FEBRUARY 2017 NEWSLETTER

February 2017 Newsletter

5014 Bee Creek Rd 

Spicewood, TX 78669

512.264.7373

www.anewdaycdc.com

In this Newsletter

  • CURRICULUM
  • VALENTINE’S LIST
  • FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS
  • ILLNESS POLICY
  • MEDICATION POLICY
  • BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
  • REMINDERS
  • 2017 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

FEBRUARY CURRICULUM

Letters : P, Q, R

Numbers : 13, 14

Shapes : Heart

: Pink

THIS MONTH’S THEMES

Feeling Fantastic:

We can do many things to help our bodies feel good. The children will learn how to stay healthy through proper hygiene. Dental Health Month is the perfect time to reinforce healthy dental and hygiene habits. The children will also focus on identifying and managing emotions and feelings to boost emotional health.

Tropics in Winter:

This theme will bring some warmth to winter! The children will learn fun jungle songs, study tropical climates, play silly animal games, and hang out in the rainforest.

ACTIVITIES FOR HOME

•February is National Dental Health Month. Reinforce good dental health habits with your child. Encourage him to brush at least twice a day and introduce the process of flossing if he is not already familiar with it. Look at the displays of toothbrushes during a regular stop at the store. Is it time to replace anyone’s toothbrush? If so, narrow down the choices so your child can pick one.

•Reinforce the letter Q with your child by bringing out any quilts you may have. Point out the stitching and the different fabrics used. Where did you get the quilt? Did someone you know make it for you? If you don’t own a quilt, stop by the bedding section during your next visit to your local department store. Talk about the differences between quilts and other bed coverings and blankets.

•If possible, show your child a picture of a flamingo, a tropical bird that sleeps standing on one leg! Be flamingos and see if you and your child can stand on one leg. Switch legs and try again. To help your child balance, hold hands. How is a flamingo like other birds? (feathers, beak) How is it different? (size, color)

VALENTINE’S LIST & PARTY INFO

We will be having our Valentine’s Day Party on Tuesday, February 14th @ 3:00 in the afternoon.  Please be sure to sign up to bring one of the items listed on the Party Sign Up Sheet located on the counter by the time clock.

To make things easier for your child, please do not label your child’s Valentines, just put from: add your child’s name!

We apologize but due to the # of children enrolled, the party is limited to students only. Thank you in advance for your understanding! 

VALENTINE’S BOXES: Please have your child bring an adult size shoe box wrapped in either white, pink or whatever color they decide and have it decorated for valentine’s day.  Please be sure to have a large opening in the middle of it with their name in large letters.  Please be sure to send your child’s box NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH.  

VALENTINE’S EXCHANGE LIST

MRS. GAYLE’S CLASS

  1. Amaris B.
  2. Brigitte B.
  3. Kellan C.
  4. Brooklyn C.
  5. Max D.
  6. Emily E.
  7. Gus F.S.
  8. Jase G.
  9. Reese M.
  10. Alex M.
  11. Caul P.
  12. Samuel S.
  13. Bella T.
  14. Braeden T.
  15. Quatro T.
  16. Bella U.
  17. Jaxson W.

MS. MARY & MS. DOROTHY’S 3 YEAR OLD CLASS

  1. Thevaan B.
  2. Jocelyn C.
  3. Lexi Deal
  4. Lincoln D.
  5. Lawson E.
  6. T. J. Franklin
  7. Zachary G.
  8. Camden H.
  9. Joshua J.
  10. Kanishk M.
  11. Gary (Jr.) O.
  12. Jacob P.
  13. Creed R.
  14. Eksimran S.
  15. Sarah S.

MRS. SOLE’S CLASS

  1. Lily Collier
  2. Felix D.
  3. Chessa D.
  4. Adrianna G.
  5. Grayson Mills
  6. Reece S.
  7. Kade S.
  8. Jake T.

 

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS

Thevaan B. 3-years on 02/03

Jacob P. 4-years on 02/15

Camden H. 4-years on 02/24

Eksimran 4-years on 2/25

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Children enjoy celebrating their birthdays with friends at school. You may celebrate your child’s birthday during the afternoon snack time on a day that is prearranged with the school. Parents are asked to send the invitations at least one week in advance so that the other parents have a whole week to shop for a gift. 

Parents are in charge of all party preparations.  We ask that you keep it simple by serving a cake or cupcakes & drinks.  You may send special treat bags for the class to take home as well. Parents must attend and help the teacher with their child’s birthday celebration.

If you are planning a party for your child outside of school and do not intend to invite the whole class, invitations must be mailed to the individual student’s home.         

CHANGE OF CLOTHES & LIGHT JACKETS

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.  Please be sure to send your child a jacket on days that are cool.  We go outside on a daily basis unless it is raining.     

Preschool homework

HOMEWORK FOLDERS FOR MRS. GAYLE’S CLASSROOM

Mrs. Gayle has requested that if your child takes their homework folder home to help your child finish their homework and send it back the next day!                                                                                                                               

LABELS & BACKPACKS

Please label anything that belongs to your child with a waterproof label or a permanent Sharpie pen.  This includes sweaters, hats, coats, jackets, lunch boxes, cups, and all cups and food containers.  Many children have the same items; if it’s not labeled it may not make it back home with your child.

Each child should have a normal size backpack to bring with them to school daily.  They have lots of things things that they bring to and from school and the regular size backpacks work best.  Please also be sure to clean out their backpacks on a regular basis.

ILLNESS POLICY 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.

MEDICATION TO BE ADMINISTERED

If your child is taking any medication given only at home, please let our staff know, this will help us better understand your child’s disposition.

If your child receives a prescription, please request your child’s doctor to prescribe one with a dosage to be given only twice a day.  This way you the parent will be able to give the medication to your child once in the morning and once again in the evening.  If the prescription is only twice a day, please DO NOT BRING IT TO THE CDC.

Required Dosage:                         Given At Daycare:

2 times daily  will not dispense at CDC (must be given at home)

3 times daily  will not dispense at CDC (must be given at home)

4 times daily  will give one time per day at CDC

HEARING & VISION SCREENING FOR ALL 4 YEAR OLDS & OLDER-Please be sure to bring a copy to keep in your child’s file.

(A)  The Special Senses and Communication Disorders Act, Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 36, requires a screening or a professional examination for possible vision and hearing problems for the following children who are enrolled in a licensed child-care home:

(1)  First time enrollees who are four years of age and older and all children enrolled in programs who are four years of age by September 1st of each year.  Children must be screened for possible vision and hearing 120 calendar days of enrollment, whichever is longest, or present evidence of screening conducted one year prior to enrollment.

(B)  A licensed or certified screener or health care professional must conduct the screening.  For specifies on vision and hearing screening access: www.tdps.state.us/vhs/.

(1)  A signed statement from the child’s parent that the child’s screening records are current must be kept on file at the childcare home.  The statement must be dated and include the name, address, and telephone number of the physician or health care professional.

BREAKFAST & LUNCH REMINDERS

Children who arrive after 8:00 am should eat breakfast before arriving at school.  When packing your child’s lunch please be sure that all meat and fruits are cut in extra small child bite size pieces (apples, peaches, pears, etc.) so that children will be able to feed themselves. Grapes, blueberries blackberries, etc., MUST be cut in half to prevent choking, peel any fruit that requires peeling such as oranges or tangerines.  

HOLIDAY & TIME OFF SCHEDULE

In order to provide your child with the best care possible, our staff must remain in good physical and emotional health.  Since the school operates on a planned budget and must meet its many financial obligations promptly, the following holidays and school closures will be observed as paid holidays.  We will post memos in advance as to exactly what day these holidays will fall on.  When one of these holidays falls on a weekend, the holiday will be taken on Friday or Monday.  Due to the fixed costs averaged over a calendar year, there is NO reduction in tuition for this time off.

New Year’s Eve 12/31/17

 New Year’s Day 01/01/18

Good Friday – Friday, April 14, 2017

Memorial Day-Monday, May 29, 2017

*CLOSED-We will be closed from Monday, July 3rd through Friday, July 7, 2017

Labor Day-Monday, September 4, 2017

Thanksgiving Holidays will be from  Wednesday, November 22nd through Friday, November 24, 2017

We will be closed December 25 through Friday December 29, 2017 for the Christmas Holidays.

PARENT REFERRAL PROGRAM:

The highest compliment our parents can pay us is the referral of family or friends for childcare at our school.  The trust and confidence that you place in us each and every day means a great deal.  In appreciation of that trust and confidence, we are excited to share our Parent Referral Program once again.  You will receive $200 tuition credit for every new enrollment as a result of your referral. Each time a child is enrolled as a result of your recommendation to other parents, you will receive a $200 tuition credit after that child is enrolled for 4 weeks.

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