Birth to 5 Community Coalition News

June 2022

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Summer Fun Activities for June

As a parent finding summer activities to keep our children engaged can be challenging. Well look no further!!! The website Messy Little Monster is one great resource that has so many fun ideas and activities for you and your children all year round! Take a peek at the art, craft and activity ideas for children of all ages.
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JUNE Summer Fun Activities At the Carol Stream Public Library

The Carol Stream Public Library has amazing storytimes available to families in three different ways: live, recorded, or go-at-your-own-pace. You can chose what is best for you and your family. Below is the June calendar of events for babies, toddlers, and preschool aged children. Take a look and see what may be of interest. You can always access the Carol Stream Public Library website as well to see what other fun activities are available.
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READY ROSIE ....Snack Count

Snack time is a great opportunity to practice counting with your child. Count out loud together as you serve each piece of snack. Start with smaller amounts of 5 or less. If more snack is needed, prompt the child to say "more" and then count together again!

Not Ready Yet

Count out the cereal one at a time for your child as you place it on the tray. Count slowly, pausing in between each number to see if your child is ready to join in. By doing this your child will look and listen and gradually imitate your actions.

Need a Challenge

Give your child 2 or 3 pieces of cereal to count and then add 2 or 3 more. Have your child count how many there are all together.

Click here or below for video link of SNACK COUNT

EXPLORE...TOUCH...PLAY...Throughout the summer months!

As you know, play is the child's work! It is through play that children, at a very early age, begin to explore and interact with the world around them. Through play, children begin to develop a sense of who they are and what effect they have on their world.

Below are some ideas on how to explore with new food textures, tastes, and smells.

Click here for additional information on HEALTHY EATING HABITS from


Have A Child Between The Ages of 2 and 5?

Please contact the CCSD93's Early Childhood Center (630-307-3750) at any time to discuss how we can work together to support your children and your family.

We can:

  • monitor your infant or toddler’s growth and development in your own home

  • answer your questions about available birth to 3 screenings and 3 to 5 year old preschool screenings

  • answer questions about development and available resources

  • share upcoming coalition events and support groups

READY ROSIE ...FREE Subscription!

YOU are your child's first teacher, so CCSD93 Birth to 5 Community Coalition is pleased to provide you with a FREE subscription to ReadyRosie. ReadyRosie is a family engagement and early learning on-line resource that emails daily activities to you. The activities are simple, take about two minutes, and help prepare children for success in school.

What is the CCSD93 Birth to 5 Community Coalition?

As a Birth to 5 Community Coalition, Community Consolidated School District 93 (CCSD93) , in partnership with many community agencies and businesses, strive to work with children and families from birth to five to improve each child's school readiness. We focus on the needs of the “whole child”. To that end, our coalition partners work together to identify the supports and services available in our community that speak to a child’s needs or the needs as a family. Priority is given to families who may experience barriers related to language, income level, limited or low level literacy skills, limited access to transportation, or unfamiliarity with processes related to accessing social/community services. I

If you would like to learn more about the Coalition or our outreach events, please feel free to call us, visit our website, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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