Director: Lisa Martin Director: Jessica Fiorini Assistant Director: Katie Bromley Assistant Director: Elizabeth Heath  News from Administration

 Curriculum News Wow! It’s back to school time again.  Summer Photos came out wonderfully and we hope you and your family are enjoying them. We all enjoyed the summer with many fun activities! Adventure Camp and Cub Camp had a great time on their field trips.  Some of the great Adventure Camp field trips included: Quassy Amusement Park, Great Hollow Lake, Wolfe Park Pool and ice skating.  What a busy summer for the Campers! We hope to see everyone back next summer!  All the children enjoyed ice cream Wednesdays.  The children also enjoyed special theme days of Crazy Hair Day, National Smile Day and Book Lover’s Day.

Young Learners We are all excited to start off the school year with a bang!  We have lots of great things planned for September.  Our weekly themes this month are “Back to School”, “All About Me”, “Apples”, and “Color My World”. For Fun with Fitness this month we will be dancing with rainbow ribbons, and we will try to balance apples on our head!  We will also practice stretching different parts of our bodies. For Character Development this month we will talk about Friendship.  We will read stories about how to be a good friend as well as practice taking turns and sharing.  Our Poem of the Month is “Welcome Back to School”.  Our Letters of the Week are A, B, C and D.  Our Spanish words this month include: friend (amigo), school (escuela), apple (manzana), red(rojo), blue (azul), yellow (amarillo), green (verde), me (me, prounounced may).  We will be learning hello, help, friend, please, and thank you for Sign Language this month.  Some of the songs we will sing this month include “I Like Me”, “My Apple Tree”, and “I Can Sing a Rainbow”.  We have some great art projects to go along with our themes this month.  We will be doing a lot of “All About Me” projects so we can all get to know each other. We will also be doing some fun projects with apples. We will explore colors in various mediums during art. We are looking forward to a terrific school year! Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten We are looking forward to a great school year!  We have lots of wonderful things planned for the month of September.  Our weekly themes this month are “Back to School”, “All About Me”, “Apples”, and “Color My World”.  For our Author Study this month, we will be reading stories from the author Bill Martin.   Some of his stories that we will be reading include: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Chicka Chicka 1,2,3, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, and Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up?.  For Fun with Fitness this month we will learn about the parts of our body and healthy ways to stretch them.  We will be dancing with rainbow ribbons, and we will try to balance apples on our head!   For Character Development this month we will talk about Friendship.  We are so excited to make new friends in our classes! Our Poem of the Month is “Welcome Back to School”.  Our Spanish words this month include: friend (amigo), school (escuela), apple (manzana), red (rojo), blue (azul), yellow (amarillo), green (verde), me (me, prounounced may).  We will be learning hello, help, friend, please, and thank you for Sign Language this month.  For Handwriting Without Tears our letters of the week will be F, D, B and N. We have some great art projects to go along with our themes this month.  We will be doing a lot of “All About Me” projects so that we can all learn about each other as well as play some getting to know you games.  We will also be doing some creative apple projects.  We are excited to see so many smiling faces in our classrooms this year! Junior Kindergarten Welcome to Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten! We are looking forward to a terrific school year!  We have lots of wonderful things planned for the month of September.  Our weekly themes this month are “Back to School”, “All About Me”, “Apples”, and “Color My World”.  For our Author Study this month, we will be reading stories from the author Bill Martin.   Some of his stories that we will be reading include: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Chicka Chicka 1,2,3, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, and Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up?.  For Math we will be working on patterns and number matching.  For Science we will be mixing colors.  For Fun with Fitness this month we will learn about the parts of our body and healthy ways to stretch them.  We will be dancing with rainbow ribbons, and we will try to balance apples on our head!   For Character Development this month we will talk about Friendship.  We will be playing many getting to know you games so we can learn all about our new friends. Our Poem of the Month is “Welcome Back to School”.  Our Spanish words this month include: friend (amigo), school (escuela), apple (manzana), red (rojo), blue (azul), yellow (amarillo), green (verde), me(me, prounounced may).  We will be learning hello, help, friend, please, and thank you for Sign Language this month.  For Writing we will be working on our names, as well as our letters and numbers.  Our Handwriting Without Tearsletters of the week will be F, D, B and N.  We have some great art projects using the letters of our names and we will also make special decorations for our classroom.  We are so excited for a great year!

Back to school Our Fall Program started on August 26th and everyone is settling into their classrooms.  We had several new families join us this month.  Welcome to all of our new families and to our families returning from the summer off!  We have a busy couple of months to begin the school year.

Working Parents Day September 12th is Working Parents Day.  We will be providing breakfast for our parents that work so hard everyday.  So please enjoy a quick on the go breakfast from us on Friday, September 12th!

Family Health and Fitness Day On Friday, September 29th we will be celebrating Family Health and Fitness Day.  We will be exercising, talking about nutrition and healthy habits and much more!!!  Be on the lookout for more information about this fun filled day!

Back to School/Meet the Teacher Night We will be having our annual Meet the Teacher/Back to School Night next month.  Please be on the lookout for the date.  The teachers will be available to answer any questions you might have such as “What does my child do all day?” and “What is he/she learning and what is the curriculum all about?”  You can spend time in your child’s classroom and also visit future classrooms.

EXTRACURRICULAR FUN Tumbletrain We’re gearing up for our next session of Tumbletrain beginning September 10th.  This will be a ten week session held on Wednesdays.  Tumbletrain brings gymnastics lessons to your child right here at Child’s World Academy.  Gymnastics teaches children so much more than rolling and cartwheels, it is a great foundation for a variety of sports.  It is essential to teach children at a young age that fitness and movement can be fun!  Fran DelVecchio, who teaches the course is a certified professional instructor with more than 15 years of teaching experience.  Registration is underway…please stop by the front desk.  Tiny Feet We will be beginning a new session of Tiny Feet Soccer this month!  Tiny Feet is an innovative sports and exercise program for Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten children.  This class utilizes shapes, colors, and sound to visually stimulate children as they explore various movements, thus enhancing their motor development while introducing the basics of soccer.

Upcoming Events We are having our fall photos taken on November 13th and 14th.  Class photos will be taken as well!  Creative Images will be photographing your children.  In October, the Pre-K and Kindergarten classes will be taking their first field trip of the year.  They will be going to Benedict’s in Monroe. We will also have a visit from the fire truck for Fire Prevention Month in October. Staff Birthdays this month: Miss Sandra (3B) – September 4th Miss Ashley (Toddler A) – September 9th Miss Mary Lou (Twaddler B) – September 14th Miss Daniella (Infants/Floater) – September 18th   Staff Anniversaries this month: Miss Kristine (4B) – 18 years Miss Jessica (Director) – 18 years Miss Nettie (Nurse) – 6 years Miss Brittany (Floater) – 1 Year

 

What our parents are saying… We are so happy to have found Child’s World Academy. Our daughter started there when she was 4.5 months old and still loves it today at 2. The teachers are creative, loving, and educated. We are always sad when it’s time for her to move to a new room because we grow so attached to her current teachers, but we quickly find that the new teachers and rooms are just as great. Having peace of mind that your child is happy, safe, and learning while you are at work is invaluable. They recently implemented the Tadpoles program, which sends us pictures and videos of all of the fun activities and moments from the day. We love the updates and that we have an electronic record of her eating, sleeping, and playing each day. CWA is the best! Kristine Kravecs