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Tuesday July 4th: The center will be CLOSED in Observance of  Independence Day!

 

Parent Reminders

We ask that your child is here by 10 am daily. If your child will be absent or later than 10 am we ask that you please notify us so that we can plan accordingly for staff and meals for the day. Thank you for your cooperation.

 


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Children

Eliza R — July 1 (T2)
Dylan M — July 13 (PS)

 

Staff

Ms. Odalys — July 8 (Kitchen)
Ms. Debbie — July 19 (VPK)
 

The Community Children's Center News

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER

 

waterday2.jpgEvery Wednesday is water day!

Be sure to bring extra clothing & a towel.

Check out more pictures of this activity.

 

 

Parents: Please make sure to check your July calendar for all the exciting activities going on this month. 


Fribikeday.jpgday, July 7th: Bike Day! Parents please bring your child's bike and helmet to school.

 

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Friday, July 21st: Bounce House Day!

 

 

July 17th & July 27th: SnoCones. Don’t forget your $2.00!


ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE

Remember your annual registration fee of $50 per child is due Friday, July 7th.

If you need to make two payments you can make a payment on July 7th and the other half on July 21st.

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your child’s early learning experience!

 

 

HEALTHY HABITS FOR LIFE

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Check out the calendar. There is an activity you can do at home with your child every day of the month!

 


SUMMER READING PROGRAM

through the Lee County Library System

This year, from May 22 to August 9, we hope 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.
  • Give a smile and a hug to someone special today.
  • 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.
  • Create art by threading pipe cleaners, fabric, or ribbon through a kitchen colander. This activity encourages creativity and fine motor skills.
  • Think of an act of kindness you can do this week with your preschooler.

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
 
 
 

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.

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FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES!

kid-packing-backpack-clipart-backpack3.jpgJuly 30th is the 18th Annual Big Backpack Event presented by Multicultural Centre. Click on the Flyers to get more information:
 
 
 

"Everything we do improves the lives of children.”

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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.

Be Sure to check out our Facebook page!

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Five Surprising Facts About Early Childhood Education

Did you know?

 1. Preschool can help combat crime, teen pregnancy, and high school dropout rates.

2. Early childhood education has a better return on investment than the stock market.

3. The U.S. lags behind almost every other country when it comes to preschool, including Mexico, Chile, and Russia.

4. Early childhood matters because experiences early in life can have a lasting impact on later learning, behavior, and health.

5. In the first five years of life, your child’s brain develops more and faster than at any other time in his life. Your child’s early experiences – the things she sees, hears, touches, smells and tastes – stimulate her brain, creating millions of connections. This is when the foundations for learning, health and behavior throughout life are made.

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