AUGUST 2017 NEWSLETTER

A NEW DAY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

5014 BEE CREEK RD 

SPICEWOOD, TX 78669

512.264.7373

www.anewdaycdc.com 

AUGUST 2017 NEWSLETTER

In This Newsletter:

SCHOOL CURRICULUM

AUGUST  BIRTHDAYS

LAST SPLASH DAY 08/01/17

REGISTRATION/SUPPLY FEES DUE

CLOTHING & PERSONAL ITEMS

NUTRITION & MEALS POLICY

Preschool-tuition

 

 

 

 

AUGUST  TUITION IS FOR 4 WEEKS

All tuition is due on the 1st of each month.  

UNDER MY FEET:

This theme provides opportunities for the children to focus on the ground beneath their feet. Different types of flooring, carpets, as well as outdoor surfaces – mud, sand, grass, pebbles, and more – will be explored. The children will have the chance to remove their socks and shoes and really dig into this theme!

BUBBLING BACK TO SCHOOL

Bubbles in the sensory table, bubbles in the air, bubbles in the art area… bubbles everywhere! The children will have some good, clean fun while exploring bubbles. Prepare for lots of giggling and hidden science opportunities! The theme will also touch on heading back to school.

ACTIVITIES FOR HOME:

  • With summer coming to an end, try to spend some extra time outdoors with your child. Visit a local park, eat a snack under a shade tree, or take a walk around the neighborhood. Take along a bottle of bubbles and have fun blowing and popping bubbles together!
  • Splish, splash! It’s time for a bath! Partially fill a wading pool with water and let it warm in the sun. Add scented bubble bath to the pool. Agitate the water to create lots of bubbles. Add washcloths and bath toys and invite your child to spend time playing in this outdoor bubble bath! Be sure to supervise children around water at all times.
  • Play some grassy games outdoors. Toss, catch, and roll a ball through the grass with your child, play Frisbee, or roll down a grassy hill together! Don’t forget to walk barefoot through a patch of soft, thick grass. Talk about how the grass feels.

LOOK FOR BOOKS

Bubbles, Bubbles by Kathi

Appelt Clifford Counts Bubbles by Norman Bridwell

Bubble Trouble by Joy N. Hulme

Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats

Grasses by June Loves

A Fawn in the Grass by Joanne Ryder

AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

Hunter M. 3 years 08/01

Gus F.S. 5 years on 08/12

Kaiden R. 5 yrs. 08/05

Brooklyn C. 6 years on 08/12

Jake T. 2 years on 08/14

Braeden T. 5 years on 08/21

Mrs. Gayle birthday is on 08/23

Lily C. 2 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 Tuesday, August 1, 2017

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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