Biscuit has been having lots of fun going home with the kids. They are on their 5th book and 5th phonics book already and soon to change to another book. Please keep writing in the journal and putting pictures of his adventures with your child in the journal. It makes for a great memory book to look at later.
Biscuit will take a break during the month of March, so we can celebrate Dr. Seuss. At that time we will send home with kids night a Dr. Seuss bag, with Dr. Seuss books in it. And maybe even a Cat in the hat stuffy to enjoy the evening with your child. March 2, is Dr. Seuss birthday and we will celebrate his birthday in that month with his books. So keep an eye out next month. We actually have two bags, so two kids per night can take a book home.
Our next upcoming parents night out is Valentines day. (Tuesday Feb. 14th) That is a paid night, if any parents wish to take that opportunity to go out and celebrate Valentines day and need to use our service let us know in advance.
Fee is $30 per child enrolled here. Siblings are extra. $10 (no babies under age 2)
If you have a friend that wants to join you as a couples night out, their child is $45 for first child, $15 for second child (siblings) no babies.
Per family, we don't mix kids into a group from various families.
We plan to have monthly parents nights out for a while. The only catch, is that I need two or more families to sign up in order to make it worth while staying open on a Friday night.
Friday March 17th (paid night)
Friday April 21st (paid night)
Friday May 19th (paid night)
Friday June 16th (paid night)
Friday Sept. 29th (paid night)
Any summer nights out TBA.
Friday Dec. 15th (free)
WOULD YOU LIKE TO EARN A FREE PARENTS NIGHT OUT?
It's easy. Refer a new family to our child care.
If they sign up, and start child care, you will receive a certificate
for a free night out and you can use that certificate on any of our
parent night out schedules. Each certificate is good
for one parents night out.
This would also include the siblings over age 2 years.
click the links below to find fun things to do with the family around Sacramento
THINGS TO DO IN ELK GROVE WITH THE KIDS
The Elk Grove ice skating rink on Elk Grove, Blvd in Old town will be open until January 16th so go while you still have the chance
While connecting experience to language is an important foundation for learning to read, giving children direct contact with books is equally important. In fact, the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.
When adults read aloud, children quickly learn that a book is a wonderful thing. When an adult happily reads aloud to children and reads stories that delight both the adult and the children, the experience can be magical. Often adults relive the joys of stories that were important in their own
childhood and pass those special stories on to the next generation. The children bask in the warmth and intimacy of sharing a book with a loved adult. Even if children do not fully understand the story or poem being read, they may enjoy simply hearing the tone and cadence of the adult's voice, and they will naturally learn about the nature of stories and the structure of language.
There is more to reading to children than just saying the words. Reading aloud is a social event, a shared activity in which children are encouraged to ask questions and talk about a story. A story may be the jumping off point for great discussions. For example, what would your children say if
you asked, "Why did the hare think he could get away with sleeping on the side of the road?" Pointing out the connections between the story and your children's own lives is also important. Comparing Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny of Beatrix Potter fame with the rabbit you saw at the pet store, at the zoo, or in the woods will help your child distinguish between real and make-believe.
It is not so much who reads with children but rather that someone does it regularly and with joy.
Children learn by touching, tasting, feeling, smelling, and listening. They love to help prepare food and cook because they can use all their senses. Children like to eat the foods they make. Plan ways the children in your care can help you. Be sure to consider the age of the child.
Two-year-olds are learning to use the large muscles in their arms. They will enjoy activities such as:
Three-year-olds are learning to use their hands. Try activities such as:
Four- and five-year-olds are learning to control smaller muscles in their fingers. Offer them experiences such as:
IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER
RECIPES FOR HELPING HANDS
ONE-BOWL FRENCH BREAD
Children love to knead and shape dough. Allow plenty of time for the children to do as many tasks as possible.
3 to 3 1/2 cups unsifted flour
1 package dry yeast
4 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons soft margarine
1 1/2 cups very hot water (105-1150F)
Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, salt, and undissolved dry yeast in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly. Add margarine. Add very hot water gradually to dry ingredients. Beat 2 minutes. Add 1 cup of flour or enough to make a thick batter. Beat 2 or 3 minutes. Stir in enough additional flour to make a soft dough. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap.
Let rise in a warm place for 45 to 60 minutes. Stir dough down and turn out onto heavily floured surface. After washing children's hands, flour them and have them knead dough until it is smooth. Shape dough into one large oblong or let the children experiment with different shapes and sizes. Try pretzels, animals, letters, numbers, or holiday shapes.
Place on a greased baking sheet and let rise (40 to 50 minutes for a large loaf, less time for small shapes). Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (40 minutes for a large loaf, 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown for small shapes).
cooked ground beef, cheese, refried beans and other vegetables for tortilla filling
Give a tortilla to each child. Fill with cooked ground beef, cheese, and/or vegetables.
1 stalk celery
1 cup seedless grapes, cut in half
1 cup low-fat lemon yogurt
Have children wash the celery, apple, and grapes. Children can peel the banana and orange. An adult should cut the fruit and celery into bite-size pieces. Have children place fruit and celery in a large bowl. Add yogurt and mix well.
FUNNY, FRUITY PIZZAS
low-fat mozzarella cheese slices (1 slice per child)
English muffins, sliced in half (1 half per child)
fruit (an apple, banana, orange, or seedless grapes)
Have the children wash the fruit. Children can peel bananas and oranges or pluck grapes from their stems. An adult should cut the fruit into small pieces.
Split the English muffins. Give each child one half. Have the children place a slice of cheese on each muffin. Toast the English muffins until the cheese melts. Have each child top his or her muffin with fruit.
Most everything is in place for the 2017 schedule. We still have a couple of dates to announce. Always check updates
CLOSED Mon. Jan. 2nd
Music Man Mon. Jan 16th
Valentine Party Tues 2/14
Bring goody bags to share
Parent night out. 2/14 $35
Music man Mon. 2/ 27
CLOSED Mon. Feb. 20th Presidents day
Wear Green March 17th
Music man Mon. 3/20
Parent night out. 3/17 $35
Annual Egg hunt Fri. 4/ 14
Bring goody bags to share.
Music Man Mon. 4/ 17
Parent night out. 4/21 $35
Fri May 12th Provider appreciation day
Sunday May 14th Mother’s Day
Parent night out. 5/19 $35
Music Man Mon. 5/15
CLOSED Fri May 26th
CLOSED Mon. May 29th Memorial day
Parent night out 6/16 $35
Fathers day Sun 6/18
Music man Mon. 6/19
Friday 6/23 Parent hooky day
Location to TBA
Saturday 6/24 Preschool graduation and family picnic
Closed July 3rd and 4th
4 day weekend.
Summer fun program begins
Music man 7/17
SUMMER BREAK CLOSURE
7/24 to 7/28 1 week
Music man Mon. 8/21
Summer fun program continues
CLOSED Mon. 9/4 LABOR DAY
Back to Preschool
Music Man Mon 9/ 18
Parent night out 9/29 $30
CLOSED Mon. 10/9 Columbus Day
Music man Mon 10/16
PUMPKIN PATCH field trip 10/20
Parents back to school night
Halloween party Tues. 10/31 bring goody bags, and costumes.
Music man Mon. 11/20
CLOSE early Wed. 11/22 Harvest luncheon at 12:30 bring pot luck dishes.
CLOSED Thru/Fri 11/23, 11/24 Thanksgiving
Parents night out. Friday 12/ 15
Music man on night out.
Close early Friday 12/22 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Party Friday 12/22 6 pm. Round Table Pizza
CLOSE winter break 12/25/2017 – 1/1/2018 1 week plus New Years
Provider reserves the right to change dates if necessary, take a personal day off when necessary for Personal reasons, illness, work related trainings etc. Provider will give as much notice as possible.
All fees are due and payable on Friday in advance. ALL FEES are due and payable before Closures and must include the week of closure.
All fees are payable 52 weeks a year. There are no deductions for absences of any kind, and no deductions for closures and Preschool breaks.