We have finished transitioning all children to their new class groups. If you have any questions please let a staff member know. Remember that not all children change classes. We try and group children by their kindergarten year.
We will be closed on Labor Day (Sept 4th), Veteran's Day (Nov 10th), Thanksgiving Holiday (Nov 22nd @ 12:30, Nov 23rd and 24th ), Christmas Holiday (Dec 22, 25 & 26)
We have a limited number of Land Park Infant Center and Preschool Tee shirts on sale for $12.00 each. They are royal blue with the same logo as on the staff aprons. Please let us know if you would like one. (Cash only, please)
If you would like sunscreen applied to your child please send in a bottle. We ask that parents apply before school and then we will reapply before going outside in the afternoons. Thank you!
Please make sure to check for your child's coat or sweater at the end of the day. We are getting quite a collection again. Remember to label please. Please take home daily.
A few reminders: 1.} Please remember to sign your child in and out every day. (We don't want to call you to come back but will.) 2.} All infant & toddlers need to bring in updated immunization records each time they receive a booster. 3} Please keep all work, home and cell phone numbers updated. This is for parents and any other contacts you have listed for us. It is really important that we be able to reach you if we need to. 4.} All children musthave a change of clothes left at school daily. (If needed we will call parents to bring in a change of clothes) 5.} No shoes without backs are allowed at school. Thank you!
We close at 6:00 pm. (12:30 on 1/2 days) after that there is a $1.00 per minute charge per child. (as stated in your parent handbook)
Please make sure your child has a blanket to use at nap daily. (just one please) It should be able to be placed easily in your child's cubby. Please take home regularly to launder and bring back the next day.
Wednesday is yoga day for the Preschoolers. (subject to change if needed) Please have your children dressed in clothes they can move easily in. Try not to have tights on for yoga day. Each week we send home a sheet with the new poses on it. We will start again the first week of the month.
Tuesday is Italian day! (Also subject to change) Each preschool class has an Italian lesson followed by an art project. Check out the Italian boards in each preschool classroom. A lesson review sheet goes home each week with the new words. We will resume Italian the firstrst week of September. We count and go over colors during all lessons! We look at and explore a map of Italy and talk about the different cities and places. .
The Bumble Bees are "All about me" this month. The Bees work daily with colors, shapes, name recognition, numbers and counting. They have table time with manipulative activities daily. The letter of the week program in the Bumble Bee room is visually and art based.
The caterpillars are also "All about Me" this month. They work on writing their names daily. For the new children in the class we start with one letter at time. We teach them the 'kindergarten way' with the first letter capital and the rest lower case.
The butterflies are all about The New Butterflies this month. They have started working on their zoo-phonics. (You may have heard the song!) They will spend a week on each letter learning its sound and signal. We will start with "A" Allie Alligator Sept 5th. To celebrate the Bubba Bear week we will have a teddy bear picnic Thursday, September 14th. Children should bring a lunch to eat along with a teddy bear. (remember we are nut free) The butterflies write the letter of the week, their names, numbers and do a work sheet daily. If you have any questions about the program please let Miss Claire know.
The Lady bugs and Sweet Peas have a daily circle, art, inside and outside play and lots of stories throughout the day. Sweet peas are sung and read to throughout the day as well as having tummy time and baby massage. Sweet peas do simple art projects that double as language and sensory opportunities. School fun is the concept for the infants and toddlers.
Share day for the butterflies is Wednesday. Share for the Bumble Bees and Caterpillars is Tuesday. Remember NO weapons or super hero or related items.Children will not be allowed to share these items. Please help your child find something interesting to share. Thank you! Remember that children may not bring in toys or other items except on share day. These items can get lost or broken or cause hurt feelings. Leave in your car. Thank you for your help in following this policy. Books or CD's are welcome any day.
We remind parents of our sick policy as stated in your parent handbook as the cold and flu season is upon us. Children may not be at school with (but not limited to) fever, vomiting, diarrhea or continuous cough. Children must be kept home for 24 full hours after being symptom free (without medication). We want parents to know what we are doing at the center to prevent the spread of illness. We diligently sterilize every classroom and it contents repeatedly through the day. We keep an air purifier on. Teachers continue to follow all guidelines for diaper changing and hand washing. There is a bottle of hand sanitizer for adults at the front sign in counter. Parents who are ill are asked to call us from the parking lot and we will bring your child and sign out sheets to you. We are strictly enforcing our 24 hour policy.
When dropping off or picking up your child please remember to pull in from the north driveway and park so that 2 cars can fit side by side. But please allow enough space for the gate to open.) You may also park in the lot to the south of the school. During their business hours please do not use Japanese Service Center's parking lot.
Some meal reminders; we serve breakfast until 8:15, morning snack (between 9:30-10:00), lunch at 11:30 and afternoon snack (about 3:30). We ask that no outside food come into the center for individuals. This includes at breakfast time. At breakfast we ask that children serve themselves one level scoop of cereal. They are welcome to seconds and thirds when done with the firsts. Snacks and lunches are prepared and set out so the children serve themselves. We encourage a "happy bite" of all foods and talk about how taste buds change. Snacks for your child's class group are welcome especially to celebrate their birthdays. We remind you that we have a nut free school. Thank you for understanding and following these policies.
Tuition is due on the first of each month. We do not bill. Remember the full month's tuition is due even if your child misses some days due to vacation, holidays or illness. Our costs do not change because a child is gone for a week. Also please remember that for those children who do not attend 5 days a week there is no trading of days. We also remind parents that there is a 30 day notice required when removing your child from the center.