Pattonville Preschool News
Note from the Director
On the first of each month you will receive a newsletter from the ECC letting you know about important events and information. We will send it home electronically through your email. If you need a paper copy, please let the office know and we can send one home with your child.
Connect. Empower. Learn. These 3 words embody the mission of the Pattonville Early Childhood. These are not empty words to us here at the ECC, we strive to live these each day, for kids and adults.
Build trusting relationships with children, families, and community
Strengthen all to become confident and curious
Create developmentally appropriate and engaging learning environments
Here are some friendly reminders you can do to help:
- Wait at your car.
- Keep conversations with teachers brief.
- Put down cell phones while at drop-off/pick-up.
- Watch traffic patrol staff for signals and directions.
NOTE: We share a driveway with our neighbors. Please help us be good neighbors and DO NOT block the driveways while waiting in line.
We follow the District guidelines listed below at the ECC:
- 100° or above: Children should not go outside.
- 90° to 99°: Children can stay out with sunscreen and plenty of water. Outdoor play may need to be limited to 5-15 minutes.
- 32° to 89°: Children can stay outside without time restriction.
Picture Day for our Early Childhood Preschool Classes is scheduled for October 10th and 11th.
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We are looking for new or slightly used golf-size umbrellas to keep staff and kids dry on rainy days during drop-off and pick-up. If you have any you are willing to donate we would greatly appreciate it!
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- September 3: NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
- September 21: Early Dismissal for Full-Day Classrooms (Dismissal at 11:15)
- October 12: NO SCHOOL - Staff Development
The Power of Play
Years of research on children's learning and development document the many benefits of play for children's intellectual, social, emotional, physical and language development. Children at play are actively involved in creating themes, exploring environments, solving problems and developing shared understandings.
As kids play with each other, they learn to see other children's points of view and begin to become more empathetic and caring. They come to understand customs and rules in their own culture and to appreciate those of others. They learn to use language in new ways to describe their play and to interact with others. And in play, children develop their muscles and coordination.
Adults support children's play by providing space, opportunity and materials. We set up areas that are kid friendly, where they have the time to choose and to become engaged in their own play activities. And when we provide them with simple, interesting materials - no newfangled, expensive gadgets required - kids take it from there.
Play is fun - but is also is serious business that pays big dividends to its eager, young investors.
Our Parents as Teachers (PAT) program offers free developmental screenings for children ages 3-Kindergarten. Click on the button above to sign-up.
Reminder: Tuition is due the 1st of the month.
Our first PTO meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18 from 6-7 pm at the ECC in the multipurpose room.
Trunk or Treat
Save the Date - Our annual Trunk or Treat night is scheduled October 17 from
September 20th from 10:30 am - 9:00 pm Pieology in Creve Couer will donate 20% of sales to the Pattonville Early Childhood PTO.
TEAM CENTRAL GYMNASTICS
Friday, Sep. 14th, 9:30-10:30am
2675 Metro Boulevard
Maryland Heights, MO
Group rate cost is $6 per child (cash or check only). Please turn in to Kendra (314-213-8100) at the ECC by the Wednesday before by 4:30 pm. NO late sign-ups.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
SCOTT GALLAGHER SOCCER CLINICS AGES 2 – 12
Clinics will be lead by Scott Gallagher coaches and players will be grouped by ages and skills to learn and enhance ones soccer skills. The focus will be on ball skills, developing proper technique, building confidence on the soccer field, physical development, and most important, having fun. Clinics will be held for five consecutive weeks.
START DATE: Saturday, September 8th
TIME: 9:00am – 11:30am
Fee: $35 residents $40 non-residents
LOCATION: Holman Middle School Fields (11055 St Charles Rock Road)
INSTRUCTOR: Scott Gallagher Coaches