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Dates to Remember

Mar 2nd: Reading Festival

Mar 2nd: Read Across America Day

Mar 7th: Parent Meeting. 6:00pm room 1

Mar 10th: Daylight savings time

Mar 11th to Mar 15th: Head Start and VPK Spring Break

Mar 17th: St. Patrick's Day

Mar 20th: First day of Spring

Major P. - Mar 2
Austin W. - Mar 5
Loyal H. - Mar 7
Dylen H. - Mar 18
Leigha S. - Mar 19
Mia M. - Mar 20
Tavarus H. - Mar 25
Hazel S. - Mar 25
Kyleigh B. - Mar 29
Ms. Brown - Mar 9
Mr. David - Mar 31

Harlem Academy Child Care Center News

Saturday, March 2nd The Southwest Florida Reading Festival. FREE event to the public!

read across america

Fort Myers Regional Library Campus
2450 First St, Fort Myers, FL
From 10:00am - 4:00pm

NEA's Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2nd - DrSeuss's birthday. Celebrate by reading this weekend with your child. Find a cozy corner and enjoy a Dr. Seuss book!

counting money blogThursday, March 7th will be our parent meeting on “Budgeting and Financial Advisory.” A representative from Sea Coast Bank will be doing a workshop on managing finances, budgeting your tax returns and other financial advice.  This is a meeting that you don't want to miss.  Drinks and snacks will be served and child care will be provided.


Career SourceOur center director Ms. Felicia Brown have been doing job shadowing for the Career Source of Southwest Florida. She spent four hours during the morning, going through her day to day tasks with the participants “shadowing” her day. At the end of the shadowing, the participants interview her and ask questions. It gives the young ladies a chance to experience a career they may be interested in. Three participants in this program will "shadow" her in March.

daylight savingsSunday, March 10th Daylight savings time, turn your clocks forward an hour.


March 11th-15th SPRING BREAK there will be NO Head Start and NO VPK.


5 lesons in life Dr. Seuss blog


1. Sing songs and chant- Learning a song’s pattern helps children remember the song. Patterns repeat in a predictable way that helps children know what is coming next. Songs like, “Five Green and Speckled Frogs,” or “Five Little Monkeys” teach number order-children count up or down from a number. It also teaches spatial words, like on, in, out, around.


2. Use your fingers- When children count on their fingers, they are strengthening their number knowledge and ability to visualize numbers in their head. You can also use your fingers through art to represent a certain number of objects.

3. Build together- Building with materials like blocks, Legos, Magna-Tiles or Lincoln Logs helps children develop strong spatial skills.

4. Play card games- Games like Memory, Go Fish, War, Uno and Crazy Eights give children practice in recognizing and comparing numbers. They also help children learn to pay attention to things like shape, number and color.

5. Count things all around you- Count how many windows are in your house, how many shoes you have, how many doors are in your house or count how many cups you have in the cupboard. The list can go on and on.


Dye-Free Green Eggs and Ham




2 eggs
2 cups spinach, lightly packed
salt and pepper
butter for frying
4 slices black forest ham


Add the eggs and spinach to a blender.
Blend on high for about a minute and add salt and pepper. Pulse for another minute or so, until the spinach is fully blended.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. When the butter is hot, pour in the egg mixture.
Let it sit for a minute or so until it starts to set, then use a spatula to gently stir it.
Remove from heat when the eggs have just barely set.
In the same pan (or in a separate one while you cook the eggs) heat the ham until it browns slightly.

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