Early Education Newsletter

Fall 2021

Dear Early Education Families -

We are grateful you chose the Early Education Center as your early childhood home. Students are settling into their routine and the energy in the building is exciting. We look forward to supporting your student’s healthy development in the months to come! You will find a variety of resources and announcements below.

Sincerely, The Early Education Team

Family Life : Staying Healthy

We continue to diligently work to keep our youngest learners in school and feeling great. You can help slow the spread of illness and keep your family healthy by:

  • Staying home when you’re sick

  • Letting us know if you, or a family member takes a Covid-19 test

  • Stay connected to SeeSaw for class and building announcements

  • Wearing a mask inside our building as required

  • Taking steps to build healthy eating and sleeping habits into your family’s schedule

  • Looking for more family health tips? Visit KidsHealth.org

Take Home Tips : Zones of Regulation

It is important for young children to learn about emotions, how to recognize them, and how to manage them. We want you to know how we talk about emotions so you have tools to reinforce these skills at home. You can learn more about the framework we use by clicking here. Information about the zones and tools will be sent home all year!

Homecoming Parade

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Getting Involved

There are many opportunities that you have to help support your child’s program. Consider the following ways to contribute as you are able:

Parent Advisory Committee -

Join the committed group of parents who give input into programming options and special events, and learn about the behind-the-scenes operation of the EEC.

Upcoming meeting dates: October 28, January 21, April 1

8 - 9:30 am

Sibling Care is available

Please register to attend at alexandria.ce.eleyo.com

Log onto GiveMN -

GiveMN is one way you can help . Visit our school’s page anytime to read about us and the exciting ways your dollars support the Early Education Center. Or, consider donating on Give to the Max Day: Thursday, November 18!

Elden’s Receipts -

When you shop at Elden’s you are able to place your receipt in the basket that has our school name on it (Alexandria Public Schools Early Education Center). Or, return your receipts to school. Elden’s generously provides classroom materials based on the number of receipts turned in.

MyCoke Rewards -

Turn in codes from recent coke product purchases at the front desk.

Volunteer -

A variety of volunteer opportunities will be available this year! Watch for information from your child’s teacher about the ways you can be part of this year’s fun!

Donate -

Have extras? We are able to make use of a ton of items you may no longer need at home including:

  • Art and craft supplies (tissue paper, beads, paper plates, popsicle sticks, beads, etc.)

  • Winter gear (boots, snowpants and gloves in sizes 4t - 6)

  • Nature parts (tree slices, pinecones, acorns, pumpkins, hay bales)

  • Packing peanuts, toilet paper tubes and large plastic snack containers.

  • Puzzles, games and toys in like-new condition

  • Healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables for snack

Big Vehicle Day

Early Education Focus

Help out the Early Education Center by taking this survey! Our new addition will include two new rooms and Shenanigans. Let us know what else we can do to support your family!

What’s Happening : Dates to remember

Oct 1 - 15 - United Way Coat Drive

October 12 - 13 - Fire Station Visits EEC

Oct 18 - 20 - Conferences

Oct 20 - 22 - No School; Fall Break

Oct 29 - Parent Advisory Committee Meeting

Oct 29 - Harvest Fun Event