December 2016 Newsletter

A New Day Child Development Center

5014 Bee Creek Rd Ste A

Spicewood, TX 78669

512.264.7373

www.anewdaycdc.com

DECEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER

Inside this Newsletter:

  • CURRICULUM
  • DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS
  • CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
  • CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
  • ILLNESS POLICY
  • EARLY DISMISSAL ON 12/08/16-Please pick up by 4:00 PM

DECEMBER TUITION IS FOR 5 WEEKS

Tuition must be paid in one of the following ways:

  • Paid in full on the first of each month
  • Paid in full on the first of each month by leaving a post-dated check for each Friday of the month.
  • Set up a Quick Pay option through your bank to be paid each Friday of the month. Payments will need to be sent to Irma@anewdaycdc.com

THEMES FOR DECEMBER

Kitchen play area

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN:

Kid-friendly kitchen tasks will be covered in this theme. The children will prepare their own snacks and learn about nutrition and cooking through a variety of food-related games and activities.

Christmas

HOLIDAY HOOPLA:

Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas activities fill this holiday theme. The children will be invited to explore familiar holiday traditions as well as those from around the world. Get ready for spicy scents, bright lights, and jingling tunes.

ACTIVITIES FOR HOME:

•Find ways for your child to help in the kitchen this week. Young children can help by washing fresh fruits and vegetables or stirring ingredients together. They can use a butter knife to slice or chop soft foods such as boiled eggs, cooked potatoes, or bananas. Use your time together to reinforce kitchen safety. What appliances and utensils are “off limits” for them?

•Review numbers and practice counting as your child helps in the kitchen. While you’re cooking together, have him help count scoops of ingredients added to a dish. Children can also count out napkins, plates, and silverware when they help set the table.

•Discuss the upcoming holidays with your child. Which holidays do you recognize or celebrate? Christmas? Kwanzaa? Hanukkah? Talk about your family traditions and what you will be doing to celebrate as a family this month. By the age of 4, children notice cultural aspects. They begin to recognize ethnic differences, noticing that other children eat different foods and celebrate different holidays or none at all. Help your child become more accepting of cultural differences. Read books together about different holidays.

INTRODUCE:

  • Letters: J, K L
  • NumberS:  9 & 10
  • Color: Green
  • Shape: Star

MY SPANISH WORDS

APRON in Spanish is: DELANTAL

SINK in Spanish is: FREGADERO

GARLAND in Spanish is: GUIRNALDA

HOLLY in Spanish is: ACEBO

BOOK WORMS ON THE GO!

The Christmas Promise by Susan Bartoletti

World Food Alphabet by Chris Caldicott

Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle

First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming

Pizza at Sally’s by Monica Wellington

The Christmas Tree Book by Carol North

Seven Candles for Kwanzaa by Andrea Davis Pinkney

What Is Hanukkah? by Harriet Ziefert

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

Gingerbread Playdough

Ingredients:

1 cup flour

3 T. ground cloves

1/2 cup salt

3 T. ground allspice

2 tsp. cream of tartar

3 T. ground cinnamon

3 T. ground ginger

1 cup water

1 tsp. vegetable oil

Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the oil and water to the dry ingredients and mix. Dump the mixture into a large pot. Stir for two to three minutes, while cooking over medium heat. Let cool. Roll out flat and use with gingerbread man cookie cutters.

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS

JASE G. 4 yrs. on DECEMBER 8th

SAMUEL S. 5 Yrs. on DECEMBER 15th

MS. IRMA–DECEMBER 15TH  

JAXSON W. 4 yrs DECEMBER 21st                        

JESUS – DECEMBER  25TH

PRACTICE FOR OUR CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

We want our students to be prepared the best they can.  PLEASE be sure to have your child arrive before 9:00 each morning for our morning practices.  Practice starts each morning at 9:00 and will go on till our Christmas Program on Thursday, December 8th @ 6:30 pm.

  

A NEW DAY CDC 2015 CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Our annual Christmas Program is on Thursday, December 8th @ 6:30 pm at the Spicewood Vineyards. Please make plans for you and your family to attend.  Be sure to RSVP on the Evite that was sent out for all your family members that will be attending so we can make sure we can accommodate everyone.  If you are not familiar with the drive, please be sure to take a drive out there one weekend so that you will be able to find it the night of the program.

Spicewood Vineyards
1419 Count Road 409
Spicewood, TX 78669

We have also posted a Christmas Party Sign Up Sheet that is located at the front next to the time clock.  

EARLY DISMISSAL ON DECEMBER 8TH FOR OUR CHRISTMAS PROGRAM:

A New Day CDC will be closing early on Thursday, December 8th.

IF YOUR CHILD IS IN THE CHRISTMAS PROGRAM, PLEASE BE SURE TO PICK THEM UP BY 4:00 PM THAT DAY.  THIS WILL GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO GET THEM DRESSED AND FED AND WILL  ALSO GIVE THE TEACHERS TIME TO GO HOME AND GET DRESSED AS WELL AND BE AT THE VINEYARD BY 6:00 PM. 

ARRIVAL FOR THE PROGRAM

Please make arrangements to pick up your child from school on or before 4:00 pm on 12/8 the day of the Christmas Program.  This will give you time to get the family dressed and fed a small snack before driving out to the Vineyard by 6:10 pm.  This will also give our staff time to run home and get dressed and ready as well.

Please be sure to have your child arrive at the Vineyard by 6:10 PM NO LATER on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8th. This gives us just a short amount of time to get the kids settled in before going on stage.  ALL STUDENTS MUST BE ON STAGE AND READY TO PERFORM AT 6:30.  

PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL THE LITTLE ONES HAVE A CLEAN DIAPER/PUUL-UP ON AND/OR TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE RESTROOM BEFORE LEAVING THEM WITH THE TEACHERS.

I’M SORRY BUT WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WAIT ON ANYONE WHO ARRIVES LATE.

If you have a little one, PLEASE BE SURE TO SIT IN THE BACK SO THAT YOUR CHILD DOES NOT SEE YOU.  I know it will be hard, but from past experiences anytime one of the little ones sees their parents they will start crying and wanting to go with their Daddy or Mommy.  PLEASE HIDE AS BEST YOU CAN…  Once the kids start singing, you may try and get to where you will be able to see your child without them noticing.

*** We would love to see every child do their best but sometimes that doesn’t always work.  If your child becomes unable to perform, a teacher will take them off the stage so they do not disrupt  the performance for the other students and their families.

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CHRISTMAS PROGRAM ATTIRE

For the Christmas Program we are asking that all children wear their best Christmas attire.

GIFTS FROM SANTA

Santa will be making a special appearance shorty after the kids are done singing. Please send a wrapped gift that you would like your child to receive from Santa.  If you have other siblings that will be attending, PLEASE BE SURE TO SEND A GIFT FOR THEM AS WELL… Make sure that your child’s name is marked in big letters since Santa has a hard time reading off the names. If possible, please send the gift early so that we may place all the gifts in the Santa bag before hand.

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS SCHEDULE

We will be closed the week of December 26th to January 1, 2016.  We will re-open on Monday, January 2, 2017.

warm clothing

CHANGE OF CLOTHES

With the weather changing, 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.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

On behalf of A New Day Child Development Center, our staff would like to take this time to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed and Prosperous New Year.

  

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