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Dates to Remember

Sep 3rd: Labor Day. Center CLOSED

Sep 8th: World Literacy Day

Sep 9th: Grandparents Day

Sep 22nd: First Day of Fall



Child Care of Southwest Florida follows the Hendry County School Board Bad Weather Closing Schedule.  Please tune into your local weather station.  If school is called off or closes early the center will follow suit.  Please be prepared for alternative care in the event of bad weather closures.


Camilla M. - Sep 6
Yadiore H. - Sep 15
Ms. Cindy - Sep 1

Children's Garden of LaBelle News



Has the grown up world left you too tired to play? Consider these ideas that will let you connect with your child--------and unwind after a long day:baby clapping

Show her what you liked to play when you were her age.  You could teach her a card game, a jump rope rhyme, or a magic trick, for instance.  Next ask her to teach you a game or activity that she likes.

Step into a role.  You might each pretend to be someone else (a cashier and a customer or a bird and a squirrel) while carrying on a conversation.  Encourage your child to think about what her character would sound like and what she would say.

At bedtime, shine a flashlight on the walls, ceiling and floor.  Have your child “chase” your beam with her own flashlight.  Then change roles.

Or, the best activity……… just go OUTSIDE and PLAY with your child.

you-rockWe want to congratulate all of our teachers who have chosen to continue their education.  Ms. Doris and Ms. Maria are pursuing their CDA, Ms. Christina, Ms. Cindy and Ms. Amanda are pursuing their Associates Degree, and Ms. Mayte is pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree.  We are so proud of you all and so grateful you have chosen to teach our children.

Welcome to all of our new families who have enrolled with us for the first time and welcome back to families who have been on vacation.  We are so happy to have you all and we are looking forward to a fun and learning filled year!


rememberIf you have not already turned in your new enrollment paperwork, please do so as soon as possible.  If you need another packet please see the front office.

The latest drop off is 9:00 am every morning.  If your child has an appointment and you plan to bring them after, please bring a note from the appointment.  We serve breakfast until 9:30 and do not serve lunch until 11:00, if your child is going to be here after 9:30 please make sure they have eaten breakfast before bringing them to school.

Please bring in an excuse note for all absences for attendance purposes.

childrens advocacyFamily Resource Specialist

We have our resource specialist Ms. Laura available for all families enrolled at Children’s Garden.  She can help families with many areas including job search, housing, and counseling.  Feel free to call and schedule an appointment.


Help your child stay safe at school with these clothing tips.  Make sure she wears shoes that fit properly and either tie or have Velcro.  They’re less likely to cause accidents than floppy shoes like sandals or clogs.  Also, avoid baggy clothes and cords or strings on clothing that can get caught in playground equipment.

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Here are some snack suggestions for September:

  • Scrambled eggs and sliced bell pepper wrapped in a whole-wheat tortilla.
  • Whole-grain bagel topped with peanut butter and banana slices.
  • egg-in-a-hole-1024x768Egg-in-a-Hole (whole-grain toast with an egg cooked in the center).
  • Oatmeal with strawberries.



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