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We would like to wish everyone a

Safe & Happy Holiday season from all of us at

The Community Children’s Center!




Liam M. - Dec. 2 (VPK)
Kayden J. - Dec. 4 (PS)
Edward S. - Dec 5 (VPK)
Liliana P. - Dec. 7 (Infant)
Vincent B. - Dec 10 (VPK)
Eric L. - Dec. 12 (VPK)
Genevieve G. - Dec 12 (T!)
Frandol R. - Dec 14 (VPK)
Sofia R. - Dec. 14 (VPK)
Giselle A. - Dec 18 (VPK)
Joslyn Y. - Dec 18 (T!)
Alena L. - Dec 19 (PS)
Serenity P. - Dec 21 (VPK)
Elijah M. - Dec 24 (VPK)
Jacob P. - Dec 24 (PS)
Abraham G. - Dec 25 (VPK)
Jordan B. - Dec 27 (PS)
Xianna T. - Dec 27 (VPK)
Amira D. - Dec 29 (VPK)
Adrean R. - Dec 30 (T1)

The Community Children's Center News



Tuesday, December 5th Snocone Day! Parents please remember to bring in $2 for your child’s snocone.

gators.pngFriday, December 8th Wear your favorite sports apparel day! Parents bring your child wearing their favorite sports team.



Your child’s classroom may be having a party on December 21st. Please check with the teacher for sign-ups.



The 3-HR VPK will not be in session from December 22nd through January 8th. VPK will resume Tuesday, January 9th.


The center will be CLOSED December 25 & 26th in observance of the Christmas Holiday.

The center will be CLOSED January 1st & January 2nd for the New Year’s Holiday.

Family Resource Specialist

Do you need help finding resources/solutions to help you manage everyday life challenges?

We offer this FREE service to all those families enrolled in our program.

Contact: Georgina Hernandez
Phone 239-313-7719
Mention our center by name

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Parents, during the month of November we will be participating in the pajama drive to help provide pajamas for children living in shelters, group homes, foster care and other organizations that support at-risk youth. Our classrooms will be competing against each other to see which classroom can bring in the most pajamas. The class that wins will receive a pizza party!

Please have all donations into Megan or Jessica by Friday, December 8th. Thank you so much for participating in this great cause!!

Here are some simple guidelines for the pajamas:

  • Pajamas must be brand new. Pajamas in all sizes are needed.
  • Pajamas must be in complete sets or nightgowns.
  • Pajamas must be manufactures as pajamas to ensure they are flame-retardant and safe.


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A Book for Every Day

A fun advent idea to countdown the days until Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanza. Shop at a children’s consignment store such as “Once Upon a Child” or “Goodwill” to get your books in good condition for only around $1. Also you can get inexpensive books from ordering from our school catalogs through scholastic books. This is a good alternative to candy. Promotes literacy and counting!

Cookie Decorating

Children love to help in the kitchen-it gives them a chance learn about math and to be creative! Share recipes with your child that have been passed down to you from your parents.

Have a Christmas Movie Night

Enjoy those holiday classics, your kids will bound to love them! Make some popcorn and spend some time together!


Chocolate Dipped Spoons

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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.



Parents please share with your children these helpful hints.


Be Confident. Walk with your head held high. Bullies want an easy target, someone who doesn’t have confidence.

Ignore them. Bullies want a reaction. If you don’t respond, you take away their power.

Tell an adult. They can help with your fears and frustration and help make the bullying stop. If the first adult doesn’t help, tell another one.

Stick together. Bullies look for kids who are alone.

Don’t fight. You do not know how the bully will respond and you are likely to get hurt and in trouble.


Lets Move Calendar.jpgCheck out the December Calendar. There is an activity you can do at home with your child every day of the month!





With the holiday season upon us we know that children will potentially miss some days of school.  We ask that you let Megan or Jessica know about any days your child will not be in attendance PRIOR to their absence. Thank you!

Staff Change Update: Ms. Carmen has retired. She has worked at our center for 18 years and she has decided it was time to take it easy. butterfly.pngShe has worked with all age groups and has been a big part of our children and families lives over the years. We wish her well, she will be missed.

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