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Family Resource Specialist

Did you know you have a FREE  family resource specialist at your disposal for being enrolled in our program?

Our Family Resource Specialist, Constance Harrison is here to help provide you with FREE assistance in finding resources in our community.

You can contact her via email at charrison@cac-swfl.org or phone #239-478-6905. She is at our center every Monday, feel free to stop by! 

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Children

Emily P. - October 2 (T2)
Nicholas C. - October 3 (VPK)
Manhattan J. - October 7 (VPK)
Lennon H. - October 15 (VPK)
David J. - October 20 (PS)
Amyria T. - October 20 (T2)
Jasmine Y. - October 21 (PS)
John L. - October 24 (VPK)
Jacob R. - October 25 (T2)
Ethan L. - October 26 (PS)
James S. - October 26 (PS)
Mikayla B. - October 29 (VPK)

 

Staff

Ms. Vicky - October 20 (PS)
Ms. Lily - October 20 (T1)

The Community Children's Center News

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER

Wednesday, October 10th Southern Snocones!   Parents please make sure to bring in $2 for your child’s snocone.

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Friday, October 12th St. Jude’s Trike-a-thon!  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.  We ask that all children donate a minimum of $1.00 towards this great cause!

Friday, October 15th There will be NO 3-hr VPK! Child care is available.

Picture Day

October 18th & 19th Lifetouch will be here for school pictures.  Thursday Oct. 18th are for Infants, Toddlers and Preschool children.  October 19th is only for VPK. 

Maybe Something BeautifulThursday, October 25th 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 Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell and illustrated by Rafael López and participating in extension activities.

WCCC 2016 (26)aednesday, 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.  We will have several stations set up for them to receive a treat too!  The parade will begin at 10 am.

Parents are asked to please bring in donations of store bought soft candies, individual snacks such as pretzels or trinkets to pass out.  If you would like to volunteer to pass out treats please let Megan or Jessica in the office know.

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

SAFETY TIPS FOR TRICK OR TREATING

trick or treatChildren 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.


DID YOU KNOW?ELC

literacy buddy circleEach school year, our VPK classrooms partner with the Early Learning Coalition who sponsors the Literacy Buddy Program.  This program provides children with books to take home and share with their families.  The program also encourages them to express themselves through correspondence with their adult buddy.  Children come to school better prepared to learn when they interact with adults who regularly read, write and talk with them.  Your VPK child will receive 3 books over the course of the school year to take home.

Young children who are regularly read to have a larger vocabulary, higher levels of phonological, letter name, and sound awareness, and better success at decoding words.  The number of words in a child’s vocabulary can be an important indicator of later academic success.  Children’s vocabulary use at age three is a strong predictor of language skill and reading comprehension at age 9-10. 

Please remember to read with your child daily!


NUTRITION CORNER

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THREE INGREDIENT PUMPKIN CAKE

Ingredients

1 yellow cake mix
1 15 oz. can pumpkin - not pie mix
2 eggs

 

Glaze

⅓ cup apple cider
⅓ cup milk
1½ cups confectioner's sugar
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
 

Directions

Mix the cake mix, pumpkin and eggs together. It will be thick. Spread the batter out in a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake for about 35 minutes at 325 degrees if baking in a glass pan or 350 degrees in any other pan. Reduce the cider by half. Add milk, pumpkin pie spice and confectioner's sugar when cider is cool, If glaze is too thick add a little more cider and stir until the right consistency. Set aside until ready to use.

Thank you to all our families that helped support our fundraiser last month!  All the monies earned go back into the center to provide materials for your child’s early learning education.  Thank you for your support!

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