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Letter from the Director!

Dear Families, Did you know that literacy begins with language, and language begins with you?! Our teachers promote the development of literacy (listening, speaking, reading, writing) in an on-going, natural method in our centers. It all begins with language between child and adult. We are constantly communicating with our children to model vocabulary, help them learn how to express their feelings, and of course, use language to make friends. We want to encourage all families to ramp up their communication and language modeling for their children. Even our infants can benefit from hearing the voices of those who love and care about them. And children are communicating back to us; it may not

Family Child Care Home - Owasso

Hello, everyone! November has been a very sensory-based month. We were able to explore pumpkins, not only from its outer shell, but also from what is on the inside. We had a special guest this month come by to do our dental screenings and bring us goodies! Brushing our teeth twice a day has definitely paid off as we had good reports! In the month of December, we will be working a lot more with gross motor skills to help us get ready for our field trip! We will continue to read books that focus on rhyming as well as our nursery songs. These things are important for language acquisition and speech development, and they help children develop auditory skills such as discriminating between sounds

Ms Ada's Class - Preschool

Pre-K would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! This month we will be working on the letters A, X, V, and D and the numbers 12, 3, and 17. We will also be working on communication using our words and listening to one another’s feelings. We are so excited to see our families working so hard on our family trees - they are looking wonderful! Thank you, Ms Ada

Ms Teresa's Class - Early Preschool 2

Hello, Parents! This year has been incredible, and the switch to preschool has been going great. I would also like to introduce you to my new Assistant Teacher, Ms Mercedes. I hand picked this one myself. Ms Mercedes will continue to get her Child Development Certificate, all while teaching your children. Please help me welcome her! As we travel to the last month of this year, we will continue to work on developing our language/literacy skills. This is a big part of your child’s development, so I am opening the door for grandparents/parents to come every Friday to read a couple of stories between 10:45-11:30 A.M. to our children. When the kids get to see their parents participating, it gives

Ms Bailee's Class - Early Preschool 1

Hello, Parents! In EPS1 this month, we are going to continue to focus on our fine motor skills. The children are making great strides in this area. I love seeing their progress in their finger motions and strengths. We are also continuing our education on letters and counting. These children pick up on things so unbelievably quickly, it amazes me! Along with this, we WILL be going outside when weather permits. In safe increments, of course, to keep the children warm. If you have an interest in volunteering in the class to help implement daily lesson plans, we would love to see your faces. Please message Ms Bailee if this is something that interests you!

Ms Amanda's Class - Toddler C

I am very excited about officially being named Master Teacher in your child’s classroom, Toddler C! We are learning and growing so much everyday. I am so excited to be working alongside all my families and encouraging parent participation in the classroom. If you would ever like to volunteer to come and participate in an activity, please feel free to contact me. I am excited to be a part of your child’s education! In the month of December, we will be focusing on "Pets" as the theme for our classroom. I encourage you to bring pictures of your child and their pets at home for this theme. I will be teaching your child the names of animals as well as the sign language for the pets. I am going to

Ms Krisinda & Ms Sadie's Class - Toddler B

Happy Holidays from TB! We are actively working together on our social play and language skills, and we are learning about our individual roles in our classroom community. Toddler B children are learning to communicate their wants and needs to each other and have been working on using sign language and eliciting verbal language to get those wants and needs met. We are working on sharing and taking turns indoors and outdoors, and also while reading and painting together. Ms Krisinda & Ms Sadie

Ms Jenny's Class - Toddler A

Merry Christmas from Ms Jenny and Ms Mandi in TA! We had so much fun in our pumpkin patch! We explored and dissected the inner and outer parts of a pumpkin together. We also played with our apple pie scented play dough, stamp-painted with apples, and went on a leaf hunt. For the month of December, we are looking forward to introducing the shape of the star and making a control center out of our dramatic play area. We will also explore the concept of opposites through night and day, the story of the Christmas star, and singing (and signing) ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” We are asking families to come and read with us and to share special books about stars and Christmas during this festive t

Ms Ashley & Ms Gabi's Class - Infants

Hello from the Infant room! We have recently had a lot of changes going on. Ms Iris has retired after working in child care for over 30 years. She was a great assistant teacher in the infant room for over three and a half years, and she will be greatly missed. We have exciting news, though! Ms Gabi has joined the infant team, and I’m happy to announce that she is my new assistant teacher. With her previous experience in child care and a passion to teach and mold young minds, I look forward to working with her. The infants have been working hard on gross motor skills and fine motor skills. It is very important for infants to learn and develop these great skills, because these are the building

Ms Jennifer's Class

Hello from Ms Jennifer’s Class! It has been very exciting having the opportunity to be a part of the Delaware Child Development Center West new center that has opened. Meeting and getting to know all the new families has been a joy. DCDC West is a new experience for both us as teachers and the infants and toddlers in our care. The classroom is a great learning environment. We have been focusing all our attention on growing bonds, gaining trust, and giving all the infants and toddlers in the class the sense of security they need. So far, we have talked about fall and the changing of leaves. The children had so much fun playing in the leaves with their new friends. On Halloween, everyone at He

Meet the DCDC West Staff!

Hello, my name is Jennifer McLain, and I have recently become a Master Teacher with Delaware Child Development Center at the Bartlesville West location. I have enjoyed working in child care for 14 years. I am very excited to be working here at DCDC West; I love working with children and watching how their minds work as they grow. Hello, my name is Renae Barnett. Although I was born in Oklahoma City, I have spent most of my life in Bartlesville. I attended school at Oak Park Elementary, Central Jr. High, and Bartlesville High School, graduating in May of 1983. I started my college education at NSU right out of high school. My desire, even then, was to become a school teacher and help student

Family Child Care Home - Owasso

Hello Parents! As you are all aware, we experienced an actual tornado warning last month! Our children were ready and cooperated well. We practice our drills once a month in order for us to get an idea of what to do, where to go, and how to react. The purpose of practicing our drills monthly is to make our children aware of the possibilities and to teach them to not be afraid in case of an emergency. If anyone has any questions about our procedures, please ask! It has started to get chilly outside, so please provide your child with a warm sweater or jacket as we will continue to do our outdoor group experiences. We do have a weather chart posted on our information wall that indicates when it

Ms Ada's Class - Preschool

Building our writing skills has been so much fun! I am encouraging all families to invest in a space and materials to motivate your child to practice writing. When a child is first beginning to have an interest in writing, they will observe others writing and look at words in their environment. Then, if provided the materials, they will begin making marks of their own. At first, the markings will be random, but over time, your child will build their small muscles in their fingers, hands, and wrists will grow stronger, and the marks will be more intentional. Thank you for all the support and practice you have been doing with your children! We are also examining the cycle of trees in our class

Ms Teresa's Class - Early Preschool 2

Hello Parents, I am so excited to be in Early Preschool! I will be sending out a packet of getting to know your toddlers (information for me) that I would like returned, please. For the month of November we will get started on sight and sound words where they will learn how to read and recognize the words in books like Brown Bear, Brown Bear and be able to make a connection. We will start off slowly and will have a board up so that when you visit the class, you can see the words we are learning. The theme of the month will be apples and fall. We will explore the environment outside, such as fall leaves and the changing colors. We will also focus on the word "thankful" by doing, showing, and

Ms Bailee's Class - Early Preschool 1

Hello, Parents! Coming soon to EPS is pumpkins, pumpkins, and more PUMPKINS. My little friends are so excited to be exploring pumpkins and the fun they bring. Pumpkins give us opportunities to explore something new. We will be painting pumpkins, making our own pumpkins, playing with the pumpkin guts, and more. If you are interested in sitting in for an activity, just know you are always welcome! If you plan on coming in, then just let us know so we can have enough of the activity for you as well. The children would love to show off their parents, grands, greats, aunts, uncles, or specials. Of course, pictures will be posted to keep you updated on the multiple activities of pumpkin fun! Since

Ms Amanda's Class - Toddler C

Hello, my name is Ms. Amanda, and I am the interim Master Teacher in your child’s classroom. I am SUPER excited to be able to work with your child. This Fall is going to be full of fun and LOTS of learning. I can’t wait to see what these next few months have in store for us! I can’t wait to get to know all about your child and getting to work together in helping your child grow and learn. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or comments you may have at anytime (acatalano@delawarechild.org). With the flu season quickly approaching, we have been keeping up with our hand washing routines. Our first hand washing routine of the day is upon your child’s arrival to the class

Ms Krisinda & Ms Sadie's Class - Toddler B

Hello, Parents! We have been having fun welcoming Fall into TB. We have been exploring Fall colors inside and outside of our classroom. We have been talking about what we are seeing while we are outside on the playscape. The changing leaves have really caught their attention. During our meals, we are practicing using our good manners by saying, "Please", "Thank you", and "Excuse, please". You may see your child signing these at home or even saying them to you. We are working hard to build their language skills. TB has welcomed new friends into our class, and they are settling in with our daily routines. We also are excited to share that Ms Sadie has officially joined our classroom as the Ass

Ms Jenny's Class - Toddler A

Dear Parents, We have many exciting things going on in Toddler A class! We are still working on our fall collages. I encourage you to explore fall items with your child as well. The idea behind our collages is to connect various sights and experiences. Children do not yet have the wide scope of time as we do as adults. Therefore, giving them tangible examples of leaves changing or feeling the hard rind of a gourd can help them understand the season by using their sensory memory. We hope that you will join us for some fun! Ms Jenny

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