We could not be more excited for Spring! Be sure to read the details below about our annual egg hunt on Friday March 29th.
Our remodeling will begin this month for all the classrooms. New floors, carpet, shelves, furniture, windows, etc. You name it! We are so excited to improve the classrooms and know that you will be happy with the end result. We will try to do most of the work in the evenings and weekends. Please be patient as we work through these updates.
The Tender Years Annual Egg Hunt will be Friday March 29th at 10:00 AM. In preparation for the hunt, please send 12 pre-stuffed eggs with your child (school age children will not be at the center during the hunt). Please make sure that there are NO NUTS in any of the eggs due to allergies. Please turn your eggs into the office or your child’s teacher any day BEFORE Friday the 29th. Thank you and we are looking forward to the celebration!
It’s hard to believe that it’s already time for Summer Camp sign ups but it’s here! The sign ups for each week will be posted in the hallway. There is limited space in Summer Camp so be sure to sign up and reserve your spot before we open it up to the general public. Miss Judy has some great stuff planned for the summer, the usual favorites like skating, water slides, movies, and some new ones like community businesses and museums.
“Food” for Thought
Tender Years is in partnership with the Utah Child Food Program. Therefore, we take the health and nutrition of all of our children very seriously. Our weekly menus are always posted in front of each classroom for you to review. Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. Often, parents will send a treat to school for a special occasion which is always welcome and appreciated. We would also like to encourage parents to send non-food items sometimes instead of treats. Some examples are pencils, erasers, stickers, rings, coloring pictures, etc. While at our school, all of our children participate in exercise and gross motor development three times a day every day. If you would like some information on how you can get your kids “moving” more at home please visit the following websites for creative and fun ideas; http://depts.washington.edu/tvhealth/resources_family.htm and http://www.fns.usda.gov/eatsmartplayhardhealthylifestyle/PlayHard/makefamilytimeanactivetime.htm.
Scholastic Book Orders
Scholastic book orders are back! Your child’s teacher will give you a catalog each month that is age appropriate. Book orders will be due to the office by Monday, March 25th. Please use a check to pay for your orders.
March 4-8: PIGS (2-3 yr. olds)
ANIMAL HABITATS (4-5 yr. olds)
March 11-15: ST. PATRICK’S DAY
March 18-22: SPRING
March 25 -29: EASTER
*Please check your child’s class calendar for special events and the month’s math and reading goals. This month, 2-3 year old’s are working on reviewing all letters S-U and numbers 19 and 20. Four to Five year old’s are working on the sound and spelling of letters U-W and review and counting and writing numbers 60-70.
From the Classrooms
Infants, Waddlers, & Toddlers
We are excited for our Egg Hunt on the 29th. Don’t forget to drop off your stuffed eggs before the hunt. If we don’t have one, please be sure to send a family picture that we can put on display for your baby. Our language is growing immensely! This month our youngest babies are working on sitting and rolling. Our Waddlers are discussing colors and shapes and the Toddlers are developing vocabulary. Don’t forget to take your baby’s blanket home at least once a week to be washed, this is VERY important during the sick season to cut down on germs. Please donate a tissue box to our classroom if you can. Please check your baby’s extra change of clothes to make sure they have everything they need and that it is weather appropriate. And of course, don’t forget to check our diaper board regularly. Thank you!
2 YEAR OLDS
Miss Nicolle -March 15th will be our St. Patrick’s Day party, don’t forget to wear green. Remember to bring your pre-stuffed eggs before our Egg Hunt on Mar. 29th. We will also be having and Easter party on Mar. 22nd. There are many children without extra clothes in their cubbie. If your child doesn’t have any spare clothes please bring some in ASAP! Also, if you haven’t brought in a picture of your child please do so. Please donate your unwanted child friendly magazines, we need them for art projects! Thank You!
Miss Ruth -Don’t forget to wear green on Mar. 15th to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Remember to bring your pre-stuffed eggs before our Egg Hunt on Mar. 29th. This month we will be talking about pigs, St. Patrick’s Day, Spring, and Easter. Please be sure that your child has a warm change of clothes in their cubbie and a jacket/coat everyday. Please also check your child’s art folder, they are getting very full. The folders are located on the back wall with their names on them. We recently got some new books and toys in our class! Thank you for letting me be a part of your child’s life!
3 YEAR OLDS
Miss Alyssa –
We are so excited for our Egg Hunt on Mar. 29th. Remember to bring your pre-stuffed eggs before the day of the hunt. Don’t forget to wear green on Mar. 15th in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. This month we will be discussing animals, Spring, and Easter. Be sure to review your letters and numbers at home too. Please make sure each night to check your child’s cubbie and be sure that they have everything they need. Please be sure to check your child’s art folder daily and take home their masterpieces.
PRE – KINDERGARTEN
Don’t forget to wear GREEN on Friday March 15th in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. You are welcome to bring something green as well for show and tell. Also wanted to say thank you for the nutritious treats that were brought for Valentine’s. We will be having March Madness in our classroom. It will be a mad month of learning to spell colors, shapes and reviewing our names. If you are able to donate a tissue box to our class it would be greatly appreciated. Please make sure your child has a jacket/coat with their name in it every day. Thank you for your support.
This month we will probably be visited by some silly Leprechauns that will play some interesting tricks on our class. Don’t forget to wear GREEN on Mar. 15th in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. If your child is here at 10:00 AM on Friday Mar. 29th they will be participating in our annual Egg Hunt and they will need 12 pre-stuffed eggs. We are continuing to work on money and time. This month we will start work on subtraction. We are starting to go outside more often so please be sure to dress appropriately and have a labeled jacket/coat. Our school LOVES books and would appreciate any donations of books you no longer want. Happy Birthday Randi on the 5th and Kennedy on the 27th. DON’T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR SUMMER CAMP!!
Homework club is going great. Please let teachers know if you have any special requests. Please be sure to label ALL your child’s items. This is especially important with snow accessories. We are always taking donations of slightly used books. We are in specific need of any English/Chinese dictionaries or Spanish/English dictionaries. DON’T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR SUMMER CAMP!! Thank you for your support.
We are proud and honored to be a part of your child’s physical, social, and educational development.
Jessica Drage, Owner
Tender Years Child Care & Learning Center