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Dates to Remember

Jul 4th: Independence Day. Center CLOSED

Jul 12th: Hendry County Fire Department visit

Jul 13th-27th: Water Day

Jul 28th: Last day of Focus on Four Summer Program. 


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Aundrea G - Jul 20
Yaritzel P - Jul 30
 

Parent Reminders

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. 

Children's Garden of LaBelle News

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY

The center will be CLOSED Tuesday, July 4 for observance of The Independence Day Holiday.  Have a great day with your family and friends celebrating at the beach, on a picnic, or watching fireworks!  Remember to be safe!

 Happy 4th Of July!


WATER DAYS

July 13th and July 27th we are having our Water Day Activity. Please make sure to send a full change of clothes and a towel for your child and apply sunscreen before dropping your child off for school.

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SUMMER TREATS

Staying cool during summer is not easy. A yummy way to fight against the summer heat is making cool and refreshing treats. On July 11, we will be making popsicles, and on July 25th we will be making snow cones. We are pretty sure that your children will learn how to make these delicious treats, so don't hesitate to ask them to do them at home too!


FIRE DEPARTMENT VISIT

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Wednesday, July 12th The Hendry County Fire Department will give us a visit. Children really enjoy having the firemen coming to the center and teaching them about fire safety. Parents are always welcome to come and participate in this activity. Who knows, you can learn helpful tips too!    

  

 

NUTRITION CORNER

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 4th OF JULY CHEX MIX

The patriotic palette of this sweet and crunchy mix makes it a perfect choice for your Independence Day celebration.

Ingredients
1 bag (8.75 oz) Chex Mix™ Honey Nut snack mix
1/4 cup dried blueberries
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds
2 cups white chocolate chips
1/2 cup M&M's™ chocolate candies red and blue

 

Preparation

In a large bowl, combine the snack mix, blueberries, cranberries, and sunflower seeds.

Place the white chocolate chips into a medium, microwave-safe bowl. Melt in the microwave on High for 60-90 seconds then stir. Melt for an additional 30-60 seconds, if needed.

Drizzle the melted chocolate over the snack mix, and stir until well coated. Turn the mix out onto a large piece of wax paper, sprinkle with blue and red candies, then allow the white chocolate to stand at room temperature for about 1 hour to harden. To serve, break the mix up into large chunks.

 

SUMMER READING PROGRAM

through the Lee County Library System

This year, from May 22 to August 9, the Lee County Library System hopes to inspire our community to “Build a Better World.” 
Find activities and events for you and your children by going to this link: http://www.leegov.com/library/preschool-summer-reading

Some activity challenges include:

  • The floor is lava! Play this favorite game by strategically placing pillows, cushions, and other items on the ground. Leap from one side of the room to the other with your preschooler avoiding the lava floor.
  • Preschoolers are always on the go! But it doesn’t mean they’re not listening to you. Try reading out loud to your child while they play or explore.
  • Encourage your child to read aloud to a favorite stuffed animal or pet. It’s okay if your child is not yet a proficient reader. They can “read” the story by describing what’s happening in the pictures.
  • Think of an act of kindness you can do this week with your preschooler.

 

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