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Dates to Remember

Feb 2nd: Groundhog Day

Feb 14th: Valentine's Day

Feb 19th: President's Day/In-service Day... CENTER CLOSED

Feb 20th: No VPK (but open for child care)

 

Tuition Reminders

With the holiday season upon us, there are extra expenses and time off from school. We just want to make sure that everyone is aware of our parent fee policy.

**Tuition is not prorated for days missed including sick days, vacations, or other closed days (Holidays)**

For added convenience, we are able to store your credit card information in our secure banking system, and debit your account as an automatic payment every Monday, every Friday, Bi-weekly or Monthly. 

 

"Everything we do improves the lives of children.” 

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The Children's Learning Center at FSW News

 

VPK ENROLLMENT

Have you chosen your VPK provider for 2018-2019?  All Purple Room parents were e-mailed instructions on obtaining the needed VPK voucher.  If help is needed, please ask Ms. Martha or Ms. Andrea. 

We would also like to know if your child is planning to stay at FSW for their VPK year.  Stop by the front desk and let Ms. Andrea know. The VPK voucher needs to be brought to the center by February 28 to guarantee your space at The Children’s Learning Center at FSW.

ARE YOU READY FOR KINDERGARTEN?

Parents might not be ready to send their children off to kindergarten in August 2018, but if your child is in the VPK Room now, it’s almost time!!!!!  Remember that you will need to go to School Choice between January 22 and March 23. If you have questions, check out the School District website at http://www.leeschools.net/elementaryschoolregistration or talk to Ms. Martha or Ms. Andrea.

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PARENTING

Reading To Kids Creates Habit

It’s never too soon to read to a child.  There’s no set timetable.  Each child learns to read at his or her own pace.  But forget the flashcards!  The most important factor in reading development is whether or not a child was read to regularly. 

  • child reading.jpgMake reading a priority.   Do it every day.
  • Keep a variety of books around---pattern, board, plastic, pop-up and noise-making.
  • Never withhold stories as a form of punishment.
  • Encourage questions about words and pictures.
  • Take advantage of “environmental print” you see in daily travels.
  • Make sure your child has a comfortable spot to read.
  • Be a role model.

VALENTINE'S DAY

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It’s never too early to help children express love and friendship in ways that transcend materialism.  Because young children are concrete thinkers, it’s hard for them to understand a concept that can’t be represented by objects.  But by watching you give gifts of kindness, time, compassion, respect, and thoughtfulness to the people you love----not just on holidays but throughout the year-----they will learn that “I love you” means so much more than three words inscribed on a candy heart

NUTRITION CORNER

LOVE POTION SMOOTHIE

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1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1 small carton of yogurt
1/2 cup ice cubes
1 cup apple juice

Place strawberries, raspberries and juice in blender. Blend several seconds.  If you would like a thicker smoothie add more fruit or for a drinkable smoothie add 1/4 cup more juice.  This is one of those Valentine recipes that can be used year round.


TRY THIS AT HOME

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TAXES

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Child Care Tax Forms

Do you need forms for your 2017 child care fees?  You may ask for this form at the front desk.  We will be happy to complete this for you!


WELCOME TO MS. MAYA!

The Red Room welcomes a new teacher to the room----Maya Isaac.  Ms. Maya is a graduate of FGCU with a BA in Communication.  She is working towards child care credentialing.  Stop by and say “hello.”


OUR FRIENDLY TEACHERS

Blue Room: Ms. Miranda & Ms. Karina

Coral Room: Ms. Erin

Yellow Room: Ms. Nikki & Ms. Diane

Red Room: Ms. Stephanie, Ms. Cookie & Ms. Maya

Purple Room: Ms. Jessica & Ms. Julie

Teal Room: Ms. Jenna & Ms. Ally


ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK? SO ARE WE!

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

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