PCDC Monthly Newsletter
Parent Child Development Corporation
The mission of Parent Child Development Corporation is to empower families to improve the quality of their lives through educational and self-help programs, family support services, and advocacy activities in partnership with the community.
The vision of Parent Child Development Corporation (PCDC) is to be a leader in comprehensive preschool programs, child care services, and family support services in Virginia’s Middle Peninsula. PCDC will provide direct services, coordinate regional and inter-agency service delivery systems for children and families, and advocate for programs and services which promote the welfare of all children and families in the community, state and nation. PCDC will forge partnerships with communities and organizations to effectively and efficiently utilize human and financial resources, both public and private.
From the Interim Executive Director
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!
Tracey Tate - January 2nd
Bernardita Aguliar - January 13th
Ashley Payne - January 16th
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED YEARS OF SERVICE TO PCDC AND YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE TEAM!!
Tatyana Gresham - January 10th - 1 year
Casey Holsclaw - January 19th - 2 years
Welcome Our New Hires! We are thrilled to have you join the Team!🎉
Ksenia Smoak - Accounting Manager
Sierra O'Donnell -West Point 1 Teacher Assistant
PCDC wishes the following employees the best of luck in all of their future endeavors. Thank you for your service, dedication, knowledge, and skills you brought to the Team!
Substitutes - Various locations
Mental Health Coordinator
Assistant Education Manager
- Please call out approximately 2-hours before the start of your shift to allow for proper coverage.
- All PTO must be approved by your Immediate Supervisor for scheduled days off.
- Dress is business causal. Jeans are allowed on Friday. Please make sure all clothing is free of holes and tears at all locations (jeans included).
- Please send a copy of all completed training certificates and professional development workshop sheets to HR.
Happy New Year from the Family Services Department. I hope that everyone has had a restful and enjoyable Winter Break. The Family Services Department is still recruiting in both Early Head Start and Head Start. If you know of any one who could benefit from our program please send them our way. This month the advocates will be providing families with information on Home Safety to ensure that every family has a safe home environment.
Happy 2023 Everyone!
Since the new year begins on a winter month, wouldn't it be fun for students to create snow slime?! The children can do a variety of things with their snow such as: making footprints in the snow, snowballs, and igloo or add some animals and create a wintery scene. This is a great science experiment activity and sensory play all in one!
½ cup of Elmer's White Glue
2 cups of shaving cream
2 tablespoons of Cornstarch
½ teaspoon of Saline Solution/Contact Solution
Pour your Elmer's Glue into a large mixing bowl
Add shaving cream to the glue
Gently mix in your cornstarch
Add you contact solution (more added/less sticky)
Knead the fluffy slime in your hands
Great books to read to your students this month are:
"The Giving Snowman" by Julia Zheng
"Bear Snores on" by Karma Wilson
"Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr" by Lisbeth Kaiser
Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables:
This month we will be discussing the different facts about Kale:
Kale is packed with many nutrients, important ones being vitamin C and vitamin A. Vitamin C helps the healing process with cuts and wounds. Vitamin A helps vision and cell growth. Kale is also a good source of calcium and fiber.
How to make a good selection of Kale?
1. Make sure the leaves are firm and free of damage.
2. Make sure leaves are not brown or yellow colored.
3. For curly kale, make sure to choose leaves that are deep in color.
4. For purple kale, make sure the leaves have a purple color stem with full purple leaves or purple edges.
Kale can be stored up to 3-5 days in a plastic bag in the coolest part of the refrigerator
From the Assistant Executive Director
Happy New Year
As we move into the new year it is time to reflect and be grateful for all that is to come. 2023 is a time for new opportunities and personal growth. It is a time to embrace and empower ourselves for a year filled with success. Take hold of 2023 and make it your best year ever.
Peace and Progress,
You will never get bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do.
~ Dr. Seuss