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Summer Hours
Summer Hours

Beginning the week of June 4th our center will begin opening ½ hour later during the summer months ONLY.

We will be open from 
6:30 am-6:00 pm through
August 3rd.

Beginning August 6th we will return to our regular hours of operation from 6:00 am-6:00 pm.

Please remember to let us know your summer plans if you haven’t already.

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Children

Kaitlyn E. - June 5 (T2)
Emma B. - June 14 (Infants)
Joshua S. - June 16 (VPK)
Carlos M.—June 19 (Infants)
Bailie B. - June 20 (VPK)
Angel R. - June 21 (Infants)
Isaiah & Josiah M. - June 22 (SA)
Karina R. - June 23 (PS)
 

Staff

 Ms. Megan - June 16 (office)
Ms. Barbara - June 20 (Infants)
 

The Community Children's Center News

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER

PARENTS

An activity calendar was placed  in your family mailbox and mailed via email.  Please see the calendar for the upcoming activities that will happen throughout the summer.  Southern SnoBalls will be here twice a month this summer, please remember to give $2 to Megan so that your child can get a snocone.

click on the image to view the calendar

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WEDNESDAYS

Water Day Wednesdays will be scheduled on Wednesdays throughout the summer (weather permitted).  Please remember to bring your child’s bathing suit and/or change of clothes & a beach towel. Remember to label ALL items!

 

donuts for dadDONUTS FOR DADS!

Friday, June 15th - Donuts for Dads! Happy Father’s Day to all the dads please stop by the media center (next to kitchen) for a quick bite before you head out for the day.

Thank you dads for all you do!

 

WHAT CAN FAMILIES DO TO KEEP CHILDREN READING DURING THE SUMMER?

Combine activities with books

Summer leaves lots of time for kids to enjoy fun activities, such as going to the park, seeing a movie, or going to the beach.  Why not also encourage them to read a book about the activity?  If you're going to a baseball game, suggest that your child read a book about a favorite player beforehand.  In the car or over a hot dog, you'll have lots of time to talk about the book and the game.

Visit the library

If your child doesn't have a library card, summer is a great time to sign up for one.  In addition to a wide selection of books to borrow, many libraries have fun, child-friendly summer reading programs.

Have plenty of reading material around.

Storybooks aren't the only thing that kids can read for fun.  Be sure to have newspapers, magazines, and informational material on hand that might spark the interest of a young reader.

reading a bookread1Why Do Summer Reading?

It increases:
Reading level
Visualization skills
 Language skills
 Thinking skills
 Vocabulary
 

TRY AT HOME: PAINTED TOAST

Eat the Rainbow while creating this healthy and colorful snack!

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1. Fill 5 shallow glasses with a 1/4 cup of milk in each.

2. Take your 5 food colorings and in each glass put 5 drops of food coloring in the milk and stir till color shows.

3. Use a small paint brush and dip the brush into the food coloring.

4. Then take a piece of bread and paint a face or picture of choice on it.

5. Place the bread into a toaster and wait till the bread is lightly toasted.

6. Butter lightly to give taste.


Be Sure to check out our Facebook page!

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FAMILY NUTRITION PROGRAM

Beginning Tuesday, June 19th and alternating each week between School Age and VPK groups we will have a special visitor every Tuesday for the summer. We have partnered with the University of Florida IFAS Extension and our students will learn about nutrition through interactive lessons, physical activity, taste tests, science experiments and computer-based learning.family nutrition program


LeeTran_logoLEE TRAN VISIT

Nancy Mathis, Advertising Specialist, with Lee Tran will visit us on June 13th to speak to VPK/School Age children about riding Lee Tran.  Nancy will talk to the children about the bus, where the bus goes, rules, etc.  Her presentation is very “kid” friendly and Nancy will bring a photo of the bus and bus stop sign.  She will also provide to the children a Lee Tran discount ID card which would allow them to ride the bus for half price until they graduate high school.  There is no charge to process the ID.  A letter will be sent home to the parents to initiate receiving an ID for their child.  For parents who ride the bus with their children already this is a great opportunity for your children to ride for half the fee.

"Everything we do improves the lives of children.”  

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