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A New Day Child Development Center

5014 Bee Creek Rd

Spicewood, TX 78669

512.264.7373

www.anewdaycdc.com

January 2019 NEWSLETTER

Inside this Newsletter:

  • CURRICULUM
  • JANUARY BIRTHDAYS
  • ILLNESS POLICY

JANUARY TUITION IS FOR 4 WEEKS

Tuition must be paid in one of the following ways:

  • Paid in full on the first of each month by check, Venmo or Chase Quick-pay
  • Chase Quick-pay payments will need to be sent to Irma@anewdaycdc.com
  • Paid in full on the first of each month by leaving a post-dated check for each Friday of the month.

THEMES FOR JANUARY

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RIDING AROUND:

This theme will take off as children explore cars, trucks, bikes, airplanes, wagons, and other vehicles for riding around! The children will investigate ways wheels help people and things move from one place to another.Image result for winter images

SPARKLES & SHIVERS:

Winter is cold and icy in many parts of our country. There are many fun activities to do on frigid, winter days, as long as we bundle up in warm clothes! The children will learn all about snowflakes, frost, and icicles, too.

ACTIVITIES FOR HOME:

• Look around your home and yard for wheels. Point out the wheels on your vehicles, furniture, wheelbarrow, lawn mower, stroller, bicycles, riding toys, roller blades, and other places. Ask your child, “Could you use the item if it did not have wheels? Would it still be helpful?”

• Play “Red Light, Green Light” with your child. Keep it simple if your child is younger. Hold your child’s hand and run together when you say, “green light.” Stop together when you say, “red light.” After awhile, invite your child to call the directions for you to follow together.

• Plan to spend some time outdoors with your child doing snow-related activities such as ice skating, sledding, or making snow people. If it’s too warm for snow in your area, spend an afternoon doing outdoor seasonal activities that relate to your climate, or go to a local indoor ice rink!

• Reinforce the letter O by practicing the opposites “on” and “off.” Turn items on and off and have your child say the appropriate word. Try turning lights, a flashlight, music, or a faucet on and off. If your child is interested, extend the activity by practicing positional on and off (on and off of a chair, take a shoe on and off, place a cup on a table, etc.).

INTRODUCE:

  • Letters: M, N, O
  • NumberS:  11 & 12
  • Color: White
  • Shape: Octagon

 

BOOK WORMS ON THE GO!

Big Book of Cars by Trevor Lord

The Rusty, Trusty Tractor by Joy Cowley

Wheels! by Annie Cobb

Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry

Stella, Queen of the Snow by Marie-Louise

Gay The Tiny Snowflake by Art Ginolfi

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Snowballs by Lois Ehler

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS

Caitlyn C. 5 yrs. on 01/02

Alessandra L. 4 yrs. on 01/07 

Riley White 4 yrs. on 01/12

 

BACKPACKS

Please be sure to empty your child’s backpack daily so that there is room to take home their class projects or anything else that needs to be sent home.

POTTY TRAINING PULL-UPS

If your child is being potty trained, PLEASE BE SURE TO SEND THE KIND THAT OPEN AND CLOSE ON THE SIDE.  During the winter months it makes it a whole lot easier on the teachers who are having to help change the older ones.

COOKING CORNER

CABIN FEVER COOKIES

3 cups quick-cooking oats

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 cups butter

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

Do you live in an area that limits outdoor time in the winter? If so, try these tasty cookies! Dump all of the ingredients into a large bowl and invite your child to release some excess energy by pounding, punching, and kneading the batter. The longer and harder the dough is mixed, the better the cookies will taste! Roll the dough into small balls and place on an un-greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes.

CHANGE OF CLOTHES

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.

ILLNES POLICY WHILE CHILD IS IN OUR CARE 

Students with a temperature of 100° F. or above must not be sent to school. Students who register a temperature of 100.4° F. or above will be sent home.  Parents will be contacted to pick up their child. Students should be fever free for 24 hours without the aid of an antipyretic (acetaminophen, including the brand name Tylenol; ibuprofen, including the brand names Advil, Motrin; naproxen, including the brand name Aleve, etc.) before returning to school.

A New Day CDC reserves the right to send your child home, if in the judgment of the faculty; your child is contagious to other children, too ill or uncomfortable to be in school, or unable to participate effectively in class activities. We will call and inform you of your child’s illness and you must arrange to pick up your child within 30 minutes. If you are unable to pick up your child, you will need to contact someone to pick her/him up at the school.

If your child is recovering from an illness and you do not feel that he/she can fully participate in our programs and outdoor play, please keep your child at home. We are staffed so that we may provide a clean and safe environment for a combined group of children and are not able to take time out to provide individual attention for ill children during these activities

A NEW DAY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REQUIRE PARENTS WHOSE CHILD HAS BEEN SEEN BY A PHYSICAN AND HAS BEEN PRESCRIBED AN ANTIBIOTIC DUE TO AN ILLNESS TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME FOR (48) HOURS ON THE ANTIBIOTIC BEFORE RETURNING TO SCHOOL. 

ILLNESS 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.

PLEASE BE SURE TO BRING A DOCTOR’S STATEMENT FROM YOUR CHILD’S PEDIATRICIAN STATING THEY ARE NO LONGER CONTAGIOUS AND ABLE TO RETURN TO SCHOOL.

 

  

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