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
Welcome back, everyone!
Can you believe another school year has begun? Despite our challenges, there was so much excitement and enthusiasm all around us during preservice! I hope you found it valuable and realized the potential and strength we have working together.
We have amazing staff returning and eager talented new staff joining us! I am thrilled that we are nearly fully staffed!
Again, I can't say enough how proud I am of this team. As we move into the new year, remember how special and important you are --you change lives and make an impact forever on children, families, and colleagues.
Here's to a safe, kind, and productive school year!
Welcome Back PCDC Team!!
It is a pleasure to have us all back together again for an exciting new school year!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!
Brittany Haston - June 24th
Ashlyn Madison - June 25th
Chris Dyke - July 12th
Mollie Nelson - July 23rd
Casey Holsclaw - July 23rd
Taylor Muse - July 27th
Joslyn Harris - July 28th
Marissa Wood - August 1st
Hope Arrowood-Moore - August 2nd
Caitlyn Ware - August 9th
Gay Brooks - August 10th
Darlene Jarosz - August 22nd
Kristie Taylor - August 31st
Nina Carr - August 31st
Sharonda Bowman - September 17th
Dawn Davis - September 19th
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED YEARS OF SERVICE TO PCDC AND YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE TEAM!!
Taylor Muse - July 1st - 3 years
Laurie Farmer - July 7th - 5 years
Mollie Nelson - July 18th - 6 Years
Joslyn Harris - July 29th - 3 Years
Kathleen Ahnemann - August 10th - 4 Years
Erika McCurry - August 11th - 14 Years
Patricia Williams - August 13th - 10Years
Darlene Jarosz - August 16th - 20 Years
Vicki Hilton - August 20th - 21 Years
Karen Bridges - August 21st - 26 Years
Chris Dyke - September 8th - 1 Year
Myeisha Mallory - September 10th - 1 Year
Alyssa Harrison - September 17th - 1 Year
Jessica Poe - September 18th - 2 Years
Cassandra Strand - September 24th - 7 Years
Brenda Cooke - Kitchen Manager/Classroom Aide (as needed)
Brittany Haston - Primary Caregiver
Reid Milner - TCW Lead Teacher
Ashley Payne - King William Family Advocate
Caitlyn Ware - WP Teacher Assistant
Sharonda Bowman - Charles City Teacher Assistant
Marissa Wood - TCW Teacher Assistant
Caitlin Evans - TCW Teacher Assistant
Gloucester Family Advocate
Lead Teachers (West Point - School Age & Fee-Based Smart Start)
Teacher Assistants (West Point - School Age & Fee-Based Smart Start)
Bus Driver (PT)
- 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 in the Administrative Office. Jeans are allowed on Friday. Please make sure all clothing is free of holes and tears (jeans included).
- Please send a copy of all completed training certificates and professional development workshop sheets to HR.
- Great News!! We are all returning to in-office or on-site work this school year! Telework request must be approved by the Executive Director.
Welcome Back from Family Services!
Wishing you a wonderful and productive year!
ERSEA is steady recruiting and asks for your help! We have many slots to fill and want to reach as many families as possible. If you know anyone who may be interested, please share our contact information. We are happy to talk to them!
So often we find phone numbers change or disconnect. Please ensure that you have working contact numbers for parents/guardians at all times. We will keep you updated as well if the changes come our way!
We also appreciate your patience as we navigate through the delay in transportation. As soon as we have approval for the transportation waiver, you will be notified.
Welcome Back Teachers!
We hope your summer was perfect🌞
We hope you were able to get some rest😴
We hope you read a great book📗
Saw some great movies or binge watched an awesome series🎥🍿
And didn't think about school (well maybe a little)😎
Now its time to get ready for what we believe is the greatest year ever!!😀
You Got This!!!
According to the CDC and NIMH, nearly 46,000 lives were lost to suicide in 2020 alone. Comments or thoughts about suicide, also known as suicidal ideation, can begin small — for example, “I wish I wasn’t here” or “Nothing matters.” But over time, they can become more explicit and dangerous.
Here are a few other warning signs of suicide:
- Increased alcohol and drug use
- Aggressive behavior
- Withdrawal from friends, family and community
- Dramatic mood swings
- Impulsive or reckless behavior
Suicidal behaviors are a psychiatric emergency. If you or a loved one starts to take any of these steps, seek immediate help from a health care provider or call 988 to reach the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline:
- Collecting and saving pills or buying a weapon
- Giving away possessions
- Tying up loose ends, like organizing personal papers or paying off debts
- Saying goodbye to friends and family
If you are unsure, a licensed mental health professional can help assess.
The return of school brings a range of emotions for everyone. It's a special time when we welcome back our returning families and get to know our new families to the classrooms. It doesn't matter if you are a veteran educator or if you recently joined us at PCDC, a parent or family member or a child joining the classroom, the unknown brings some anxiety for everyone. Anticipate lots of different emotions from yourself and those around you! Please remember your administrative staff has your back and is here if you run into any issues, concerns, or questions. And keep a lookout for the first Wellness Wednesday bi-weekly email to be sent out the first week of school. Sending well wishes to all!
Do you know the five CACFP food components that make a meal reimbursable?!
2. MEAT/MEAT ALTERNATIVES
Here is what each meal should contain:
Breakfast – three components (milk, fruits or veggies, and grains)
Lunch – five components (milk, meat/meat alternatives, veggies, fruits, and grains)
Snack – two of the five components