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Back to school

Dates to Remember

Aug 9th: Parent Orientation

Aug 10th: First Day of Head Start and VPK

 
 
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Children
Kenniya Hickman - Aug 22
Aaliaya Odoms - Aug 23
Emily Centeno - Aug 23
Jadiel Antonio - Aug 27
Edierlys Cabo - Aug 29
 
Staff
Ms. Galvan - Aug 22
Ms. Moore - Aug 29
 

"Everything we do improves the lives of children.”  

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Harlem Academy Child Care Center News


AROUND THE CENTER

PARENT ORIENTATION

Harlem_parent_orientation_2016Parent teacher orientation will be on August 9, 2018 at 5:00pm.  This is a time to see your child’s classroom and talk to the teachers.  It is a great time to experience school through your child’s eyes.

Teachers were reported back to work on July 30, 2018.  The first day of school is on August 10, 2018.


WELCOME

Harlem Academy Child Care would like to Welcome teachers and students back to the 2018 – 2019 School Year!!  We hope your summer was full of fun and much deserved relaxation. With “teamwork” this school year can be one of our best yet!! We’re excited about the new school year!

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ShoesSHOES, SHOES, SHOES

We ask that your child wear CLOSED TOED shoes to school. This is a safety issue. Children are more likely to trip or fall when wearing sandals or shoes that do not properly fit. 

 

PREPARE YOUR CHILD FOR SUCCESS IN SCHOOL!

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Use the restroom and wash hands
Tie their shoes
Button and zipper clothing items
Show characteristics of good health and hygiene

Social-Emotional Development:
Regulate their own emotions and behaviors
Manage their feelings, understand limits and expectations
Establish and sustain positive relationships
Form relationships with adults and friendships with peers
Respond to emotional cues
Participate in group situations
Play together with others (4 or 5 students in a group)
Resolve social problems through negotiation and
Compromise
 
Language and Reading:reading book
Recite or sing the alphabet
Identify most letters and recognize name
in print
Match some letters to sounds
Show motivation for reading and like listening to stories
Hold a book correctly and understand that it is read top to bottom and left to right
 
Communication:
Increase knowledge through listening
Say their first and last name
Show an understanding of words and their meaning
Use language to express their needs
Understand questions and respond to them
 
Physical Skills (Gross-Motor):
walk on beamDemonstrate traveling skills: Gallop, skip, run smoothly and quickly
Demonstrate balancing skills: Hop, walk on a beam
 
Physical Skills (Fine-Motor):
Demonstrate fine-motor strength and coordination
 
Skills to be independent:
Use fingers and hands to accomplish precise hand movements
Cut on a line and use scissors with correct grip
String beads
Push precise keys on a keyboardstring beads
Build a structure with small objects such as Legos
Use writing and drawing tools with the correct grip

FLORIDA'S SALES TAX HOLIDAY

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Florida will provide sales tax holiday for clothing and school supplies August 3–5, 2018, so make your lists now. During this weekend, clothing, shoes, accessories and back-to-school supplies will be tax exempt for three days. Plan to purchase clothing and items children may need for the school year during the tax free weekend. Also, check advertisements for special sales and coupons that may be used during the weekend.

NUTRITION CORNER

Here are some snack suggestions for August:

  • Honeydew melon and low-fat yogurt, sprinkled with granola
  • Celery sticks spread with almond butter
  • Halved grapes and baked pita chips
  • Grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches made with whole-grain bread

BAD WEATHER

Child Care of Southwest Florida follows the Hendry County School Board Bad Weather Closing Schedule.  Please tune into your local weather station.  If school is called off or closes early the center will follow suit.  Please be prepared for alternative care in the event of bad weather closures.

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