Childs Play Learning Center News

announcements, celebrations and information about your center.

September 2012 Newsletter

Welcome to the Child’s Play Learning Center monthly newsletter!

Please take a moment to review the notes, announcements and ideas we gathered for your review!


  • Breakfast is served until 8:15 a.m. every morning.
  • All payments are due by 6 p.m. on Tuesdays – at the latest.  Late fees will be assessed for late payments.
  • The Front Table is full of new Scholastic Book Club fliers!  The Online Ordering System can be accessed at  Enter code GW8T9.  Every order placed online earns rewards for our classrooms!
  • All menus and calendars are available on the main page of the blog that now houses this newsletter! Check them out!
  • The next Infant Opening is August 2013.
  • Please remember to update your child’s health and immunization records on a regular basis.
  • Please call if your child will not be at Child’s Play due to a vacation day or illness.
  • Please email if any of your contact information has changed, or if you would like to add new contact information or people for this newsletter.
Back to School Time – Mom & Dad: We are here for you.
Many of our friends are going to school for the first time or heading back to the classroom this week. This is a very exciting time of new routines, new friends and growth.  Lots and lots of growth!
We know that this inevitable growth can also be tough for you and your children and we want you to know that we are here to help!  If our staff can help with transitions in any way, please let us know.  We have helped hundreds of kids move through these transitions and we probably have an idea or trick that will help your little one/s handle new things and changes in routine with ease.  Before you know it, your family will find comfort in the new routines and you will continue to grow together.
Time to Refresh the Cubbies!
As we move into the autumn months, please plan to refresh your child’s supplies at Child’s Play:
  • Change out the clothing in your child’s cubbie – make sure they have some warmer options in up-to-date sizes.  They grow too fast!
  • Consider refreshing your child’s art supplies – crayons, markers and scissors – to start the year with a fresh set.


SAFETY NOTES:  Please try to use the WEST driveway for drop-off and pick-up.  Now that school is back in session, our school-age friends will be using the eastern driveway to get on and off of thier buses.  Thanks for helping us to keep our driveway safe!

Speaking of safety…the Sheboygan County Chapter of Safe Kids will be hosting a Car Seat Check & Round-Up on Wednesday, 9/19/12 from 3-6 p.m. at Fire Station #3, 1326 North 25th Street in Sheboygan.

Bring in your vehicle and car seats to make sure they are installed correctly and used in the safest way for your child/ren!  Click Here for more information.


Transportation Forms

If you have not already done so, please turn in your Transportation Form (aka: Alternate Arrival/Release Agreement – Child Care Centers Form).  We need one of these for every child who will be traveling to and from Child’s Play on a school bus or other transportation.

Click Here for a copy of this form and please turn it in immediatly.

Bus times, for the schools we serve, follow:

Lincoln Erdman for 4k
Bus Leaves Child’s Play – 8:00 am
Bus Arrives at Child’s Play – 12:10 pm

Bus Leaves Child’s Play – 8:00 am
Bus Arrives at Child’s Play – 11:50 am

Lincoln Erdman
Bus Leaves Child’s Play – 8:00 am
Bus Arrives at Child’s Play – 4:05 pm, 3:05 pm on Wednesdays

Lake Country Academy
Bus Arrives at Child’s Play – 4:05 pm

Cooper/ Pigeon River
Bus Arrives at Child’s Play – 3:30 p.m., 2:55 pm on Wednesday


First Days, Early Release & No School Days Coming Up!
Please note the following early release days and no school days that are on the Sheboygan Area School District calendar.  Please let us know if your children will be with us on these days for hours that are slightly different from your regular schedule.
ELC & Lincoln Erdmann’s 4K – starts on Friday, 9/7/12
Lake Country Academy:
9/14/12    Early Release at 11:30 a.m.
9/27/12    Early Release at 11:30 a.m.
10/28/12  No School
From Learning To Lunch – Featured in the Sheboygan Press!
In case you missed it, the Sheboygan Press recently featured our container garden!  We were thrilled to tell our community more about our great center and to focus on this special summer program that our friends really enjoyed!
To read the article, please follow this link:
Need An Easier Way To Pay?  Don’t Write Another Check!
All tuition payments are due by 6 p.m. on Tuesdays – at the very latest.  Additional fees will be assessed for all late payments.
If you want to make life easier – we can automatically bill your credit card for tuition payments – you’ll never have to write another check! Stop in the office to discuss the process and make arrangements.
10 New Families Have Chosen Child’s Play Learning Center!
Thank you for sharing your experiences with friends and family.  Please join us in welcoming new faces and new friends to our center family!
And keep in mind that…Our Referral Program Is Back!
As you talk with other parents, family and friends, please note that Child’s Play will give you a $60 tuition credit for every referral to our center!   Please share your experiences with others and grow our center family!  Feel free to send people to our website: for more information and share this newsletter!  You will find referral cards on the sign-in table to share and help us give credit where it is due!
Get Ready for Mr. Z’s!
We will be kicking-off a Mr. Z’s Fundraiser on October 2!  Tasty food items, great gifts and beautiful gift wrap will be available for you to purchase or sell to friends and family.  All proceeds will be used to purchase raised bed planters for our garden!
The sale will run through October 19 and delivery will be on November 14, just in time for pre-holiday planning!
Helping Others…While Cleaning Your Closet!
If you need a place to stow those old coats you will, inevitably, be replacing this year, please remember  the Coats For Kids Drive is off and running!  Click Here for more information.

Meet Ms. Vicky!

Favorite Color:  Blue
Favorite Music:  Mostly 80’s.
Favorite Movies: Overboard & the Money Pit
Favorite Holiday: Christmas because she loves spending time with family!

Ms. Vicky teaches in the Little Wonders classroom with Miss Shirley.  She has been with Child’s Play for 2 1/2 years and has been in her current role since January!

Ms. Vicky’s favorite thing about Child’s Play is working with Ms. Shirley, Ms. Lynn, Ms. Penny and Ms. Judy because they are always willing to help each other out when needed and make a great team.  She also loves getting hugs from the toddlers whenever she comes in for work.  It always reassures her that she is doing a great job as a teacher!  In fact, this is what she is most proud of – knowing that she has become a successful toddler teacher!

Ms. Vicky is a 2009 Graduate of the Early Childhood Education Program at Lakeshore Technical College (LTC).  She is also very interested in geneaology and has mapped her entire family and her husband’s family.  She found out that her second-great-grandfather on her mom’s side fought in the Civil War!  She also recently met a distant cousin she found on and hopes to meet another distant relative she found very soon.

But if she could meet anyone, alive or passed, she would like to meet her Grandmother.  She just knows that she would have been really close to her, if she were alive.

Ms. Vicky Loves her job as a toddler teacher.  She loves being able to see all of the children learn and grow throughout the couple of months that the are in her room.  She thinks it is very rewarding and wouldn’t change it for anything!

When Ms. Vicky isn’t entertaining the toddlers or working on her family history, she likes spending time with friends and family and taking walks after work.

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