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Dates to Remember

Jan 1st-2nd: Happy New Year! Center CLOSED

Jan 3rd-8th: No VPK

Jan 4th: National Spaghetti Day

Jan 9th: Welcome Back VPK

Jan 15th: Martin Luther King Day. Center CLOSED

Jan 24th: Compliment Day

Jan 25th: Opposite Day

Jan 27th: Chocolate Cake Day



Bella R - Jan 9
Anchor K - Jan 13
Jonathan B - Jan 16
Marleny R - Jan 17
Andrea H - Jan 27

Parent Reminders

Check child’s cubbies to make sure they have extra clothes and diapers/wipes

Please sign your child in/out every day in both Procare and classroom books

Remember fees are due no later than Monday.

Children's Garden of LaBelle News



We want to give a big thank you to Ms. Karen and Ms. Liz at the Baron Library for allowing us to use their facility and projector for our movie night.  We greatly appreciate it!

Thank you to all of the parents who attended Movie Night and helped make it a special night for the kids.

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



Encourage young children to enjoy and learn about a variety of foods. All foods can fit into a healthy diet over time.

Most toddlers need to eat more often than older children. Give them high energy foods and quick and convenient snacks such as slices of fruit and raw vegetables, whole grain breads, crackers, and cereals, or chunks of cheese.

Serve vegetables as a first course on a colorful, child-oriented plate. Serve the meat or fish as the second course to be eaten after the vegetables are finished.

Make edible art. Use the plate as the background and have your child add applesauce for clouds, shredded lettuce for grass, celery sticks for a stem,  carrot rounds for flowers, orange slices for leaves, raisins for rocks, and any other edible ingredients for natural scenes.


It's hard to raise a child! Use these tips to help you.

TALKING TO CHILDREN.jpgYour child will more likely come to you with his problems or private feelings if you make a point of listening to him or her. Children learn by example. They'll learn to listen if you listen to them.

Look your child in the eyes when you are talking. Bend or sit down. Become your child's size. Then your child won't feel so small and you will feel closer to each other.

Speak to your child in a clam and quiet voice. If he's done something wrong, take him aside and try to correct him with a calm, not tense or mad voice. This works better because your child will be less frightened or angry and listen to you better.

Praise builds a child's confidence and encourages more talking. Ignoring your children or using mean words hurts them and makes them think they aren't good enough.

Respect your child and use a polite tone of voice. Don't talk down to him. Respect that what he talks about is important to him. Show that you care about his interests.

Children are never too old to be told that you love them. Saying "I love you" is important. Write it in a note so your child has a reminder he/she can hold on to. 

Pay close attention when your child wants to talk to you. Don't read, watch TV, or make yourself busy with other tasks.

We hope everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday season.

We want to thank all of our parents for their support during this past year and for letting us be part of your children's life.

We wish you a joyful and prosperous 2018!



Another great way to stay connected is our Facebook page.  If you have a personal Facebook page, find our page……. Children’s Garden of LaBelle…… 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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