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A NEW DAY

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, LLC

5014 BEE CREEK ROAD

SPICEWOOD, TX 78669

512.264.7373

www.anewdaycdc.com

Happy Mother's Day

MAY 2018 NEWSLETTER

IN THIS NEWSLETTER

  • SCHOOL CURRICULUM
  • MAY BIRTHDAYS
  • BOOK LIST
  • LATE PICKUP & LATE FEES
  • CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY 5/28/2018

Preschool-tuition

TUITION IS FOR 4 WEEKS: All tuition is due on the first of each month.  Please be sure to pay this on time to avoid any late charges.

THEMES FOR MAY

PET FRIENDS:

Cats, dogs, turtles, fish, hamsters, and birds fill this theme with pet-related fun. The children will talk about caring for pets, learn about a veterinarian’s job, and have an opportunity to share pictures or information about their own pets.

GARDENING & GROWING:

Seeds, soil, parts of a plant, and gardening provide plenty of hands on work and fun. The children will learn about different types of flowers and vegetables that grow in gardens. We’ll also touch on what it means to be “green.

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ACTIVITIES FOR HOME

  • Take your child to visit a pet shop to look at a variety of different pets. Look at the animals’ habitats. How is each one designed specifically for each animal? For example, how is a bird’s cage different from the cages the hamsters are in? How does your child think a fish can breathe underwater? What is required to take care of a cat or dog?
  • Counting to 20 is a prerequisite skill for understanding math patterns. Practice counting when the opportunity arises! Gather collections of 20 objects, such as small toys, stuffed animals, or found objects of interest to your child. Arrange them differently each time you count the objects.
  • Foster and encourage your child’s imagination and offer plenty of time for unstructured play, especially outdoors. Show enthusiasm and curiosity about your child’s explorations. Make sure your child is safe, but refrain from negative reactions when he gets dirty, wet, or touches bugs, worms, etc. Bring nature items into your home, such as simple bouquets of flowers, leaves, or grass, and place them where your child can see them.

BOOKS TO READ AT HOME

The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle

Emma’s Pet by David McPhail

A Pet for Petunia by Paul Schmid

A Seed Is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston

Our Community Garden by Barbara Pollack

This Is Your Garden by Maggie Smith

MUSIC WE WILL LEARN

Pet Care Sung to “This Old Man”

Gentle hands, gentle hands,

Handle pets with gentle hands.

If you’re rough, a pet won’t like it very much.

Always use a gentle touch.

Loving care, loving care,

Handle pets with loving care

Oh, your pets need food and water every day,

And they need time to run and play.

Growing Plants Sung to “Skip to My Lou”

What helps little plants to grow?

Water helps them grow, I know.

Rainfall or a garden hose Helps to keep them growing.

Chorus: Grow, grow, plants will grow.

Grow, grow, plants will grow.

Grow, grow, plants will grow

When we give them water.

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I Love Mommy

Sung to “Are You Sleeping?” If necessary,   re- place “Mommy” with another special person’s name.

I love Mommy! I love Mommy! Mommy loves me! Mommy loves me! Laughing, singing,  hugging,

Reading books and cuddling!

I love Mommy! Mommy loves me!

COOKING CORNER

GARDEN STEW

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef or turkey

1 onion, diced

3 potatoes, diced

3 carrots, diced

1/2 cup frozen green beans

1 cup frozen corn

4 cups water 1/2 tsp.

salt 1/4 tsp. pepper

1/2 tsp. oregano

1(15 oz.) can tomato sauce

Invite your child to help you make this stew to serve for dinner this week. Brown ground beef and onions. Drain. Add remaining ingredients.

Cook on medium heat for 20 minutes, and then simmer for 30 additional minutes or until vegetables are tender. Makes 6 servings.

MY SPANISH WORDS

Man in Spanish is Hombre

Woman in Spanish is  Mujer

Children in Spanish is Niños

Family in Spanish is Familia

WE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 28th IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY.

BALLOONS

MAY BIRTHDAYS

Hayes P. is 4 years old on May 1st

Wyatt C. is 5 yers old on May 5th

Chessa is 4 years old on May 5th

Jaden T. is 3 years old on May 20th

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.

PER CHILD CARE LICENSING—SODAS OR CANDY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE SENT AS PART OF YOUR CHILD’S LUNCH OR SNACK FOR THE DAY.  PLEASE BE SURE TO KEEP THOSE ITEMS AT HOME.

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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.

 

PULL-UPS FOR YOUR CHILD

When buying pull-ups for your child, please be sure to buy the ones that open up on the sides.  Its pretty difficult on the teachers who have to get the kids completely undressed in order to change their pull-up.  Thanks for your understanding.

PARKING LOT ENTRANCE & EXIT

When bringing your child to school please be sure to enter the driveway on the right of the building to enter into the school parking lot and use the one on the left side of the building to exit. This will help with the traffic flow during the busy times of the day.  Please be sure to pull all the way into the driveway and not block the driveway so that others may pull in as well.

RETURN BLANKETS & PILLOW CASES

Blankets are sent home every other Friday to be cleaned and sanitized by the parents.  PLEASE BE SURE TO SEND THEM BACK  the following Monday so that your child will have it for nap-time.

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SUMMER BREAK

Just a reminder that A New Day CDC will be closed the week of July 2nd to July 6th.  Please be sure to mark this on your calendars.

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.  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.  

Each child will need to have a hat to leave here in their cubby to wear when we go outside each day.  Also remember to apply sunscreen to your child each morning before sending them to school.  We will re-apply when we go out in the afternoons.

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WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OUR MOMS A VERY BLESSED & HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY…

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