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A NEW DAY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

5014 BEE CREEK RD 

SPICEWOOD, TX 78669

512.264.7373

www.anewdaycdc.com 

AUGUST 2018 NEWSLETTER

In This Newsletter:

SCHOOL CURRICULUM

AUGUST  BIRTHDAYS

REGISTRATION/SUPPLY FEES DUE BY 08/01/2018

CLOTHING & PERSONAL ITEMS

NUTRITION & MEALS POLICY

Preschool-tuition

 

 

 

 

AUGUST  TUITION IS FOR 5 WEEKS

Tuition is charged in full before at the beginning of each month before your child starts A New Day Child Development Center LLC. Tuition rates are calculated by the number of Fridays in each month. If there are 4 Fridays, then tuition will be multiplied by 4 weeks. If there are 5 Fridays in the month, tuition will be multiplied by 5 weeks. Invoices will be sent to your email on file every Thursday in order for our bookkeeper to keep track of everyone’s account. Your tuition payment reserves your child’s space in their assigned classroom. To insure quality programming and high quality staffing, tuition is due even when your child is absent. Monthly tuition is due on the first of the month for the upcoming month’s services.

Tuition must be paid in one of the following ways:

  • Paid in full on the first of each month by personal check.
  • Set up a Quick Pay made payable to: irma@anewdaycdc.com
  • Send a Venmo payments to: irma@anewdaycdc.com

BEAUTIFUL BUGS:

Ants, ladybugs, crickets, and bumblebees are just a few of the beautiful bugs covered in this theme. The children will learn about the characteristics of insects, where they live, and what they eat.

LAZY SUMMER DAYS:

Summer is winding down and it’s time for review. The children will have one last opportunity to explore, observe, and enjoy summer activities before autumn. With one more chance to practice letters, numbers, colors, and shapes, the children will be well-prepared for backto-school!

ACTIVITIES FOR HOME:

  • Go on a bug hunt! Search for bugs outdoors with your child. Talk about the different bugs you see. Where do they live? What do they eat? How do they move? Challenge your child to demonstrate how several different types of bugs move. Examples are: ladybugs, crickets, bees, ants, etc.
  • Gather a glass jar with a lid. Punch a few holes in the top of the lid. Search for a bug with your child and place it in the jar. Observe the bug together. Offer a magnifying glass, if you have one. Release the bug after a few hours.
  • Read the book Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Ehlert to your child. Talk about the many fruits in the book. Provide different fruits in bite-size chunks. Invite your child to slide the fruit onto bamboo skewers (available at most grocery or discount stores). Serve the kabobs with a meal or as a snack. As he eats his kabob, ask each family member to name the fruit and the letter it starts with.

LOOK FOR BOOKS

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Lonely Firefly The Very Quiet Cricket all by Eric Carle

The Bugliest Bug by Carol Diggory Shields

Waiting for Wings Eating the Alphabet:

Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z both by Lois Ehlert

Bugs, Beetles, and Butterflies by Harriet Ziefert

AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

Ben P. 2 yrs. on 08/04

Kaden M. 4 yrs. on 08/08

Gus F.S. 6 years on 08/12

Jake T. 3 years on 08/14

Mrs. Gayle birthday is on 08/23

Lily C. 3 years on 08/29

Preschool- registration

REGISTRATION / SUPPLY FEES DUE

If you have not done so already, please be sure to pay your child’s registration and supply fees for the new school year.

These fees help cover the cost of school program, along with other school, arts & crafts supplies for the year.

PRESCHOOL

LAST SPLASH DAY OF TH SUMMER

Our last splash day of the summer will be on Wednesday, August 1, 2018

We will find other activities for the kids to do the last few weeks of summer.

CLOTHING & PERSONAL ITEMS

Please bring everything that your child will need during the day. These include clothing, diapers, wipes, shoes, etc. For your child’s safety on the playground we do not allow any Crocs, sandals or flip-flops.     Your child will have many opportunities to experience a variety of activities.  Simple clothing that allows for your child to go to the bathroom without assistance works best for children who are already potty trained.  Rompers and overalls clothing can makes it difficult for a child to unsnap or take off usually results in them having accidents. Comfortable clothing that is washable will allow your child to participate easily in playground activities, and in our messy art activities.

LUNCH

NUTRITION & MEALS POLICY

A New Day CDC does not provide any meals and/or snacks for children. The CDC is not responsible for its nutritional value or for meeting the child’s daily food needs.

Parents are asked to feed your child breakfast at home and send a lunch along with an afternoon snack each day. Microwaves are available, however we request that you avoid sending items that need to be warmed for more than just a few seconds. No frozen meals, ravioli or macaroni that takes several minutes to heat, which in turn takes a significant time away from the children. Macaroni must be prepared ahead of time at home.  Our goal is for teachers to be sitting with the children during all meals, assisting as necessary and providing a positive, warm experience with conversation and social skills being practiced and developed.

All lunch boxes are placed in the refrigerator in the mornings to ensure cold items stay cold. They are placed on a shelf for afternoon snack. Please DO NOT send cold items for afternoon snack.

When packing your child’s lunch, please remember these considerations:

  • Age appropriateness of food item and amount of food
  • Color of food (color makes the meal attractive and provides a great learning experience)
  • How is the food packed; containers need to be appropriate for the child to experience success in taking off the lids and opening any baggies.
  • Does it need to be warmed and for how long?
  • Choking hazard?
  • High sugar content foods such as donuts, donut holes, & sweet pastry items should be avoided.

**Consider freezing yogurt tubes and inserting them into your child’s lunch bag. The frozen tube will serve as an ice pack and keep food cold!

Children should eat breakfast before arriving at school. All meat and fruit 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.

Minimum Standards #746.3301 requires that each child have a water bottle to be served along with their juice during meal and snack time. Research indicates serving drinking water to children ensures they are properly hydrated and facilitates reducing the intake of extra calories from nutrient poor foods and drinks, which are associated with weight gain and obesity.

Please let us know of any food allergies so we can keep this in your child’s file.

LUNCH & SNACK IDEAS: Dinner leftovers and ready to eat work great.

All meat and fruit should be cut in small child bite size pieces so that children will be able to feed themselves.

Suggested lunch items include but are not limited to:

Finger Sandwiches, PBJ, Ham & Cheese, Tuna/Chicken Salad, Grilled Cheese, Cheese Tortillas Wraps with Cream Cheese, Hot Dogs, Bagels with Cream Cheese, Ham & Cheese, Vegetables, Chicken, Yogurt, alone or with Fruit, String Cheese, Apple Sauce, Crackers, alone or with Cheese or Peanut Butter, Raw Vegetables; Carrots/Celery Sticks, Broccoli, Cauliflower with or without Ranch, Dressing or Peanut Butter for dipping

Fruit: Only Sliced Grapes, Bananas, Strawberries, Oranges/Apple Wedges, Kiwi, Peaches, and Mangos

Protein bars, Apple Sauce, Raisins, Cranberries, Apricots, Prunes (or other dried fruit)

MINIMUM STANDARDS RECOMMENDS THAT YOU DO NOT send soda pop, absolutely NO popcorn due to choking, candy (or any item with greater than 13 grams of sugar)

Snacks such as sweets, soft drinks, potato chips, candy, cakes, cookies and fruit juices with less than 100% real fruit juice are not considered to have any nutritional value and are not allowed at the school.

Please refer a family and get a $200.00 tuition credit once that child has been enrolled for over a month.

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