Parent Involvement and Parent Success

Over the past few weeks several parents have stopped me in the hallways and asked me how they could determine whether their child was ready for kindergarten and what they can do to make sure that once they get there in the fall that they are successful. Making this transition from preschool to kindergarten can be difficult for both the child and the parents.
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Calling ALL families…..

Join us for FUN FILLED family events: Thankful Feast: Please bring a dish to pass as we celebrate and are thankful for our families, our center/staff, and honoring God for all that He does for us! Thankful Feast will be held on Friday, November 18 at 11:30 am School Spirit week: November 28: Pajama Day November 29: Team Spirit Day November 30: Crazy Hair
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Sports Camp

We get our adrenaline pumping as we explore the fun-filled world of sports.  From July 14th to July 25th, your child will learn some sports from around the world, practice their favorite sports and participate is some wonderful activities. Field trips for this camp include: July 14th – Airtime July 18th – Red Oaks Waterpark July 22nd – Joe Dumar’s Fieldhouse July 24th –
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Ten sentence starters….besides “good job”

Parents and teachers often say “good job” as an automatic response to a child’s action. “You ate all of your peas. Good job!” “You did a good job putting away the toys.” A “good job” now and then is fine, but it doesn’t help children understand why what they did was good. Preschoolers need to know what they did, why it worked, or why
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Planning for positive guidance

Guiding children’s behavior is something done throughout the day, not just when a child acts in a way that is unsafe or unacceptable. You guide behavior by establishing predictable routines, setting clear rules with children, and modeling kindness and respect. You are also attentive and aware of what is going on. Together, these actions help children feel noticed, confident, and secure. Children experience your
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Summer Fun Activities

Summer has always been the joy of childhood as many children are out of school, attending camps and enjoying the world around them. It is also the time of year when we as parents let our guard down when it comes to our children’s education. Over the next few weeks I will be sharing some fun learning activities to do with your child during
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Space is the Place

Our second summer camp session blasts off June 30th and returns to earth on July 13th.  This exciting  space camp will have your child exploring the stars and walking on the moon. Field trips on this exciting adventure include: June 30th – Cranbrook Planetarium July 8th – Sloan Museum July 10th – Pump it Up Call today to register your child for this great
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Eating Healthy on a Budget

Plan, Purchase and prepare Planning meals, making a grocery list and finding quick and easy recipes online will help with your budgeting.  Plan on making ecofriendly dishes that you can eat for dinner, have for lunch the next day or even freeze it for later dates. Meals such as soups and pasta’s work well. When you go grocery shopping, make sure you’re not hungry
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Tips for Toilet Training

Toilet training can be one of the most frustrating events in a child’s/parent’s lives.  There are several things you can do to make this a more relaxed process and help your child become successful.  If you have any other tips that might help other parents, or you want to share your toilet training stories please feel free to do so: Stay on a routine
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Fun Activities for Learning Letters

There are many ways in which children can have fun learning their letters.  Below are some of the ways in which I have found that children enjoy this process.  If you have any other ideas that have worked for you please share them here. Use magnetic or felt letters or alphabet cards to sequence and match letters. Put plastic letters in a feel bag
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