News & Events

2021 Holiday Schedule:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1, 2021
  • Good Friday – April 2, 2021
  • Memorial Day – May 31, 2021
  • Independence Day – July 5, 2021
  • Labor Day – September 6, 2021
  • Thanksgiving – November 25 & 26, 2021
  • Christmas – December 23 & 24, 2021
  • New Year’s Day – December 31, 2021

COVID-19

We know that there is a lot of media coverage concerning the corona virus, and these are confusing and concerning times.  We want you all to know that we are continuing to stay open and provide the same wonderful, caring services for your children.

  • To insure a safe and healthy environment, we receive all children outside of the building.  All staff, including substitutes are required to wear masks and temperatures using an infrared touchless thermometer are taken throughout the day.  Children’s group sizes are limited and social distancing is enforced.  Playground equipment is sanitized twice daily using COVID sanitizing solution and we enforce diligent classroom sanitation practices.  The fans on each classroom air conditioning unit run continuously to ensure ventilation.
  • We always practice precautions for the prevention of spreading germs, but we are being hyper-vigilant cleaning every surface all day long, removing and sanitizing mouthed toys, teaching/encouraging children to sneeze and cough into their elbows and providing hand sanitizer for your use upon arrival. Our children and staff thoroughly wash their hands upon entering the classroom and throughout the day and we encourage you to do the same.
  • We are kindly asking our families to let us know in advance if you or your child has an active cough or respiratory illness. We are being diligent in providing a healthy environment for everyone.
  • Your child must be fever free to attend, no matter what the cause.
  • We will follow all guidelines and recommendations from the Division of Child Development and Early Education (our licensing agency), our local Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Let’s work together to keep our children healthy!

OUR SPECIAL CLASSES IN SEPTEMBER

WednesdayMusic and Movement Class – We will be focusing on “All About Me” with songs and finger plays that celebrate the uniqueness of every child.  Listen for new songs like “A Very Special Friend” and “See My Family”.

WednesdayComputer Class –   No classes in September.

 Book of the Month:  This month our preschoolers will enjoy reading, The Colors of Us by Karen Katz.  Lena discovers, with the help of her mom, that there are many shades of brown as they take a walk through their neighborhood.  Skin tones are compared to delicious food like honey, peanut butter, pizza crust, ginger, peaches, and chocolate.  Check it out!

The following books were chosen for our All About Me in Preschool investigative study.  Each book has a series of discussion cards.

  • I am NOT Going to School!
  • Mouse’s First Day of School
  • On Mother’s Lap
  • All Families are Special
  • Be My Neighbor
  • Butterfly Boy
  • Cleversticks
  • Families
  • The Family Book
  • Friends at School

Thursday:  Spanish Class – Hola!  Como estas?  This month we will be learning simple phrases such as:  Como te llamas? – What’s your name?, Muy Bien! – Very good!, Adios Amigo! – Goodbye, friend!

See you later, my friends! = Hasta pronto, mis amigos!

Thursday:  Soccer Shots – No classes in September.

 CREATIVE CURRICULUM PRESCHOOL INVESTIGATIVE STUDY FOR SEPTEMBER:  ALL ABOUT ME IN PRESCHOOL    

   Math Lesson Activities During Our Investigative Study:

  • Patterns – arranging objects to form a repeating pattern.  Patterns are the basic concept for algebra.
  • Geoboards – exploring shapes and spatial relationships using rubber bands stretched over pegs
  • Story Problems – using a collection of objects to solve word problems
  • Graphing – using number concepts to show how objects are grouped.
  • Huff and Puff – measuring how far a small ball will roll when someone blows on it
  • Lining It Up – lining up objects according to size
  • Action Patterns – repeating body movements like clapping and stomping to create patterns
  • Ice Cubes – observing and measuring ice as it melts on a brown paper towel
  • Putting Puzzles Together – describing shapes and spatial relationships to determine how each puzzle piece fits into a specific space
  • Buried Shapes – uncovering buried attribute blocks and sorting them into the correct pile
  • Which Container Holds More – filling different sized containers with sand and predicting which container will hold more
  • Teaching Clock – moving hands on the clock to correct time and identifying numbers

Literacy Lesson Activities During Our Investigative Study:

  • Rhyming Chart – understanding of phonological awareness
  • Same Sound Sort – understanding alliteration and sorting objects that begin with the same sound
  • Bookmaking – making a class book and demonstrating knowledge of print and its uses
  • Did You Ever See….? – making up new verses to a familiar song to create rhyming words
  • Textured Letters – exploring letters of the alphabet and describing the different textures
  • Tongue Twisters – saying phrases that are challenging to say because the words all sound similar
  • Daily Sign-In – children write their names when they arrive to school each morning.
  • Observational Drawings and Journal Writing – demonstrates emergent writing skills.
  • Book of the Month activities

 SETEMBER NEWSWORTHY EVENTS

  • Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • CLOSED for Labor Day
  • Create Pictures for Grandparents
  • Teddy Bear Day – center wide
  • Ants on a Log Day – preschoolers
  • Friendship Chain Creations – preschoolers
  • Tunnel Crawl – Toddlers/Y2’s
  • Candy Corn Guessing
  • Bean Toss – Toddlers/Y2’s
  • Pajama Day!  Center wide

FITNESS FRIDAYS

  • Jumping Rope
  • Body Part Balance
  • Kick Hard
  • Stop & Go

Family Partnership Opportunities

  • We are reviewing the letters of each child’s name.  Please take the time to review them with your child at home.
  • What are the rules at your house?
  • Talk to your child about the routines that you have at your house.
  • Encourage your child to talk about their feelings.
  • Encourage your child to sing the friendship songs.  Talk about being a good friend.
  • Sign up to bring something in for the Friendship Salad.

 

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