March News

What's happening at HGECC?

March is here!

March is here, and the weather can't make up it's mind! Snow on one day, sunny and 60s on the next.... love the Missouri weather!

We wrapped up an amazing Messy Night family event last month (check out some pictures on our website!), and Community Screenings last week. It's been a busy start so far!

This month we are looking forward to warmer weather so that we can get outside and play in the sunshine. It is so important for our kids to have fresh air (and the grown ups too!). When we are outside, we aren't just playing....we are growing, stretching, developing our big motor skills by climbing and running, hand-eye coordination while we dribble our basketballs, and even working on our social skills! We work on how to share, take turns, and include each other in our play. It is such an important time for us!

Spring Break is around the corner already, and we will be missing your kids for that week! During that time away, try to find time to go to a local park or grocery store. Talk about what you are seeing, what colors, shapes, and textures you are noticing. If you are shopping for groceries, have your child hold the list and help you get things off the shelf. These are also amazing learning opportunities for our little ones.

It's going to be another fantastic month of learning! This is the time of year we start to see so much growth with our students. I know you are probably starting to notice some of the gains they have made at home as well!

Make sure you check out your child's teacher's website for pictures, resources, and updates on what is happening in their classrooms! Go to, click on "about us", then go to "teachers and staff". Find your teacher's name and click on their website. The teachers love to have you visit their sites!

If you ever have any questions at all, please feel free to call or email me. I am always happy to meet with you!

-Keri Collison

Events Coming up:

*Daylight Savings Time: Sunday, March 11 (Set your clocks ahead one hour)

*Parent Committee: Tuesday, March 20th 6:00 p.m. HGECC Library

*Spring Break: March 26-30 (EHS is open)

Conscious Discipline: Did you know?

5 Things Every Child Should Hear:

You have a responsibility to be your best self.

You can make a difference in this world.

You have unique talents and gifts.

You are creative and smart.

You are loved.

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Meet Ms. Susan: ECSE Teacher

Check out what Ms. Susan's class has been doing lately!

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Parents As Teachers

Parents As Teachers is taking enrollment for those families interested in this free home-visiting program! Our program focuses on families who are pregnant or have children birth to Kindergarten. For more info please call 816-316-5517

or visit us online

Parent Committee

Have you heard about Parent Committee? Call Chelsea at 816-316-5457 to get involved!

We want to partner with you to get your input and feedback on our HG family and focus! One way to share your ideas is through our Parent Committee. We meet monthly at HGECC, and would love to see you at our next meeting!

Why does HGECC Rock?

Our Mission:

To support children in reaching their highest potential by utilizing developmentally appropriate practices in a safe and nurturing environment. By partnering with families, we build positive relationships which promote life-long learners.

TONS of great information for HGECC Families.

Car and bus rider procedures at a glance

Car Riders:

A. Please use the loop in the back of the building.

B. Have your blue card in the passenger side window when you pull up to a cone.

C. When you pull up, staff will come to you car to receive or deliver your child to you.

D. Initial the clipboard at pick up times.

Bus Riders:

A. Make sure you have your yellow bus card to receive your child from the bus.

B. Initial the clipboard/bus sheet that the driver provides to you.

C. Walk your child to the door of the bus when loading, and receive your child at the door of the bus at drop off.

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District Coordinator of HGECC: Keri Collison