JANUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER

A New Day Child Development Center

5014 Bee Creek Rd

Spicewood, TX 78669

512.264.7373

www.anewdaycdc.com

January 2018 NEWSLETTER

Inside this Newsletter:

  • CURRICULUM
  • JANUARY BIRTHDAYS
  • ILLNESS POLICY

JANUARY TUITION IS FOR 4 WEEKS

Tuition must be paid in one of the following ways:

  • Paid in full on the first of each month by check, Venmo or Chase Quickpay
  • Chase Quick-pay payments will need to be sent to Irma@anewdaycdc.com
  • Paid in full on the first of each month by leaving a post-dated check for each Friday of the month.

THEMES FOR JANUARY

Exploring My World:

This theme invites children to become scientists as they explore their world through simple experiments, building, and cooking activities. They will be encouraged to tinker with gizmos and gadgets and perhaps invent something of their own.

Polar Pals:

Children will journey to the land of ice and snow in this frosty theme. They will explore snow, ice, and animals that call the Arctic and Antarctica home.

ACTIVITIES FOR HOME:

•Does your child have a toy tool kit? Allow her to pound golf tees into Styrofoam blocks. If you own a real tool kit, compare your tools to your child’s kit. Name each tool and discuss its use. Review safety rules of tool use. With close supervision, allow your child to build a simple structure.

•Practice counting to twelve. Save an egg carton and count together as your child places a small object in each section of the carton.

•Reinforce the letter N with the following activities. Form an N with raw or cooked spaghetti noodles. Make a name collage with alphabet beads or letters cut from magazines that spell out names of family members. Circle N’s found in newspaper articles. (This can be done with M and O, the other letters of the month, as well.)

•Make fingerprint penguins with black and white finger-paint and blue construction paper. Use the thumb to make a white body and a fingertip to make black wings and a head. With a toothpick, make two white dots for eyes. Stretch out cotton balls and glue them to the blue paper to make an iceberg.

INTRODUCE:

  • Letters: M, N, O
  • NumberS:  11 & 12
  • Color: White
  • Shape: Octagon

MY SPANISH WORDS

Listen in Spanish is: Escuchar

Touch in Spanish is: Tocar

Smell in Spanish is: Oler

Taste in Spanish is: Probar

BOOK WORMS ON THE GO!

Machines at Work by Byron Barton

Robots, Robots Everywhere! by Sue Fliess

Ramps, Wedges and Screws Work by Jim Mazzanotte

Robot, Go Bot! by Dana M. Rau

Cuddly Duddly by Jez Alborough

The Emperor’s Egg by Martin Jenkins

A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis

Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS

Caitlyn C. 4 yrs. on 01/02

Ryan D. 5 yrs. on 01/05

Alex M. 5 yrs. on 01/31

Natalie Yao 4 yrs. on 01/09

 

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

Easy Cheesy Robots

Ingredients: square cheese slices crackers of different shapes

chopped olives fresh,

chopped carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower

Use cookie cutters to cut out a variety of geometrical shapes from cheese slices. Place the cheese cutouts, crackers, chopped olives, and vegetables on a table. Let family members choose their favorite snack items to create edible robots.

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.

 

  

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