FEBRUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER

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FEBRUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER

February 2016 Newsletter

5014 Bee Creek Rd Ste A

Spicewood, TX 78669

512.264.7373

www.anewdaycdc.com

In this Newsletter

  • CURRICULUM
  • VALENTINE’S LIST
  • FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS
  • ILLNESS POLICY
  • MEDICATION POLICY
  • BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
  • REMINDERS
  • 2016 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
FEBRUARY CURRICULUM

Letters : P, Q, R

Numbers : 13, 14

Shapes : Heart

: Pink

THIS MONTH’S THEMES

Treats for My Sweet

 This theme includes activities to celebrate Valentine’s Day and National Heart Health Month. Hearts, love, and sweet things will be abundant!

Teddy Bear Games 

Teddy bears will join in the fun of the children’s daily activities. Directional concepts and terms are introduced using our teddy bears. The children will be invited to bring a bear from home.

ACTIVITIES FOR HOME

• In honor of National Dental Health Month, look at all the displays of toothbrushes during a regular stop at the store. Is it time to replace anyone’s toothbrush? If so, narrow down the choices so your child can pick one. Reinforce good dental health habits. Encourage your child to brush at least twice a day and introduce the process of flossing if he is not already familiar with it.

• If possible, have your child help you prepare special cards or treats to share with friends and relatives for Valentine’s Day. Visit with your child about each special person as you are creating his or her valentine.

• Gather teddy bears from around your home. Compare the bears. How are they the same and how are they different? What are the teddy bears made of? How do they feel? Which is the largest? Are any of the teddy bears extra special to you or your child?

• Talk about teddy bears with your child. Use some directional or descriptive terms your child learned in this theme. For example, are some of the teddy bears wide and some thin? Call out directions such as “Hold a teddy bear up toward the ceiling” and “Hold the bear down toward the floor.” Set a sheet of paper on a table and ask your child to place some teddy bears above the paper and others below.

VALENTINE’S LIST & PARTY INFO

We will be having our Valentine’s Day Party on Thursday, February 11th @ 3:30 in the afternoon.  Please be sure to sign up to bring one of the items listed on the Party Sign Up Sheet on door by the time clock.

To make things easier for your child, please do not label your child’s Valentines, just put from: your child’s name!

We apologize but due to the # of children enrolled, the party is limited to students only. Thank you in advance for your understanding! 

VALENTINE’S BOXES: Please have your child bring an adult size shoe box wrapped in either white, pink or whatever color they decide and have it decorated for valentine’s day.  Please be sure to have a large opening in the middle of it with their name in large letters.  Please be sure to send your child’s box NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH.  

VALENTINE’S EXCHANGE LIST

MRS. GAYLE’S CLASS

  1. Nick B.
  2. Brooke B.
  3. Cole C.
  4. Jacen C.
  5. Hank E.
  6. Austin E.
  7. Emily E.
  8. Grayson E.
  9. Bennett G.
  10. Brooklyn G.
  11. Cayden J.
  12. Skyler J.
  13. Maxwell L.
  14. Nadia R.
  15. Edward “Quatro” T.
  16. Greyson W.
MS. MARY’S CLAS
  1. Gus F-S.
  2. Jase G.
  3. Aleena K.
  4.  Amelia L.
  5. Sylyn M.
  6. Bentlee R.
  7. Eksimran S.
  8. Braeden T
  9. Bella T.
  10. Jaxson W.
  11. Bella Rose U.
MRS. SOLE’S CLASS
  1. Jocelyn C.
  2. Lexi D.
  3.  Sean M.
  4. Alex M.
  5.  Lyle M.
  6.  Graham R.
  7.  Jacob T.
  8. Lyla W.

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS

Eksimran 3 years on 2/25

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Children enjoy celebrating their birthdays with friends at school. You may celebrate your child’s birthday during the afternoon snack time on a day that is prearranged with the school. Parents are asked to send the invitations at least one week in advance so that the other parents have a whole week to shop for a gift. 

Parents are in charge of all party preparations.  We ask that you keep it simple by serving a cake or cupcakes & drinks.  You may send special treat bags for the class to take home as well. Parents must attend and help the teacher with their child’s birthday celebration.

If you are planning a party for your child outside of school and do not intend to invite the whole class, invitations must be mailed to the individual student’s home.         

       

CHANGE OF CLOTHES & LIGHT JACKETS

With the weather changing, please be sure that your child has a change of clothes in his or her cubby in case of an accident that is weather appropriate.  Please be sure to send your child a jacket on days that are cool.  We go outside on a daily basis unless it is raining.

                                                                                                                                              

LABELS & BACKPACKS

Please label anything that belongs to your child with a waterproof label or a permanent Sharpie pen.  This includes sweaters, hats, coats, jackets, lunch boxes, cups, and food containers.  Many children have the same items; if it’s not labeled it may not make it back home with your child.

Please be sure that your child has a normal size backpack to bring with them to school daily.  They have lots of things things that they bring to and from school and the regular size ones work much better.  Please also be sure to clean out their backpacks on a regular basis.

ILLNESS POLICY STANDARDS #737.3401

Minimum Standards Illness Policy #737.3401 prohibits a child from care if one or more of the following exists:

(1)  The illness prevents the child from participating comfortable in childcare activities, including outdoor play;

(2)  The illness results in a greater need for care than caregivers can provide without compromising the health, safety, and supervision of the other children in care;

(3)  The child has one of the following, and unless medical evaluation by a health care professional indicated that you can include the child in the child-care activities:

  1. Fever of 100.4 or higher accompanied by behavior changes or other signs or symptoms of illness;
  2. Symptoms and signs of possible severe illness, such as lethargy;
  3. Abnormal breathing;
  4. Two or more episodes of vomiting in 24 hours;
  5. Unexplained or uncontrolled diarrhea;
  6. Runny nose or eyes;
  7. Mysterious rash or bumps;
  8. Uncontrollable coughing or wheezing;
  9. Mouth sores with drooling;
  10. Behavior changes or other signs that the child may be severely ill;

(4)  A health-care professional has diagnosed the child with a communicable disease, and the child does not have medical documentation to indicate that the child is no longer contagious.

MEDICATION TO BE ADMINISTERED

If your child is taking any medication given only at home, please let our staff know, this will help us better understand your child’s disposition.

If your child receives a prescription, please request your child’s doctor to prescribe one with a dosage to be given only twice a day.  This way you the parent will be able to give the medication to your child once in the morning and once again in the evening.  If the prescription is only twice a day, please DO NOT BRING IT TO THE CDC.

Required Dosage:         Given At Daycare:

2 times daily  will not dispense at CDC (must be given at home)

3 times daily  will not dispense at CDC (must be given at home)

4 times daily  will give one time per day at CDC

HEARING & VISION SCREENING FOR ALL 4 YEAR OLDS & OLDER-Please be sure to bring a copy to keep in your child’s file.

(A)  The Special Senses and Communication Disorders Act, Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 36, requires a screening or a professional examination for possible vision and hearing problems for the following children who are enrolled in a licensed child-care home:

(1)  First time enrollees who are four years of age and older and all children enrolled in programs who are four years of age by September 1st of each year.  Children must be screened for possible vision and hearing 120 calendar days of enrollment, whichever is longest, or present evidence of screening conducted one year prior to enrollment.

(B)  A licensed or certified screener or health care professional must conduct the screening.  For specifies on vision and hearing screening access: www.tdps.state.us/vhs/.

(1)  A signed statement from the child’s parent that the child’s screening records are current must be kept on file at the childcare home.  The statement must be dated and include the name, address, and telephone number of the physician or health care professional.

BREAKFAST REMINDER

Children should eat breakfast before arriving at school.  All meat and fruits should be cut in small child bite size pieces so that children will be able to feed themselves. (Staff will assist younger children.) Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m., and a snack will be served at 3:30 p.m.

HOLIDAY & TIME OFF SCHEDULE

In order to provide your child with the best care possible, our staff must remain in good physical and emotional health.  Since the school operates on a planned budget and must meet its many financial obligations promptly, the following holidays and school closures will be observed as paid holidays.  We will post memos in advance as to exactly what day these holidays will fall on.  When one of these holidays falls on a weekend, the holiday will be taken on Friday or Monday.  Due to the fixed costs averaged over a calendar year, there is NO reduction in tuition for this time off.

New Year’s Eve 12/31/16

 New Year’s Day 01/01/17

Good Friday – Friday, March 25, 2016

Memorial Day-Monday, May 30, 2016

July 4, 20116

*CLOSED-One week during the summer months–We will be closed from Monday, July 4th through Friday, July 8, 2016

Labor Day-Monday, September 5, 2016

Wednesday before Thanksgiving- Close at noon on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Day & the day after-Thursday & Friday, November 24 & 25, 2016

We will be closed on Friday, December 23rd for the Christmas Eve holiday

*CLOSED-One week during Christmas Holiday–Closed December 26 through Friday December 30, 2016

When a holiday falls on a non workday–Saturday or Sunday the holiday will be observed on Monday!

PARENT REFERRAL PROGRAM:

The highest compliment our parents can pay us is the referral of family or friends for childcare at our school.  The trust and confidence that you place in us each and every day means a great deal.  In appreciation of that trust and confidence, we are excited to share our Parent Referral Program once again.  You will receive $150 tuition credit for every new enrollment as a result of your referral. Each time a child is enrolled as a result of your recommendation to other parents, you will receive a $150 tuition credit after that child is enrolled for 4 weeks.

PAYING IT FORWARD:

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