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Happy Holidays 2019

We wish everyone a Safe & Happy Holiday season from all of us at The Children's Learning Center!

Dates to Remember

Dec 20th: Polar Express Day - Pajama Day

Dec 24th-Jan 1st: Winter Break. Center Closed for Christmas, New Year and Moving

Jan 2nd: First Day at New Location

 

HOLIDAY VACATIONS

We know that the holiday season is a time for family vacations.  We ask that if you have trips planned over the next few months where your child will not be in school, that you let Ms. Martha or Ms. Andrea know.

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The Children's Learning Center News

NEW LOCATION!

New locationChild Care of Southwest Florida has purchased a new facility to provide high-quality early learning programs for families in central and western Fort Myers.

The Children’s Learning Center, located at 37 Barkley Circle in Fort Myers, will accommodate up to 100 children from infants through pre-kindergarten, as well as an after-school program for students in kindergarten through fourth grade.

We anticipate opening for students on Thursday, Jan. 2.


HOLIDAY TRADITIONS TO START WITH YOUR KIDS

Holiday-TraditionsA Book for Every Day. 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!

Christmas Light Hopping. Check out holiday lights in your area. Get in the car, turn on your holiday playlist, and find brightly lit houses.

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!

Give Back. Find a giving tree that allows you to sponsor a family in need or purchase toys for children in need. Go shopping for the items together and donate them.

NUTRITION CORNER

HOLIDAY REINDEER CINNAMON ROLL

Ingredients

Dough:holiday reindeer cinnamon roll
1 1/2 Cups whole wheat flour
1 Cup white flour
2 1/2 Tsp. baking powder
3/4 Tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 Tsp. cinnamon (optional)
1 Cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 Cup applesauce
1 Tbsp. butter
 
Filling:
1 Tbsp. melted butter
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 Tsp. cinnamon
 
Decorating:
Stick Pretzels, Cranberries, red string licorice, raisins, green candies

Directions

Mix dry ingredients for dough. Add yogurt and melted butter. Spoon dough onto a heavily-floured surface. Dough will be sticky, so add a little more flour to the top of the dough. Flour hands and knead dough until smooth. Add additional flour if necessary. Roll dough into a rectangular about 1/2 inch thick.

For filling, spread melted butter on dough and sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture. Starting from longer side, roll dough into coil and cut 2 inch pieces. Set rolls on end in a lightly greased muffin pan and bake at 425 for about 20 minutes. Let cool thoroughly before decorating.

THE POLAR EXPRESS

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On Friday, December 20th, the center will be transformed into our own little North Pole!  Be sure to wear your pajamas as you will be on The Polar Express.  We will be watching the movie while sipping hot chocolate.


OUR FRIENDLY TEACHERS

Ms. Carmen Polanco: Infants Room / Blue

Ms. Julie Peve & Ms. Edina Soto: Toddlers Room / Yellow 

Ms. Jessica Lipsher & Ms. Ruthie Pender: Two's Room / Purple

Ms. Jenna Thompson & Ms. Nicole Beougher: Preschool Room / Teal

Ms. Rayna Roldan: Floater


ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK? SO ARE WE!FSWlikes.jpg

Another great way to stay connected is our Facebook page.  If you have a personal Facebook page, find our page…….The Children’s Learning Center at FSW…… and LIKE it. Now you will be able to see activities around the center or perhaps even your child.


"Everything we do improves the lives of children.”

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