 16 (T1)
Skye W. - April 25 (SA)

 

 

 We no longer have a family resource counselor on site.

Call 2-1-1 for resources.
 
 
 

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Another great way to stay connected is our Facebook page. If you have a personal Facebook page, find our page The Community Children's Center and like it. Now you will be able to see activities around the center or perhaps even your child.

The Community Children's Center News

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER

Tuesday, April 2nd World Autism Awareness Day! Wear yellow or blue today to support those with Autism.

What-is-Autism

http://www.autism-society.org/get-involved/national-autism-awareness-month/

Wednesday, April 10th All graduating VPK students will be going to Mirror Lakes Elementary School for a school tour. As the only “Preferred PreK Provider” in Lehigh Acres it is an honor and privilege that we have the opportunity to take our kids on this trip. The children will have the opportunity to experience what Kindergarten will be like as well as enjoy lunch in their school cafeteria. More details to follow.

The-Popcorn-ShopApril 5th-22nd Spring Fundraiser – The Popcorn Shop! Help us raise money for classroom materials, keep an eye out for more information in your family folders. Thank you in advance for your help raising money for our center!

Friday, April 19th Our center is CLOSED for Good Friday.

Monday, April 22nd The 3HR VPK is NOT in session. Child Care is available.

SouthernSnoBallsThursday, April 25th Southern SnoBalls will be here at 10 am. Don’t forget your $2.00!

purple ribbon.pngWEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD

Join us April 8th–12th, 2019 for five fun-filled, themed days to celebrate of our youngest learners! The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by NAEYC to spotlight early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities. Wear a purple ribbon to show your support.  https://www.naeyc.org/events/woyc/overview.

 

Music Monday! April 8, 2019.  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 9, 2019.  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.

CCC 2016 buildWork Together Wednesday April 10, 2019.  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 11, 2019.  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!

Messina 2009 (14) Literacy Buddy readingFamily Friday April 12, 2019.  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.


lee-county-library-system-logoEAST COUNTY REGIONAL LIBRARY STEAM FREE EVENT!

Saturday, April 13th at 10:00 am come out for a family-friendly STEAM exploration. Each month will feature a different activity based on the aspects of STEAM-science, technology, engineering, art and math. This is a great opportunity for parents and kids to build, learn and play together! For kids in grades K-5 with an adult.


"Everything we do improves the lives of children.”  

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