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Parent Reminders

1. Weekly tuition is due on Monday for the current week. Tuition is not reimbursed for holidays or sick days.

2. Check in/out daily. This is an official record of your child’s attendance.

3. Check your family file folder in the front hallway daily.

 

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Children

Hunter L - March 4 (VPK)
Nicholas W - March 4 (VPK)
Alyssa G - March 5 (SA)
Noah A - March 11 (VPK)
William V - March 17 (PS)
Genesis G - March 18 (VPK)
 

Teachers

Loisys D. - March 7 (PS)
Maria G. - March 23 (T2)
 
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Sunday, March 11th

Daylight Savings Time Begins.

Remember to Spring your clocks forward!

 

The Community Children's Center News

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER


seuss birthday.jpgFriday, March 2nd Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss!

Join us as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Read Across America 2018!

Beginning this month we will enjoy reading various Dr. Seuss books and participating in extension activities. Your children will experience the joys of wonder, possibility, exploration and discovery found in his books!

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 Saturday, March 3rd SWFL Reading Festival (FREE event located at Fort Myers Regional Library Campus 1651 Lee St, Fort Myers, FL from 10am –4pm)

Spend the day meeting authors, enjoy activities for the kids, get a free book.  For more information visit www.readfest.org

SouthernSnoBalls.jpgWednesday, March 14th Southern SnoBalls is here! Remember your $2.00 so you won’t miss out on a yummy snocone!

Friday, March 16th There will be NO 3hr VPK.

Week of March 19th-23rd SPRING BREAK! There will be NO 3hr VPK

Friday, March 30th Center will be CLOSED for Good Friday!


Little-Known Facts About Dr. Seuss

He wrote Green Eggs and Ham on a dare. Ted Geisel’s publisher bet that Geisel couldn’t write a book using only 50 different words. In an effort to make learning to read more exciting for kids, he wrote a silly tale about a picky eater (a common complaint of many parents) and a fellow who won’t take “No” for an answer. The result? Green Eggs and Ham.  

seuss.jpgHe was not a doctor. He added the title “doctor” before Seuss (his mother’s maiden name) while in college to lend credibility to his writings and characters, and in reaction to his father’s wish that his son would get a doctorate.

Children Should Learn at Least 16 Gestures by 16 Months

Catching communication and language difficulties early can prevent potential problems later with behavior, learning, reading, and social   interaction. Research on brain development reminds us that “earlier IS better” when teaching young children. The most critical period for learning is during the first three years of a child’s life. Pathways in the brain develop as infants and young children learn from exploring and interacting with people and objects in their environment.

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At 10 Months: Reach, Raise arms
At 11 Months: Show, Wave
At 12 Months: Open hand, Point, Tap
At 13 Months: Clap, Blow a kiss
At 14 Months: Index finger point, “Shhh” gestures
At 15 Months: Head nod, Thumbs up, Hand up
At 16 Months: Other symbolic gestures such as “I dunno” or  “high 5”.
Gestures now bolster the learning of spoken words.

NUTRITION CORNER

Irish Potato Soup

traditional-irish-potato-soup-8-2.jpg3 ribs of celery
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 medium onion
1 tbsp fresh parsley
4 large potatoes
3 cups chicken stock
 
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
2 tbsp unsalted butter

Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the celery and onions and sauté for about 5-6 minutes until they are tender.

Add the potatoes, garlic powder, salt and pepper and chicken stock. If your chicken stock is reduced salt you may need a little more salt; if it is regular chicken stock, you might not need any salt. Season to your family’s taste. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes are completely done. They should break apart easily.

Use an immersion blender and blend until the potato mixture is smooth and creamy. If you do not have an immersion blender, you can blend them in a food processor or blender, but you will have to do this in batches.

When the mixture is smooth and creamy add two cups of whole milk or 1-1/2 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of half and half. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if needed.

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SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUBS

scholastic.pngDon’t forget to check out March’s Scholastic Book flyer located in your family file folder (in the hallway). When parents purchase books either through the flyer or online we can receive FREE books for our center!! Thank you in advance for your support!


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Nature’s Vision Fundraiser

Our ‘Nature’s Vision’ fundraiser is going on until March 15th. Please be sure all monies are submitted by then. All checks are to be made out to CCSWFL. We hope that you participate and help raise money for our center for books and classroom supplies.  Go to www.NaturesVisionFundraising.com and enter in our center code 53705

Thank you in advance for your support!!


read a book.pngMARCH IS "SHARE A BOOK" PROGRAM MONTH

Here 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 2 new books for their classroom library!


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