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 2019_Happy_New_Year

From all of us at
P.A. Geraci Child Development Center!

Dates to Remember

Jan 1st: New Year Day. Center closed

Jan 3rd: Parent meeting 5:45pm

Jan 7th-8th: No VPK

Jan 21st: Martin Luther King Jr. day. Center closed

 Happy Birthday

Children
Aa'mazin - Jan 5
Judah - Jan 13
Malani - Jan 16
Emmitt - Jan 30
 
Staff
Ms. Assia - Jan 1
Ms. Chantel - Jan 28
 

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Home of the Tiny Tigers cute_running_tiger_cub_by_typomazoku-d5u4bz7.gifWe earn our stripes every day!

 

PARENT REMINDERS

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Parents, please make sure that you have updated your child’s information sheet. This will include: address, phone numbers, pick up- drop off etc. If you should have any court order(s) that pertain to the child(ren) here at the center please make sure that you submit them to the office.

 

tuitionTuition is due every Monday! Tuesday at noon, if your payment has not been made your account will be charged a late fee.  If you have made prior arrangements to make your payment, every two weeks and your payment is not made on that day, your account will be charged a late fee.  Late fees will not be reversed once chargedAfter one week of none payment your child will not be able to return until the account is paid in full and a week ahead.

Our hours of operation are 6:30am-6:00pm.  Please make sure that you are here to pick up your child(ren) on time.  We know that things happen, but please give us notice before 6:00pm.  Late fees are $1 per minute, per child, and must be paid the next morning at drop off.

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Please make sure you are parked in a parking space.  There is NO PARKING on the curb! That is a fire lane and must stay clear at all times.


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"Nature has undoubtedly mastered the art of winter gardening and even the most experienced gardener can learn from the unrestrained beauty around them."
-  Vincent A. Simeone

 

WHAT ARE SMALL GROUP ACTIVITIES AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?

There are plenty of good reasons to send your child to preschool. Not only does preschool prepare children for kindergarten, but it’s also an opportunity to help promote social and emotional development. The preschool classroom environment is structured to help children make new friends, learn how to play and build relationships with others. One way preschool teachers do this is by organizing small group activities.

Small group activities are fun and engaging learning activities that feature a small number of children, as opposed to an activity that features the whole class or free play. By separating the children into small groups featuring interesting materials, teachers are able to encourage social interaction and create an inclusive environment.

painting fruit blog headerOther benefits of small group activities include:

Helps developmental growth
Teaches cooperation
Encourages interaction
Builds observational skills


JANUARY FUN FACTS

  • The birthstone for January is Garnet.
  • The zodiac signs for January are Capricorn and Aquarius.
  • The birth flower for January is Carnation.

HEALTHY HABITS FOR LIFE

Lets Move Calendar.jpgThe "Get Moving Today Activity Calendar" developed by Head Start Body Start provides fun ways to help preschoolers be active. Check out the January Calendar. There is an activity you can do at home with your child every day of the month!


TOP TEN NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS FOR FAMILIES

1. Get unpluggedfamily
2. Eat together as a family
3. Get outside and play!
4. Read together
5. Do chores
6. Be KIND to others
7. Get more sleep
8. Recycle
9. Learn something new
10. Have a family game night!

NUTRITION CORNER

CREAMY COTTAGE CHEESE DIP WITH CINNAMON & VANILLA

Ingredients

1 cup cottage cheese (2% or 4% fat), drained slightly if your cottage cheese has a lot of liquid
1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
 

Directions

Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend very smooth.

Spread onto toast, tortillas, graham crackers, or waffles.  Use as a dip for fruit.  Serve with a spoon!

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