APRIL 2019 NEWSLETTER

A NEW DAY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

512-264-7373

www.anewdaycdc.com

APRIL 2019 NEWSLETTER

 

APRIL SCHOOL CURRICULUM

  • PLANTS FOR OUR GARDEN
  • BOOK LIST
  • COURTESY PHONE CALLS
  • ATTENDANCE
  • PRE-REGISTRATION FORMS
  • TUITION IS FOR 4 WEEKS
  • EASTER EGG HUNT
  • GOOD FRIDAY HOLIDAY
  • TUITION CREDIT FOR REFERRALS

APRIL TUITION IS FOR 4 WEEKS 

 

THIS MONTH’S THEMES

 

UP AND AWAY

Fruits and veggies are some of the healthiest foods you can eat, and they come in a rainbow of colors!  The children will explore color, taste and texture in this deliciously healthy theme.

SPRING HAS SPRUNG

Dive into the deep blue sea and explore the creatures that call it home.  Information about whales, dolphins, starfish, sharks, and crabs make this theme a big splash.

 

ACTIVITIES FOR HOME

• Go for a walk with your child to look for signs of spring. Are the birds building nests? Are spring flowers blooming? If you live in an area with snowy winters, has the snow melted? Look for trees turning green, flowers sprouting, and any other signs of spring in your area.

• Visit with your child about the characteristics of a rabbit. Invite your child to pretend to be a bunny. Have her hop, wiggle her nose, and nibble on a carrot. Stop at your local pet store or farm supply store to observe a real bunny, if possible.

• Fly and move like an airplane with your child. Hold your arms out like wings and make airplane sounds. Practice taking off and landing!

• Have fun together with rhymes. Walk around your home with your child and look for objects with names that rhyme with their colors. For example, you might discover green beans, a blue shoe, a red sled, and so on. Try making up some silly poems about a few of the objects you found.

 

LOOK FOR BOOKS

I Want to Be an Astronaut by Byron Barton

Big Book of Airplanes by Caroline Bingham

Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story by Will Hillenbrand

Kite Flying by Grace Lynn

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

Happy Easter, Mouse by Laura Numeroff

Sammy Spider’s Passover Shapes by Sylvia A. Rouss

First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

 

ALPHABET WORDS

Vacuum, Vase,

Violin, Visor,

Waffles, Wolf,

Whale, Watermelon,

Exit, Box,

Fox, Ax

 

EASTER EGG HUNT

We will be having our Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday, April 17th.  Please be sure to send your child their Easter Egg Basket along with 6 plastic filled eggs by Tuesday, April 16th.  That way we can make sure everyone has a basket for the Egg Hunt.

 

GOOD FRIDAY HOLIDAY

A New Day Child Development Center will be closed on Friday, April 19, 2019 in observance of the Good Friday Holiday.

BALLOONS

 

APRIL  BIRTHDAYS

Lincoln D. 5 years on 04/22

Dallas B. 3 yrs. on 04/24

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. 

We ask that you keep it simple by serving a cookie cake and juice boxes for drinks.  If you are planning a party for your child outside of school and do not intend to invite the whole class, invitations must be emailed to the individual student’s parents.

    

 

PLANTS FOR OUR GARDEN

The children will be planting in our garden starting on Monday, April 1, through Friday, April 5th.  Please send your child a small flower or succulent during this week so they can help plant it and watch it grow. 

CHANGE OF CLOTHES

Please be sure to that all your child’s belongings are clearly marked and labeled.   This includes clothing, jackets, pillows, blankets, cups and all food containers-tops and bottoms.  Many of the kids have the exact same items and it can be difficult for the teachers to know what belongs to what child.

With weather changing we also need a change of clothes in your child’s cubby to make sure that they have the correct change of clothes for this season.  Simple clothing that is washable will allow your child to participate comfortably in playground activities, and messy art activities.

For safety reasons, NO SANDALS, CROCS, OR OPEN TOED SHOES.  CHILDREN PLAY BEST IN A GOOD PAIR OF TENNIS SHOES.

Velcro ties are  preferred. 

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COURTESY PHONE CALL:

If your child will not be attending for the day, please be sure to call the school at 512-264-7373 to let the staff know before 8:30 am.

 

ARRIVALS & DISMISSALS

All children are asked to arrive at A New Day CDC before 8:15 a.m. Each parent/guardian will be required to clock in each child upon arriving in the morning and again at the end of the each day.  Teachers start the curriculum daily at 8:30 and if your child is not here by that time, they are missing the most important part of the day.

The cut-off time to drop off  your child at school for the day is 9:45 am.  If your child is not at school by 9:45 am, please be sure to keep them at home for the day. Bringing them in any later is disruptive to the class.

PART-TIME ENROLLMENT

Due to the limited amount of students in each class, you are not allowed to bring your child to school on another day to make up for a holiday or sick day.  If you would like to add an extra drop-in day, please be sure to call Irma and see if there is availability in their classroom.

 

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR 

In order to help us determine the number of openings in each class for the 2018-2019 school year, please complete and return the enclosed pre-registration application ASAP. This application can be used for younger brothers and sisters whom you wish to enroll for the next school year or anyone else that you would like to refer. Please note that your child’s yearly supply fee will be due by August 1, 2019.

You do not have to pay this fee at this time. If you do not plan to send your child back to A New Day Child Development Center for the next school year, please fill out that portion of the form.

 

 

CHANGE OF CLOTHES

Please be sure to check your child’s cubby to make sure that they have the correct change of clothes for this season.  We have several children who do not have any extra clothing in their cubbies or they have outgrow the clothes in there.

Simple clothing that is washable will allow your child to participate comfortably in playground activities, and messy art activities. Each child must wear tennis shoes. Velcro ties are  preferred.  For safety reasons, no sandals, Crocs or open toed shoes please.

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SUNSCREEN / INSECT REPELLANT & OUTDOOR HAT

Please be sure to send your child a bottle of sunscreen along with a bottle of insect repellant.  Now that the weather is getting warmer, please be sure to put sunscreen on your child each morning before sending them to school.  We will re-apply  later again in the afternoons but ask that you put it on them before sending them to school as well.  Also since the sun can be really hot, we are asking that you send your child some type of hat to protect them from the sun while we are outdoors.

 

YOUR CHILD’S LUNCH & SNACKS

When packing your child’s lunch and snacks for the day, please be sure to send a lunch and a snack for the day and make sure you send something you know they will eat. Please be sure to prepare Mac & Cheese at home and we will warm it up in the microwave for lunch. Make sure that all meat, vegetables and fruit are cut to a child’s bite size portion and that cold items are separate from anything that needs to be warmed up. Please also peel or cut each child’s fruit for them when preparing lunch and snacks for the day. Apples that are big should be cut up and sliced so that they will be able to eat some for lunch and the rest for snack.  Grapes  should be cut in half or in quarters to prevent choking.

 PRESCHOOL REFERRALS

 

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 $200 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 $200 tuition credit after that child is enrolled for 4 weeks.

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