R&R Recap of October

Northcentral Resource and Referral has had a busy October. Our team has done trainings on topics such as Child Abuse, Safe Sleep, Self-Care, and Biting. With the CECPD stipend, we have had many calls for ELG's, both Infant, Toddler, and Twos and Quest for Quality 3-5. If you are needing them, please plan accordingly. We try to plan them for two Saturdays in a row since they are each 14 hours long. We have traveled near and far in our counties, from Pawnee and Coyle to Skiatook and Ponca City. At the end of the month, we partnered with Tri-County Tech for Bartlesville Middle Schools to come discover the many career opportunities that the Early Childhood Career field has. In late October, we f

Gratitude Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Gratitude is all about being thankful and focusing on the good around us. When you learn to be thankful for everything and have an attitude of gratitude, you’ll feel more positive, peaceful, and happy each and every day. This Gratitude Scavenger Hunt is perfect for kids and adults to start finding little things to be thankful for. Use this scavenger hunt as a spring bucket list, for a class project, or just to enjoy with your family. Have fun!

Ms Tuyet's Class - Preschool 2

Hello, Preschool 2 families! Last month we were focusing on community helpers. The children really enjoyed learning about police officers, firefighters, construction workers, and doctors. The children learned what we are supposed to do when the fire alarm goes off; the children know how important it is to follow the rules. We also had a visitor from the doctor’s office. Nurse Jesse shared with the children various tools that they use at the doctor’s office, letting the children use his stethoscope to hear each other’s hearts and checking in their ears to make sure their ears were clean. October is a great month for exploring and discovery. With fall being here now, the leaves will start to c

Ms Nicole's Class - Preschool 1

Hello, friends and families from Preschool 1!! The month of September was full of transitions and new beginnings for us. We have new friends and families who recently became a part of our preschool clan, and we could not be more thrilled to have them with us. With changes like these there comes a multitude of emotional and social developmental milestones. These times allow me to use the children’s feelings to expand their skills and allow them to accept and understand why we each can feel different. Being a child can sometimes feel challenging, so embracing these thoughts and actions helps them to communicate and successfully achieve better bonds, forming long-lasting friendships. Now that w

Ms KK's Class - Early Preschool 1

Hello from EPS1! My, has time flow by! September has gone, and we have greeted October with windy, warm days but are looking forward to cooler days to come! We are full speed into all that this class has been busy learning about—graphs, making observations, and doing some last-minute preparation for our trip to the Oklahoma Heritage Farm in Ramona. We began doing a graph at the end of September just in time for Johnny Appleseed’s birthday. We tasted three different kinds of apples, and we sat together and wrote down how many children liked each variety of apple. It was a fun experiment and a yummy, tasty treat! Next, we did some observations on the changing of the seasons. We observed the le

Ms Emily's Class - Toddler 4

Hello from the Toddler 4 classroom! This has been a great month of growth in our class. We have been working on our social and personal skills and how to develop strategies to regulate emotions and behaviors. One important strategy we are using is being able to talk about our emotions and offering words. We teachers are providing words for what the children are feeling. When children know how to communicate their feelings, it is an important step in regulating emotions and behaviors. As we go into the next month, we are switching gears and focusing on our fine motor development. One activity we’ve already done is tearing construction paper into pieces. This is a great activity to develop inc

Ms Anita's Class - Toddler 3

This month we will be exploring farm life. In class we will talk about all the sounds you find on a farm, where the animals sleep, even what some of the animals eat! We will get to experience some new art activities that make us think a little bit out of the box. The children will continue building their language skills by hearing many new words to describe what they see. As always, they will be given the opportunity to explore their imaginations. We invite you to visit our class as we moo like cows, roll around like pigs, and cluck like chickens just like in our book Cock-A-Doodle-Do Barn Yard Hullabaloo. In class we will also talk about opposites as they get to see what a big horse is and

Ms Jessica's Class - Toddler 2

Hello! It’s officially fall season. Since we are still awaiting autumn weather, we are going to bring fall inside. We will be exploring leaves and creating a lot of art with fall colors. We will also continue to work on our self-help skills. By providing a routine, it makes it easier for the children to do things for themselves since they know what’s happening next. We will be having a Halloween party, and there will be a sign-up sheet posted on the door closer to that time. We hope you can join us! Ms. Jessica

Ms Stormee's Class - Infants 2

This last month our infant class has been working on our fine motor skills. We have been learning how to pick tape off of our trays, the walls, and the floors. We have also put scarves inside of a ball with holes and let the children pull the scarves out. One of our class favorites has still got to be brushing our teeth! Not only is it promoting positive hygiene practices with our littles, but it's also providing them with even more sensory experience! Our new sensory pathway has gotten finished on our infant playground, and we have spent a lot of time crawling, walking, or just plain sitting on each one of the unique sections. We would like to invite all parents to come read a book or two i

Ms Michelle's Class - Infants 1

Goodbye, September. Hello, October! How great has the weather been, right?! We have had so many opportunities to be outdoors this month, and our outdoor area has so many great things to brag about—our sensory gardens, the pull up fence, splash pad, gazebo, beautiful trees, and a new sensory pathway with a rain feature at the end. Each area of our outdoor space has specific learning opportunities for which it was created and is tied into the lesson plans each week. If you have any questions about our outdoor spaces, please feel free to ask! A few of our infants are going to be turning ONE (oh boy!) very soon! When our infants turn one-year old, they transition to sleeping on a cot and eating

Ms Amanda's Class—Toddler 1

Wow! I cannot believe October is here already! September was a blast in T1 as we learned about different types of transportation. Our class has always loved cars, trucks, trains, and planes! We did some fun activities like paint with cars, stamp car art, and car racing! We also read several neat books that made truck and train noises when we pressed a button. The children loved it! As we move into October, we will be learning about the fall season and also Halloween! I have several books that talk about the changing leaves and cooler weather. One art project I would like to do is to go on a nature hunt for different leaves! We also have a pumpkin stamp that I know the kids will love to pain

Letter from the Director!

Delaware Child Development Bartlesville wants to welcome all families and the community members to consider volunteering in our center. The benefits are enormous. Adult interaction teaches children, even toddlers and preschoolers. Volunteering in the child care center makes the children feel valued and gives the teachers and children a sense of importance. Kids want to be noticed and cherished! I believe seeing volunteers in the center teaches the children about being a part of the community and respecting their responsibility to others whom they may not know. And children who see volunteering in their early years are more likely to continue doing so as adults. Our center has an open-door po

Early Preschool 2

In EPS 2, we are working on “all about me” this week. We will be making our safe boxes and our family wall portrait pages. We will also be making books about the children. After this week we will be doing fall stuff. We will learn about the leaves changing and falling off the trees. We will talk about the change in the temperature outside. We will discuss what holidays are in the fall (Halloween and Thanksgiving) and all of the different colors that fall brings. We will be painting pumpkins and doing many activities that have to do with the fall season.

Ms Mollie's Classroom 3

Hello from Classroom 3!!! This last month we strengthened our physical development. Pulling themselves up, wearing underwear, independently learning how to move our bodies while riding a bike with pedals, and climbing up a big apparatus without help are just some of the many milestones that we had in our class. We are constantly moving and learning how our bodies work on the outside. Now it will be time to learn what is going on inside of our bodies. This month we are going to focus on our social and personal skills. From what is said in our Early Learning Guideline book, children’s growth and development is dependent on social interactions with adults and other children. As children mature,

Ms Mashaya's Classroom 2

Hello from Classroom 2!! Fall is finally here! We have enjoyed exploring our social and personal skills this month. We have been working on managing our emotions, building healthy relationships, and showing empathy and understanding. Social-Emotional skills are so important because it motivates children to learn critical skills such as the ability to communicate, being content with others, self-regulate, display kindness and empathy, and cope with challenges. Some actives we did in the classroom to explore these skills is encouraging each other, using kind words, imitating each other, and engaging in parallel play. For the month of October, we will be focusing on our comprehension skills. Ch

Ms Jennifer's Classroom 1

A big hello from Classroom 1!!! I would like to take the time to say how overjoyed I am at the fact that this month marks a year for myself and the children in my care at our center! We can’t forget Ms. Mollie who also started with us but now is the Master Teacher of Classroom 3. I am so very thankful for these children and their parents for having provided me with the amazing opportunity to teach them and watch them grow this past year. We have formed such a wonderful bond. Getting to see and engage with these children daily brings such a happiness to my heart. For infants and toddlers, all learning happens within the context of their relationships with important adults in their lives. I am

Letter from the Director!

No-Drama Discipline Picture this, you finished bathing your toddler when suddenly he starts screaming and running around with no clothes on, saying, "NO BED, NO BED!" You chase after him, trying to get him dressed and calmed down for bed. What do you do next? Timeout? Yell? Take toys or favorite items away? It can be hard to figure out how to get them to stop running and screaming and to just get dressed. This might be something that happens all too often. Toddlers do what they aren’t supposed to do. We tend to get upset or frustrated with them. They get upset. Everyone is crying. All we as parents want to do is discipline in a way that calms the situation and helps the child and ourselves.

Family Child Care Home 2 - Owasso

We are very excited for this season as it brings many changes to our environment outside. With our older toddlers, we will be learning that in the fall, the days are shorter and the nights are longer. In our indoor group experience, we will be discussing fall colors, and we will be able to experiment with these colors for the next couple of months during our art and sensory experience. We want to thank everyone who participated in our Grandparent’s Day in September. The kids had so much fun with our special snack and our planting succulents activity. We continue to encourage parents to volunteer a small amount of their time, whether it be sitting with the kids on the floor during open play,

Ms Ashley & Ms Gabi's Class - Infants

For the month of September, we have learned about our independence, how to sooth ourselves, and how to see other children’s emotions. As for the month of October, we will learn language. The first standard we will focus on is for the younger infant ELG: Language Standard 1 - demonstrate awareness of communication through listening and observing. For the older infants, the ELG we will focus on is to demonstrate an increasing awareness of familiar books, signs, and symbols. Since we will be working on our language, we will focus more on sign language with the children with simple words such as more, all done, play, please, and thank you. We will read lots of different books with the children a

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