The Sandcastle Times - July 2021

"Building Strong Foundations for Lifetime of Learning"

A message from Holly Bevilacqua, COO

With summer underway and the smell of sunscreen filling the halls, we are excited for the next month ahead. The sun is shining and we are getting back some normalcy! Our Camps have kicked off the summer with a bang and have lots of upcoming adventures to keep them busy.

In the rest of the center, each of our classrooms has worked hard to incorporate some really cool and fun activities for their students. To stay abreast of upcoming activities please refer to the Monthly Calendars or the Carelot website. We would love to have you join us for a planned activity. Or, feel free to contact your child’s teacher if you would like to just come to visit or even share a talent with the children.

Do you know someone looking for a career with children? Have them look no further. Carelot is now hiring in all our centers as our programs continue to expand.

Calendar of Events- Click Here!

Check out all the exciting events happening at Carelot!


Summer tips and reminders

We are always looking for parent/family volunteers. Come and share a favorite story, make a snack or craft with the children, or just come and spend time in your child’s classroom!

When going on vacation this summer please inform the teachers of the days you will be out so they can plan accordingly. Thank you!

Summer activities and events may change your daily plans. Please remember to call the center by 9:00 am if your child will be absent or in late. This helps us plan our staffing for the day. Thank you!

Water play has officially begun in our centers. The children really look forward to these days so please make sure your child has a complete set of water play clothes here so everyone can participate. This includes a bathing suit/extra clothes, water shoes, & a towel. We do water play at least a couple of times during the week as part of our gross motor/sensory curriculum! Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to your child before they arrive each day! Paba free and SPF of 15 or higher, please! Water play occurs on various days depending on the weekly schedule and weather so please have your child’s water play items at school each week! Check with your child's classroom for details.

Now Enrolling for 2021/2022 School Year

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July Question of the month "If you could change one policy what would it be and why?"

Our June Winner was: Cole & Caroline's family from East Lyme-

Don't forget to submit your answers! You have won a $25 tuition credit on your account.

It's easy to win just by clicking the link below to submit your answer!

Thanks for helping us make our programs better! Without everyone’s input, we are not able to effectively assess how our programs are doing! We appreciate you taking the time to help us assess our policies, procedures, curriculum, and more!

PTO news....

Upcoming events:

FUN PASTA FUNDRAISING: July 1st to July 23rd!!! Fun pasta for all your recipes!

Ronald Vlaun Scholarship: Congratulations to This year's recipient of the Ronald Vlaun Memorial Scholarship was Sara Lambert! Sara is pursuing a degree in ECE and is also a graduate of Carelot!!! She is also a graduate of Carelot Children's Center Preschool!

Thank you everyone for supporting the PTO allowing us to support future teachers!!! Our PTO and Annual One-Stop Shopping Event and in November helps fund this scholarship program.


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All around Carelot

We hope all our "POPS" enjoyed their special day! Thank you to all who participated at our Father’s Day Social. Also a BIG congratulations to our preschool graduates! They had an amazing performance and we wish them the best of luck in kindergarten. We know you all will do great. A huge congratulations to all our graduating staff! Best wishes in your future endeavors!

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Wish list items- Drop off at any Carelot location

Any old working Ipads, Iphones or tablets for our classrooms! Recycle!

Legos, Shaving Cream, Pasta, Rice, Bubbles and Sidewalk Chalk.

Camp 2021

Welcome to summer camp! We have many fun trips and programs planned for this summer! We always welcome chaperones so if you are interested in coming on a trip, see one of the counselors!! We appreciate your assistance!

Please be sure to check out the calendar of events so you don’t miss out on all the fun! Some openings are still available if you would like to add a day or extra week! Just stop by the office!

Fun things to do with your kids this summer:

  • Bake cookies and make ice cream sandwiches
  • Have luau in the backyard
  • Go to the beach and collect shells
  • Have an A to Z scavenger hunt
  • Build a sandcastle
  • Set up a lemonade stand
  • Go on a bike ride
  • Make a sidewalk chalk mural
  • Visit a fish hatchery, a park, a zoo or take in a ball game
  • Go Play mini golf
  • Visit a firestation or police station
  • Bake cupcakes in ice cream cones
  • Attend an outdoor festival or concert
  • Paint canvas sneakers with fabric paint

Reminder: New Rates begin with the July 9th billing for current families- Covid fees end.

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Carelot Children's Center, Inc.

"Building Strong Foundations for a Lifetime of Learning"

Providing education to Children ages 3 months to 12 years!