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Parent Reminders

$$ Tuition is due on Monday of each week $$

 

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Children

Arianna J —October 1 (PS)
Emily P —October 2 (T1)
Manhattan J —October 7 (PS)
Alberto P —October 7 (VPK)
Bella R—October 7 (Infants)
Yareli S—October 11 (VPK)
Austin B—October 15 (VPK)
Amyria T—October 20 (T!)
Jasmine Y—October 21 (T2)
John L—October 24 (PS)
Jacob R—October 25 (T1)
Ethan L—October 26 (T2)
James S– October 26 (T2)
Chanel R—October 31 (SA)
Chantel R—October 31 (SA)
 

Staff

Ms. Vicky - October 20 (PS)
Ms. Lilly – October 20 (T1)
 

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The Community Children's Center News

 

Tuesday, October 10th We will have Southern SnoBalls. Don’t forget your $2.00!

14523148_816972041738715_8013034360338749006_n.jpgFriday, October 13th St. Jude's Trike-A-Ton! We will be raising money to help St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Parents please check your mailbox for more information. Bring your child’s bike to school and a helmet if you have one.

Monday, October 16th Hurricane Make-up Day! 3hr VPK will be in session.

tooth.pngWednesday, October 18th Dr. Verwest representative will be here at 10 am to talk to the children about the importance of taking care of your teeth.

 

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Thursday, October 19th We will be celebrating literacy and join the campaign shared by millions around the country-Read for the Record.  Our classrooms will be reading the book “Quackers” by Liz Wong and participating in extension activities.

Tuesday, October 31st Costume Parade! We will be having a costume parade so your child can come dressed in different characters and have a parade around the center. If you would like your child to participate, help them dress up in their favorite character. It could be a character from their favorite book, or someone they want to be when they grow up. After the parade you are welcome to bring in some healthy snacks to share with the class.  If you would like to volunteer to pass out treats at each station please let Megan or Jessica know.

Through our play children learn about different roles people play, imitation, make-believe, social  skills & interaction.

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10 TIPS TO HELP KIDS COPE WITH DISASTER

This past month our community experienced a natural disaster, that created stress and fear in all of us. As we know, young children are most fearful when they don't understand what is happening around them. As parents, it is important to provide guidance and understanding that help restore a sense of security and well-being.

So, what can we do to help children who have experience a disaster or any other tragic event? 

  • Limit TV time: Intense media coverage of disasters can frighten young children and disturb teenagers.
  • Listen: Find out your child’s concerns about the situation. Children often cannot give meaning to a dangerous situation. Begin a dialogue to help them gain a basic understanding that’s appropriate for their age.
  • Comfort: Let them know their safety is your top priority.
  • Be Aware: Changes in routine behaviors, such as sleeping pattern or eating habits, can indicate distress. Seek professional support if they persist.
  • Expect the unexpected: As children develop, their intellectual, physical and emotional capacities change.
  • pg-toddler-sick-soothers-tlc-full.jpgMake time: Help kids understand they are safe and secure by talking, playing and engaging in bonding family activities.
  • Keep calm and carry on: Your child will learn how to deal with these events from you and will model his or her behavior after yours.
  • Care: Make a point of showing sensitivity toward other families impacted by the disaster. This is an opportunity to teach your children that we all need to help each other.
  • Routine: Help your children return to normal activities including school, sports and play groups.
  • Volunteer: Helping others can give your child a sense of control, security and empathy.

From www.savethechildren.org


HOW TO MANAGE CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS

With young children, power struggles often occur after giving a child a command, or when the child is tired, hungry or stressed. To lessen power struggles slow down your speech and give only one or two commands at a time. Tell your child what you want them to do instead of what not to do. Use pictures or your body to model the desired behavior or action to avoid power struggles. The brain is a pattern seeking-device. The more consistent you are the more effective it will become.


OCTOBER IS THE "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 extras in the front hallway).

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 and a special treat!

This is a great way to support your child’s learning at home!

 

SAFETY TIPS FOR TRICK OR TREATING

Children should always go out trick or treating accompanied by a responsible adult. If you have a group of kids going, the parents should choose two or three of them to go along and keep an eye on things.

Instruct your children not to eat any treats until they bring them home to be examined by you. This way you can check for any problem candy and get the pick of the best stuff!

Instruct your child to never go into the home of a stranger or get into their car. Explain why this is not a good idea and what to do if someone approaches them and tries to talk to them.


THANK YOU!

We would like to thank everyone who supported us after the hurricane. Parents, teachers, neighbors, community leaders, etc. 

We also want to let you know that we are here for you and your family. We partner with the United Way and their 2-1-1 program that provides free information and referral to human/social service agencies within Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties.

  "Everything we do improves the lives of children.”  

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