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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.

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


Isabella A - January 3 (VPK)
Aubree B - January 6 (T2)
Kaylani W - January 8 (T1)
Josiah H - January 12 (PS)
Kenzie V - January 15 (T2)
Judah D - January 24 (VPK)
Logan P - January 27 (T2)
Lexi A - January 29 (PS)
Mason A - January 30 (T2)
Alianne F - January 30 (VPK)
Fredson S - January 31 (VPK)



Katrina Ketchersid - January 2 (VPK)

The Community Children's Center News



January 1st and 2nd Our center will be closed for the New Year holiday. 
VPK.png    The 3-HR VPK will resume
    Tuesday, January 9th 2018


hearing and vision.pngWednesday, January 10th The Lions Club will be here to do FREE hearing and vision for Preschoolers and VPK students.


mis-match socks-267585-edited.jpgFriday, January 12th Mix-Match Sock Day. Make sure to wear your socks mix-matched!! Which class will have the most participation??

Monday, January 15th The center will be CLOSED in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Wednesday, January 17th Junior Achievement will be conducting a 5 week session with our School Agers learning about personal economics focusing on needs & wants, earning, saving and sharing money.

popcorn.jpgFriday, January 19th National Popcorn Day! Classrooms will enjoy popcorn as a nice snack.


January 22nd-26th We are celebrating Literacy Week! Our Infants, Toddler 1 & Two’s will be reading The Rainbow Fish, our Preschool & VPK classrooms will read I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More. Classrooms will do expansion activities to accompany the book.

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Happy Reading!



Kindergarten is too late™ is a joint  venture lead by Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. This project is designed to inform and educate individuals on the importance of high quality, child centered early education experiences that focus on the fundamentals of learning.

One of the prime discoveries in brain development: over 90% of the neurons used in the brain form and are stimulated (or not) for lifetime use between the ages of 2 and 5 years

This knowledge effectively reinforces the need that all children must explore learning early, and renders our current thoughts on education obsolete, leading us to realize that Kindergarten Is Too Late!

What can you do as a parent?

Read to your child daily- sing to your child - talk to your child - turn the TV off and play with your child- give your child choices and positive feedback –Listen to an audio book - provide problem solving activities-allow your child to be creative - have a family game night: play go fish!-give your child responsibilities!


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

Your 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.

"Everything we do improves the lives of children.”
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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.


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



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