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Dates to Remember

Aug 6th: Parent Orientation

Aug 12th: First Day of Head Start and VPK

Aug 20th: Hearing and vision screening

Mario S.- Aug 12
Kenniya H. - Aug 22
Lazzarus B. - Aug 29
Ms. Galvan - Aug 22
Ms. Moore - Aug 29

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Harlem Academy Child Care Center News



Harlem_parent_orientation_2016Parent orientation will be on August 6th, 2018 at 5:00pm.  This is a time to see your child’s classroom and talk to the teachers.  It is a great time to experience school through your child’s eyes. The Director will go through the parent handbook, center policies and procedures. Patricia Barron and Hilda Ruiz will explain the importance of volunteers to meet our in-kind goal.


Harlem Academy Child Care would like to Welcome teachers and students back to the 2019 – 2020 School Year!!  We hope your summer was full of fun and much deserved relaxation. With “teamwork” this school year can be one of our best yet!! We’re excited about the new school year!

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Tuesday, August 20th: Hearing and Vision screening for Head Start and SR 3 and 4 years old. Emylee Baumann, Outreach Coordinator from  Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation will be here at 9:30am.



Feed themselvesshoe lace
Use the restroom and wash hands
Tie their shoes
Button and zipper clothing items
Show characteristics of good health and hygiene

Social-Emotional Development:
Regulate their own emotions and behaviors
Manage their feelings, understand limits and expectations
Establish and sustain positive relationships
Form relationships with adults and friendships with peers
Respond to emotional cues
Participate in group situations
Play together with others (4 or 5 students in a group)
Resolve social problems through negotiation and
Language and Reading:reading book
Recite or sing the alphabet
Identify most letters and recognize name
in print
Match some letters to sounds
Show motivation for reading and like listening to stories
Hold a book correctly and understand that it is read top to bottom and left to right
Increase knowledge through listening
Say their first and last name
Show an understanding of words and their meaning
Use language to express their needs
Understand questions and respond to them
Physical Skills (Gross-Motor):
walk on beamDemonstrate traveling skills: Gallop, skip, run smoothly and quickly
Demonstrate balancing skills: Hop, walk on a beam
Physical Skills (Fine-Motor):
Demonstrate fine-motor strength and coordination
Skills to be independent:
Use fingers and hands to accomplish precise hand movements
Cut on a line and use scissors with correct grip
String beads
Push precise keys on a keyboardstring beads
Build a structure with small objects such as Legos
Use writing and drawing tools with the correct grip


tax free
Florida will provide sales tax holiday for clothing and school supplies August 2–6, 2019, so make your lists now. During this weekend, clothing, shoes, accessories and back-to-school supplies will be tax exempt for three days. Plan to purchase clothing and items children may need for the school year during the tax free weekend. Also, check advertisements for special sales and coupons that may be used during the weekend.



Ingredients:bagged ice cream

1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon sugar
4 cups crushed ice
4 tablespoons salt
2 quart size Zip-lock bags
1 gallon size Zip-lock freezer bag
a hand towel or gloves to keep fingers from freezing as well!


Mix the milk, vanilla and sugar together in one of the quart size bags. Seal tightly, allowing as little air to remain in the bag as possible. Too much air left inside may force the bag open during shaking. Place this bag inside the other quart size bag, again leaving as little air inside as possible and sealing well. By double-bagging, the risk of salt and ice leaking into the ice cream is minimized. Put the two bags inside the gallon size bag and fill the bag with ice, then sprinkle salt on top. Again let all the air escape and seal the bag. Wrap the bag in the towel or put your gloves on, and shake and massage the bag, making sure the ice surrounds the cream mixture. Five to eight minutes is adequate time for the mixture to freeze into ice cream.

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