Uphaus SouthField Child Dev Center

December 2019

Message from Director Sanchez

Happy December CDC Panda Families!

Your children are so special to us and this semester has brought so many happy milestones for each of them while in our care. Thank you for entrusting your children with us.

We appreciate your patience with providing needed PD for your children's teachers. Every CDC program must include teacher training.

We will work to inform you as soon as possible about teacher PD days for next year as well as let you know by end of January about any changes to the parent handbook. This being our pilot year, will bring some lessons learned for 2020-2021.

Also, a friendly reminder that our Hours of Operation starting January 7th, 2020. Will be


Thank you for your ongoing support,

Mrs. Sanchez

Information about December 20th PD for our CDC teachers

Date: December 20, 2019

Location: United Way for Greater Austin

2000 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd,

Time Frame: 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

8:00-8:30 a.m. Training Topic: Introductions and professional networking

Facilitators: Brandi Ramirez & Kelly Hickman, Austin ISD Child Care Supervisors


Child care workers will:

· Share school strategies that have benefited program

· Discuss January Training opportunities

8:30-11:00 a.m. Training Topic: The ABC’s of Self Care

Presenter: Marti Burris, Texas Workforce Commission: Child Care Solutions

Learning Objectives

Child care workers will learn:

· Describe stress and list at least three of its physical and mental effects

· Identify the symptoms and causes of stress in a child care setting

· List techniques for stress management and stress relief

11:00-12:00 p.m. Lunch - bring your own

11:30-1:30 p.m. Training Topic: STEAM, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math

Presenter: Heather Pate, Texas Workforce Commission: Child Care Solutions

Learning objectives

Child care workers will learn:

· developmentally appropriate ways to integrate science and technology into curriculum;

· interesting and unique ways to present objects, materials and events for infants and toddlers to explore;

· developmentally appropriate ways to integrate science and technology vocabulary into the daily schedule;

· how to incorporate scientific inquiry and thoughtful observations into the daily schedule; and

· developmentally appropriate ways to include simple investigations into curriculum.

1:30-2:30 p.m. Training Topic: Infant Toddler Literacy

Presenter: Jeanine Dolan, United Way for Greater Austin

Learning Objectives

Child care workers will learn:

· lessons to use in the classroom to enhance early literacy skills;

· group and individual activities that support the emergence of reading and writing skills; and

· how to create lessons that engage children in planned and spontaneous reading opportunities.

Parents Interested in PK at Uphaus next year please click below.

December 10th

All CDC children are invited to perform at the Uphaus Musical Program on December 10th from 6:00-6:30pm. More information coming soon. There will be crafts available from PTA for purchase beginning 5:30pm for your consideration.

Dec. 20th: No School for Students Today / No habra escuela hoy

Dec. 23-Jan.6: Winter Break

Dougherty Arts Center

Art in Cahoots
Toddler and Caregiver Activity
Spring Dates: 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, & 4/17

Socialize, cooperate, and connect over art! Further strengthen the one-on-one bond between caregiver and child, while being able to interact with other caregiver-child pairs. Each class will include themed group activities and collaborative, process-based art experiences. Children will build social-emotional skills, familiarize themselves with a classroom setting, and learn about art while still under the wing of a trusted caregiver.

Registration is requested on Eventbrite prior to the event date.


What We are Learning!

Infants are working on Five Senses. We are focusing on the color: Green--Shape: Square--Sign Language: Help and Please

Toddlers are working on language development and early literacy. We are reading stories aloud in Spanish and English.

We are focusing on the color: Green-- Shape: Triangle -- Sign Language: Love and Please

2 &3 yr olds. are working on: the study of Music and also working on sharing with friends.

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Tee Shirts Coming Soon!

Help us build a Strong P.T.A. @ Uphaus / Ayudenos a crear un P.T.A juntos en Uphaus

La membresía: $10.00 por familia.

La meta : construir relaciones de trabajo sólidas entre padres, maestros y escuelas, para el apoyo de los estudiantes.

Membership: $10.00 per family.

The main role of the local PTA is to build strong working relationships among parents, teachers and schools, in support of students.

For questions or interest about PTA you can contact our Parent Support Specialist linda.c.perez@austinisd.org or call 512-414-5520.

CDC Wishes...

We need help to purchase small trikes for little pandas.

We would also love gently used books.

Email Ms. Lilia if you have questions.

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Please come and celebrate this new year with us! Sharing your favorite dish with all the families and staff at Uphaus CDC! This will also be a time for updates, questions, and to gather feedback from you about the Spring Semester.

When: January 15, 2020

Time: from 5pm-6pm.

Where: Toddler Classroom

Sign up for a dish to bring, coming soon. Hope to see you all there!

CDC Teacher Birthdays

Ms. Breana -----August 16th

Ms. Cristina ----March 10th

Ms. Lilia --- August 29th

Ms. Alberta ----October 14th

Ms. Destiny --- May 15th