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Back to school

PARENT REMINDER

Tuition is due on Monday of each week. We accept credit cards, checks or money orders only.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Our center closes at 6 PM. A $1 per minute per child will be charged to your account for late pick ups.

The hours of operation will go back to 6am to 6pm starting August 6th

 

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Children

Fallon J. - Aug 5 (Infants)
Carter J. - Aug 6 (PS)
Sebastian M. - Aug 16 (Infants)
Kyra H. - Aug 18 (PS)
 

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The Community Children's Center News

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER

Attention: Parents—Remember to check your August calendar, there are still a few fun activities left before the new school year begins!

Open HouseWednesday, August 1st We will be having our VPK Open House for Rm # 7 & 10 from 5:00—6:00pm.  Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, August 7th We will be having our VPK Open House for Rm # 8 from 4:00—6:00pm.  Hope to see you there.

schoolFriday, August 10th First day of class for VPK 2018-2019 school year.  We welcome all new students to our center, wishing you all a great school year!

 


TIME FOR SCHOOL

Summer's been great--swimming in the neighborhood pool, playing until dark, going to bed late at night, sleeping in every morning.  Now, in a very short time, the routine has to change.  What can you do now to make going back to school a pleasure, not a nightmare of nagging and yelling, delaying and dawdling?

Here are some tips for back to school:

• Start getting kids in bed early.  Begin a week before school gets underway. You can't force them to sleep, but you can see they're snuggled in bed looking at books.  Lay out the clothes for the next day and lunch too.

• Get yourself up and ready first.  If you work outside the home, this step is crucial.  All goes more smoothly those first days when you're available to guide your children each step of the way.          

Remember your goal: You want your children up and out the door on time, and to move securely through the school day so each can reach his/her academic potential.

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
 
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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

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. 

 

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BAD WEATHER

Child Care of Southwest Florida follows the Lee 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.

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.


We received 5 STARS AGAIN! It is the highest rating in the voluntary Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) used by the Early Learning Coalition of SWFL to improve and communicate the level of quality in early childhood programs.  We were evaluated based on three quality categories:logo_Stars

  • Professional Development and Staff Qualifications
  • Learning Environment and Classroom Interactions
  • Screening, Assessment and Curriculum

"Everything we do improves the lives of children.”  

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