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Dates to Remember

Apr 1st: April Fool's Day

Apr 4th: Parent Meeting. 6:00pm. Room 1

Apr 15th-16th: Picture Day

Apr 18th: Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 19th: Good Friday. Center CLOSED

Apr 21st: Easter Day

Apr 22nd: Earth Day


Mario G. - Apr 2
Elianna S. - Apr 3
Raelynn K. - Apr 7
Kavien W. - Apr 10
Jaylin R. - Apr 13
Cornelius H. - Apr 14
Olivia R. - Apr 21
Angel R. - Apr 24
Mr. Jayme A. - Apr 9

Harlem Academy Child Care Center News



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Tuesday, April 4th: We will have our monthly parent meeting at 6:00pm in room #1.  We will cover two topics on this meeting: "Legal Services" presented by an Immigration Program Manager who will provide information and assistance regarding immigration documents, and "Mental Health" presented by ACT which will provide mental health resources for parents.  Please make sure to mark your calendars. Drinks and snacks will be served and child care will be provided.


lion country safariThe Head Start, VPK, and 3 and 4 year-old School Readiness children will be going to the Lion Country Safari to celebrate the end of the school year this month. We must have 1 chaperone for every two children.  Permission slips and any cost related to the trip will be given out by Friday, April 5th.  Lunches will be provided by parents request (child served only). Check with your teacher for more information.

Harlem Academy 2018 (6)aEASTER EGG HUNT

Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be on Thursday, April 18th  starting at 9:30 am.  Parents please bring plastic eggs with bags of candy and two boiled eggs for the children to color at the center. We need volunteers to hide the eggs, so please tell your teacher that you would like to help.


Bring those cute smiles to school! We will be taking the Spring pictures and graduating pictures on April 15th and April 16th.


Teaching manners to young children

teaching manners blog headerWith all the responsibilities you juggle on a daily basis, it can be hard to invest time in teaching your child to be polite outside of the standard “please” and “thank you.” But did you know that good manners are often the first step in teaching your child right from wrong?

According to Pam Myers, BSEd, “Mastering manners teaches responsibility, sensitivity, respect, and maturity, and stacks the odds in favor of your child growing into a well-adjusted and viable citizen in their community and the world beyond.”

Myers encourages parents to avoid the embarrassment of their child displaying bad manners in public and lay the foundation for good behavior by teaching them the following simple manners:

1. Always greet someone when they enter or leave a room (“hello,” “goodbye,” “have a nice day”)
2. Answer the telephone with a proper hello and their name
3. Practice selflessness (showing consideration for others, holding the door, etc.)
4. Wait for their turn to speak instead of interrupting

For more tips on teaching manners for young children, check out the article Manners to Teach Your Kids.


Frozen Fruit Cups

Frozen Fruit Cups

4 cups frozen peaches, thawed and chopped into large chunks
2 cans mandarin oranges, drained 
2 cans crushed pineapple, drained
1 can fruit cocktail, drained
6 medium firm bananas, chopped into chunks
1 small can frozen pineapple-orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/3 cup lemon juice
Combine the peaches, oranges, pineapple, fruit cocktail, bananas, juice concentrate and lemon juice in a bowl and mix until combined. Place in small disposable plastic cups and cover with plastic wrap or foil. Freeze until firm. Remove from the freezer 45 minutes to 1 hour before serving to thaw.


Earth Day.pngApril 22nd is a very important day for everyone who inhabits this planet.  Every day, we are becoming more aware of the affects of global warming.  Teaching your kids the importance of Earth Day is the first step, as they will be our legacy and the caretakers of our  planet in years to come.


school busOn April 25th and April 26th All graduating VPK students will be going to three elementary schools in Clewiston. Head Start requires that the children attending kindergarten next year, need transitions with the public school system.  We will go in two groups, so your teacher will let you know on what day your child will visit the schools.  The children will have the opportunity to experience what Kindergarten will be like.  More details to follow.



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