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Dates to Remember

Sep 4th: Labor Day/Center Closed

Sep 10th: Grandparents Day

Sep 11th: Patriot Day

Sep 12th: Policy Council Officers Election Day


Parent Reminders

1. Fees are due every Monday ($10 late fees will be assessed on Tuesday)
2. parents need to call by 9:00am to inform us that their child will not be attending that day
3. If your child is absent for three days or more please call the center to inform us
4. Make sure your child has a change of clothes in their cubby in their classroom
5. Pick up time is 2:00 pm Monday thru Friday for Head Start (otherwise a late fee will be assessed)
6. Do your part and volunteer for In-Kind for Head Start
7. Make sure your child’s shot records and physicals are up to date
8. Please check your child in/out in the office and the classroom
 
     
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Harlem Academy Child Care Center News

 

POLICY COUNCIL ELECTION DAY

Head start.jpgTuesday, September 12th The Policy Council Officers are being voted. President, Vice-president, Secretary, And Treasurer (Head Start).

The Policy Council is responsible for the direction of the agency’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs. This council shall be elected by the parents of children who are currently enrolled in the Head Start program of the Head Start agency, and shall be composed of parents of children who are currently enrolled in the Head Start program of the Head Start agency, and members at large of the community served by the Head Start agency, who may include parents of children who were formerly enrolled in the Head Start program of the agency.

Click here for more information about the Council Member's responsibilities.


GOOD NEWS

US Sugar Corporation donated five computers in August to the center. Two of these computers were donated to families (a raffle was drawn), and three were kept at the center. We are very happy for the two families that won the computers!

 

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Thank you US Sugar Corporation!
 

FOUR MYTHS ABOUT EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

1. Childcare providers are babysitters: Childcare is a profession and a very invaluable career. There is not just a quick course that someone takes to become qualified. Many childcare providers have dedicated their lives to this profession and have poured their heart and soul into their classes or programs. They are dedicated to raising up the next generation and are required to take continuing education units yearly.

2. The price of tuition is going directly into someone’s pocketbook: The truth is that tuition covers so many costs: supplies, food, furniture, curriculum, replacement, licensing fees, insurance, marketing costs, learning activities, dishes, paper products, safety supplies, office supplies, and more.

3. You get what you pay for: You have to look past dollar signs and look into the heart of a program! Some of the best teachers work in the most affordable programs, and that’s a great thing!

4. Men shouldn’t be working with young children: Some of the most noteworthy ECE figures who I love reading advice from are men: Tim from Taught by FinlandTeacher Tom, and Scott from Brick by Brick. And honestly, I think my husband rocks! He does a great job with fathering our own children, and all of my classes looked forward to the times he would pop in and say hello.

I hope that the next time you hear one of these myths, you will kindly explain that it simply is not true.

By Katie-Creator of the Preschool Inspirations Blog


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 "Everything we do improves the lives of children.”  

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“Never Leave Your Child In A Car, Not Even For a Minute”

Tuesday, September 26 United Way and Healthier Hendry Glades Task Force will be promoting “Never Leave Your Child In A Car, Not Even For a Minute” at the center. They are going to set up a thermometer display and hand out informational material to the parents.

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