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PARENT REMINDER

VPK Parents: please remember to take time and work with your child on their homework! Remember to bring your notebook to school every day.

A good education begins at home!


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

 

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Children

Navani D. - Sep 2nd (VPK)
Tau G. - Sep 3rd  (PS)
Marthia C. - Sep 4th (PS)
Tibayan K. - Sep 8th (T2)
Moses B. - Sep 10th (SA)
Gavin P. - Sep 10th (VPK)
Jaxen A. - Sep 11th (VPK)
Brandon N. - Sep 17th (SA)
Sofia R. - Sep 19th (VPK)
Isabella R. - Sep 25th (VPK)
Raquel R. - Sep 29th (VPK)
Khloe S. - Sep 30th (SA)

 

Staff

Emilia A. - Sep 9th (T1)
Jessica H. - Sep 17th (Office)

The Community Children's Center News

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER

Monday, September 3rd Our center will be CLOSED for Labor Day.

Wednesday, September 12th Southern Snocones!   Parents please make sure to bring in $2 for your child’s snocone.

playdohSeptember 16th National Play-doh Day celebrates a great childhood play toy.  Invented in the mid 1950s, it has entertained millions of children, and allowed them to express their creativity, both at home and in the classroom.  Many of our classrooms will be making Play-doh on September 17th!

 

How to make homemade play-doh:

IngredientsPlaydough_Learning

1 cup of flour (whatever kind you have on hand)
¼ cup of salt
½ cup of water
3 to 5 drops of natural food coloring

Instructions

Mix together the flour and the salt.Mix together ½ cup of warm water with a few drops of food coloring.
Slowly pour the water into the flour mixture, stirring as you pour.
Stir until combined, then knead with your hands until the flour is completely absorbed. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour until it doesn’t stick at all. Have fun!

Parents please remember to check your family file folder in the front hallway daily and make sure you have all the required paperwork completed! 

We do not want there to be a disruption in your care.  If you have not had your fingerprint registered please stop by the office.

ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANSCharleston Wrap

Starting September 10th through September 20th our center will be having a Fundraiser to raise money for classroom materials.  Make sure to check your family folders for the Charleston Wrap catalogs.  You can order online or turn in an order form.  We appreciate your help in raising money for our center.

Remember, the Holidays are just around the corner!


SEPTEMBER IS THE "SHARE A BOOK" PROGRAM MONTH

Children_reading_tips_banner1. 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!                                         Happy Reading!!

Who will win the reading competition??                                         


STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO HAVE POWERFUL INTERACTIONS WITH YOUR CHILD

Be present. Put aside all the tasks you need to do (laundry) and any feelings that may distract you (concerns about a work deadline).  Give your full attention to your child.

Connect. Observe what the child is doing (stacking blocks), listen as he talks to you (“I made a tower.”), and let him know you are interested in and focused on his play (“Great! It is very tall.”).

Extend learning. When the child shares with you, build on their interest and think of ways to make connections that will help him learn. Find questions to ask, comments to make, and activities to do together that show your interest and expand their thinking and learning (“I wonder how much higher the tower can go.” “Let’s count the number of blocks in your tower.”).


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WHY IS PLAY IMPORTANT??

Through play children learn cognitive skills that include problem solving, remembering, decision making, processing information and learning language.  During play, children develop foundational understanding in math, science, social studies and physical and emotional concepts.  Below are different types of play that are important to understand how your child learns best.art

TYPES OF PLAY

Solitary play: A child plays alone (one child takes care of a doll by himself).
Parallel play: Children play side by side during an activity without interacting (two children stand next to each other at the water table but don’t talk or use materials together).
Cooperative play: Children plan, discuss and implement their play together (two or more children build a highway out of blocks).
Symbolic play: Children use one object to represent another object during play (a child holds a block up to her ear as a phone and starts talking).
Sociodramatic play: Children take on roles (a child crawls on the ground and barks, pretending to be the family dog).

"Everything we do improves the lives of children.”  

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