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Today is officially the first day of Autumn and school is in full swing! Many educators are preparing to provide their first quarter assessments and preparing ways to enhance student development.
We too, are making these same preparations to ensure that our curriculum addresses the specific needs of our preschoolers. As daylight savings time approaches and children are spending more time in doors childcare providers cannot cease to provide engaging activities including indoor/outdoor play that will increase dexerity and build confidence.
Below are signs that your child is in a good childcare program.
Some schools communicate with parents more or less. Extraordinary Kydz's parents receive daily sheets describing their child's day. If the school's daily communication habits fit your personal needs, it's a good sign this school is a winner!
Does your child need a smaller classroom size? If you find a small private preschool, that's a good sign for your child that he or she won't be part of a bigger, more day-care-like atmosphere.
The school should explain how they handle sick children and any outbreaks of various illnesses; they should also have a sick policy. A good preschool will be more than happy to talk to you about this.
A school should be willing to give you a trial run or test your kid out for at least a day or two in order to help you decide if this is the best fit for your little one. If the school agrees to this, this is a good sign!
We believe that exercise is an important part of a child’s development and boosts brain function. Encouraging your child to get moving and including indoor and outdoor activities to get your child up and moving will minimize childhood disease and obesity. We believe that exercise enhances sportsmanship skills, teaches children how to follow rules and to get along with others. So, let's get moving!
Believe it or not there is a holiday set aside to honor grandparents. On Sunday, September 13 is Grandparents Day!
On the Sunday following Labor Day of each year there is a special holiday set aside to celebrate all the elderly men and woman who play such a significant role in the lives of so many children.
Here's the story. Back in 1970, Marian McQuade, a West Virginia housewife, came up with the idea of a day set aside to encourage families to visit their elderly relatives. With a firm resolve to make it happen, she began lobbying policymakers. McQuade got through to her Senators, who introduced a resolution to make Grandparents Day a national holiday. It took a while to reach the White House, but finally, in 1978, the resolution declaring National Grandparents Day as the first Sunday after Labor Day, was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter.
A Special Poem for Grandparents
Grandparents are special people with wisdom and pride. They are always offering love and kindness and are always there to guide. They often make you feel so confident and strong. Their arms are always open no matter what you did wrong. They try to help out in every way that they can. They love all their grandchildren the same whether you're a child, woman or man. They are always there to listen and to lend a helping hand. They show you respect and they try to understand. They give their love, devotion and so much more, that's easy to see. Grandparents, what perfect examples of the kind of person that we should be.
Happy Grandparent's Day!
"I like the fact that my son receives so much one on one attention!"
Extraordinary Kydz Learning Center
25206 Gettysburg Road
Plainfield, IL 60544