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Sentries Newsletter South: April 2013

We would like to take this time to thank you all for a successful egg hunt and spring party! The kids really enjoyed themselves! As the weather is beginning to change please take the time to make sure that your child has extra clothes in their cubby in case they are needed.  We would also like to ask parents if you have any extra clothes your child has grown out of that can be used for extra clothes here to please bring them in; they can be of great use here! If you happen to have any doll clothes that are not being used we could use them for our dolls here at school.  Please be on the lookout for information on the Week of the Young Child, we will have lots of fun activities happening that week!

Themes

April 1st– 5th– Weather

April 8th– April 12th– Five Senses

April 15th– 19th– Farms

April 22nd– 26th– Trees

April 29th– May 3rd– Life Cycles

Important Dates

Week of the Young Child – April 14th-20th

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 is meant to focus public attention on the needs 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.

Thank you, Miss Kelly, Miss Ginnie, and Miss Whitney