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Happy Holidays 2019
We would like to wish everyone a Safe & Happy Holiday season from all of us at The Community Children’s Center!
 
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Children

Jadore B. - Dec 1 (VPK)
Emmie V. - Dec 1 (Infants)
Emery S. - Dec 4 (VPK)
Abel B. - Dec 7 (PS)
Liliana P. - Dec 7 (T2)
Angel R. - Dec 8 (VPK)
Genevieve G. - Dec 13 (PS)
Estacie M. - Dec 13 (infants)
Daleyza R. - Dec 13 (SA)
Frandol R. - Dec 14 (SA)
Giulliana C. - Dec 16 (VPK)
Joslyn Y. - Dec 18 (PS)
Alena L. - Dec 19 (VPK)
Adrean R. - Dec 30 (PS)
Aiden G. - Dec 31 (VPK)
 
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The Community Children's Center News

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER

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This Holiday season we have adopted an Angel Tree from the Salvation Army. Please help a child in need in our community. We have 50 tags! Adopting an Angel is easy! Stop by Ms. Jessica’s office and pick a name off the tree and return a new, unwrapped gift in a bag to our center with the Angel Tree tag securely attached.

We will be collecting Angel Tree gifts until Thursday, December 5th.

gatorsFriday, December 6th Wear your favorite sports apparel day! Parents bring your child wearing their favorite sports team.

 

holiday-partyFriday, December 20th Your child’s classroom may be having a party on December 20th to celebrate the season! Please check with the teacher for sign-ups.

 

Winter BreakDecember 23rd - January 7th Winter Break! There will be NO 3hr VPK! VPK will resume Wednesday, January 8th due to a Hurricane make-up day and Professional Duty day.

 

The center will be CLOSED December 24th & 25th in observance of the Christmas Holiday.

The center will be CLOSED December 31st & January 1st for the New Year’s Holiday.


"Everything we do improves the lives of children.”  

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HOLIDAY HEALTH AND SAFETY TIPS

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  1. Wash your hands often. Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Wash your hands with running water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
  2. Mange stress. Get enough sleep. Do not over manage and over commit. Get support from family and friends.
  3. Handle and prepare food safely. As you prepare holiday meals, keep you and your family safe from food-related illness. Wash hands and surfaces often. Refrigerate left-overs promptly.
  4. Eat healthy and be active. With balance and moderation, you can enjoy the holidays the healthy way. Find ways to be active such as dancing around the room to your favorite holiday music.

To learn more, including the holiday song The 12 Ways to Health, visit www.cdc.gov/family/holiday


EVERY DAY IS A TALKING DAY

EVERY DAY TALKING TIPS:

  • Talk about anything and everything! Have conversations during daily routines such as getting dressed, cooking, eating, or shopping. You might also describe an interesting situation you see as you’re out and about. “Look! The firefighter is using a wrench to turn on the fire hydrant.”
  • Sing and rhyme! Have fun with the sounds of language by enjoying different kinds of songs, poems, and rhymes together. You might even make up new lyrics to a tune you both know on the radio.
  • Ask questions that keep the conversation going. Ask questions that encourage more than a “yes” or “no” answer. For example, instead of saying, “Did you have a fun day?” you might ask, “What made you happy today?”
  • Use big and interesting words. Your child can learn and say new, big, and unusual words. He just needs you to hear you say them often and explain what they mean. For example, during bath time, say, “Look, the sponge absorbs the water!”
  • Encourage your child to hear and speak more than one language. Exposing children to more than one language won’t harm their language development. It actually boosts their thinking and social skills!
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NUTRITION CORNER

Christmas Tree Cones


Ingredients

1 tub vanilla frosting
Red and green food coloring
Parchment paper or wax paper
Candies, cereals, marshmallows for decorating
1 cup coconut flakes
Paper plates
12 sugar cones
 
Directions
​With a small spatula or table knife mix up your frosting in the tub. Add food coloring by drops to get desired color.
Cover work area with parchment paper.
Place decorations onto individual paper plates.
Sprinkle coconut onto a serving platter.
Spread frosting on cone and dip, roll, sprinkle or add decorations by hand. Be creative!
Place each masterpiece onto the “snow” platter.
Use as a fun centerpiece for your table, eat as-is, or serve with ice cream!

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