Our side playground, typically used for the two year olds will be getting a makeover in the next couple of weeks. As most of you know we have tried sod, grass seed, mats, and made other attempts to get rid of the dirt but to no avail. We will be bringing in fifteen scoops of mulch in order to put a mulch ground cover in. We hope that this will help to cut down on the amount of dirt that gets stirred up.
Kidz Playhouse recently received a grant from Nemours, General Mills, and Child Care Aware of Missouri. This grant is to help improve our food program and increase physical activity in an effort to help combat childhood obesity. Our grant helped us purchase life size fruits and vegetables, market sorting baskets, and nutrition tiles. In addition, new child size plates and cups are being purchased. By the end of July, all children two years and older will be serving themselves and we will be using family-style dining for all meal services.
Summer is just around the corner and lots of different activities are going on both inside the classrooms and out. The infants and toddlers are discovering dirt and preparing to SHHH...plant flowers for their Mother's Day gifts. They are also discovering different textures and scents,.
The Preschoolers are hard at work practicing table manners and learning their self-help skills. They are also enjoying trying new foods that are home-cooked.
Classrooms are being painted and the playgrounds are being cleaned after the fall and winter seasons. We will attempt to plant grass again this summer.
We are playing outside longer periods of time (between the April rain showers) and really enjoying the physical activities.
Hope everyone has a safe and fun summer.
A new year is just around the corner. Our two new preschool teachers are working hard to get their curriculums ready so the kids can get back in the swing of things. Ms. Dawnette will be returning to work next week. I know many of the parents are anxiously awaiting her return.
Hope everyone has a HAPPY NEW YEAR!