September 2020 ELC Newsletter

Welcome to the Early Learning Center

Dear ELC Families,

We are excited to start a new school year with you this year. Thank you for being a part of our 2020-2021 school year. Our staff has been working hard to prepare for this unique start to the school year. We learned a lot last spring and have many things in place to support our partnership with our families in virtual learning this school year. The staff is learning about our new Seesaw learning management system and ensuring a positive experience for our children. We are excited and ready to meet with you and your children on Zoom. Each classroom will have a short daily Zoom meeting to build connections between everyone. All of our classrooms at the ELC are using the Second Step Social Emotional Curriculum to help our children learn about their big feelings and to problem solve. Our ELC staff is committed to educating your children and to connecting with your family to ensure a successful school year. Please reach out to them when you need support. It will be an exciting year. I look forward to “seeing you” when I am dropping in on the various Zoom meetings.


Carol Miller

Director for Early Learning

Good-day Family and Friends,

I’m so happy to welcome you to our Early Learning Center. Entrusting us to be a part of your child’s education and to support you as their first teacher is a great honor and we take that seriously. We want to align ourselves with the goals you have for your child, sharing the joy, fun and challenges of watching each child grow in all areas of their development prepping them for life and the skills they will need for their future.

Please know that we are here for you…share what support looks like for you and your family as we move into our school year to hopefully brighter times ahead. Our Kids at Hope culture is based on the belief that “All Kids are capable of success…no exceptions” and that can make all the difference In their world as we engage them in their learning😊! Here’s to an awesome 2020/2021 school year-

As always,

Upward and onward!

Sandy Dickson

Head Start and ECEAP Coordinator

Help Us Help You!

Please follow this link to respond to our Student Needs Assessment. This will help us understand more about how we can best help your family access resources to support your child's learning!

Resources for You

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Seesaw for Virtual Learning

We are all learning a new platform together to support your child's learning!

Your child's teacher will be providing you with a code that you can use to create an account and access the classroom on Seesaw.

Click here to: Watch this video about Seesaw for Students

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Make Your Voice Heard

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To register, please go to bit.ly/HearFromParkland

or email 2genvista@uwpc.org

Hosted by United Way of Pierce

County and the Tacoma-Pierce County

Health Department

All Children Are Capable of Success, NO EXCEPTIONS!

This is one of the core beliefs the staff and children hold at the Early Learning Center. We believe in all of the children and teach them to be Kids at Hope. One way we practice being Kids at Hope is through the Kids at Hope pledge:
I am a Kid at Hope

I am talented, smart, and capable of success

I have dreams for the future,

and I will climb to reach those goals and dreams every day.

All Children are Capable of Success-NO EXCEPTIONS!

Franklin Pierce Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Questions and complaints of alleged discrimination should be directed to James Hester, Compliance Coordinator for State and Civil Rights Laws; Wendy Malich, Title IX Officer; or John Sander, 504/ADA Coordinator at 315 129th ST S, Tacoma, WA 98444-5099 or at (253)298-3000.