We want to thank all our wonderful parents for making Teacher Appreciation Weekso special! We are so lucky to have so many wonderful families. We feel so loved! The staff thank you for choosing us and allowing us to be part of your child's life.
We had a fantastic Week of the Young Child. We started with a visit from Puppet Art theater, made musical instruments, 'built' our own tacos, made tee shirts, set up an obstacle course outside, painted beautiful canvases and ended with a "make your own sundae." We remind parents to check out the poster boards that are posted in every classroom.
We will be closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day. The holidays for the rest of the year are Independence Day (July 4th), Labor Day (Sept 4th), Veteran's Day (Nov 10th), Thanksgiving Holiday (Nov 22nd @ 12:30, Nov 23rd and 24th ), Christmas Holiday (Dec 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. If you have not done so p
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)
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.
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 are continuing our unit on food (il cibo). We count and go over colors during all lessons! We play "Jack be nimble, Jill be quick, We jump over the leaning tower of Pisa" We look at and explore a map of Italy and talk about the different cities and places.
The Butterflies are starting a project all about Zoos and the animals that live there. We will end it with a field trip to the zoo on Wednesday, May 31st. We will meet at 9:00. The children will have to have a parent (or other adult) with them. We will have a picnic afterwards. More information to follow. We continue our zoo-phonics work & handwriting. We are starting to prepare for our graduation ceremony which is planned for Thursday, June 15th @ 6:30 pm. It will be followed by a cake and punch reception. Please let us know when your child's last day will be but we want to remind you that Butterflies are welcome to stay though out the summer.
The caterpillars are working on May Flowers this month. They have art projects planned as well as planting real flowers. The Caterpillars also have a letter of the week program that includes an art component as well as manuscript writing. Right now they are working on their names. We introduce one letter at a time and we write it the kindergarten way with first letter capital and the rest lower case.
The Bumble Bees are also focusing on May Flowers this month as their concept. 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.
All class groups will also be making Mother's Day cards and gifts, as well as have a project for Memorial Day.
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. May Flowers is also 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.