October Updates


Parent Conferences

October is Parent Conference Month!

Teachers will be contacting you to set up a time to discuss with you your child and their progress so far this year. These meetings can be either face-to-face or virtual and both daytime and evening options will be available.

If you do end up in a face-to-face meeting, we ask that you respect our staff's safety and practice good social distancing (6 feet) and consider wearing a mask. This will minimize the chance that our staff has to be out on quarantine instead of in class with your child in case anyone that comes in for a conference ends up testing positive for COVID.

Palmetto Basics

We are thrilled, once again, to be partnering with Greenville First Step’s “The Palmetto Basics” initiative. The Palmetto Basics are five evidence-based parenting and caregiving principles that encompass much of what experts find is important for young children. Please check out the following video to learn more about this initiative: Introductory Video

Today, I will highlight the first part of Palmetto Basic #1: Maximize Love, Manage Stress.

Maximize Love, Manage Stress: The first part of this basic is “Maximizing Love” which is critical to your child’s healthy development. Young children thrive when their world seems loving, safe and predictable. When we express love and respond to a child’s needs, we teach them that they can count on us. Overtime, this helps them to learn to manage their own feelings and behavior. As they grow and when they feel secure, this gives them confidence to explore, learn and take on challenges that are needed for quality learning. This is why at the CDCs we work to provide this loving, safe and predictable environment by listening to your child, expressing empathy when needed, and maintaining a consistent daily schedule while at school. Doing these things at home too are a way for you to maximize love in your environment as well.