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Children

Ottilie N. - Mar 7 (Infants)
William V. - Mar 17 (VPK)
Genesis G. - Mar 18 (SA)
Dillon R. - Mar 20 (PS)
Taliah J. - Mar 24 (PS)
Mia M. - Mar 24 (T2)
Dimitri A. - Mar 26 (VPK)
Eileen P. - Mar 31 (PS)

 

Teacher

Ms. Loisys - Mar 7 (PS)
Ms. Maria - Mar 23 (T2)
 
 
 Parent Tips: Mistakes are OK! Making mistakes is a part of learning new things. When your child makes a mistake, ask questions like, “What happened?” “What would you do differently next time?” to help them see it, and talk about what they can learn from the experience.

We no longer have a family resource counselor on site. Call 2-1-1 for resources.

The Community Children's Center News

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER

VPK classrooms will be having a presentation with UF IFAS Extension on MyPlate Kids' resources that can help children make healthier food choices. Below are the following dates:

family nutrition program3/5 The Goods on Grains
3/19 Fun with Fruits and Vegetables
3/26 Delicious Dairy

swfl reading festSaturday, March 2nd The Southwest Florida Reading Festival. FREE event to the public! http://readfest.org/

Fort Myers Regional Library Campus
2450 First St, Fort Myers, FL
From 10:00am - 4:00pm

read across america

NEA's Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2nd - DrSeuss's birthday. Celebrate by reading this weekend with your child. Find a cozy corner and enjoy a Dr. Seuss book!

Sunday, March 10th Daylight savings time, turn your clocks forward an hour.

shamrockWednesday, March 13th All classes will plant shamrock seeds for St. Patrick’s Day "The luck of the Irish". Did you know the three leaves on the shamrock stand for Faith, Hope and Love?

Friday, March 15th There will be NO VPK.

March 18th-22nd SPRING BREAK there will be NO VPK.

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Wednesday, March 20th Happy 50th Birthday to the "Very Hungry Caterpillar!" Classes will be reading the book and also having a party to celebrate!

Wednesday, March 27th Southern Sno-cones will be here. Don’t forget your $2.00!

ATTENTION PARENTS OF 2018-2019 VPK GRADUATES!!!

heartOpportunity for additional preparation before Kindergarten!

We will be offering a VPK extension program starting June 10th-August 2nd     

The 4-Hour program will be from 8am-12pm Monday-Friday

Breaschulze logokfast & Lunch are included.

This program is being offered to you FREE of charge!

This program will mirror the schedule of your child’s current VPK program. Your child will continue to learn the necessary concepts needed for Kindergarten as well as enjoying our fun summer activities!

*Water day Wednesday *Bounce house *Face painting *In-house visitors *STEM and so much more!

To reserve your child a spot in our VPK extension program you must submit a one-time, non-refundable $50 registration fee and commit to volunteering at least 8 hours of your time in our center. Your child MUST attend for the entire 8 week program. Attendance is extremely important.

Volunteer opportunities can include: reading to the class, assisting the teacher with classroom activities, sharing a hobby such as cooking or playing a musical instrument. In addition, parents will have weekly homework assignments to complete with their children such as reading a book and completing an extension activity to enhance their reading comprehension.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY-SPACE IS LIMITED!


NUTRITION CORNER

Dye-Free Green Eggs and Ham

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Ingredients

2 eggs
2 cups spinach, lightly packed
salt and pepper
butter for frying
4 slices black forest ham
 

Directions

Add the eggs and spinach to a blender.
Blend on high for about a minute and add salt and pepper. Pulse for another minute or so, until the spinach is fully blended.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. When the butter is hot, pour in the egg mixture.
Let it sit for a minute or so until it starts to set, then use a spatula to gently stir it.
Remove from heat when the eggs have just barely set.
In the same pan (or in a separate one while you cook the eggs) heat the ham until it browns slightly.
 

FUN, EASY WAYS TO PLAY WITH MATH AT HOME               

1. Sing songs and chant- Learning a song’s pattern helps children remember the song. Patterns repeat in a predictable way that helps children know what is coming next. Songs like, “Five Green and Speckled Frogs,” or “Five Little Monkeys” teach number order-children count up or down from a number. It also teaches spatial words, like on, in, out, around.

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2. Use your fingers- When children count on their fingers, they are strengthening their number knowledge and ability to visualize numbers in their head. You can also use your fingers through art to represent a certain number of objects.

3. Build together- Building with materials like blocks, Legos, Magna-Tiles or Lincoln Logs helps children develop strong spatial skills.

4. Play card games- Games like Memory, Go Fish, War, Uno and Crazy Eights give children practice in recognizing and comparing numbers. They also help children learn to pay attention to things like shape, number and color.

5. Count things all around you- Count how many windows are in your house, how many shoes you have, how many doors are in your house or count how many cups you have in the cupboard, etc.

redcrossMARCH IS RED CROSS MONTH

Each year, the president of the United States proclaims March "Red Cross Month.” We use this month as a chance to honor and celebrate the everyday heroes who help us fulfill our mission. This March, we encourage you to uncover your inner hero. Be a hero today and donate blood!
 
 

  "Everything we do improves the lives of children.”  

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