ARTICLES

Ms Jennifer's Class

Hello from classroom one! 2018 has gone by, and we are excited to see what the new year will bring us. We will continue to talk about having manners and saying please and thank you, and also to respect one another’s personal space. We have been doing some fun activities such finger painting on the table with shaving cream, putting paper under the table and letting the children color from another view, and making Ooblek for the sensory table. Ooblek is a fun and simple activity that is hands-on that you can do at home, plus it only has two ingredients. As we made ours, the children’s eyes got big with excitement and couldn’t wait to get their hands in and to see what all they could do. Some

Ms Renae's Class

Happy New Year from Renae's class at DCDC - West! It is hard to believe how fast this past year has flown by! We have settled in and gotten to know each other in Classroom 2. We have been able to enjoy some time outside, weather permitting. The leaves are a big attraction to all of the students. We have rakes, shovels ,and hoes to help pile up the leaves so that we can throw them, run through them, and of course, jump in them. We have enjoyed drawing with chalk, kicking and throwing balls, and just enjoying the freedom of running, yelling, and getting lots of energy out. This reminds me, please be sure your students have appropriate outside wear, including shoes, so they can enjoy their outs

Letter from the Director!

Happy New Year! It is that time when we typically sit and think back on how the past year has unfolded and what the new year will bring. As I sit here, I think back just a few short months ago when we all embarked on this new adventure here at Delaware Child Development – West. We started with one classroom and have now expanded to the second classroom. We have enjoyed getting know each of our families here at West! We have added new materials to each classroom for the children to engage and learn with. We recently had a dental hygienist from Claremore Indian Hospital come and give the children a quick dental exam. I was impressed with how the children eagerly opened their mouths to have the

Letter from the Director!

Dear Families, Happy New Year! Our teaching team is always delighted to embark on new adventures each year with your children. We hope that as you are dropping off and picking up your children that you view the displays in the hallways. Teachers utilize these visuals to help share what is going on in the class and display evidence of the learning adventures. With these panels you will be able to accompany the monthly news and kids report to form a full picture of your classroom’s development. We are also asking that each family take some time to think about your involvement at the center. Did you know that children who have parents who are active participants in their school (events, communi

Family Child Care Home - Owasso

We have had so much fun in the month of December! We kicked off the month doing many activities that promoted gross motor skills in order to get us ready for our field trip. It worked tremendously because the kids were able to get around and do the activities they wanted to do that ranged from climbing, running, pushing, or jumping. Our first Cuddles & Cocoa was also a success! The children enjoyed all the activities that we had planned out, such as the sensory table and box clubhouse. They also enjoyed the special snacks! We want to say thank you to the parents that were able to come; we appreciated all the help. Next month, we will continue to do more sensory based projects since there wil

Ms Ada's Class - Preschool

Hello! This month we will be reviewing the last three months' letters and numbers that we have already learned. We will also be reviewing shapes, colors, birth dates, and learning new games. We will be doing some work on sight words, such as I, Mom, Dad, we, go, hot, and cold. We will start with one word, then each week add a word. I will be asking for names of siblings and other family members to write them out and put them where your child can start working on word recognition. Ms Ada

Ms Teresa & Ms Mercedes' Class - Early Preschool 2

Hello, Parents! Happy New Year to all! It seems this year just flew by! The children love their new classroom and are all doing fabulous. As some of you know, we have been working on our language skills. Your children are beginning to use more language during family dining, like asking their friends, "Please pass the peas", or "May I have more milk, please?". Also, during reading times, we talk about the books first, then we read. I am looking forward to potty training, and as we partner together with lots of love, we can help the children become independent in this area. Remember that as we start this journey, your child will need 5 outfits. Please try to make them easy up, easy down. For t

Ms Bailee's Class - Early Preschool 1

Hello, Parents! Here in Early Preschool, we are working every day on how to be a nice friend. We are learning to use our puppets and stuffed animals for love and not catch. When in home living, we help our babies to get baths and feed them to show care. With our friends we use our words and help our friends to remember that hands hurt. Along with learning love and care, we are working on fine motor skills by practicing cutting, holding a pencil at 3 points, and pinching toys appropriately. Fine motor is a skill that never stops developing. Every time the children experience a fine motor activity, they learn something new. Ms Bailee

Ms Amanda & Ms Kim's Class - Toddler C

I hope all of you enjoyed your holiday break and are excited about this being a new year! In January we will start off by learning about weather. We will be exploring hot, cold, windy, rainy, snowy, and everything in between. I also would like to take the month of January to explore your child’s gross motor skills. We will be doing a lot of outdoor activities (weather permitting, of course). I will be sending home activities that you and your family can enjoy together. I look forward to working with you and your child this coming year. It will be a fun-filled year jam-packed with learning, exploring, and experiencing - all through the power of play and hands-on experiences. Thank you, Ms Ama

Ms Krisinda & Ms Saddie's Class - Toddler B

Happy New Year, TB Parents! We are so proud of how far we have come in TB! We have been finding our sense of self in our classroom community, using our manners to say please and thank you, and learning to be respectful of each other’s space. Ms Saddie and I have really gotten to know your child’s temperament over the last few months. Understanding their temperaments helps us to better understand how they may react and relate to the world around them. We are using this as a guide to help them express their preferences and feelings appropriately. We will also be using our knowledge of their temperaments to support and promote positive social-emotional development in your children. Ms Krisinda

Ms Jenny & Ms Mandi's Class - Toddler A

Happy New Year from all of us in TA! We are excited for 2019, and we cannot wait to see what this new year will bring. Our unit on stars has been a success. We have been learning "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and exploring the shape of the star. For January we are hoping to ring in the new year by bringing back the backpacks so we can do a backpack parade. Our theme for January will be snow, and we will learn about arctic animals, appropriate clothing for cold weather, and how to enjoy the snow (snow people.) Mandi and I would like to thank you all for an amazing year and our awesome group of littles! Ms Jenny and Ms Mandi

Ms Ashley & Ms Gabi's Class - Infants

Hello and happy holidays from the infant room! December was a very fun month for the infants! We worked on our fine motor skills along with our gross motor skills. The babies are really doing great at these skills. We had a great turn out for our wonderful event "Cuddles and Cocoa". For the month of January, we will be working on our vocabulary and learning new words and some new sign language. Gabi and I are very excited to be starting on this new skill with the infants, all while we will still be mastering our fine motor skills and our gross motor skills. Thank you for letting Gabi and I teach your children these wonderful skills to help them grow and develop into wonderful young children.

Education Opportunities!

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Safe Foundations, Healthy Futures Campaign

Care for Yourself, So You Can Care for Others December can be a particularly hard time to take care of yourself. You may be busy, over-scheduled, stressed about finances, or worried about family. This month, the Safe Foundations, Healthy Futures Campaign will be offering tips to help you care for yourself. Take time each day to try out a few easy ideas. Caring for yourself can improve your health, reduce stress, and ultimately help you bring your best self to caring for the children you serve. When you feel mentally and physically healthy, you can make positive choices about how to effectively respond to children's behavior and needs. Self-Care Considerations Taking care of yourself has many

Ms Jennifer's Class

Hello from Ms Jennifer's Class! It's Christmas time, and everyone in our classroom would love to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Santa will be visiting us here at DCDC-W Monday, December 17th. We are really looking forward to this! This month we are also exploring dinosaurs since this has been the interest of the children in the classroom. We have several fun things planned to do, such as making dinosaur fossils. We will be making frozen dinosaur eggs along with doing a Jello Dig for dinosaurs in the sensory table. The sensory table also holds the interest of almost every child in the classroom. Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas! Ms Jennifer & Ms Mollie

Ms Renae's Class

Seasons greetings from Classroom 2! I have enjoyed spending the first week in our new classroom getting to know students and letting them get to know me. December is going to be an exciting month. Since we are all new to each other, I plan on spending a lot of time working on "Getting to Know You" activities. If parents would like to share copies of pictures of your child with different family members and/or friends, I would like to hang them up around the room. This will help the children feel more comfortable in their new environment. I plan on spending as much time, as weather permits, outside. Please be sure to pack weather-appropriate clothing (coats, hats, mittens, shoes, socks, etc.)

Ms Amanda Jones—Family Child Care Home 1 Bartlesville

November was a fun month! We hope you all were able to enjoy some time with your friends and family. We got to experience a lot of hands-on experiences in the kitchen. We all got to pitch in and help our teachers make "Friendship Soup," and it was so yummy! And then, we got to help make some Pumpkin Pie. We each made our own individual miniature pies and some pies for our families who came over to enjoy pie with us. Thank you so much to all the family members who came over and shared some pie. We very much enjoyed having you with us. The month of December is sure to be just as busy and fun. We will be doing lots of projects, including making wreaths and painting Christmas Trees. We will have

Ms Nicole’s Class—Preschool

Can you believe it is already December? The children in the preschool class have had a busy month of November, and we show no signs of slowing down! We have learned to make pies, butter, what it means to be grateful, and the importance of our family and friends. Our class was so excited that we got the chance to play in our season’s first snow, even though it was so cold. We hope to see more this winter season so we can do a little more exploring and see what we can create with snow. As a class we have been investigating pets. We have learned that some pets have tails, some have feathers, and some are soft, and we even discussed what pets like to eat! We will be furthering our investigation

Ms KK’s Class—Early Preschool

Greetings from EPS! This year has gone by incredibly fast! We have done a lot of different things this past month and are looking forward to the events coming. In the month of November, we worked on gluing and counting Turkeys, as well as learning about Indian Corn and listening carefully to the story about the Native Americans and Pilgrims coming together as one and sharing food. We hosted a family dinner for Thanksgiving, and we are incredibly grateful for each one who attended. The children got to experience hands-on thankfulness by watching each other interact with our visitors, and we discussed what we are thankful for with the large group. We are and continue to be extremely thankful f

Ms Jessica's Class—Toddler 2

Happy Winter! With the colder weather officially here, we have been spending a little more time inside, which means we get to do some activities that are exciting! We have been coloring all the time. Watching the children’s art evolve day by day is so awesome! We have painted with some cool things like leaves, marbles, feathers, cotton balls, bubble wrap, and more. Paint brushes get boring, so we have to get creative, and the children love getting to explore all the different ways to make art. We have explored shaving cream, and the children love to get messy and feel it between their fingers. For the whole month of November, we talked about Fall. We talked about the weather in Fall—how some

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