News from Administration

We had a lot of fun in January!  We enjoyed Crazy Hat Day on the 15th. We also explored many themes revolving around winter and snow.  Our Preschool and Pre-K classes made imitation snow to use in their sensory table.  They also made sticky ice!  Our Preschool child also made their own beautiful snow globes!

This month we are looking to be just as busy with all the activities going on.  We certainly hope the temperature outside will be a little warmer.  February 16th is President’s Day and we will be closed.  Enjoy the long weekend!

 Family of the Month – The Siddiq Family

Our featured family this month is The Siddiq family. This is Brianna from our Infant C class with her mom and her grandpa. Brianna has been with us since May of last year! She has gotten so big and has grown so fast. Whenever Grandma and Grandpa come to pick her up, all of the children in the class want to give them hugs! Brianna is saying a lot of new words lately. She enjoys doing art projects, reading books, and taking care of the babies in the classroom.

 

Featured Employee – Kimberly Tonelli

 

Hello, my name is Kimberly and I am the lead Twaddler A teacher. I joined the CWA team in June and had a very exciting summer working in our Camp program. We went on many field trips and did a lot of hands-on activities. In September, I began working with the Twaddlers. I love coming here to work every day and watching “my children” grow and learn new things. They always put a smile on my face! This May, I will be graduating from Westchester Community College with my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I am excited to learn new things and continue my education.

Curriculum News

Young Learners

We are looking forward to a lovely February!  Our themes for the month are “Lights and Shadows”, “Valentine’s Day, Love, Hearts”, “Our President’s and Chinese New Year”, and “Dental Health”.  For our Author Study this month, we will be reading stories by the author Norman Bridwell.  Some of his stories that we will be reading include:  Clifford’s Family, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Clifford, We Love You, and Clifford’s First Valentine’s Day. For Fun with Fitness this month we will sing and move to “The More We Get Together”, we will do a “heart toss” and talk about heart health.  We will also learn about brushing our teeth and flossing.  For Character Development this month we will talk about cooperation.  Our Poems of the Week are “Little Groundhog,” “Valentine,” “Chinese Dragon,” and “My Tooth”.   Our Spanish words for this month include: family (familia), love (amor), country (país) and teeth (dentición).  We will be learning family, love, president and eat for Sign Language this month.  Some of the songs we will sing this month include “Little Groundhog Under the Snow”, “Won’t You Be My Valentine”, “Make a Heart” and “Brush our Teeth”.  For Art this month, we will use different materials to make creative Valentine and heart projects.  We will also be making a groundhog project.  We are sure to have a wonderful month!

 

Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten

We are looking forward to a great month! Our weekly themes for the month of February are “Lights and Shadows”, “Valentine’s Day, Love, Hearts”, “Our President’s and Chinese New Year”, and “Dental Health”.  For our Author Study this month, we will be reading stories by the author Norman Bridwell.  Some of his stories that we will be reading include:  Clifford’s Family, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Clifford, We Love You, and Clifford’s First Valentine’s Day.  For Science we will experiment with shadows.  For Math we will be working on measuring and will be introduced to “10-frame” counting.  This month we will also be working on writing our numbers!  For Fun with Fitness this month we will be having our very own Olympic Day!  We will also talk about ways to keep our country beautiful and learn about brushing our teeth and flossing.  For Character Development this month we will talk about cooperation.  Our Poems of the Week are “Little Groundhog,” “Valentine,” “Chinese Dragon,” and “My Tooth”.   Our Spanish words for this month include: family (familia), love (amor), country (país) and teeth (dentición).  We will be learning family, love, president and eat for Sign Language this month.  Some of the songs we will sing this month include “I’m a Little Groundhog”, “Fuzzy Groundhog”, “You’re My Valentine”, “Five Pretty Valentine’s”, “Our Presidents”, and “Brush our Teeth”.  For Art this month, we will use different materials to make creative Valentine and heart projects.  We will also be making a groundhog project.  We love the month of February!

School Holidays

We will be closed on President’s Day, February 16th.  The public schools are closed Monday, February 16th thru Friday, February 20th.  Please let us know if your child will need care during this week.

 Refer-A-Friend Program

Did you know that if you refer someone to us, after they are here for three months, you earn a free week of tuition?!  Just a reminder to tell your friends all about us!

Staff  Birthdays

 

Miss Luisa – February 6th

Miss Desirae – February 26th

 

Enjoy your special day!

 

Have a great February!

Ph# 914-734-4473

Director: Daria Ciaffone

Administrative Assistant: Lina Simon

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