April 15, 2011
Today we visited MLK, where it was “Storybook Play Day”. Each classroom picked a favorite children’s book and acted out the story for parents and friends. Selections included The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Cat in the Hat and many more!
It’s been a great week of fun program activities! We can’t thank our wonderful Caregivers and Center Staff enough for their hard work and the incredible job they did.
April 14, 2011
Today we visited Anderson, where the children put on a special talent show for their parents and caregivers. The children were all smiles as they sang, danced and played musical instruments “on stage”.
Special thanks to our volunteers for these great pictures!
April 13, 2011
Today we visited Bock, where it was “art project” day. The children had fun coloring, painting and drawing on banners to display when parents come to visit later this week.
One of our little artists pictured is only 12 months old and is painting without the help of his teacher. Impressive motor skills! At ChildCareGroup Centers, we regularly provide activities such as these to our infants, toddlers and preschoolers to develop their fine motor skills.
April 12, 2011
Day #2 of Week of the Young Child!
Today we visited the ChildCareGroup Center at United Methodist Church (UMC), where it was “healthy snack day”. Children donned their chef hats and made a yummy treat with the help of their caregiver. Fruit salad, fruit smoothies, fruit jello and even parfaits graced the menu! (Are you hungry yet?)
Each day, children in our centers receive two meals and one snack, providing two-thirds of their daily nutritional requirements according to USDA guidelines.
Did you know we also have a food and nutrition program for more than 100 registered and licensed day care homes? For more information, click here.
One last thing: In the slideshow, watch for a picture of a garden in one of the classrooms! More proof that we have excellent caregivers! Children are never too young to start learning. Our zero-3 year olds are in good hands at UMC.
April 11, 2011
The Week of the Young Child has officially begun! Today we visited the ChildCareGroup Center at Salvation Army, where it was silly hat day.
This year’s theme is Early Years are Learning Years. Did you know that by the age of 3, a child’s brain has almost completely developed? Find out more about brain development HERE.
April 7, 2011
The Week of the Young Child is coming up April 10-16! Staff at our child development centers are busy planning daily activities for children and parents. Pictures are coming next week, but here is a special sneak peek.
- MLK invites children to “bring a parent to school”, which includes a delicious breakfast and fun art activity!
- Bock invites children to bring a buddy (stuffed animal) to school and to participate in a community art project. Artwork will be displayed at the Oak Cliff Library.
- UMC invites children to play at the “Children’s Development Carnival”. Fun activities to enhance the children’s development will be provided, and parents are invited to volunteer.
- Anderson invites children to transform their classroom into beloved children books – from Green Eggs and Ham to The Very Hungry Caterpillar – these rooms will be decorated to the max.
- Salvation Army invites children to come on a fun outdoor picnic.
- Landauer invites children to create artwork to display at their special art gallery, featuring a jazz band, local artists as special guests and refreshments.
But that’s not all. Other daily activities include a parade, crazy hat day, lunch with dad, lunch with mom and many more!
Find more information on the Week of the Young Child HERE at the NAEYC website.