Early Education Center
Fall 2022 Newsletter
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 with these tips:
Get enough sleep. Preschoolers need 11 - 13 hours of sleep for optimal learning.
Stay home when you’re sick. Please wait 24 hours after symptoms improve to return to school.
Connect to SeeSaw for class and building announcements. Ask your child’s teacher how.
Take steps to build healthy eating habits into your family’s schedule
Phone Free Zone
Watch for changes in our hallways soon! We are working toward common areas being a Phone Free Zone. Use the time when you are in these spaces to connect with your child by engaging in conversation, playing a simple game, or enjoying the art displays while you wait or visit.
For more information about screen use in early childhood, check out our position statement below:
Starting next week: Setting Limits with Your Strong Willed Child Book Study. No need to read the book- Let Bonnie do the summarizing for you!
Scholastic Book Orders
We are starting our Scholastic Book Club! If you would like to order some books for your child, you can visit the scholastic website and browse hundreds of books!
With a $25 order, you can pick a FREE $5 Book (use code: READS).
Class order due date: 10/14/22
Shop the Early Education Center page: https://orders.scholastic.com/JPRK9
Shop Digital Flyers for Our Grade with Your Child: https://clubs.scholastic.com/prek
Please share the Class Page link to extended family and friends. All orders also earn FREE Books for our class.
Mrs. Webber (This is the account holder for the Early Education Center. All orders will go under this account.)
Class Code: JPRK9
Deadline approaching for Meal Benefits - Tuesday, October 18
If your child(ren) was approved for Free or Reduced Meals last school year and you haven't yet applied for this year, those benefits will be expiring October 18th.
Families need to reapply for Free or Reduced Meal Benefits each school year.
Paper applications are available at your child's school and may be dropped off there or at our Food & Nutrition Services Office, 1410 South McKay Ave., Ste 201, M-F, 7:30am-4:30pm. Enter Door #1 off the Woodland main parking lot and proceed upstairs to the district reception desk.
You may also complete an online application at family.wordwareinc.com.
Did you know? If approved you can also receive discounted sports and activity fees for your students!
Community Parent Survey
First Children’s Finance has chosen Alexandria to participate in their Rural Child Care Innovation Program. The Rural Child Care Innovation Program is a community engagement process designed to develop right-sized solutions to address the needs of child care and early education for the communities selected to participate.
Over an 18-month period, chosen communities will focus on opportunities and challenges they are facing with child care. First Children’s Finance helps facilitate the conversation and provides expertise, tools, and resources to support the creation and implementation of solutions to address child care shortages in rural communities.
Your participation in this survey will help guide the conversation and the combined responses will provide insights into the child care challenges in Alexandria.
Click for the parent survey:
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EEC Building Addition Open House
Saturday, Oct. 15th, 9am-12pm
1410 South McKay Avenue
Come see the new Shenanigans Indoor Playground and new classroom learning spaces for early learners! Join us for free play, snacks, and beverages.
What's Happening : Dates to Remember
Oct 1 - 15 - United Way Coat Drive
Oct 11 - Building Addition Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 4 pm
Oct 15 - Shenanigans Grand Opening, 9 - noon
Oct 17 - 19 - Conferences (Please schedule with the front desk)
Oct 19 - 21 - No School; Fall Break
Oct 26 - Parent Advisory Committee Meeting (email email@example.com for details)
Oct 28 - Harvest Fun Event at EEC, 4-6 pm
Nov 9 - Picture Retake Day for EEC, 9-2