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January 2013 Newsletter

on January 7, 2013

January 2013 Newsletter from Child’s Play Learning Center

Welcome to a new format!  The pretty, graphic version of this post went out via email on 1/7/13. The content below was replicated without graphics purely for reference throughout the month. Please contact us if you would like a copy of the original email sent to you.

* Cubbie Notes *

  • It’s Winter Time! Be sure to send hats, mittens, snowpants and boots with your children every day! Feel free to leave a set at Child’s Play if you have extras.
  • Scholastic Book Clubs Online Ordering System – visit – enter code GW8T9. Every order placed online earns rewards for our classrooms!
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  • All menus and calendars are available on the main page of the blog that now houses this newsletter! Check them out!
  • Please remember to update your child’s health and immunization records.
  • 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.


Happy Birthday Child’s Play!

2013 marks 25 years for Child’s Play and we’re going to celebrate!

Read on to learn more about the history of our center and the special events we have planned throughout 2013!

Snowmen At Night Celebrate at Child’s Play!
Keep your eyes peeled, several snowmen will be making their way to Child’s Play Learning Center to celebrate our 25th Anniversary!

Just like the book Snowmen At Night, by Caralyn Buehner, large, inflatable snowmen will appear in different places, with different poses every morning as children arrive at the center. In the book, Buehner encourages readers to imagine what snowmen do at night while the world is sleeping. Child’s Play has brought this to life.

Every morning, we encourage you to talk with your children about where the snowmen might be and what they might be up to.  As you arrive at the center, keep an eye out for the snowmen.  They will be located somewhere in the front of the center each day.

If you would like to purchase the book, it is available on Amazon, at and other online retailers.

** Snowman Contest
Throughout January, our classrooms will be making celebration indoor snowmen and parents will judge the winners! Stay tuned for more information.

** Celebrating All Year!
As we move into 2013, Child’s Play will be celebrating our anniversary all year.  Each month we will feature a celebration theme and coordinate activities and events. Stay tuned for more exciting details to come!

As winter weather blows into our community, please note that if the Sheboygan Area School District is closed for the full day, Child’s Play Learning Center will be closed too.
If there is a 2 hour delay or early release due to weather, Child’s Play will be open normal hours of operation.
Tune in to 1330 WHBL, WTMJ4, B93.7, Lake98.1 or 104.5 the Point for closing information. We will also try to send an email out when we make a closing decision.

** Family Cooking Corner
The Sheboygan Press recently featured our Family Cooking Corner over Winter Break as a way to entertain snowbound kids.  We hope you will take a look at the great recipes below and visit the Family Cooking Corner page on our blogsite for more interactive ideas:

** Hot Cocoa Mix – This heartwarming recipe is perfect for post-sledding warm-up.  Have the kids make the mix before heading outside.  When they come in they can add the mix to hot water for a steaming treat.  We have also included instructions for making this into a delicious gift.

** Cake In A Mug – Celebrate with us!  This gooey cake is made in a mug and can be enjoyed just about any time.  Use our Hot Cocoa Mix recipe as an ingredient for even more hands-on fun!

Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe – click here for a printable PDF (

Cake In A Mug Recipe – click here for a printable PDF (


** 4 Year Old Kindergarten at Child’s Play!
Join us for an informational presentation about our 4-year-old kindergarten program on Thursday, January 31 , 2013 at 6 p.m. Miss Kim and Miss Ann will provide an overview of the 4K program, give a tour of the classroom and answer your questions.

Child’s Play’s 4K program is a great option to consider as you plan for next year. No travel, healthy snacks and meals, consistent routines and the same loving caregivers they know with the added benefit of solid, developmental curriculum that will prepare them for 5K.

Consider keeping your child in the environment they know for one more year!  They are only little once.  Please note – while our program is robust and meets all standards for 4K education, it is not affiliated with the Sheboygan Area School District’s programs.***

** Mark Your Calendar
January 11     Lake Country Academy Early Release – 11:30 a.m.
January 24     Lake Country Academy Early Release – 11:30 a.m.
January 25     Lake Country Academy & SASD – No School
January 31     4K Informational Meeting – 6 p.m. at Child’s Play
February 1     Fire Department Field Trip – Miss Kim & Miss Edith’s Class
March 31       Summer Registration Deadline for School-Agers

** Thinking About Summer?  Already?  So Are We!
Child’s Play summer programs are available for school-age children up to 10 years of age for summer of 2013!
We are working on some partnerships in our community to enhance summer programming for older children and will be announcing our plans soon. Space is limited and we will be taking summer enrollments through March 31st. Please stop in the office and put your school-age children on the list!

** Staff Spotlights – New Faces – There are several new faces at Child’s Play!  Please join us in welcoming Miss Jenny, Miss Jessica and Miss Edith!

Ms. Jenny is currently attending LTC to finish her diploma in Early Childhood. She just started in the older toddler room and is thrilled to meet all of the families and get to know the children.

Ms. Jenny loves sports, hunting, doing puzzles and word searches.  She is an expert in sports and loves camoflage, dogs, Nascar (especially Jeff Gordon) and hockey.

In her spare time, Ms. Jenny plays basketball and swims for Special Olympics!

Ms. Jessica joins us with certification in infant and toddler education and five years of experience.

She loves to spend time outside and baking with her son.  Her favorite color is pink and she loves Christmas time.

If Ms. Jessica could meet anyone, she would love to meet Elvis since she has loved his music since she was little.

Ms. Edith comes to Child’s Play as she finishes a degree from Lakeshore Technical College.  She has many years of experience as a youth leader, Awana leader and volunteer at her church.

With one daughter and four grandchildren, Ms. Edith hopes to be a good fit for the Child’s Play family and looks forward to helping parents to know how capable they are to make huge impacts in thier child’s development.

If Ms. Edith could meet one person, she would love to sit down with Maria Montessori to take in everything she had to say and pass it on.  Maybe they’d even watch her favorite movie – the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Ms. Edith’s words to live by come from Proverbs 3:4-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path.

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