Early Childhood Learning Center

Kirksville R-III Schools

We are committed to providing a positive learning and social environment that will lead to the Kirksville R-III mission: Empowering 21st century learners to create their success, build their community and better the world.

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September 2018

Dear Parents,

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new and returning families. We are excited that you have chosen the Early Childhood Learning Center for your child. We look forward to providing a warm, secure and nurturing environment where your child’s uniqueness is valued and fostered throughout the day. Whether you are entering our program as a new parent or have been with us before, your partnership with us is very important and we will work closely with you to ensure continuity between home and school.

As always, if you ever have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Have a great school year! -Jen Meyer

Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday, Sept. 11th: Fluoride Treatments

Tuesday, Sept. 18th: Health Screenings

Thursday, Sept. 27th: Picture Day

Friday, Sept. 28th: No School

Picture Day is September 27th.

Smile for those cameras. Picture Day is September 27th. We will send order forms home or you can order on-line by clicking on this link.

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Positive Behavior Supports

Exciting news! The ECLC received GOLD status from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for our Positive Behavior Support Program. “Schools that incorporate these types of supportive environments make a real difference in the lives of all students, including those who deal with behavior challenges every day.”

In September, we are excited to start our Second Step program. The Second Step early learning program is a research-based intervention that promotes: success across academic, social, and community environments. Children are taught the skills that strengthen their ability to: learn, have empathy, manage emotions, make friends and solve problems. It prevents: problem behaviors, peer rejection, impulsivity, antisocial behavior and aggression by developing a child’s self-regulation skills and social-emotional competencies. The themes we will work on this month are welcoming others, listening rules, focusing attention, and self-talk.

Thank you to all the parents and staff who have donated prizes for our prize box! Please keep recycling prizes! We really appreciate it!

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Tiger Pride Wednesdays

Be sure to show your Tiger Pride each Wednesday!
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From the Nurse

Why do you need my child’s immunization record? Per licensing requirements, all students enrolled must be current on vaccinations. We are required to exclude a student until records are produced or all required immunizations have been given.

Why do you need a physical for my child?

Per licensing requirements, all students attending the ECLC must have a current physical on file within 30 days of enrollment.

What do I do if my child needs medications at school? If your child needs medications at school, we require that the medication be current and accompanied by a physician’s note. Parents must bring the medications to school. Please do not send them with your child.

Parents As Teachers

The cornerstone of our PAT Program is the Personal Home Visit. We strongly believe that parents are a child's first teacher and that all children can learn and grow to reach their full potential.

When you enroll in our home visit program, you receive one or two visits a month, in your home, at a time that works for you and your family. Visits are about 50 minutes long. Your Parent Educator willbring an fun learning activity for you and your child as well as developmental and parenting information that is helpful to your family. We cover all kinds of topics from sleeping through the night and starting solids to potty-training, choosing a preschool, and starting kindergarten.

Our program is open to all families in the Kirksville R-III School District with a child from birth to kindergarten. It is completely free!! Enrollment is voluntary. Most families really enjoy being in PAT but if it is not meeting your needs, you are welcome to unenroll at any time.

If you would like to enroll in our program, you can message us on facebook or call 626-1459.
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Birthday Pantry

A big thank you to Tiffany LaBeth who has helped establish this program at the ECLC. The Birthday Pantry is stocked from donations to make sure EVERY child is able to celebrate his or her birthday at school. If you would like to make a donation, please drop the items off at the ECLC office. Any donations need to be store bought, nut free and follow the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Guidelines.

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Smart Food Planner

Click on the orange bar to be directed to a food planner calculator to check to make sure an item meets the guidelines.

Adair County Public Library

The public library has some great opportunities for our students. Click on the orange bar to access the library newsletter.