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December 2016 Newsletter

Hello Parents!

Winter is here! Here is a look at what is happening in our classes!

Upcoming Events:

Christmas is just around the corner, so please be aware the center will be closed December 23, and December  26, 2016 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. We will open back up December 27, 2016 at our normal time (6:30am-10:30pm).

In addition the Children’s Center will also close early for New Year’s Eve at 6:30pm, and will remain closed until January 3rd, 2017.

Thank you!

  • Rabbit Brush

This month Rabbit Brush will be learning about Winter Wonderland. Miss Danielle and Miss Dorian will be working with the children on making Christmas ornaments, snowflakes and snow men. They will be reading about winter, and exploring sounds, gestures and words, along with exploring shapes and sizes!

  • Kitten Tail

This month in Kitten Tail the children will be starting on circle time! They will enjoy hearing new                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         songs, along with learning how to stack new objects. Miss Mary will also be working on letters with the children, and each week she will be working on numbers and a verity of colors.

  • Sage Brush

This month Sage Brush will be learning about feelings and emotions. They will sing songs about feelings, read books about feelings, and Miss Kaitlyn and Mrs. Brenda will teach them how to express their emotions.  

  • Prairie Fire

This month in Prairie Fire will be learning about feelings and emotions. Miss Miriam and Miss Cindy will teach them to sing “If You Are Happy and You Know It”.  Marguerite Crooke, Arleth Segovia and Gavin Thomas all have birthday’s this month!

  • Thistle

This month in Thistle Mr. Frank and his students will be learning about sports and being a team. They will build a foosball game, and will learn the importance of working together.


October 2016 Newsletter

Halloween at children's center

Hello Parents!

Fall is her!  Here is a look at what is happening at Children’s Center and in our classes!

Important Dates:

Halloween is Monday, October 31st.

Your child may wear center appropriate costumes.  Please no blood , gore or violent characters.

Important Announcement:

The weather is changing! Please dress your children in warm clothes and layers. We still need parents to remember to provide a spare set of clothing.

 

In the Classrooms:

  • Rabbit Brush

This month Rabbit Brush will be learning about Fall and Harvest season. Miss Daniel and Miss Dorian will read books about fall with them and they will explore different textures of plants that grow in the fall.Rabbit Brush

  • Kitten Tail

This month in Kitten Tail the children will be learning about grandparents. They will do a project called “Grandma’s Hair”. Adrienne and Linda will be working on self-soothing, walking and using sippy cups with the children. Our friend Kolby has a birthday on October18th

  • Sage Brush

This month Sage Brush will be learning about the Zoo. They will make their own feathers, create handprint animals and decorate birthday paw prints. Kaitlyn and Katlyn will be working with the children on cooperation and sharing as well as number recognition.

  • Prairie Fire

This month in Prairie Fire will be learning about feelings and emotions. Miss Miriam and Miss Cindy will teach them to sing “If You Are Happy and You Know It.” Genuine has a birthday on October 15th.

  • Willow 1

This month Willow 1 will be working on communication, good manners and sharing. Miss Rosa, the new Willow 1 teacher has a CDC and is working towards her associates. She will be helping the children to learn songs in Spanish this month!

  • Willow 2

This month in Willows 2 will be learning about Fall. With Miss Fatima and Miss Lauren they will explore colors, shapes, smells and apples. This month James, Gabriel, Alexis and Cody all have birthdays!

  • Basket Flower

This month Basket Flower the theme will be Fall, the Balloon Fiesta, bugs and pumpkins. They will be paying special attention to letter recognition, names and shapes. Miss Tina and Miss Juri will help them to learn skills such as cleaning up after themselves and sweeping. Our friend Analya has a birthday on October 9th .

  • Juniper and Sweet Grass

This month in Juniper and Sweet Grass will be learning about self and guided exploration this month.  Jared will be working with the children on self-portraits, letter recognition and number recognition. Tylynn and Blu have birthdays this month

  • Blue Bonnet Pre K Half day

This month Blue Bonnet is learning all about Pete the Cat and doing Pete the Cat projects. They will learn about shapes, colors and more!

  • Blue Sage will be having a Family Fun Night on October 5th and a Fall Class Party on October 31st. They will be working on measurement, hypothises, and writing their names. Tysan has a birthday October 11th and Troy on October 27th. October 7th will be Miss Erin’s last day with us. We will miss her.
  • Thistle

This month in Thistle Mr. Frank and his students will be learning about sports and being a team. They will build a foosball game. All month they will be learning about the Importance of working together.

 

Our Community

*Any parents who does any service to the community and would like to share your skills with the children of TCC feel free to sign up at the front. We’d love to hear from you!

Have a happy October everyone!


September 2016 Newsletter

Important Dates: We will not be opened on September 5th in observance of Labor Day

Important Announcement

Parent teacher conferences will be posted in ProCare.  Be sure to look at your messages!

Many children do not have spare sets of clothing. Please be sure to provide your child with spare clothes even if they are potty trained.

 

Hello Parents!

We are really excited for this month!

  • Rabbit Brush’s

This month is “Down by the Farm”. They will be painting farm animals as well as reading books about farms and farm animals. The teachers will be working with the children on sitting up and holding bottles.Rabbit BrushHere is a look at what is happening in the classrooms!

  • Kitten Tail

This month in Kitten Tail they will be learning about apples. They will be finding out if apples sink or float, doing apple stamping and using red finger paint.  Our friend Eric has a birthday on September 14th and Jaylon has a birthday on September 22nd.

  • Sage Brush

Sage Brush will be learning about the life cycle of butterflies this month. They will be making butterflies and caterpillars with their hands and working gross motor and fine motor skills. This month our friend Mayson has a birthday on September 6th.

  • Prairie Fire

This month in Prairie Fire will be learning about babies. They will be using baby dolls and clothing, feeding, and even bathing them for water play. We have two friends in this class with birthdays this month. Chloe on September 19th and Damien on September 25th.

  •  Willow 1

The classroom topic of study is “Arts and Crafts”. They will be learning about colors, shapes and different craft materials.

  • Willow 2

This month in Willows 2 the children will be learning about the life cycle of plants. They will be discussing the different parts of trees and explore the different colors of flowers. They will be counting flowers to practice number recognition. They will be working on communication and fine motor skills.

  • Basket Flower

This month Basket flower will be learning about apples and nutrition.  They will be talking about the life cycle of apples and will be taste testing many different kinds as well as using apples to discuss shape and color. They will also be working on letter training and using scissors.

  • Juniper and Sweet Grass

Juniper will be learning about seasonal changes this month. As it becomes fall the children will observe the changes in colors all around them and the different shapes of the leaves on the trees.

  • Blue Bonnet Pre K Half day

This month Blue Bonnet will be doing All About Me projects. They will be focusing on talking about themselves and their families and working on self-help and self-regulation skills.

  • Blue Sage will be learning all about seasons this month. They will be going on nature walks and discussing the difference between all the seasons
  • Thistle This month Thistle will be doing All About Me projects. They will be exploring themselves and family.

August 2016

Please remember to bring an extra pair of clothes for your child and please return any borrowed clothing to The Children’s Center. Thank you!


October 2015

NM PREK
*NM PreK Basic went to Galloping Grace Youth Ranch & Pumpkin Patch in Rio Rancho
 Thank you parents for attending and sharing the experience with us.
wagners*NM PreK Extended went to Wagner Farms in Corrales
Thank you parents for attending and sharing the experience with us.
We will be scheduling parent teacher conferences this month.  Your child’s teacher will inform you of the date and time.  Or you can speak to the front office in scheduling a date and time before the end of the year.  
Fall Festival will be on Thursday October 29, 2015 for both NM PreK Classroom
and for the rest of the center it will be held Friday October 30, 2015.  Bring your child in their costume.  See your child’s classroom for more details. fall_festival_3
Parents, It’s that time of the season “FALL” meaning cold weather is coming.  Don’t forget to change out your child’s summer clothes for warmer clothes in their cubbies.  Also don’t forget to bring a jacket for outside play.
Any parents who does any service to the community and would like to share your skills with the children of TCC feel free to sign up at the front office.  We’d love to hear from you
Employment Opportunities:teachers-wanted
We are accepting applications for lead teachers and teacher assistants to join our team! Looking for people who are compassionate about working with children and making each day fun! Must have experience in childcare, 45 hour and/or CDC or higher, must be able to pass a background check.  Call or stop in for details: 4001 Montgomery Blvd NE 87109,  505-881-9565

June 2015

Hello Parent/s – It’s Summer Time!

We are really excited for this month!  We have several events planned.  There will be a big change with our Summer Kick Off move.  It will be a great chance to experience a new setting!

Important dates

June 1 – Summer Kick off and Teachers will move with their students to the new classrooms

June 19 – Four’s Graduation.  More information please contact either Ms. Danielle, Ms Miriam or Jessica in the front.

July 3 – The Children’s Center will be closed.  Normal hours will resume on Monday July 6.

Important Announcement

Parents remember to fill out a sun block form so we are able to protect the kids from the sun!

Parents, water play will begin every Friday.  Please bring water shoes, towels and swim suits.

Summer Program June 1st – July 29th Please fill out permission slip forms and pay the $125 that covers the field trip costs.  If you are unable to pay the full amount, talk to the front for other options.  Please be sure to bring children 30 minutes before field trips every Wednesday.  

Officer Portell A special thanks to Officer Portell, who came to the Children’s Center for sharing your skills with the children.  It was an exciting presentation?

*Any parents who does any service to the community and would like to share your skills with the children of TCC fell free to sign up at the front.  We’d love to hear from you!

HERE IS A LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE CLASSROOMS!

Rabbit Brush

This Rabbit Brush’s topic of study is to be regulating them on a new routine.  They will be getting use to their new teacher in their environment.

Kitten Tail

Kitten Tail’s topic will be getting to know one another.  With a new teacher and new classroom, they will be able to become familiar with one another.

Sagebrush

This month’s topic of study is “Wheels on the Bus”.  The children will be doing activities that involve their motor skills.  They will be incorporating their movements with the song.

Prairie Fire

Prairie Fire will be focusing on zoo animals.  They are going to be doing activities that focus on the types of zoo animals.

Willows 1

The Willows I class will be focusing on colors.  They will be emphasizing primary colors.  Teachers will be doing activities that involve parents to dress up their child in a particular color so they can identify an object in their new class with their color of their clothes.

Willow 2

Willows 2 will be having an ocean theme this month.  They will be doing activities that involve the cause and effect of water, how water can be used, animals in the water, etc.

Basket Flowers

This month’s topic of study is the ocean.  Teachers will be involving the students in activities that teach them about ocean animals.  As they progress with their learning of the animals, there will be a field trip at the end of the month to go to the Aquarium.

Juniper

“Five Senses” will be the theme for the Juniper class.  They will be doing several activities that involve all the sensor skills for each child.

Sweet Grass

The overall theme for this class is insects but they will be focusing on the insects of New Mexico and butterflies.  The activities will include how caterpillars evolve into butterflies and exploring insects.

 Blue Sage

The topic for this class will be sea creatures.  The class will have activities involving the ocean and sea creatures.  With having a pet crab in the classroom, the children will be able to have a hands on experience.

Blue Bonnet

The Blue Bonnet class will be learning about the light and dark.  They will be learning about the difference between the two

Thistle

This month’s topic will be about architecture.  The teacher will be incorporating activities that will enhance the children’s learning about their topic.

Special thanks to all the parents who were involved with this year’s St. Jude’s Tike-a-Thon event.  Here are the totals that each class raised:

  • Rabbit Brush: $39.50
  • Willow 1 & 2:  $160.50
  • Basket Flower: $19.00
  • Juniper & Sweet Grass: $256.00
  • Blue Bonnet & Blue Sage: $ 117.41

Grand Total: $592.41


 

April 2015

Hello Parents!We made it through the winter! Spring has arrived!“ April 1, This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four” – Mark Twain

Important Announcement

Parents remember to fill out a sunblock form so we are able to protect the kids from the sun!

If you have a child enrolled in the NM Pre-K program it is important that you know it will end by the end of May. Talk to front desk about what you can do before the summer begins.

Blue Sage class will be taking recyclable items this month! So bring in all recyclables!

Here is a look at what is happening in the classrooms!

  • Rabbit Brush

Teachers will be providing different textures for children so they can enhance their sensory skills. This month’s topic of study is “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”

  • Kitten Tail

“I can do it all by myself,” is this month’s topic of study. Teachers will be focusing on strengthening each child’s small motor skills. One of the goals is to support each child’s ability to use regular cups instead of sippi-cups.

  • Sage Brush 

This month’s topic of study is “Family,” students will be learning about their members in their family. Different memory games will be incorporated to improve each child’s cognitive skills.

  • Prairie Fire

In the coming months the Prairie Fire class will be studying gardens, and all things small. Our two year olds have been fascinated by the things that crawl and by stories of gardening from a few students. Their emphasis will be on seeds, insects, sizes, numbers and sorting. 

  • Willow 1

The topic of study for the younger Willows is “Spring Time.” They will be learning about what happens during spring and focusing on how things grow and what they need in order to grow.

  • Willow 2

During the month of April the older Willows will be exploring birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles. They will also explore climate, soils, soundscapes and water. A variety of activities such as digging up of objects that will give the children a hands on approach to learning a bit about archeology.

  • Basket Flower  

This month’s topic of study is, “I can go to town.” Students will be learning about the community workers that we depend on and also about different stores that we go to like grocery stores, bakeries, and shopping malls. The goal is to teach each child what goes on in our town on a daily basis.

  • Juniper

“Building” is the topic of study for the Junipers. They are increasing their small motor skills by building towers with a variety of blocks. They are also trying to incorporate positive ways to be a team player.

  • Sweet Grass

“5 Senses” is the topic of study for the Sweet Grass Class. They will be exploring the sense of touch, taste, sight, hearing, and smelling though a variety of fun hands on activities.

  • Thistle

“Weather” is the topic of study for this month. Children will be working on different activities that involve how the weather is changing.

  • Blue Sage

“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” is the topic of study for Blue Sage. They are learning about different ways to recycle and what items could be recycled. Students will be involved in a variety of creative art activities using recyclables. The goal is to teach children how to take care of our planet.

  • Blue Bonnet

The topic of study for Blue Bonnet is “The planting cycle.” Students have been learning about seeds and how plants grow. They will be planting potatoes, sunflowers, cucumbers, carrots, and beans. Sorting games with seeds and bean counting will also be incorporated to enhance math skills.

Upcoming Events

May 22

Track- A – Thon (More info soon)

May 21

Pre K Graduation @ 2:00PM

April 22

Community Workers:   Waste Management Department @11AM

 

March 2015 Newsletter

Hello Parents!

“…And when things start to happen, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. YOU’LL start happening too.” – Dr. Seuss

 Important dates 

March 17th – Community Worker Presentation – Daniel Portell – Bernalillo county Sheriff’s Department 10 am

Community Workers Starting this month each class will be looking for a person they know whose occupation involves servicing the local community. They will be presenting their service to the children. Please if you have any suggestions or have questions, you are more than welcome to discuss this with any of the teachers. 

Show-and-Tell is on Fridays And we encourage all children to participate. Your child’s classroom will have a show-and tell schedule

Conferences! Please remember that we are still scheduling parent teacher conferences. Conferences are scheduled at the front office.

HERE IS A LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE CLASSROOMS

* Rabbit Brush This month’s topic of study is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star- children will be learning about the stars, moon and the night sky. 

* Kitten Tail “Caring for My Body” This topic of study the children are engaged and having fun exploring ways to stay healthy! 

* Sagebrush This month’s topic of study is “Creations and Innovations!” Tis topic involves children to use simple signs and communications. Teachers are also modeling any opportunity throughout the day to use signs to communicate.

*Prairie Fire This month’s topic of study is Farm Animals and Zoo Animals – this topic has been involving outside activities observing the environment and also experimenting with bird seeds. Reminder, Prairie Fire class is going to be meeting for a family field trip at the Rio Grade Zoo 9am 4/11/2015. If you have any questions please ask Miss Rachel!

*Willows Both of the Willow class’ topic of study this month is GERMS! The children are engaged and having fun exploring ways to stay healthy. 

* Basket Flowers This month’s topic of study is “Dinosaurs” the basket flower class is incorporating measurements using the dinosaur sizes and shapes!

* Juniper “Transportation” is this Month’s topic of study! The children will be exploring different types of transportation using trucks, cars, trains and planes! 

* Sweet Grass This month’s topic of study is “All 5 Senses”. With this fun topic the children are experimenting with different textures and scents both inside the classroom and outside time. 

* Thistle “Building and Designing” is the topic of this months study and is a great time for our school age children to use their Leogs to learn numbers for counting and geometric designing. 

* Blue Bonnet This month’s topic of study is PETE! In “Pete the Cat” Pete uses thought bubbles to convey feelings like, groovy and awesome. Explain to children what thought bubbles are used for and encourage their use in other places. 

* Blue Sage “Dr. Suess” is this months topic of study. The Children will be learning about authors and illustrators. As we incorporate this new knowledge into the making of a classroom book.

Thank You! – Angela, Jessica T and Frank.


 

February 2015

It’s February already! That means it’s time for Valentine’s Day parties! Please keep an eye out for sign-up sheets in your child’s classroom.

Fun Wednesdays

February 4th – Favorite Character Shirts

February 11th – Wear Something Green

February 18th – Hat Day

February 25th – Favorite Sports Team Day

As you may have noticed, there is a “Donation Station” board posted near the front desk. Here is where you will find classroom with lists as well as volunteer opportunities. If you would like to donate supplies or volunteer please speak with you child’s teacher. We appreciate your input!

We love having your children in the center with us, but please keep in mind that if you are called and asked to pick up your child, you or an authorized person from the contact list must come to pick up your child within 20 minutes.

Parents Please make sure that your child has extra clothes at the center, if in case of an incident and your child doesn’t have extra clothes we will contact you to bring in the clothes needed ASAP.

Parents, we are a bit shy of our return goal for NAEYC Parent Surveys. They are anonymous and can be completed without names. These surveys are a very important part of our accreditation and it’s imperative that they are completed. Parents Surveys are available at the front desk, so please be sure to fill one out if you haven’t already done so. Thank you for your participation.

Attached are the trainings offered by Carino for the month of February. If you are interested in any of the trainings please call the number listed to register.

Riddle-O-The-Month

-I am where yesterday follows today and tomorrow is in between. What am I? 

Thank You! – Carol, Angela, Jessica and Frank.

Early Childhood TTAP Training Schedule

 

January 2015 – Newsletter

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Happy New Year! As we ring in 2015 here are a few dates to remember:

January 16th

CLOSED – Bi-Annual In-service Day

January 19th

CLOSED – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Fun Wednesdays

January 7th – Inside out day

January 14th – Pajama day

January 21nd – Crazy hair day

January 28th Crazy hair day

Your child care tax reports will be available mid to late January. Just ask the front desk.

If you have a CYFD Child Care Contract please remember to follow your allotted hours. Contracts cover time for school and/or work. If you happen to go over your hourly limit extra fees will apply. If you are unsure of how many hours you have please see the front desk. Parents that do not have contracts please be aware that The Children’s Center has a 50 hour per week time limit for full time and a 20 hour limit for part time. Also copays are due on the first Wednesday of every month, if there is no payment made by the 10th your child won’t be able to return until a full payment is made.

Just a reminder, we need for all children to have an extra change of clothes in their cubbies at all times. If you are not sure if your child has an extra change of clothes please see the teachers. We will charge a fee if we have to provide extra clothes or dippers for your child.

Please be sure to roll up your windows and lock your cars while picking up your children. The easiest way to prevent a break in is to make sure all valuables, such as phones and purses, are kept out of sight, in the trunk/glove box or with you at all times.

All children are required to have an up to date shot record on file. Shot records are checked regularly. If your child needs shots there will be a 3 week time frame to either bring an up to date record or make an appointment. If you need to schedule an appointment please make sure to notify the front desk, even if the apt. is after the deadline. If shot records are not obtained your child may not be able to return until shot records are brought in.

The Children’s Center is in the process of trying to achieve our NAEYC accreditation Please keep an eye out for the NAEYC surveys since these surveys are a very important part of our accreditation and it’s imperative that they are completed.

Joke-o-the-month!!

-What’s black and white, black and white, black and white?

-A penguin rolling down a hill!!

Attached are the trainings offered by Cariño for the month of January. If you are interested in any of the trainings please call the number listed to register.

Dear Parents: We are encouraging parents to help by bringing items from our donation station which is across from the front desk in the office, this items era use during your child’s curriculum time. Any donations will be greatly appreciated.

As a reminder … Please checks your messages when you check your child in and out, this has been a great too to keep in touch with our parents.

It is very important that we have our families information up to date, if there is any change such as phone numbers, addresses or any important information please let us know as soon as possible so we can keep all the children’s information updated.