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Summer Hours
Summer Hours
Remember beginning
June 10th through August 2nd
our center’s hours will be
from 6:30 am - 6:00 pm.
 
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Children

Paulina C. - June 2 (Infants)
Caleb E. - June 12 (PS)
Emma B. - June 14 (T1)
Joshua S. - June 16 (SA)
Catalina C. - June 18 (Infants)
Kaylee M. - June 21 (VPK)
Angel R. - June 21 (T1)
Isaiah & Josiah M. - June 22 (SA)
Karina R. - June 23 (VPK)
 

Staff

 Ms. Megan - June 16 (Office)
Ms. Barbara - June 20 (Infants)
 

"Everything we do improves the lives of children.”

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The Community Children's Center News

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER

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A calendar is attached to show the upcoming activities that will happen throughout the summer.  Southern SnoBalls will be here twice a month this summer, please remember to give $2 to Megan so that your child can get a snocone!

click here to view calendar


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Reminder to those parents whose students are enrolled in our FOCUS ON FOUR program this summer. You are required to do 8 hours of volunteer hours over the eight week period. Please get with your child’s teacher to arrange your time. Thank you in advance for your support of your child’s education!


WATER DAYS

Water Days are scheduled throughout the summer (weather permitted). Please remember to bring your child’s bathing suit and/or change of clothes, water shoes & a beach towel.


donuts for dadDONUTS FOR DADS!

Friday, June 14th Donuts for Dads! Happy Father’s Day to all the dads please stop by the media center (next to kitchen) for a quick bite before you head out for the day. Thank you Dads for all you do!


Care MobileJune 18th (and June 19th if needed) The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile sponsored by Family Health Centers will be here to do FREE dental screenings for those ages 3 and up that wish to participate.  Please keep an eye out for the consent form that must be completed in order for your child to participate.

POOL SAFETY IS EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY

Drowning can be a silent catastrophe, one that can happen in the few minutes you take to answer a phone call or run inside for a towel.  Florida leads the country in drowning deaths of children ages 1–4.

Most infant drownings occur in bathtubs and buckets.  Children ages 1-4 are more likely to drown in home swimming pools.  Children 5+ are most likely to drown in natural bodies of water.  Black children ages 5-19 are 5.5 times more likely to drown in a pool than their white peers.

Explore www.WaterSmartFL.com

Learn the steps you can take to secure your pool and protect Florida’s children.  Download helpful materials.  Find swim lessons and other events.  Know the laws that apply to pool owners and boaters.
Layers of Protection

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Layer 1. Supervision:  Supervision, the first and most crucial layer of protection, means someone is always actively watching when a child is in the pool.

Layer 2. Barriers:  Barriers physically block a child from the pool.

Layer 3. Emergency Preparedness:  In an emergency, it is critical to know CPR, to have a phone nearby, and to immediately call 911.  Swim lessons and life jackets are preventive measures that save lives.


NUTRITION CORNER

Peanut Butter, Strawberry and Banana Quesadillas

 
PBJ-banana-quesadillasIngredients
2 tortillas
1/2 - 1 banana
2 - 4 strawberries
1 - 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter.
1 - 2 tablespoons strawberry jam (or whatever flavor you prefer)
 
Directions
Over medium heat, preheat a skillet or pan that's large enough for your tortilla.
Spread the peanut butter on one side of a tortilla.
Spread jam on one side of another tortilla.
Make enough banana and strawberry slices to cover the bottom of one tortilla.
Place the other tortilla (jam or peanut butter side down) on top of the other tortilla.
Cook in the pan until the bottom is crisp. This will depend on your tortillas, but it took about 2-3 minutes for me.
Flip over and cook the other tortilla until crisp.
Serve immediately. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

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WHAT CAN FAMILIES DO TO KEEP CHILDREN READING DURING THE SUMMER?

Combine activities with books

Summer leaves lots of time for kids to enjoy fun activities, such as going to the park, seeing a movie, or going to the beach.  Why not also encourage them to read a book about the activity?  If you're going to a baseball game, suggest that your child read a book about a favorite player beforehand.  In the car or over a hot dog, you'll have lots of time to talk about the book and the game.

Visit the library

If your child doesn't have a library card, summer is a great time to sign up for one.  In addition to a wide selection of books to borrow, many libraries have fun, child-friendly summer reading programs.

Have plenty of reading material around.

Storybooks aren't the only thing that kids can read for fun.  Be sure to have newspapers, magazines, and informational material on hand that might spark the interest of a young reader.

CCC 2016 readingWhy Do Summer Reading?

It increases:
Reading level
Visualization skills
 Language skills
 Thinking skills
 Vocabulary

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