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Dates to Remember

Apr 1st: April's Fool.

Apr 6th: Family and Friends Day.

Apr 10th-17th: Spring Break.

Apr 12th-17th: Picture Day. 

Apr 14th: Good Friday. Center closed.

Apr 15th: Family Fun Easter Egg Hunt.

Apr 16th: Easter.


Family First Program

Zahira Buchanan, our Family First Program Specialist, can help you with job searches, housing, educational resources, workshops, government applications such as food stamps or Medicaid and much, much more!
Zahira Buchanan
Family First Resource Specialist at our center
Cell: 239-822-3394

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P.A. Geraci Child Development Center News


potluck04-06-17.jpgFamily & Friends Potluck

Family and Friends are invited to our Potluck that will be offered on April 6th, at 5:30pm.

Parents and staff, bring a covered dish and an empty stomach. We know that many of you are great cooks!


Picture Day

Teddy Bear Portraits

Wednesday, April 12, 2017@7:30am Infant - Toddlers

Thursday, April 13, 2017@ 7:30am Two’s – Threes

Monday, April 17, 2017 @7:30am VPK

Sibling Pictures will be in the afternoon 2:30pm till 6:00pm on dates listed above.

Family Fun Easter Egg Hunt

On Saturday, April 15, 2017 we will be celebrating our Family Fun Easter Egg Hunt from 10:00am till 12:00pm. Everyone is invited!
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Spring Break

From Monday, April 10, 2017 till Monday, April 17, 2017. Children return to public school on Tuesday April 18, 2017.


April 16 is Easter Day. dying eggs-605957-edited.jpgHere are some Easter Traditions for Families that you can start:

1. Plant an Easter Garden like this one. Tutorial
2. Dye Eggs with your Children.
3. Bake Easter Goodies. Here are some ideas
4. Make Easter Baskets with Your Kids.
5. Host an Easter Brunch.
6. Hunt Easter Eggs.
7. Watch Easter Movies like "Here Comes Peter Cottontail"
8. Create Easter Arts and Crafts.


Spring Rubbing and Collage Project


Sometimes, the best way to deal with spring weather is in small doses. This activity provides you with outdoor and indoor components so you can get some air but not freeze in the changeable spring temperatures.

What you need:

  • Sheets of paper. White works well but colors are fine, too.
  • Crayons and colored pencils. Older kids might want to try charcoal but that material may be too messy for the littlest artists.
  • A bag to carry your art supplies in -- pick a big bag that's easy to get things in and out of, like a beach bag or a large shopping bag
  • A large piece of poster paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors


Part one: The rubbing hunt
Set off on a walking tour of your neighborhood, or another location you haven't walked in for a while, like a local park or a downtown shopping area. Keep an eye out for interesting surfaces. You might see tree bark, a park bench, cobblestones, or signs. Anything with texture will do. Place your paper over the textured surface and rub over with a crayon or colored pencil until the image starts to form. Don't hold back -- get as many rubbings as you can on your walkabout. That will make for a more successful collage.

Part two: The collage

When you get home, spread your work out and admire your collection. Then choose the most interesting looking ones and break out the scissors. Cut out shapes from your rubbings and glue them to your poster board. You can arrange them in order, making a rubbing map of your walk. Or you can glue them at random for a more abstract effect.






- Apples
- Cream cheese
- Food coloring
- Sprinkles
- Apple corer or something to make the hole.



Step 1. Slice your apples about 3/4" thick. Use a knife, corer, or pastry tip to make a hole in the center. 
Step 2. Color you cream cheese if you'd like. We just added a drop of neon food coloring to get these bright colors. Add sprinkles. 

That's pretty much it! Enjoy this healthier "donut" for kids that makes a yummy and adorable snack. 

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