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, 2022

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 APRIL

WednesdayMusic and Movement Class – During April our preschoolers will use their gross motor skills as they pretend they are growing seeds to classical music.  We’ll also learn rain songs, complete with pretend puddle jumping, and some new spring songs as well.

WednesdayComputer Class –   No classes in April.

 Book of the Month: This month our preschoolers will read, And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano.  “Following a snow-filled winter, a young boy and his dog decide that they’ve had enough of all that brown and resolve to plant a garden.  They dig, they plant, they play, they wait…and wait… until at last, the brown becomes a more hopeful shade of brown, a sign that spring may finally be on its way.”

Thursday:  Spanish Class – Bienvenidos a las clase de espanol! This month the children will be learning opposites in Spanish through musical exercises.  They will also learn the names of different fruits and will sing el cancion del mes (the song of the month) which is about the fruits they just learned.

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

Thursday:  Soccer Shots – No classes in April.

 CREATIVE CURRICULUM PRESCHOOL INVESTIGATIVE STUDY FOR APRIL:    FLOWERS

We have chosen the following books for our investigative study:  Each book has a series of discussion cards.

  • Up, Down, and Around
  • Flower Garden
  • What Do Roots Do?
  • To Be Like the Sun
  • The Tiny Seed
  • Planting a Rainbow

   Math Lesson Activities During Our Investigative Study:

  • My Shadow and I – describing spatial relationships and shapes using overhead projector and flashlights.
  • Balancing Act – weighing two bags of the same size with different amounts of the same material.
  • Stepping Stones – creating a path of stepping stones on the floor using positional words to describe their surroundings as they move.
  • Where’s the Beanbag? – tossing a beanbag into a basket and describing where they beanbag landed using positional words (inside the basket, next to the basket, behind the basket).
  • More or Fewer Towers – building towers using interlocking cubes and adding/removing cubes using the more/fewer spinner.
  • Morning, Noon, and Night – charting activities that occur in the morning, noon, or at night.
  • Missing Lids – finding the correct lid for each container by matching its size and shape.
  • How Big Around – using yarn to measure the circumference of an object.
  • Fishing Trip – fishing for fish shapes determined by a number card drawn from a bucket.
  • Math Collage – using art materials and math cards to make a collage.
  • Ping Pong Pick-Up – Pick up a ping pong ball from the water table and say the number written on the ball.
  • Teaching Clock – moving the hands of the clock to the correct time and identifying the numbers.

Literacy Lesson Activities During Our Investigative Study:

  • Stick Letters – using craft sticks and alphabet cards to make letters.
  • Making My Name – making names from letter tiles.
  • Knowing Our Friends – identifying names on laminated sentence strips.
  • I Went Shopping – demonstrating knowledge of print using items from grocery store.
  • Describing Art – using descriptive words to describe artwork.
  • Alphabet Books – demonstrating knowledge of the alphabet while reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
  • Alphabet Cards – demonstrating the knowledge of the alphabet.
  • Asking Questions – learning how to ask questions to find out information
  • 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

 APRIL NEWSWORTHY EVENTS

  • Spring Parties/Egg Hunt – Centerwide
  • CLOSED for Good Friday
  • Springtime Stories – Toddlers & Y2’s
  • Parachute Play – Preschoolers
  • Parachute Play – Toddlers & Y2’s
  • 5 Little Flowers Activity – Toddlers & Y2’s
  • Earth Day Celebration – Preschoolers
  • Tell a Story Day – Preschoolers
  • International Dance Day – Centerwide Dance Party

FITNESS FRIDAYS

  • Stop and Go
  • Jump The River
  • Body Part Balance
  • Follow The Leader
  • Galloping

 

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