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Bungalow C Newsletter

October 2012

Important Dates:
  • C5 Conferences coming up!
  • Oct. 18-19: Center Closed; Staff Development Days

  • Happy Fall!

    We are approaching conference season. The younger toddlers (C5) will be having conferences this month and older toddlers (C6) will have conferences in November. I will be sending out an email with more details as it gets closer.

    A few general reminders:

  • Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for outside play and that their jackets/hats are LABELED!
  • It is important to sign your child IN & OUT every day. This is a licensing requirement & ensures we have an accurate count of the children at all times.
  • Thanks for letting staff know if your child will be off for vacations - this information allows us to staff accurately.
  • Remember to check your child's basket to see that they have extra clothes that fits the season and fits the child.

  • As many of you know, Emily and her husband are expecting their first child at the end of October. Kim Reis, child care teacher, will be covering Emily’s leave and working with Gina in C5. Kim will be starting in Bungalow C on Monday, October 15th to spend time in the classroom before Emily goes on leave. Please introduce yourself and welcome Kim to the bungalow!
    It has been great meeting all of you and I'm looking forward to spend more time in the classroom with the children this month!

    Please let me know if you ever have any questions.

    Chelsey Gulsvig
    Area Coordinator, Bungalow C

    Toddlers & Illness
    Unfortunately we often see more illness as the seasons change. We will do everything we can to keep this to a minimum, this includes:

  • washing & sanitizing toys frequently
  • encouraging toddlers to cover coughs & sneezes
  • removing mouthed toys from the classroom to be cleaned
  • ensuring that staff & toddlers are washing hands frequently
  • completing a daily health check, required by licensing
  • posting illnesses in the area & excluding children as needed
  • What can you do?

  • ensure that you & your child wash hands upon entering the bungalow
  • review the guidelines for exclusion in your parent handbook
  • keep your child home if they are sick
  • encourage your toddler to cover their coughs & sneezes

  • “See you later, big Preschool friends!”

  • Gwen and Tyler moved up to Preschool last month!

  • “Hello new Toddler friends!”

  • We welcomed Leandro to the Younger Toddler room last month. RJ and Ava are now Older Toddler friends. This month, we will also welcome Toby into our Bungalow from Infants.

  • Can you help us? The children are finding an interest in our fall season. We have been taking notice outside of the things changing around us - smells, sounds, leaves, and animals. To extend the children’s hands on and sensory learning, we would like to ask if you could bring in any extra pumpkins, gourds, or apples to share within the classrooms. The teachers will use these items to introduce new vocabulary and help the children discover and explore new tactile and sensory experiences.

    New Faces: We have a lot of Child Care Workers helping us this semester! We will be updating our CCW poster board out in the hallway and also using their pictures in the classroom for the children to get to know them as well.

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