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July 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!

CUBBIE NOTES

  • If this blog was shared with you, please consider following it: https://childsplaylearningcenter.wordpress.com.
  • 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 April 2013.
  • 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 cponsuperior@hotmail.com if any of your contact information has changed, or if you would like to add new contact information or people for this newsletter.
  • Summer Is Here! Check your child’s cubbie to ensure that they have a change of clothes that fits the weather/temperature.

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Delicious!  Nutritious!  And Unique!  Fresh from the Child’s Play Kitchen.

“I can’t wait until I can eat that!”
Miss Kathy shows one of our babies a batch of fresh-baked bread.

The Child’s Play Kitchen is one of the most unique parts of our operation and we wanted to take some time to focus on it this month.

The leadership and staff at Child’s Play are committed to providing your children with a safe and well-rounded environment.  Part of this effort includes a full-service kitchen and food-service operation that supplies fresh, handmade breakfast, lunch and 2 snacks every day.

As your child grows, the way we approach food, habits and traditions grows with them.  From the time that they are babies through the school-age years, the nutritional and developmental needs of children change.  The staff at Child’s Play is keenly aware of the impact of these habits on your child’s life-long relationship with food and we make every effort to create strong foundations and good habits.

Some of our efforts include:

  • Creating well-balanced menus that combine all of the food groups in a creative way.  We create everything from casseroles to sandwiches, easy finger food to more complicated recipes.  Part of our goal is to expose your child to a wide variety of tastes, textures and options for a well-rounded experience.
  • We dine together.  Your child and their classmates have a daily ritual of dining together.  As they grow, we create roles for them in the set-up and clean-up of each meal and snack.  This ritual of dining together is part of the meal experience.
  • We try new things. Our staff works hard to encourage children to try new things, even if it is just a taste.  Many of our friends wait eagerly for mom and dad to arrive so they can announce their new experiences at the end of the day.
  • We create opportunities to get involved.  As with our Container Garden, which you can read more about later in this newsletter, we create opportunities for children to be involved in their experiences with food.  We have baking and cooking projects throughout each month and create hands-on ways for your children to be a part of the process.  We know that kids who are a part of the cooking and preparation of a meal, will eat it, if not try it.
  • We celebrate with food.  Our culture often celebrates by sharing food.  At Child’s Play, we host holiday parties and special celebrations that encourage our children to work together to put on a party.  Through family donations of food and beverages, each child has an opportunity to play a role in this traditional effort.  It’s the little things that form life-long traditions in us.

Have you ever considered the difference between sitting down at a table with other children, observing manners, trying new things and cleaning up versus opening a brown bag and eating the same thing day after day?  This difference has life-long implications!

Join us for lunch someday…as a fly on the wall…and you will see amazing things happen.  Give us a call if you plan to join us so we know you are coming!

“It is so reassuring to know that my kids are getting thought-through, balanced, home-cooked meals at Child’s Play,” a parent wrote us.  “It makes it that much easier to manage our family’s choices at home; knowing that part of my responsibility is being handled by the talented ladies at the center.”

For more information about our food service program, please check out our website: http://www.childsplayonsuperior.com/menus.html, weekly menus and the article below – “From Learning to Lunch – The Child’s Play Container Garden.”

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Summertime, Summertime, Sum-Sum-Summertime!

Summer field trips and experiences are in full swing!

Miss Tanya shows her friends the inside of Pooh Bear’s House

The young 3’s experienced their first field trip ever to Bookworm Gardens and found some pretty amazing things, including a view into Pooh Bear’s tree home!

Many of our classes have walked to the Field of Dreams for games, playground play and baseball.

Dawn & Inga’s class is headed to Terry Andrea State Park for a visit to the dunes and waterfront.

Lois & Rachel’s class was one of the first groups to take a walking field trip to the re-opened Randall’s Custard a couple of blocks away.  The children were able to see how custard is made and each was able to try some cool, creamy custard!

And our building has even gotten a fresh coat of “paint” (water) from a couple of classes!

All of the children have been a part of our Container Garden Project and we can’t wait to see how our garden grows.  Check out the article below for more information.

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Miss Kim’s Class talks about which vegetables to plant.

From Learning to Lunch – the Child’s Play Container Garden Project

Our backyard play area is now home to our Container Garden where each class selected various fruits and vegetables (mostly vegetables) to grow for the summer.  Every vegetable option we offered was chosen by at least one class, so we will have quite the cornucopia of produce at the end of summer.  From carrots to tomatoes, peppers to corn; we have it all!  We will also be adding pumpkins, watermelons and cucumbers along the fence line!

As a part of this experience, the Child’s Play teachers showed the children each vegetable in its full-grown form and then taught them how to plant them into containers.  Now each class will maintain their garden and wait for the harvest. At harvest time, our friends will be able to enjoy their bounty through special snacks, many prepared in the Child’s Play Kitchen!  We can’t wait!
It is our experience that children who play a role in every step of the selection, planting, maintenance and harvest will actually try and enjoy fruits and vegetables that they have avoided in the past.  Please be sure to ask your children which vegies they selected and encourage them to report back to you on their progress!
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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!  Now is the time when many families start thinking about care and enrichment opportunities for their children for the fall.  Please share your experiences with others and grow our center family!  Feel free to send people to our website: www.childsplayonsuperior.com for more information and share this newsletter!

NO WAITING LISTS!  Please be sure to tell your contacts that there are no waiting lists for children over the age of 2 at Child’s Play!  It has come to our attention that many people in our community think that Child’s Play has a waiting list for all of our classes – and this is not true!  Please help us reach out to young families in your circles of influence to let them know!

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Housekeeping – Some Important Things to Note

Withdrawals and Changes in Schedule – we really need your help!  Please provide 2 weeks of notice for all withdrawals and long-term changes in schedule.  If you know that there will be changes in your family’s schedule, please alert us as soon as possible.  Your child’s schedule impacts the staffing of our center and we appreciate any advanced notice we can get!

Vacation Coupons – ALL vacation coupons must be turned in prior to your vacation or the day after an illness or a closing.  We will not accept vacation coupons after the fact for expected absences.

Annual Registration – The Annual Registration fee of $45 will be due the 3rd week of August.  Reminders will be sent home.

Parent Handbook – The Child’s Play Learning Center Parent Handbook has been revised and is available for your perusal.  Important information about payment, illness and discipline policies is outlined for you in this one-stop document.  Please click here for a PDF.

We had a visit from the Sheboygan Fire Department during swimming time, to show us a fire truck!

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Mark Your Calendars:  Field Trips, Scheduling Items and More!

July 4 – Happy Independence Day!  The Center will be closed in observation of the holiday.

July 10 – Dawn & Inga’s class – End Park (water pad)

July 11 – Jen & Joy’s class – Deland Park (Lake Michigan waterfront)

July 12 – Stephanie & Tanya’s class with Dawn & Inga’s Class – Walking Field Trip to Randall’s Frozen Custard.

July 13 – Dawn & Inga’s class – Deland Park (Lake Michigan waterfront)

July 19 – Kim & Lisa’s class with Dawn & Inga’s class – Green Bay Zoo

July 26 – Dawn & Inga’s class – Pizza Ranch

July 31 – Kim & Lisa’s class – End Park (water pad)

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June 2012 Newsletter – Updated!

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!

CUBBIE NOTES

  • If this blog was shared with you, please consider following it: https://childsplaylearningcenter.wordpress.com.
  • 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 April 2013.
  • 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 cponsuperior@hotmail.com if any of your contact information has changed, or if you would like to add new contact information or people for this newsletter.
  • Summer Is Here!  Check your child’s cubbie to ensure that they have a change of clothes that fits the weather/temperature.

 


FEATURE – Summertime, Summertime, Sum-Sum-Summertime!

We LOVE summer at Child’s Play.  Our friends get to play outside, we explore our neighborhood, the sun kisses our skin and everything – we mean EVERYTHING…even our friends – grows!

Children’s Garden: This summer, we invite you to visit our new Children’s Garden on the east side of the building.  We have slowly built this unique space as we have raised funds through all of the great fundraisers you have helped us with throughout the year.  Anna Prange posed in our Children’s Garden vignettes to show you how fun it is!

(PHOTOS from left to right: The picnic place, the art fence (children can use paint, chalk and more!), the water experience area, the lavender walking path, the musical fence.

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Container Garden:  We are also trying to build some container gardens in our back yard to give our friends the experience of growing and harvesting vegetables and other plants.  If you have any materials or expertise that you would like to contribute to this effort, please let us know.  We hope to give each class their own section to plant, tend, harvest and explore.

Swimming Season:  Please bring swimsuits and towels as soon as possible and label each item by the tags with your Child’s first and last name.  Please bring them in a shopping bag to hang in your child’s cubbie.

Sunscreen: Please make sure you have turned in your sunscreen permission slip and payment ($10) for center products or your own sunscreen.  The sun will be getting warmer soon – we promise!  If you need a duplicate form, please check with the office.

Flip-Flops: Children are welcome to wear flip-flops inside of our center, but they must have closed-toe shoes for outside and for field trips.  This policy helps reduce accidents.

Camping, Picnic & Beach Experiences:  This summer, many classrooms will be doing camping, picnic and beach-themed units.  If you have anything that you think might enhance the experiences – tents, backpacks, beach tools, surf boards, hiking boots, etc., please talk with your child’s teacher to see if they could use your “stuff”.  Our children like to pretend, using real-world tools, and we would love to use your cadre of equipment to make these experiences even more fun!

June is Strawberry Month:  The sunshine, rain and summer weather is sure to make June a great month for strawberries!  We will be creating 1 recipe per week with fresh-picked strawberries!  To get yourself in the mood, check out the following recipe:

Strawberry Yogurt Parfaits

YogurtparfaitThis makes a great kid snack that kids can make themselves. In a fun glass or clear plastic cup, add 2-3 Tablespoons strawberry or vanilla flavored yogurt to the bottom.

Have kids use a table knife and cut 2-3 strawberries in bite size pieces. Next sprinkle 2-3 Tablespoons crushed granola, dry cereal or chopped nuts, whichever is their favorite.

Layer again yogurt, strawberries and nuts. Top with a spoonful of whipped topping. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

 

 

 

 


SERVICE PROJECT – Support the Sheboygan County Humane SocietySCHS Thank you to all of the families that contributed to this fun service project. The children delivered the donations to the Humane Society and were showered with praise and thanks for everything we collected for the needy pets in their care!

 


So Long…Farewell…You’ve Grown Up Too Fast!

On behalf of ALL of the teachers at Child’s Play, we would like to thank all of the families who will be leaving our Center-family this summer.  Many of you have been with us for many years and we will sincerely miss all of our little friends who are growing up Way Too Fast!

Thank you for all of the great memories and fun times.  We hope you will come back to visit us often!


THANK YOU For Adjusting To Our Sick Child Policy

We would like to gratefully THANK all of our parents for accommodating our sick-child policy this year.  We know it can be a terrible inconvenience, but we also want you to know that enforcing this policy has greatly reduced the incidents of illness in our center this year.

Thank you for adjusting to our policy and for your willingness to keep all of our children healthy.


Building & Growing

We recently made some gentle renovations to our Great Room (the big room in the rear of the center).  If you aren’t dropping off or picking up from this room, stop in and take a look!

 


Congratulations!

Congratulations to Miss Tiffany who recently graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from UW Oshkosh!

Congratulations to Miss Mariah and Miss Trisha who recently joined our team.  Check out their Staff Spotlight articles below!

 


SpeechTails – Coming Soon!

As early education experts, we know that speech-skills are so important for the development of our children.  Even children without obvious speech impairments can significantly benefit from activities that teach strong speaking-skills and development early in life.  Like vitamins, speech-development activities enhance a child’s development in ways that set a strong foundation for future education.

A company called SpeechTails – http://www.speechtails.com/ – will be working with our staff to create free assessments and recommendations for children to use web-based programs for speech development.  We are working on a reduced rate for our families and exploring a way to use this unique process in our center.

More information will be available in the coming months, but we are very excited about this opportunity for your family!

 


Randall’s Original Frozen Custard – www.randallsfrozencustard.com

randalls banner image

After a short hiatus, Randall’s Original Frozen Custard – 3827 Superior Avenue – has reopened under new ownership!  As one of our closest neighbors, we are excited to tell our families about the tremendous new menu and classic well-known recipes that are available just down the road.

All of our children will be taking a walking field trip to Randall’s this summer to learn how to make frozen custard – and they just might get a sample!

If you are looking for a place to grab dinner on the way home, we highly recommend our neighborhood restaurant.  They have classic sandwiches, including the Sheboygan Double Brat, but have also added an assortment of Wraps, Paninis, Salads and Sides.  They have also learned all of Randall’s Original Frozen Custard recipes and will be offering daily specials!  A menu is available on their website: www.randallsfrozencustard.com


clip_image002[8]Each month we feature two of our staff members and tell you more about them.  While you know these ladies by their smiles and reports when you exchange charge of your children each day, this is a way to learn more about who they are, where they come from and the fantastic talents, dreams and ideas that make up our team.

 

 

 

DSCN1824Get to know Miss Trisha

Words To Live By: “Create the life you’ve always imagined!”

Favorite thing about Child’s Play: I love the creativity of it!  Everyone is always doing things that are educational and fun!

Favorite Color/s: Purple

Favorite Holiday: 4th of July – because my whole family comes together!

Miss Trisha is one of our newest staff members and will be floating through all of the classrooms.  She graduated from South High School in 2011 and is currently attending UW Sheboygan seeking a degree in Speech Pathology.

Miss Trisha tutored at the Early Learning Center for 2 years, coached gymnastics for the Sheboygan Recreation Department and the YMCA.  She has also worked at Happy Hearts & Handprints.

In her spare time, Miss Trisha coaches track, plays softball and does Zumba!  She is an expert in Cheerleading and is very proud to be the first person in Sheboygan County to ever make it to the WIAA Cheerleading State Team!  GO TRISHA!

When she’s not shouting for her team, she can be found singing along to Country music or reading the Hunger Games Trilogy (Mockingjay is her favorite).  She may also be found playing the clarinet, flute, saxophone and guitar.

If she could, she would love to meet Shawn Johnson because she loves gymnastics and thinks she is a fantastic athlete and person.  She may even invite Shawn to join her for her favorite dress-up day – Pajama Day. 

Miss Trisha wants us to know that she is very energetic and she loves to smile, laugh and have fun. 

DSCN1825Get to Know – Miss Mariah

Words To Live By: “Everything happens for a reason.”

Favorite thing about Child’s Play: I love how all the classrooms are broken up by age.  My old center was smaller, so we had to have multiple ages in one room!

Favorite Color/s: Green

Favorite Holiday: Christmas – because I love how happy my family gets when we are all together.

Favorite Animal: Dogs – I love how much they adore you when you walk into a home.

Miss Mariah just moved to the Sheboygan area from Iowa with her husband, Rich, two dogs and a cat.  They fell in love with the area when they vacationed here last year and decided to move.  They are both really excited for the change and glad they could find such great jobs.

Miss Mariah just completed her child development credential and she has an Associates Degree in Business, which she is very proud of.  She was an Assistant Director of another center for two years and considers herself an expert in making homemade bread.

When she isn’t baking or listening to country music, Miss Mariah might be outside, hiking, fishing, camping, taking walks or reading her current read – “Deception” by Dan Brown.

If Miss Mariah could meet anyone in the world, living or passed, she would have a chat with her Grandmother who passed away when her mother was in college (before she was born).  She had heard so many stories about this remarkable woman and would love to meet her.

WELCOME TO CHILD’S PLAY – Miss Mariah & Miss Trisha!

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June 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!

CUBBIE NOTES

  • If this blog was shared with you, please consider following it: https://childsplaylearningcenter.wordpress.com.
  • 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 April 2013.
  • 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 cponsuperior@hotmail.com if any of your contact information has changed, or if you would like to add new contact information or people for this newsletter.
  • Summer Is Here!  Check your child’s cubbie to ensure that they have a change of clothes that fits the weather/temperature.



FEATURE – Summertime, Summertime, Sum-Sum-Summertime!

We LOVE summer at Child’s Play.  Our friends get to play outside, we explore our neighborhood, the sun kisses our skin and everything – we mean EVERYTHING…even our friends – grows!

Children’s Garden: This summer, we invite you to visit our new Children’s Garden on the east side of the building.  We have slowly built this unique space as we have raised funds through all of the great fundraisers you have helped us with throughout the year.  Anna Prange posed in our Children’s Garden vignettes to show you how fun it is!

(PHOTOS from left to right: The picnic place, the art fence (children can use paint, chalk and more!), the water experience area, the lavender walking path, the musical fence.

DSCN1839DSCN1840DSCN1841DSCN1844DSCN1846

Container Garden:  We are also trying to build some container gardens in our back yard to give our friends the experience of growing and harvesting vegetables and other plants.  If you have any materials or expertise that you would like to contribute to this effort, please let us know.  We hope to give each class their own section to plant, tend, harvest and explore.

Swimming Season:  Please bring swimsuits and towels as soon as possible and label each item by the tags with your Child’s first and last name.  Please bring them in a shopping bag to hang in your child’s cubbie.

Sunscreen: Please make sure you have turned in your sunscreen permission slip and payment ($10) for center products or your own sunscreen.  The sun will be getting warmer soon – we promise!  If you need a duplicate form, please check with the office.

Flip-Flops: Children are welcome to wear flip-flops inside of our center, but they must have closed-toe shoes for outside and for field trips.  This policy helps reduce accidents.

Camping, Picnic & Beach Experiences:  This summer, many classrooms will be doing camping, picnic and beach-themed units.  If you have anything that you think might enhance the experiences – tents, backpacks, beach tools, surf boards, hiking boots, etc., please talk with your child’s teacher to see if they could use your “stuff”.  Our children like to pretend, using real-world tools, and we would love to use your cadre of equipment to make these experiences even more fun!

June is Strawberry Month:  The sunshine, rain and summer weather is sure to make June a great month for strawberries!  We will be creating 1 recipe per week with fresh-picked strawberries!  To get yourself in the mood, check out the following recipe:

Strawberry Yogurt Parfaits

YogurtparfaitThis makes a great kid snack that kids can make themselves. In a fun glass or clear plastic cup, add 2-3 Tablespoons strawberry or vanilla flavored yogurt to the bottom.

Have kids use a table knife and cut 2-3 strawberries in bite size pieces. Next sprinkle 2-3 Tablespoons crushed granola, dry cereal or chopped nuts, whichever is their favorite.

Layer again yogurt, strawberries and nuts. Top with a spoonful of whipped topping. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.


SERVICE PROJECT – Support the Sheboygan County Humane SocietySCHS
Thank you to all of the families that contributed to this fun service project. The children delivered the donations to the Humane Society and were showered with praise and thanks for everything we collected for the needy pets in their care!


So Long…Farewell…You’ve Grown Up Too Fast!

On behalf of ALL of the teachers at Child’s Play, we would like to thank all of the families who will be leaving our Center-family this summer.  Many of you have been with us for many years and we will sincerely miss all of our little friends who are growing up Way Too Fast!

Thank you for all of the great memories and fun times.  We hope you will come back to visit us often!


THANK YOU For Adjusting To Our Sick Child Policy

We would like to gratefully THANK all of our parents for accommodating our sick-child policy this year.  We know it can be a terrible inconvenience, but we also want you to know that enforcing this policy has greatly reduced the incidents of illness in our center this year.

Thank you for adjusting to our policy and for your willingness to keep all of our children healthy.


Building & Growing

We recently made some gentle renovations to our Great Room (the big room in the rear of the center).  If you aren’t dropping off or picking up from this room, stop in and take a look!



Congratulations!

Congratulations to Miss Tiffany who recently graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from UW Oshkosh!

Congratulations to Miss Mariah and Miss Trisha who recently joined our team.  Check out their Staff Spotlight articles below!



SpeechTails – Coming Soon!

As early education experts, we know that speech-skills are so important for the development of our children.  Even children without obvious speech impairments can significantly benefit from activities that teach strong speaking-skills and development early in life.  Like vitamins, speech-development activities enhance a child’s development in ways that set a strong foundation for future education.

A company called SpeechTails – http://www.speechtails.com/ – will be working with our staff to create free assessments and recommendations for children to use web-based programs for speech development.  We are working on a reduced rate for our families and exploring a way to use this unique process in our center.

More information will be available in the coming months, but we are very excited about this opportunity for your family!



Randall’s Original Frozen Custard – www.randallsfrozencustard.com

randalls banner image

After a short hiatus, Randall’s Original Frozen Custard – 3827 Superior Avenue – has reopened under new ownership!  As one of our closest neighbors, we are excited to tell our families about the tremendous new menu and classic well-known recipes that are available just down the road.

All of our children will be taking a walking field trip to Randall’s this summer to learn how to make frozen custard – and they just might get a sample!

If you are looking for a place to grab dinner on the way home, we highly recommend our neighborhood restaurant.  They have classic sandwiches, including the Sheboygan Double Brat, but have also added an assortment of Wraps, Paninis, Salads and Sides.  They have also learned all of Randall’s Original Frozen Custard recipes and will be offering daily specials!  A menu is available on their website: www.randallsfrozencustard.com


clip_image002[8]Each month we feature two of our staff members and tell you more about them.  While you know these ladies by their smiles and reports when you exchange charge of your children each day, this is a way to learn more about who they are, where they come from and the fantastic talents, dreams and ideas that make up our team.

DSCN1824Get to know Miss Trisha
Words To Live By: “Create the life you’ve always imagined!”
Favorite thing about Child’s Play: I love the creativity of it!  Everyone is always doing things that are educational and fun!
Favorite Color/s: Purple
Favorite Holiday: 4th of July – because my whole family comes together!

Miss Trisha is one of our newest staff members and will be floating through all of the classrooms.  She graduated from South High School in 2011 and is currently attending UW Sheboygan seeking a degree in Speech Pathology.

Miss Trisha tutored at the Early Learning Center for 2 years, coached gymnastics for the Sheboygan Recreation Department and the YMCA.  She has also worked at Happy Hearts & Handprints.

In her spare time, Miss Trisha coaches track, plays softball and does Zumba!  She is an expert in Cheerleading and is very proud to be the first person in Sheboygan County to ever make it to the WIAA Cheerleading State Team!  GO TRISHA!

When she’s not shouting for her team, she can be found singing along to Country music or reading the Hunger Games Trilogy (Mockingjay is her favorite).  She may also be found playing the clarinet, flute, saxophone and guitar.

If she could, she would love to meet Shawn Johnson because she loves gymnastics and thinks she is a fantastic athlete and person.  She may even invite Shawn to join her for her favorite dress-up day – Pajama Day. 

Miss Trisha wants us to know that she is very energetic and she loves to smile, laugh and have fun. 

DSCN1825Get to Know – Miss Mariah

Words To Live By: “Everything happens for a reason.”
Favorite thing about Child’s Play: I love how all the classrooms are broken up by age.  My old center was smaller, so we had to have multiple ages in one room!
Favorite Color/s: Green
Favorite Holiday: Christmas – because I love how happy my family gets when we are all together.
Favorite Animal: Dogs – I love how much they adore you when you walk into a home.

Miss Mariah just moved to the Sheboygan area from Iowa with her husband, Rich, two dogs and a cat.  They fell in love with the area when they vacationed here last year and decided to move.  They are both really excited for the change and glad they could find such great jobs.

Miss Mariah just completed her child development credential and she has an Associates Degree in Business, which she is very proud of.  She was an Assistant Director of another center for two years and considers herself an expert in making homemade bread.

When she isn’t baking or listening to country music, Miss Mariah might be outside, hiking, fishing, camping, taking walks or reading her current read – “Deception” by Dan Brown.

If Miss Mariah could meet anyone in the world, living or passed, she would have a chat with her Grandmother who passed away when her mother was in college (before she was born).  She had heard so many stories about this remarkable woman and would love to meet her.

WELCOME TO CHILD’S PLAY – Miss Mariah & Miss Trisha!

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Reminder – Flower Pick-Up Today – 3:30 – 5:30

Caan’s Flower fundraiser pick-up is today!

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Change In Schedule for Special Events for the Week of the Young Child!

There has been a slight CHANGE IN SCHEDULE for our celebration days below.  Carnival Day is now on Wednesday and Crazy Hair Day is on Friday!

Monday, 4/23 – Wear your favorite pajamas!

Tuesday, 4/24 – Each Classroom will decorate thier door or hallway with thier favorite movie theme.

Wednesday, 4/25 – Carnival Day

Thursday, 4/26 – Show & Tell Day – Children are asked to bring in thier favorite toy!

Friday, 4/27 – Crazy Hair Day

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Special Events Next Week for the Week of the Young Child!

April 22-28 Is The Week of the Young Child The Week of the Young Child™ – an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

At Child’s Play, we will be celebrating with fun activities and dress-up days on each day of the school week!

Monday, 4/22 – Wear your favorite pajamas!

Tuesday, 4/23 – Each Classroom will decorate thier door or hallway with thier favorite movie theme.

Wednesday, 4/24 – Crazy Hair Day

Thursday, 4/25 – Show & Tell Day – Children are asked to bring in thier favorite toy!

Friday, 4/26 – Carnival Day – outside, weather permitting.

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Photo Orders & Proofs Are Due TODAY!

Photo Orders and proofs are due to the office TODAY – Thursday, April 19, 2012!

Even if you do not plan to order photos, all proof sheets need to be returned.

If you have any questions, please call 920-459-7919 or send us a note – cponsuperior@hotmail.com.

 

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Mr. Z’s Pick-Up – Tomorrow – Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Your Mr. Z’s Orders will be available for pick-up tomorrow, Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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REMINDER – Child’s Play Flower Fundraiser – Ends FRIDAY – April 13!

Does your yard need some color?  Order your flowers now and benefit Child’s Play!  Orders Due FRIDAY!

Child’s Play is doing a new flower fundraiser through Caan Floral and Greenhouse through April 13!

The profit Child’s Play makes will be going toward the new Children’s Garden at Child’s Play, which is located on the east side of the building!

Huge, healthy hanging baskets in red, pink, purple and orange are available for only $21.00!

Flats of Alyssu, Begonias, Impatience, Marigolds, Pansies and Petunias for $16!  Check out Geraniums and Vines for only $3.50!

All order forms and money is due in the office by April 13.    Please make checks payable to Child’s Play.  Delivery day is set for Thursday, May 10 at 3:30 p.m.

Flowers make great Mother’s Day gifts and if you gather with family and friends over Easter – it is the perfect time to discuss their planting plans and ask for orders!   With our great weather, who isn’t itching to add some color to the yard?

A PDF of the order form is available here!  Click on the following link!  FLOWER FUNDRAISER ORDER FORM

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REMINDER – Child’s Play – Good Friday Hours

Just a quick reminder that Child’s Play Learning Center will be open today –  Good Friday (April 6, 2012) –  from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please note this change in hours as you plan for your children today.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email us!

Have a terrific weekend!

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