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Dates to Remember

Dec 20th: Parent Meeting

Dec 21st: Winter Festival

Dec 25th-Jan9th: Head Start and VPK Winter Break

Dec 25th-26th: Christmas. Center Closed

Jan 1st-2nd: New Year's. Center Closed


Parent Reminders

1. Fees are due every Monday ($10 late fees will be assessed on Tuesday)
2. parents need to call by 9:00am to inform us that their child will not be attending that day
3. If your child is absent for three days or more please call the center to inform us
4. Make sure your child has a change of clothes in their cubby in their classroom
5. Pick up time is 2:00 pm Monday thru Friday for Head Start (otherwise a late fee will be assessed)
6. Do your part and volunteer for In-Kind for Head Start
7. Make sure your child’s shot records and physicals are up to date
8. Please check your child in/out in the office and the classroom

Harlem Academy Child Care Center News




Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwaanza. It's the time of year when millions of us plunge headlong into the season of GIFTS!

Many times, we adults do not notice activities or accomplishments of children. Distracted, texting, chatting, or just disconnected, we miss the opportunities to give children the precious gift of being there, watching them, sharing their joy or pride.

Many people consider the most important gifts the songs we sing to each other, the stories we tell, the walks together that share wonder and delight, the laughter as we recall a funny incident or simply a comforting shoulder for a child or friend to lean on during a difficult time. 

The 10-minute stroll with a child to see the changing of the leaves or deliver a plate of cookies to a friend recovering from surgery is a precious gift - so many times more meaningful than an expensive toy wrapped in a box, played with for a while, and often tossed aside while the child plays with the empty box!

During this holiday season, let us remember the most precious gifts: being together, sharing simple acts of beauty and lovingness and fun. Not all gifts are found in catalogs or websites. The simple gifts we cherish are always returned!


 We would like to wish everyone a
Safe & Happy Holiday season
from all of us at Harlem Academy Child Care Center!
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Wednesday, December 20th We will have our parent meeting at 6:00pm. The topic of this meeting will be "Common Cold and Childhood Diseases" presented by Lee Rashford from Florida Community Health Center.


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On December 21st, we are going to celebrate our Winter Festival. We have a great day planned for all of you. There will be Christmas Carols, Finger Plays, and short Christmas Plays by the children. Let's get together and celebrate!


"Everything we do improves the lives of children"       

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Chocolate Dipped Spoons

What You Need:

Plastic spoons
2 small microwave-safe bowls
Chocolate chips
Different sprinkles for toppings
A rimmed baking sheet, lined with parchment or waxed paper

What You Do:

  1. Line the baking sheet with paper and set aside. Place toppings in small bowls and set aside.
  2. Place chocolate chips in one bowl and microwave, stirring every 15 seconds, until thoroughly melted.
  3. Show your child how to dip the spoons in chocolate until the bowl of the spoon is well-coated. Do not dip the entire spoon. Set each spoon aside on the baking sheet to cool and dry.
  4. Repeat process with white chocolate, dipping cooled spoons in white chocolate. Leave some of the dark chocolate showing above the white chocolate.
  5. Sprinkle the white chocolate portion of the spoons with the toppings of your choice before setting aside to cool. When thoroughly cooled, wrap in sheets of cellophane and ribbons to give as gifts or use to stir warm milk or coffee.

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