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Children

Nyla H. - Feb 3 (PS)
Malachi H. - Feb 3 (T2)
Julian P. - Feb 4 (VPK)
Zoey D. - Feb 6 (VPK)
Kaylee D. - Feb 8 (Infants)
Alianys S. - Feb 12 (VPK)
Caleb L. - Feb 25 (Infants)
Mia V. - Feb 26 (T2)
Estanlie M. - Feb 28 (PS)

 

Teacher

Ms. Aleida - Feb 23 (SA)
 

ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK? SO ARE WE!

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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 it. Now you will be able to see activities around the center or perhaps even your child.

 

The Community Children's Center News

 

FEBRUARY IS THE "SHARE A BOOK" PROGRAM MONTH

share a bookHere is how it works:

1. This month you will find a page of cut outs in your child’s family file folder (you will also find extra ones in the front entry way). Please take as many as you want.

2. Every time you read a book to your child, write his/her name and the name of the book on a cut out and present it to your child’s teacher.

3. At the end of the month the classroom with the most cut outs in each age group will win a book for their classroom library and a special treat!


IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER

family nutrition programTuesday, February 5th & 12th VPK classrooms will be having a presentation with UF IFAS Extension on My Plate Kids' resources that can help children make healthier food choices.

CCC 2017 Valentines DayThursday, February 14th Wear pink, red or purple to school day! Many classrooms will be having a Friendship party, please check the classroom doors for sign-up sheets.

Thursday, February 14th Dr. Verwest representative will be here to educate our children about caring for their teeth. And what a great day to do it!

Monday, February 18th The center will be CLOSED for our annual In-Service Day!

Tuesday, February 19th There will be NO 3hr VPK.

popcornFriday, February 22nd Bike Day! Parents please bring your child’s bike and helmet to school.

Tuesday, February 26th Pajama Day and popcorn party!

Wednesday, February 27th Sno-cones will be here. Don’t forget your $2.00!

ATTENTION PARENTS OF 2018-2019 VPK GRADUATES!!!

heartOpportunity for additional preparation before Kindergarten!

We will be offering a VPK extension program starting June 10th-August 2nd     

The 4-Hour program will be from 8am-12pm Monday-Friday

Breaschulze logokfast & Lunch are included.

This program is being offered to you FREE of charge!

This program will mirror the schedule of your child’s current VPK program. Your child will continue to learn the necessary concepts needed for Kindergarten as well as enjoying our fun summer activities!

*Water day Wednesday *Bounce house *Face painting *In-house visitors *STEM and so much more!

To reserve your child a spot in our VPK extension program you must submit a one-time, non-refundable $50 registration fee and commit to volunteering at least 8 hours of your time in our center. Your child MUST attend for the entire 8 week program. Attendance is extremely important.

Volunteer opportunities can include: reading to the class, assisting the teacher with classroom activities, sharing a hobby such as cooking or playing a musical instrument. In addition, parents will have weekly homework assignments to complete with their children such as reading a book and completing an extension activity to enhance their reading comprehension.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY-SPACE IS LIMITED!


NUTRITION CORNER

pizza toast

Pizza Toast

Ingredients

6 slices bread
1 c. pizza sauce
2 c. shredded mozzarella
1/2 c. mini pepperonis
1 tbsp. Parsley
 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350° and line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper. Place bread on prepared baking sheet and spread with pizza sauce. Top with mozzarella and mini pepperonis and place in the oven. Bake until cheese is melted and pepperoni is slightly crisped.

Garnish with parmesan cheese and parsley and serve.

Family Resource Specialist

Did you know you have a FREE  family resource specialist at your disposal for being enrolled in our program?

Our Family Resource Specialist, Constance Harrison is here to help provide you with FREE assistance in finding resources in our community.

You can contact her via email at charrison@cac-swfl.org or phone #239-478-6905. She is at our center every Monday, feel free to stop by!

childrens advocacy

Work Experience Program through the School District of Lee County

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We are continuing to host around 8 teenage students with intellectual disabilities in our center. Through our partnership with the School District of Lee County schools we will be providing them with real life work experiences for approximately 2 hours per day. They will have a supervisor on site daily during their time in our center. We look forward to helping our youth gain this experience by being a business partner in the community. Feel free to say hi if you see a student in your child’s class!


  "Everything we do improves the lives of children.”  

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