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Happy Thanksgiving Turkey

 Dates to Remember

Nov 4th: Daylight Saving.

Nov 11th: Veterans Day.

Nov 14th: Parent Meeting.

Nov 19th-23rd: No Head Start. No VPK. Rooms #2, #7 & #9.

Nov 22nd-23rd: Thanksgiving Holiday. Center Closed.


Collin M. - Nov 2
Julio H. - Nov 10
Genesis G. - Nov 13
Calisky G. - Nov 16
Za'Niyah B. - Nov 20
Braxton L. - Nov 20
Miqueas P. - Nov 20
Ja'Naiah B. - Nov 25
Kemyrion J. - Nov 29
Ms. Roselit P. - Nov 7

Harlem Academy Child Care Center News



The teachers are talking about the season, Halloween and Thanksgiving!  Last month the children had the opportunity to experiment with cutting open a pumpkin to see and feel what was inside of it.  This month the children will be learning about the meaning of “Thanksgiving!”  The children will be sharing in class the things that they are thankful for.  They will be making their own unique turkeys to hang around the classroom.

Thanksgiving-DinnerClassrooms will be having parties to celebrate being thankful for our friends and families. We have planned a Thanksgiving lunch.


We are very grateful to be part of your children's life and yours.  We hope that you enjoy this Holiday in good health and with your loved ones.  

IFSW 2017 (68) cuttingN THE CLASSROOMS

Children are practicing fine motor, cognitive, math and early literacy skills through cutting, counting until 20, and recognizing and writing their names. Parents, we encourage you to practice this skills with your children at home too.

parent meetingWednesday, November 14th We will have our parent meeting at 6:00pm in room #1. The topic for this meeting will be "Emergency First Aid / Common Childhood Diseases". We will have a representative from the health department that will talk to parents in regards to “childhood diseases” and how they can be detected. Drinks and snacks will be served, and child care will be provided. Don't miss it!

Thanks to all of the parents who attended the meeting last month.  We valued your participation and interest in what we do for your children and your family.


veterans-day-heartsOn Sunday, November 11th, Americans will celebrate Veterans Day. The special holiday is dedicated to the brave men and women of the armed forces who risk their lives on a daily basis to keep the rest of us safe and free. They include members of the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard, Air Force, and the Coast Guard. They come from all walks of life; they are parents, children and grandparents. They are friends, neighbors and coworkers, and an important part of the community.

We love our veterans! 



Daylight saving time is just around the corner and that means one thing: It’s time to change the clocks. Make sure you set your clock back by an hour on November 4th.

work together

welcomeWe would like to welcome Ms. Shandretta Simpson to our team.  She is the new after school teacher in Room #5 and is excited to be a part of the Harlem Academy Child Care Center family!

Be Sure to check out our Facebook page!



pecan cookies

Pecan Cookies


2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
3/4 c. sweet potato purée
1 large egg
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. toasted pecans, chopped



Preheat oven to 375° and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. 

In a large bowl using a hand mixer, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in sweet potato, egg, and vanilla, then add dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in chopped pecans. 

Scoop 1” balls onto prepared baking sheets, 2 inches apart, and bake until golden and just set, about 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes then place cookies on a cooling rack and let cool completely. 

Make glaze: In a medium bowl stir together powdered sugar, syrup, milk, and pinch of salt. Drizzle glaze over cookies and sprinkle with chopped pecans.

"Everything we do improves the lives of children.”  

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