Northside Early Childhood Center

Summertime Fun!!

Hello Northside Families,

Hello Northside Families,

We made it through our school year! We learned what virtual learning looks like in preschool and still worked on maintaining those relationships with our students. Thank you for attending zoom meetings, working on NTI packets, doing class projects, sending pictures to your teachers and taking on the role of schoolteacher daily. I know it was tough at times, but you rose to the occasion. I was so very proud of all of the unique approaches I saw you use when working with your children to learn kindergarten readiness skills! You rocked it!

Let’s Slide into Summer!

Summer is a time to get out and enjoy but there are so many ways that you can learn through summer play! How about hopscotch with numbers and letters or even write a letter of their name in each square! Blow bubbles and count how many bubbles are in the air. Get creative and have fun! We have included some ideas and fun activities for you.

Kindergarten Here We Come!

Some of you are moving onto kindergarten and we will miss you so much! Children tend to forget some skills over the summer and to help make sure that doesn’t happen we have included a summer packet. Incoming Kindergarteners, we have included a one page K-Readiness checklist to help you target those K-Readiness skills. Spending even 15 minutes daily on learning tasks and reading a book daily will help keep your child ready for his next big step. We wish you the best and know that they will each shine as they move up to being big kindergartners.


Enjoy your Summer Busy Bees!!,

Northside Early Childhood Center



Hola familias de Northside,


¡Logramos pasar nuestro año escolar! Aprendimos cómo se ve el aprendizaje virtual en preescolar y aún trabajamos para mantener esas relaciones con nuestros estudiantes. Gracias por asistir a las reuniones de zoom, trabajar en paquetes de NTI, hacer proyectos de clase, enviar fotos a sus maestros y asumir el papel de maestro de escuela todos los días. Sé que a veces fue difícil, pero estuviste a la altura de las circunstancias. ¡Estaba muy orgullosa de todos los enfoques únicos que vi cuando trabajaba con sus hijos para aprender habilidades de preparación para el jardín de infantes! ¡Lo sacudiste!


¡Vamos al verano!


¡El verano es un momento para salir y disfrutar, pero hay muchas maneras en que puedes aprender jugando durante el verano! ¿Qué tal rayuela con números y letras o incluso escribir una letra de su nombre en cada cuadrado! Sopla burbujas y cuenta cuántas burbujas hay en el aire. ¡Se creativo y Diviertete! Hemos incluido algunas ideas y actividades divertidas para ti.


Kindergarten ¡Aquí vamos!


¡Algunos de ustedes se están mudando al jardín de infantes y los extrañaremos mucho! Los niños tienden a olvidar algunas habilidades durante el verano y para ayudar a asegurarse de que eso no suceda, hemos incluido un paquete de verano. Entrantes de Kindergarteners, hemos incluido una lista de verificación de K-Readiness de una página para ayudarlo a enfocar esas habilidades de K-Readiness. Pasar incluso 15 minutos diarios en tareas de aprendizaje y leer un libro diariamente ayudará a mantener a su hijo listo para su próximo gran paso. Le deseamos lo mejor y sabemos que cada uno brillará a medida que se conviertan en grandes niños de kindergarten.


¡Disfruta de tus abejas ocupadas de verano!


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Optional Printable Summer Resources

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Community Resources

  • FRC Contact - We are here for you! Any family in need can contact Juliana Simpson,
  • Northside's Family Resource Center Coordinator at juliana.simpson@shelby.kyschools.us or contact me on CLASSDOJO or call 502-633-3760
  • ** Hablo Espanol** Estoy aqui para servirles.

  • Shelby County Youth Service Center Resource List for Shelby County Families- This link provides of a comprehensive list of Shelby County resources for families.
  • **Lista de recursos en el condado de Shelby

  • Metro United Way 2-1-1
  • 2-1-1 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline that connects people of all ages to the essential health and human services they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A toll-free call to 2-1-1 connects you to a community resource specialist who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services that can improve and save lives.
  • **LLamen al 2-1-1 es gratis y te conectan con recursos en tu condado

  • SCPS Meal Information about when and where food will be distributed throughout the county.
  • https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Xewt3-ZzkJXkPxL1pTHfld-5YltX5U2JVYLGRs4o7jM/edit?usp=sharing
  • **Informacion sobre la comida gratis en la escuela para los ninos.

  • FRC May Newsletter/Noticias del Centro de recursos para familias: https://www.smore.com/5vyb4
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    NECC Staff Shared Family Resources

    • At Home Reading Help for Your Child - Reading tips and strategies to use with your child at home!
    • Kindergarten Resources - The wonderful Mrs. Amanda Buckhout has recorded several read-alongs, key word songs, and other resources for Kindergarten families to use while at home!
    • External Links: Keep Learning at Home

      • Epic! - Epic! is the leading digital library for kids 12 and under. The service is now offering students Remote Access to Epic for FREE through the end of the school year (June 30th).
      • Shelby County Public Library Story Time:
      • Kentucky Virtual Library - An INCREDIBLE resource for families to use in order to access online texts for students!
      • Username: shelby#k12 / Password: chairdance#20
      • Oxford Owl-Browse our library of free children's eBooks to read with your child including Oxford Reading
      • Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems - Renowned children’s book author Mo Willems, who created the Elephant and Piggie and Pigeon book series, is teaming up with The Kennedy Center to offer daily doodles to kids stuck at home.
      • Mystery Science - Mystery Science is the creator of the most popular science lessons in U.S. schools. To help educators during this time of coronavirus, Mystery Science has pulled their most popular science lessons and are offering them for anyone to use for free. No account or login is needed,
      • pbiskids.org
      • Virtual Field Trips - Over 30 Virtual Field Trips with Links.
      • Pbskids-Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows!
      • Kids National Geopgraphic-Nat Geo Kids makes it fun to explore your world with weird, wild, and wacky videos! Videos featuring awesome animals, cool science, funny pets, and more, are.
      • Sguiggle
      • Education.com preschool games-Play our free preschool games online to give your kids the coolest ways to learn the lessons teachers say are most important in preschool
      • Nick Jr. -Play fun online learning games from your child's favorite Nick Jr. shows! Games are designed to help develop your preschooler's math and reading skills.
      • Fun Brain Jr.-These fun and vibrant games for kids ages 2-6 will help children build early learning skills in math and reading.
      • The Learning App: learn to trace letter online.
      • Zoodle- Everything from Amount of Time spent on Cognitive Development to Life Skills.
      • Jack Hartman: Super Fun Learning Songs are all about making learning even more fun with the very best in children's educational music Find a song and dance a learn.
      • KET/PBS/ Learn at Home: KET has several online resources to support learning at home.


    Bilingual Resources: Recursos bilingues


    Spanish Playground-Las actividades en español hacen que el aprendizaje de idiomas sea divertido y efectivo.

    Unite for Literacy- Unite for Literacy proporciona acceso digital gratuito a libros ilustrados, narrados en muchos idiomas.

    pbskids: Juegos de español para niñas

    Reading Conmigo: Leer Conmigo ofrece libros infantiles gratuitos en inglés y español, aplicaciones educativas y recursos de aprendizaje para niños desde preescolar hasta quinto grado..

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    Gross Motor Resources

    External Links:

    • GoNoodle - GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home is a free online resource for parents, caregivers, teachers, and kids. It offers free movement, yoga, and mindfulness videos, downloadable curricular activities, and off-screen home activities. These resources span a variety of abilities, interests, ages, and subjects
    • PBS Learning - Discover resources that provide essential lessons on physical, mental, and emotional health.
    • Cosmic Kids Yoga-Watch Cosmic Kids Yoga here - it's fun and great for balance, strength and confidence.
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