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Florida VPK


VPK Open House Thursday August 1st from 4:00-5:30pm.

 Monday August 12th is the first day of VPK!

Please be sure your child is on time and well rested, ready to learn!

Remember your child’s attendance is very important!

Mrs. Debbie & Ms. Ana’s 3-HR VPK is from 8:30-11:30 am

Ms. Katrina’s 3-HR VPK is from 8:30-11:30 am

Mrs. Elizabeth’s 3-HR VPK is from 8:00-11:00 am




Carter J. - Aug 6 (PS)
Juliette A. - Aug 12 (T2)
Sara B. - Aug 14 (VPK)
Ashton V. - Aug 23 (VPK)
Anthony S. - Aug 31 (SA)


Ms. Paige - Aug 14 (Infants)

The Community Children's Center News



remember1Please remember to complete any forms asked of you with a quick turnaround to the office so that we can maintain compliance with DCF Licensing and NAC regulations. Any time you take your child to the doctor and they receive a new vaccination please bring copies of the shot and physical for your child’s file.

Please do not hold the door open for people behind you when entering into our building. If they don’t know the code a staff member will let them in.

Please do not block the front entrance of our building, even if it is raining.

Please do not bring outside food into the center unless you have a doctor’s note specifying your child has dietary restrictions.

Please keep your child home if he/she is sick.

Please remember that if your child is going to be past 10 am you must call the center #239-369-2220 or email Mrs. Megan at and let us know.

Please remember tuition is due on Monday for the current week. If you need to arrange to pay on a different day you must speak to Mrs. Megan.


The 2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis. This sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 2, 2019, and runs through Tuesday, August 6, 2019.


During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax including: certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; and clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and computers and certain accessories selling for $1,000 or less per item, when purchased for noncommercial or personal use.

Take advantage while you can!


Back to school time is always a big transition, not only for children but for parents.

While children are filled with excitement and first-day jitters, parents are filled with thoughts of “Am I prepared enough?” To help eliminate these thoughts, and help you and your child prepare for the new school year, all you need is a little organization and forethought. Here are 10 back to school tips to kick-start the new year and get you prepared for a fresh start.

  1. Get back into your sleep routine. To help eradicate those stressful school mornings, set up a regular bedtime and morning time routine to help prepare your child for school. Begin your usual school sleep routine about a week or so before school starts.
  2. Shop for school supplies together. To get your child excited about starting a new grade, shop for supplies together. Allow them to pick out their own backpack, lunchbox, etc. This is a great way to give them a little bit of responsibility too!
  3. Re-establish school routines. Have your child practice getting back into the rhythm of their daily school routine. You can do this by having them wake up at the same time every day, and eat around the same time they would at school. About a week or so before school starts, plan a few outside activities where your child will have to leave and come home around the same time they would if they were in school. This will help them be rested and ready for the big day.
  4. Set up a homework station. Sit down with your child and together designate a time and place where he can do his homework each day. This can be somewhere quiet like in the den, or even in the kitchen while you are preparing dinner. Make sure to choose a time where you are available in case your child needs your help.
  5. Prepare for the unexpected. Working parents know that it can be difficult to find a sitter when your child is sick. Before school even begins, it’s a good idea to have a sitter already lined up in case you get that phone call home from the nurse saying your child is ill.
  6. Make an after-school game plan. Make a plan for where your child will go after school lets out for the day. Depending upon the age of your child, figure out if they will go to a neighbor’s house, an after school program, or be allowed to stay home by themselves. This will help eliminate any confusion during the first few weeks.
  7. Turn off the TV and video games. For a lot of children summertime is filled with endless video games and TV programs. Children are usually in shock when they begin school and realize that six hours of their day is going to spent learning and not playing games and watching TV. Ease your child into the learning process by turning off the electrics and encouraging them to read or play quietly.
  8. Review school material and information. For most parents, schools send home a packet with a ton of information regarding their child’s new teacher, important dates to remember, emergency forms, and transportation routines. Make sure that you read through this information carefully, and mark down all important dates on your calendar.
  9. Get organized. The best way to prepare for back to school time is to be organized. With school comes a massive amount of paperwork which can consume your household. Designate a spot in your house for homework, permission slips, and any other school-related papers. This can help eliminate all of that paper clutter and make your life less stressful.
  10. Get your child’s yearly checkup. School and germs go hand in hand, so it’s best to get your child’s yearly checkup before school even starts. Get any required vaccinations and ask your pediatrician the best ways your child can stay healthy throughout the school year.


  • Good Attendance makes a difference! It improves academic performance and promotes future success. Your child’s number one job at this age is to learn!
  • Good attendance is an important habit. As an adult, you can lose a job for missing too many days of work.
  • Show your child you care. Give hugs and words of support and ask about school each day. Be specific to get a specific answer.
  • Read with your child or have him/her read to you every day.
  • Encourage independence. Allow your child to make mistakes and accept their consequences.
  • Help raise your child’s self-esteem by setting reachable goals and praising your child’s efforts, not just results.


It doesn't get any easier than this. Spread peanut/soy butter over a tortilla and roll it up with a banana. Slice and serve. Parenting win!




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School family


Director - Mrs. Megan
Office Manager - Ms. Jessica
Infant classroom #2 - Ms. Barbara and Ms. Paige
Toddler One classroom #6 - Ms. Emilia and Ms. Lily
Two’s classroom # 1 - Mrs. Maria
Two’s classroom #3 - Ms. Jenny
Preschool classroom #4 - Ms. Katrina H.
Preschool classroom #5 - Ms. Loisys
Preschool classroom #11 - Mrs. Vicky
VPK classroom #7 - Mrs. Debbie and Ms. Ana
VPK classroom #8 - Ms. Katrina K.
VPK classroom #10 - Mrs. Elizabeth
School Age classroom - Ms. Aleida
Kitchen Aide - Mrs. Odalys

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