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Jesters Newsletter South: April 2013

Spring is here! We have been waiting for beautiful weather and sunshine and it has finally come.

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The Young Child Week

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With the weather changing and us going outside more often, we ask that everyone check with me about your child’s sunscreen. We need to have current forms, which we will get to you. Please check with me to see if your child’s sunscreen has passed the expiration date. We ask that parents check the cubbies and replace winter clothes with appropriate clothes for springtime.

We are also asking if you would have “garage sale” pants that you would like to donate to the Academy, it would be appreciated. We are also looking for baby doll clothes donations.

At the Academy of Early Childhood Learning centers we will be celebrating the Week of the Young Child the week of April 14th . This event, started by the NAEYC or National Association for the Education of young children. Sometimes as parents, it’s easy to let the  myriad of life’s challenges push children’s needs to the back burner. This month let’s challenge ourselves to plan special activities to do with your children or even just make a conscious effort to include your young child in the necessary tasks around the house. Children can be great little helpers, but even when the “help” makes things take longer you   are strengthening the bond you have  and are helping to shape your child’s development in self-help, problem solving, and cause and effect areas, as well as building their character. Special activities can be tough to plan and are sometimes expensive, but childhood is a relatively small window of time to share  these experiences, so  let’s make it count! For more ideas, please see your parent article for this month

 Reminders

If there are questions or concerns, please feel free to ask or call us at the Academy. Thank you for letting us be a  part of your child’s learning!

*Please check your child’s folder daily. There is always something important inside.

*We appreciate everything you do!

Have a wonderful April.

Mrs. Kanthi Jayaratne and Emily