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Ms Mollie's Classroom 2

Hello from Classroom Two! We have downsized our class as most of the children have aged out. This brought up many conversations about what was going to happen next. The unknown can be scary not only to us as parents and teachers, but for children as well. We as adults worry about whether they are going to make new friends and whether they are going to like their new teacher, etc. But for the children, they worry about if this is a safe place, and can they trust their new teacher and friends. Having these conversations about what is going to happen will help with the transitions that they are going to endure. With that being said, having a smaller class helps with better teacher interactions

Ms Ashley's Classroom 1

Hello, Classroom One Families! I cannot believe the month of September is over! As summer comes to an end and fall begins, I am excited for what’s in store for our class. Our class has been learning so many fun things. Miss Kortney and I love watching each child in our class grow in their own individual ways, and we have observed so much physical and mental growth. I could not be more proud of each child as they continue to learn new life skills. For the month of September, we have been focusing on Mathematics. Through play and exploration, very young children begin developing math concepts. These concepts are much broader than counting and number experiences. Children begin to notice simila

Letter from the Director!

“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!” ― Humbert Wolfe October is the perfect time of year to explore science. Did you know…At an early age, all children have the capacity and propensity to observe, explore, and discover the world around them? Why not take the changing of the season as a perfect opportunity to foster your little ones understanding of science? Children need to practice the world of science to make sense of it. There are many ways parents can help facilitate their child’s investigations at home. Explore objects, materials, and events within your community. Go on a nature walk. Attend a free fair.

Ms Teresa's Class - Preschool

Hello, Parents! I’ve said my sad goodbyes to some wonderful students. Oh, how I will miss them so! For the month of September, we will work on our Language skills and Science skills. The children want more science experiments, so we will have four this month. ELG Language: Standard 3 Print Awareness - The child understands the characteristics of written language. ELG Science: Standard 1 Scientific Processes and Inquiry - The child investigates and experiments with objects to discover information. Furthermore, we are still growing our ladybugs because it takes thirty days for them to hatch. Lastly, we are praying for all the kindergarten classrooms to be successful. Our babies have grown, and

Ms Erin's Class - Early Preschool 2

Hello, EPS2 families and friends! For the month of September, we will be exploring Health, Safety, and Physical Development, Standards 1,2,3. We will be providing activities that promote both Gross and Fine motor development as well as Health enhancing activities. The children will be involved with preparing simple nutritious snacks, maintaining a clean and healthy classroom, and using their senses and bodies to explore their physical environment. This will be a very exciting month for our children. As we know, when children are able to take an active role in caring for their bodies and environment, they feel a sense of accomplishment in their independence and pride within themselves. Ms. Er

Ms Krisinda's Class - Early Preschool 1

Hello, EPS 1 Families! We are welcoming September into EPS 1 by getting back to the basics. We spent August getting messy and hands-on with experiments and fun words like theories, hypotheses, and results. In September we will be focusing on Approaches to Learning for our Early Learning Guideline. Standard 1 – The child demonstrates positive attitudes, habits, and learning styles. With this standard we hope to increase their abilities to demonstrate self-direction and independence; expand their listening skills; and understand, accept, and follow rules and routines. They will also recognize and solve problems through active exploration, including trial and error, and interactions and discuss

Ms Amanda's Class - Toddler C

For the month of September, our classroom will be learning signs in American Sign Language. I have observed a burst of vocabulary and communication in the children, so I have chosen to continue building on the children’s vocabulary and communication skills for the month of September. We will be discussing and identifying ASL signs in hopes that this will continue to help your child and you communicate with one another. Also, it is once again that time for parent teacher conferences, so please be sure and sign up so that I may have the opportunity to share with you all of your child’s wonderful and amazing accomplishments and milestones that I have had the pleasure of witnessing. Ms. Amanda

Ms Allison's Class - Toddler B

We have had so much fun learning about each other this month! We will continue to discuss emotions over the next couple of weeks and practice our independence skills. September is right around the corner, and that also means fall is as well. Our ELG for September will be Science Standard 2. We will be learning about the seasonal changes and what happens in the fall. We will read about Autumn and do several activities that coincide with the season. It’s almost time to switch out clothing in your child’s cubbies as well, as we prepare for a new season. Thank you! Ms. Allison

Ms Maddie's Class - Toddler A

Hello, Toddler A Families! In the Month of September, we are going to focus on our feelings and the way in which we express them. The ELG (Early Learning Guideline) that we will incorporate is: Social and Emotional Development Standard 2: The Child will develop strategies to regulate emotions and behavior. We will utilize classroom objects such as our mini mirrors to help us see the feeling that we are expressing. We will also work on learning the sign language gesture for the feelings that we express. Ms. Maddie

Ms Ashley's Class - Infants

The month of August has been filled with lots of new skills. The children have learned so many new things, and the children’s physical development has blossomed. For the month of September, we are going to continue to work on the children’s physical development skills. The ELG that we will be focusing on is: Demonstrate increasing control of small muscles in hands. The way that I will work with the children on this skill is to introduce sign language. I will also work with my older infants on holding a sippy cup with their hands and working with using forks and spoons. The other ELG that I will focus on is Communication skills: Demonstrate an increasing ability to communicate. When working o

Letter from the Director!

Family style dining is a practice that is a part of many quality early childhood programs. Eating together brings opportunities for conversation, building traditions, and taking time to just get to know your family at deeper levels. Does your family eat together often? At the table? Without cell phones and other gadgets? At our center, meal time begins first with good health habits of washing our hands. Even if we have just cleaned up or just arrived to the classroom, we all must have clean hands to get ready for our meal. We also wash the table; this is often a classroom job held by one or two of the children. Not only does it get the table ready, it provides a sense of contribution to the

Family Child Care Home 2 - Owasso

Learning about animals is a fun way to get children involved in learning. We spent a couple of weeks learning about farm animals, and we learned what sounds they make and what they look like. We are currently learning about zoo animals. This topic will be longer than usual because there is so much to learn about! The children absolutely love the song “What do you see?” and “Wild Animals” by Dream English Kids, which can be found on YouTube. We have a little book that we created that shows the animals as the song goes along. The children’s favorite art activity that we have done is Brown Bear. We cut out a bear head, took turns on who would be the bear, and we went on a bear hunt!! It’s unbel

Ms Jessica's Class - Preschool 1

Hi, everyone! I cannot believe it’s already September! It’s that time of year where school has started, so a lot of our older kids went to school. It’s such a bitter sweet time, watching the kids grow and move on to the next stage of their lives, and then we get new kids to form bonds with and watch them grow. Over the next month we will be having new friends enter our class; I can’t wait to watch the new relationships blossom! This past month we have been having so much fun! As always, we are spending as much time as we can outside in the fresh air. We have explored so many different sensory activities. We put sand in a bucket above our light table and the children drew in it which was a bi

Ms KK's Class - Early Preschool 1

Greetings from EPS 1! Here we are, enjoying the last days of Summer and preparing for the first days of Fall! Father time is moving rapidly, to say the least. For the month of September, we have some fun things planned, and I would like to share them with you! We will be watching closely at the changing leaves and flower buds. We welcome Fall on September 22nd, and I'm not sure about you, but we feel like Summer just began, with the warm temperatures and water play. Now as the days are getting shorter, the morning temperatures are cooler, and the evening temperatures may require a sweater. This makes for a perfect time to be together, spending time outdoors, and taking in some fresh air. Rid

Ms Emily's Class - Toddler 4

Hello from the Toddler 4 Classroom! This month we have been focusing on Creative Skills as well as our Self and Social Awareness. With our creative skills, we have been working on exploring different materials in our sensory table. We have used water, bubbles, cloud dough, and rice to create and explore with our senses. The kids love these different materials! We have also been using different materials to create with, such as adding flour, shaving cream, water, and soap with paint. These added materials give the children a different experience as they are painting. When we talk about our Self and Social Awareness, we put a focus on the community and how that ties into our daily lives. We ha

Ms Becky's Class - Toddler 3

Dear Parents, My name is Becky Luper. I am new to Delaware Child Development. I am so excited to be the new Master Teacher in the Toddler 3 class! I moved here from Texas at the end of April, after teaching Preschool there for nineteen years. I already love Bartlesville and Delaware Child Development! During the month of August, we were “wild” about animals! We spent time learning about wild animals, ocean animals, and farm animals. We learned about the different types of animals and compared their similarities and differences. We played with animal figures from each category and also worked puzzles featuring the three different groups of animals. The children enjoyed lots of fun at our sens

Ms Amanda's Class - Toddler 2

Parents, The month of August brought us many exciting changes. Some of us now have older siblings that have gone off to big school, and some of our friends who have been gone have come back to our school to play! Although it is different to not have those older siblings here, we are so happy that they have gotten the fun new opportunity of attending public school! And, of course, we are over the moon about having so many of our classmates back at school with us. We have missed them dearly. During the month of August, one thing we have talked about is our colors. We love talking about the toys and all the other many things around us and talking about what colors they may be. We also have talk

Ms Amanda's Class—Toddler 1

Happy September! We had so much fun last month learning and reading about food! We painted with forks and some of our dramatic play food! We received some new books that have all kinds of different fruit and vegetables and even a book that is interactive and teaches us how to make cupcakes! We talked about what foods we liked and didn’t like, and how foods are all different shapes, colors, and sizes. We have a book called Yummy Yucky by Leslie Patricelli that the kids really enjoyed. This book showed a picture of something yummy that we can eat, and then on the opposite page it showed something that was yucky that we explained that we could not eat because it would make us feel yucky inside

Ms Stormee's Class - Infants 2

In Infant 2 this month, we have done a lot of focusing on language. With every activity we do, including feedings, diaper changes, and brushing teeth, we have included language. We have especially been taking advantage of our awesome water feature outside. The children love being outdoors, so we have been utilizing the beautiful weather and going outside very often. The children in my care are blossoming and flourishing, and we are so thankful to our families for allowing us this opportunity to help grow their minds and build their brains while they are in our care. We have made sure to keep things sanitary and sterilized during this Covid-19 pandemic and are thankful to everyone for putting

Ms Michelle's Class - Infants 1

Hello from Infant One! We have had a great month of August with all the sunshine and lower, but still warm temperatures. This gave us plenty of opportunity to utilize our beautiful and well planned outdoor space. Our infant playground offers many different development oriented features including, but not limited to, a splash pad, rain waterfall feature, gazebo, sensory garden, swing, lush trees and plants, and expansive grassy space. Each of these features offer a variety of ways to encourage and enhance the whole development of your child. And let's not forget to mention how being in the outdoors helps to soothe and quiet our soul. This last week of August is a bit bittersweet. Three of our

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