Sunday, July 11, 2021

July 2021 Newsletter

 

 Summer FUN

From June until August we will be having daily activities, but the structured early childhood education program will resume September 1, 2021.

Mondays - Surprise Days
Tuesdays - Sprinkler Days (Please bring and plan to keep a suit and towel here, I will wash)
Wednesdays - Virtual Field Trip Days
Thursdays - Sprinkler Days (Please bring and plan to keep a suit and towel here, I will wash)
Fridays - Surprise Days


***Back-To-School Night Picnic***

MARK your CALENDARS .....Saturday, August 21, 2021 (Mandatory Meeting, if you miss it, please schedule a day and time to go over all the information)

We will be doing this year at the house.....YAY!!!!! This will be potluck style, so please watch for an email from signup genius. We will be providing fried chicken and some drinks. 

Mask are REQUIRED indoors. Outdoors if you are more than 6 feet from others, no mask will be required, but when close to others there must be masks worn, vaccinated or not vaccinated.

***COVID Vaccine & UPDATE Information***
In order to protect ALL CHILDREN here at Angel Hugs Daycare (since children CANNOT get vaccinated yet), we are encouraging ALL HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS 12+ to be vaccinated as this does not just affect one person, it affects Angel Hugs Daycare as a WHOLE COMMUNITY. With children being HUGE carriers, with the data showing they DO NOT ALWAYS show symptoms, and with the variants that are more contagious.....This is SUPER IMPORTANT that ALL 12+ in our childcare community try to protect all the kids in my facility. 

-What that means is a child could have the virus, have no symptoms, attend childcare, and then infect another child.

So I am asking that ALL HOUSEHOLD MEMBER 12+ be vaccinated for COVID-19, out of respect for ALL CHILDREN involved here.

Please see attached Visitor Policy & COVID - New Mask Guidance & Vaccines at Angel Hugs Daycare Email  to the newsletter email

REMEMBER 3W's
-Wear masks
-Withstand your distance
-Wash your hands

ELV Online System
Please continue to keep all information up to date on Early Learning Ventures.

***RESOURCE LIST***
The list of resources has been added to Angel Hugs Daycare Facebook Page, in order for parents to have access to this information at all times. We never know what life throws at us. This list of resources has numbers for food banks, emergency housing, hospitals, and many other helpful things parents may need.

***NEW Illness Policy & Check-up & COVID Waivers***
There is a NEW STRICTLY ENFORCED ILLNESS POLICY CDC requires us to follow: NO sneezing, coughing, and fevered children. If your child comes down with an illness we will be following the CDPHE guidelines that are current for that time.

Temperature over 100 degrees F is considered a fever according to the CDC. For all other illnesses I will be following The Children's Hospital & CDC as to when to keep your child home with you. Just remember that a lot of illnesses are contagious before symptoms appear, including the the actual Flu, COVID, and many many others.

***Curriculum***
This year we have added in music lessons once a week to enhance our learning in all the learning domains, such as literacy and language, math, physical, logic and reason, and many of the growing areas. This is at no extra charge.

In order to maintain a high quality early childcare education program, I will be using my own curriculum, mixed with others, all which aligns with Colorado Early Learning and Developmental Guidelines. This curriculum is Child-led and Play-based (intentional teaching, but child-led ideas) all while learning ALL the skills that is needed to enter into Colorado's Kindergarten programs. I am so excited to launch this.

I am including an article from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, along with web link resources, that talks about play and play-based early childcare education and how this is so beneficial for children birth to 6 years old. Please take some time to read this. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me questions.

 














Play-based Learning Web Resources
1) http://theconversation.com/play-based-learning-can-set-your-child-up-for-success-at-school-and-beyond-91393

2) http://www.earlychildhoodnews.com/earlychildhood/article_view.aspx?domainredirect=true&ArticleID=453

3) https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/play

4) http://www.eclearningil.org/sites/default/files/hero-resources/early_childhood_progam_philosophies.pdf

Blanket Policy
Due to safety issues and to reduce risks, no child under the age of 2 will be given a blanket for nap time. Infants birth to 12 months will be provided a sleep sack as stated in the Infant Safe Sleep Policy as needed.

Preschool News
Program is aligned with the Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines, which can be found at: https://www.cde.state.co.us/early/eldgs

Will resume September 1, 2021

Schedule
6-8:30 - Arrival (Free Play)
8:30-9:00 - Circle & Story Time (Large Group) (planned daily activities)
9:00-9:30 - AM Snack & diaper changes
9:30-10:00 - Outdoor Play (Teacher Led Outdoor Gross Motor)
10:00-11:00 - Centers (Small Group) (planned daily activities)
11:00-11:30 - Free Play & diaper changes
11:30-12:00 - Lunch
12:00-3:00 - Nap
3:00-3:15 - Clean up & diaper changes
3:15-3:45 - PM Snack
4:15-6:00 - Outdoor Play (Teacher Led Outdoor Gross Motor)

Starts over in the Fall - From June until August we will be still having themes, but the structured preschool classroom will resume on September 1, 2021.


Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held the week of:

Spring - Please watch for a text for these (Combining Winter and Spring)

Show & Share - ON HOLD - DUE TO COVID-19

The kids will be asked to bring ONE toy from home on FRIDAY'S ONLY, but now they have to help pick something that we have learned from the week. I will put on the board what they need to help pick out from home. Example: 1st Week we will be working on the letter A & the color Blue. If you could help them find something at home that starts with the letter A, like the sound in APPLE or something with the color Blue.

Please bring this item in a bag, labeled with their name. Since we are going to have a specific day to bring a toy, I am asking for ALL other toys to stay at home all other days.

Student Spotlight
July Birthday's
None

*Important Daycare Dates*
(P-Personal, H-Holiday, & S-Sick)

****No Daycare & Other Important Dates****

April - 30th - P (14)(DIDN'T Take this day)
May - 24th - P (14)
May - 31st - H
July - 5th - H
Sept - 6th - H
Sept - 30th - (13)
Oct - 1st - (12)
Oct - 21st & 22nd - P (11-10)
Nov - 15th-19th - P (9-5)
Nov - 22nd-24th - P (4-2)
Nov - 25th & 26th - H
Dec - 23th - H

*Personal Days-P & Holiday Days-H to be paid/contract*


*15 Personal Days as of 1/1/21*
*5 Sick Days as of 1/1/21*

School Schedule
There will be no school drop off's or pick-up's this year. This could change at anytime, but a note will be sent out if this does change.

Please see each school website for COVID updates on this

*Other Important Dates*
Jaycee, Kellie, Jeni, or Dave will be here with the kids on the following dates for a couple hours
July
None


***Sign-In & Sign-Out***
Being done with ELV
State of Colorado & Food Program is requiring all parents to sign their children in and out of daycare. If you would please do this, that would be awesome!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!  FOOD PROGRAM has said they are starting to not reimburse if this is not done. 


Parent Corner

***GoalsUpdated(7/102021)
Colorado Shines Goals - A copy of the goals will be attached to the monthly email, along with a copy in the Parent Resource Center.


Parent Helpful Info
Potty Training




Jefferson County Childcare Association Parent Newsletter



One-liners (Shows empathy, but puts child's action back on them) ***VERY HELPFUL***


Food Program - "Dear Parent Letter"


Family Network
Facebook Daycare Group – Everyone can search Angel Hugs Daycare and see the Facebook page. It is not a closed group. There will be no pictures of children on here.

***Community Connections***
 - 5280 Produce
    Fresh Produce for a reasonable price.....Facebook....5280 Produce

 - Arvada Library - 7525 West 57th Ave., Arvada, CO 80002
   M-Th 9am-8pm, Fri & Sat 9am-5pm, & Sun 12pm-5pm

***Safety Net/Parent Resources***
 - Jeffco CCAP (Childcare) - 900 Jefferson County Pkwy., Human Services Building, Golden, CO 80401 - (303)   271-4484
 - Jeffco Action Center (Emergency Housing, food, clothing, job search) -  8755 West 14th Ave., Lakewood, CO 80215 - (303) 237-7704
 - Arvada Food Bank (Food) - 8555 West 57th Ave., Arvada, CO 80002 - (303) 424-6685
 - Medicaid (medical, dental, and hearing and vision screening) - 900 Jefferson County Pkwy., Human Services Building, Golden, CO 80401 - (303) 271-1388
 -WIC (Women, Infant, Children) Food Nutrition - Arvada Clinic - 6303 Wadsworth Bypass, Arvada, CO 80003 - (303) 275-7510
 -Child Find (Concerns of Growth and Development) - Jefferson County - 809 Quail St., Bldg. 1, Room 113, Lakewood, CO 80215 - (303)982-7247
 -Audiology (Hearing Screening) -  Children's Hospital Colorado - 13123 E. 16th Ave., Aurora, CO 80045 -  (720)777-0123





***Parent Lending Library***
1.Anger “Handling a powerful emotion in a healthy way – Book – Gary Chapman, Ph.D
  2.Anxious Child “Helping your anxious child” – Book – Ronald M. Rapee and Ann Wignall
  3. No One to Play With “Social side of learning disabilities” – Book – Betty B. Osman
  4.  Train Up a Child – Book – Rolf Zettersten
 5.  5 Love Languages – CD – Gary Chapman, Ph.D
 6.  Cool, Calm, & Confident “A Workbook to Help Kids Learn Assertiveness Skills” –  Book – Lisa M. Schab, LCSW
 7.  Parenting with Love and Logics “Teaching Children Responsibility” – Book – Foster  Cline, M.D. & Jim Fay
8. 5 Love Languages of Children – Book – Gary Chapman, Ph. D & Ross Campbell, M.D.
 9.  What You Need to Tell Your Child About Sex “A guide to help your child understand what the Bible has to say” – Book – John Nieder
10. When The Brain Can’t Hear “Unraveling the mystery of auditory processing disorder” – Book – Teri James Bellis, Ph. D
11. When Addictions Threaten – Book – Charles Knippel, Ph. D
12.  Taking the Stress Out of Raising Great Kids – Book – Jim Fay, Charles Fay, PhD. & Foster Cline, M.D.
13. Meeting the Challenge “Using Love and Logic to help children develop attention and behavior skills – Book – Jim Fay, Foster W. Cline, M.D. & Bob Sornson
 14. Marriage – Book – Foster W. Cline, M.D. & Hermie Drill Cline
 15. The Pearls of Love and Logic for Parents and Teachers – Book – Jim Fay & Foster W. Cline, M.D.
 16. Discipline with Love and Logics – Book – Jim Fay & Foster W. Cline, M.D.
 17. Millionaire Babies or Bankrupt Brats? – Book – Jim Fay & Kristan Leatherman
 18. Is Everybody Ready for Kindergarten? - Book - Angele Sancho Passe

Friday, June 4, 2021

June 2021 Newsletter

 

 Summer FUN

From June until August we will be still having daily activities, but the structured early childhood education program will resume September 1, 2021.

Summer
Sunscreen Permission Slips are available right now, if you have not signed one this year, please reach out to me so we can get this done.

Summer Fun is definitely looking different for this summer again but we will stay busy.

Mondays - Surprise Days
Tuesdays - Sprinkler Days (Please bring and plan to keep a suit and towel here, I will wash)
Wednesdays - Virtual Field Trip Days
Thursdays - Sprinkler Days (Please bring and plan to keep a suit and towel here, I will wash)
Fridays - Surprise Days


***Back-To-School Night Picnic***

MARK you CALENDARS .....Saturday, August 21, 2021 (Mandatory Meeting, if you miss it, please schedule a day and time to go over all the information)
More details to come throughout the summer. This maybe virtual again, but it is unknown right now.

***COVID Vaccine & UPDATE Information***
In order to protect ALL CHILDREN here at Angel Hugs Daycare (since children CANNOT get vaccinated yet), we are encouraging ALL HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS 12+ to be vaccinated as this does not just affect one person, it affects Angel Hugs Daycare as a WHOLE COMMUNITY. With children being HUGE carriers, with the data showing they DO NOT ALWAYS show symptoms, and with the variants that are more contagious.....This is SUPER IMPORTANT that ALL 12+ in our childcare community try to protect all the kids in my facility. 

-What that means is a child could have the virus, have no symptoms, attend childcare, and then infect another child.

So I am asking that ALL HOUSEHOLD MEMBER 12+ be vaccinated for COVID-19, out of respect for ALL CHILDREN involved here.

Please see attached Visitor Policy & COVID - New Mask Guidance & Vaccines at Angel Hugs Daycare Email  to the newsletter email

REMEMBER 3W's
-Wear masks
-Withstand your distance
-Wash your hands

ELV Online System
Please continue to keep all information up to date on Early Learning Ventures.

***RESOURCE LIST***
The list of resources has been added to Angel Hugs Daycare Facebook Page, in order for parents to have access to this information at all times. We never know what life throws at us. This list of resources has numbers for food banks, emergency housing, hospitals, and many other helpful things parents may need.

***NEW Illness Policy & Check-up & COVID Waivers***
There is a NEW STRICTLY ENFORCED ILLNESS POLICY CDC requires us to follow: NO sneezing, coughing, and fevered children. If your child comes down with an illness they will have to stay home for 24 hours after symptoms resolve before being allowed to come back, just to make sure no other symptoms appear. 

Temperature over 100 degrees F is considered a fever according to the CDC. For all other illnesses I will be following The Children's Hospital & CDC as to when to keep your child home with you. Just remember that a lot of illnesses are contagious before symptoms appear, including the the actual Flu, COVID, and many many others.

***Curriculum***
This year we have added in music lessons once a week to enhance our learning in all the learning domains, such as literacy and language, math, physical, logic and reason, and many of the growing areas. This is at no extra charge.

In order to maintain a high quality early childcare education program, I will be using my own curriculum, mixed with others, all which aligns with Colorado Early Learning and Developmental Guidelines. This curriculum is Child-led and Play-based (intentional teaching, but child-led ideas) all while learning ALL the skills that is needed to enter into Colorado's Kindergarten programs. I am so excited to launch this.

I am including an article from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, along with web link resources, that talks about play and play-based early childcare education and how this is so beneficial for children birth to 6 years old. Please take some time to read this. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me questions.

 














Play-based Learning Web Resources
1) http://theconversation.com/play-based-learning-can-set-your-child-up-for-success-at-school-and-beyond-91393

2) http://www.earlychildhoodnews.com/earlychildhood/article_view.aspx?domainredirect=true&ArticleID=453

3) https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/play

4) http://www.eclearningil.org/sites/default/files/hero-resources/early_childhood_progam_philosophies.pdf

Blanket Policy
Due to safety issues and to reduce risks, no child under the age of 2 will be given a blanket for nap time. Infants birth to 12 months will be provided a sleep sack as stated in the Infant Safe Sleep Policy as needed.

Preschool News
Program is aligned with the Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines, which can be found at: https://www.cde.state.co.us/early/eldgs

Will resume September 1, 2021

Schedule
6-8:30 - Arrival (Free Play)
8:30-9:00 - Circle & Story Time (Large Group) (planned daily activities)
9:00-9:30 - AM Snack & diaper changes
9:30-10:00 - Outdoor Play (Teacher Led Outdoor Gross Motor)
10:00-11:00 - Centers (Small Group) (planned daily activities)
11:00-11:30 - Free Play & diaper changes
11:30-12:00 - Lunch
12:00-3:00 - Nap
3:00-3:15 - Clean up & diaper changes
3:15-3:45 - PM Snack
4:15-6:00 - Outdoor Play (Teacher Led Outdoor Gross Motor)

Starts over in the Fall - From June until August we will be still having themes, but the structured preschool classroom will resume on September 1, 2021.


Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held the week of:

Spring - Please watch for a text for these (Combining Winter and Spring)

Show & Share - ON HOLD - DUE TO COVID-19

The kids will be asked to bring ONE toy from home on FRIDAY'S ONLY, but now they have to help pick something that we have learned from the week. I will put on the board what they need to help pick out from home. Example: 1st Week we will be working on the letter A & the color Blue. If you could help them find something at home that starts with the letter A, like the sound in APPLE or something with the color Blue.

Please bring this item in a bag, labeled with their name. Since we are going to have a specific day to bring a toy, I am asking for ALL other toys to stay at home all other days.

Student Spotlight
June Birthday's
Rian - 26th

*Important Daycare Dates*
(P-Personal, H-Holiday, & S-Sick)

****No Daycare & Other Important Dates****

April - 30th - P (14)(DIDN'T Take this day)
May - 24th - P (14)
May - 31st - H
July - 5th - H
Sept - 6th - H
Sept - 30th - (13)
Oct - 1st - (12)
Oct - 21st & 22nd - P (11-10)
Nov - 15th-19th - P (9-5)
Nov - 22nd-24th - P (4-2)
Nov - 25th & 26th - H
Dec - 23th - H

*Personal Days-P & Holiday Days-H to be paid/contract*


*15 Personal Days as of 1/1/21*
*5 Sick Days as of 1/1/21*

School Schedule
There will be no school drop off's or pick-up's this year. This could change at anytime, but a note will be sent out if this does change.

Please see each school website for COVID updates on this

*Other Important Dates*
Jaycee, Kellie, Jeni, or Dave will be here with the kids on the following dates for a couple hours
June
Dave - morning of 17th


***Sign-In & Sign-Out***
Being done with ELV
State of Colorado & Food Program is requiring all parents to sign their children in and out of daycare. If you would please do this, that would be awesome!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!  FOOD PROGRAM has said they are starting to not reimburse if this is not done. 


Parent Corner

***GoalsUpdated(2/22/2021)
Colorado Shines Goals - A copy of the goals will be attached to the monthly email, along with a copy in the Parent Resource Center.


Parent Helpful Info
Understanding and Labeling Emotions


Jefferson County Childcare Association Parent Newsletter



One-liners (Shows empathy, but puts child's action back on them) ***VERY HELPFUL***


Food Program - "Dear Parent Letter"



Family Network
Facebook Daycare Group – Everyone can search Angel Hugs Daycare and see the Facebook page. It is not a closed group. There will be no pictures of children on here.

***Community Connections***
 - 5280 Produce
    Fresh Produce for a reasonable price.....Facebook....5280 Produce

 - Arvada Library - 7525 West 57th Ave., Arvada, CO 80002
   M-Th 9am-8pm, Fri & Sat 9am-5pm, & Sun 12pm-5pm

***Safety Net/Parent Resources***
 - Jeffco CCAP (Childcare) - 900 Jefferson County Pkwy., Human Services Building, Golden, CO 80401 - (303)   271-4484
 - Jeffco Action Center (Emergency Housing, food, clothing, job search) -  8755 West 14th Ave., Lakewood, CO 80215 - (303) 237-7704
 - Arvada Food Bank (Food) - 8555 West 57th Ave., Arvada, CO 80002 - (303) 424-6685
 - Medicaid (medical, dental, and hearing and vision screening) - 900 Jefferson County Pkwy., Human Services Building, Golden, CO 80401 - (303) 271-1388
 -WIC (Women, Infant, Children) Food Nutrition - Arvada Clinic - 6303 Wadsworth Bypass, Arvada, CO 80003 - (303) 275-7510
 -Child Find (Concerns of Growth and Development) - Jefferson County - 809 Quail St., Bldg. 1, Room 113, Lakewood, CO 80215 - (303)982-7247
 -Audiology (Hearing Screening) -  Children's Hospital Colorado - 13123 E. 16th Ave., Aurora, CO 80045 -  (720)777-0123





***Parent Lending Library***
1.Anger “Handling a powerful emotion in a healthy way – Book – Gary Chapman, Ph.D
  2.Anxious Child “Helping your anxious child” – Book – Ronald M. Rapee and Ann Wignall
  3. No One to Play With “Social side of learning disabilities” – Book – Betty B. Osman
  4.  Train Up a Child – Book – Rolf Zettersten
 5.  5 Love Languages – CD – Gary Chapman, Ph.D
 6.  Cool, Calm, & Confident “A Workbook to Help Kids Learn Assertiveness Skills” –  Book – Lisa M. Schab, LCSW
 7.  Parenting with Love and Logics “Teaching Children Responsibility” – Book – Foster  Cline, M.D. & Jim Fay
8. 5 Love Languages of Children – Book – Gary Chapman, Ph. D & Ross Campbell, M.D.
 9.  What You Need to Tell Your Child About Sex “A guide to help your child understand what the Bible has to say” – Book – John Nieder
10. When The Brain Can’t Hear “Unraveling the mystery of auditory processing disorder” – Book – Teri James Bellis, Ph. D
11. When Addictions Threaten – Book – Charles Knippel, Ph. D
12.  Taking the Stress Out of Raising Great Kids – Book – Jim Fay, Charles Fay, PhD. & Foster Cline, M.D.
13. Meeting the Challenge “Using Love and Logic to help children develop attention and behavior skills – Book – Jim Fay, Foster W. Cline, M.D. & Bob Sornson
 14. Marriage – Book – Foster W. Cline, M.D. & Hermie Drill Cline
 15. The Pearls of Love and Logic for Parents and Teachers – Book – Jim Fay & Foster W. Cline, M.D.
 16. Discipline with Love and Logics – Book – Jim Fay & Foster W. Cline, M.D.
 17. Millionaire Babies or Bankrupt Brats? – Book – Jim Fay & Kristan Leatherman
 18. Is Everybody Ready for Kindergarten? - Book - Angele Sancho Passe

Thursday, May 6, 2021

May 2021 Newsletter

  

Happy Mother's Day

A VERY SPECIAL shout out to all you MOTHERS out here. You are loved so DEEPLY.

SPRING IS IN THE AIR

It's getting warm out and all I can do is think of the flowers and all the color that is starting to appear and how much the kids enjoy the outdoors this time of year. 

I have meet with many stakeholders involved with childcare, CAFCC COVID Task Force Team, CDPHE webinars, physicians, and nurses who work with children over the last few weeks. And it comes with a great deal of sadness that I am informing you of this summer's activities. Summer Fun is definitely looking different for this summer again. 

1) We are considered a "cohort" here and by going to places this summer we are unable to control the exposures that other cohorts have, making this a greater increased risk of potential exposures to our own cohort. 

2) Thrown into this mix is the possibilities of delays of adults being vaccinated along with vaccine hesitancies among adults. Here is the link to the amount of adults whom have been vaccinated in Colorado Vaccine data | Colorado COVID-19 Updates that is updated daily, which as of yesterday we were at 18.87% vaccination (CO population is 5.94 million for reference). Less than half of Colorado has been vaccinated (herd immunity is typically >90% but probably higher for COVID) / Childcare Nurse Consultant.

3) Finally, we also have the added fact of children who lack impulse control and boundaries for social distancing (normal growth for children these ages) that will be added if we would leave our facility.

I have decided we WILL NOT be taking field trips again this summer. I will be making plans for daily activities to be done here.

From June until August we will be still having daily activities, but the structured early childhood education program will resume September 1, 2021.

MORE INFO to come next month on the schedule.

***Back-To-School Night Picnic***
MARK you CALENDARS .....Saturday, August 21, 2021 (Mandatory Meeting, if you miss it, please schedule a day and time to go over all the information)
More details to come throughout the summer. This maybe virtual again, but it is unknown right now.

***COVID Vaccine Information***
In order to protect ALL CHILDREN here at Angel Hugs Daycare (since children CANNOT get vaccinated yet), we are encouraging ALL HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS 16+ to be vaccinated as this does not just affect one person, it affects Angel Hugs Daycare as a WHOLE COMMUNITY. With children being HUGE carriers, with the data showing they DO NOT ALWAYS show symptoms, and with the variants that are more contagious.....This is SUPER IMPORTANT that ALL 16+ in our childcare community try to protect all the kids in my facility. 

-What that means is a child could have the virus, have no symptoms, attend childcare, and then infect another child.

So I am asking that ALL HOUSEHOLD MEMBER 16+ be vaccinated for COVID-19, out of respect for ALL CHILDREN involved here.

I will be attaching some documents to the email with information on the vaccine.


COVID Update
JeffCo is back in Blue - Safer at Home Level as of Friday, April 9, 2021 @ 6AM.  So please if there are any illnesses, let me know as we have different guidelines we need to follow. Also with this new level, all travel outside of Colorado depends on how things are handled, so please talk to me. Please do your best to stay at home whenever possible in order help our childcare community.

REMEMBER 3W's
-Wear masks
-Withstand your distance
-Wash your hands


***NEW Online System***
Please continue to keep all information up to date on Early Learning Ventures.

**NEW**
Brightwheel is used to notify parents of their children's day.

***RESOURCE LIST***
The list of resources has been added to Angel Hugs Daycare Facebook Page, in order for parents to have access to this information at all times. We never know what life throws at us. This list of resources has numbers for food banks, emergency housing, hospitals, and many other helpful things parents may need.

***NEW Illness Policy & Check-up & COVID Waivers***
There is a NEW STRICTLY ENFORCED ILLNESS POLICY CDC requires us to follow: NO sneezing, coughing, and fevered children. If your child comes down with an illness they will have to stay home for 72 hours symptom free before being allowed to come back, just to make sure no other symptoms appear. 

Temperature over 100 degrees F is considered a fever according to the CDC. For all other illnesses I will be following The Children's Hospital & CDC as to when to keep your child home with you. Just remember that a lot of illnesses are contagious before symptoms appear, including the the actual Flu, COVID, and many many others.

***Curriculum***
This year we have added in music lessons once a week to enhance our learning in all the learning domains, such as literacy and language, math, physical, logic and reason, and many of the growing areas. This is at no extra charge.

In order to maintain a high quality early childcare education program, I will be using my own curriculum, mixed with others, all which aligns with Colorado Early Learning and Developmental Guidelines. This curriculum is Child-led and Play-based (intentional teaching, but child-led ideas) all while learning ALL the skills that is needed to enter into Colorado's Kindergarten programs. I am so excited to launch this.

I am including an article from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, along with web link resources, that talks about play and play-based early childcare education and how this is so beneficial for children birth to 6 years old. Please take some time to read this. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me questions.

 














Play-based Learning Web Resources
1) http://theconversation.com/play-based-learning-can-set-your-child-up-for-success-at-school-and-beyond-91393

2) http://www.earlychildhoodnews.com/earlychildhood/article_view.aspx?domainredirect=true&ArticleID=453

3) https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/play

4) http://www.eclearningil.org/sites/default/files/hero-resources/early_childhood_progam_philosophies.pdf

Blanket Policy
Due to safety issues and to reduce risks, no child under the age of 2 will be given a blanket for nap time. Infants birth to 12 months will be provided a sleep sack as stated in the Infant Safe Sleep Policy as needed.

Preschool News
Program is aligned with the Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines, which can be found at: https://www.cde.state.co.us/early/eldgs

May
Weekly Themes - Nest & Hives / Little Bookworms
Color - Purple
Shape - Square

Letters - Y & Z
Numbers - 19 & 20


Schedule
6-8:30 - Arrival (Free Play)
8:30-9:00 - Circle & Story Time (Large Group) (planned daily activities)
9:00-9:30 - AM Snack & diaper changes
9:30-10:00 - Outdoor Play (Teacher Led Outdoor Gross Motor)
10:00-11:00 - Centers (Small Group) (planned daily activities)
11:00-11:30 - Free Play & diaper changes
11:30-12:00 - Lunch
12:00-3:00 - Nap
3:00-3:15 - Clean up & diaper changes
3:15-3:45 - PM Snack
4:15-6:00 - Outdoor Play (Teacher Led Outdoor Gross Motor)

Starts over in the Fall - From June until August we will be still having themes, but the structured preschool classroom will resume on September 1, 2021.


Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held the week of:

Spring - May 10, 2021 (Combining Winter and Spring)

Show & Share - ON HOLD - DUE TO COVID-19

The kids will be asked to bring ONE toy from home on FRIDAY'S ONLY, but now they have to help pick something that we have learned from the week. I will put on the board what they need to help pick out from home. Example: 1st Week we will be working on the letter A & the color Blue. If you could help them find something at home that starts with the letter A, like the sound in APPLE or something with the color Blue.

Please bring this item in a bag, labeled with their name. Since we are going to have a specific day to bring a toy, I am asking for ALL other toys to stay at home all other days.

Student Spotlight
May Birthday's


*Important Daycare Dates*
(P-Personal, H-Holiday, & S-Sick)

****No Daycare & Other Important Dates****

April - 30th - P (14)
May - 24th - P (14)
May - 31st - H
July - 5th - H
Sept - 6th - H
Sept - 30th - (13)
Oct - 1st - (12)
Oct - 21st & 22nd - P (11-10)
Nov - 15th-19th - P (9-5)
Nov - 22nd-24th - P (4-2)
Nov - 25th & 26th - H
Dec - 23th - H

*Personal Days-P & Holiday Days-H to be paid/contract*


*15 Personal Days as of 1/1/21*
*5 Sick Days as of 1/1/21*

School Schedule
There will be no school drop off's or pick-up's this year. This could change at anytime, but a note will be sent out if this does change.

Please see each school website for COVID updates on this

*Other Important Dates*
Jaycee, Kellie, Jeni, or Dave will be here with the kids on the following dates for a couple hours
May
None as of now


***Sign-In & Sign-Out***
Done with ELV
State of Colorado & Food Program is requiring all parents to sign their children in and out of daycare. If you would please do this, that would be awesome!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!  FOOD PROGRAM has said they are starting to not reimburse if this is not done. 


Parent Corner

***GoalsUpdated(2/22/2021)
Colorado Shines Goals - A copy of the goals will be attached to the monthly email, along with a copy in the Parent Resource Center.


Parent Helpful Info
Help Learn To Share





Jefferson County Childcare Association Parent Newsletter


One-liners (Shows empathy, but puts child's action back on them) ***VERY HELPFUL***


Food Program - "Dear Parent Letter"



Family Network
Facebook Daycare Group – Everyone can search Angel Hugs Daycare and see the Facebook page. It is not a closed group. There will be no pictures of children on here.

***Community Connections***
 - 5280 Produce
    Fresh Produce for a reasonable price.....Facebook....5280 Produce

 - Arvada Library - 7525 West 57th Ave., Arvada, CO 80002
   M-Th 9am-8pm, Fri & Sat 9am-5pm, & Sun 12pm-5pm

***Safety Net/Parent Resources***
 - Jeffco CCAP (Childcare) - 900 Jefferson County Pkwy., Human Services Building, Golden, CO 80401 - (303)   271-4484
 - Jeffco Action Center (Emergency Housing, food, clothing, job search) -  8755 West 14th Ave., Lakewood, CO 80215 - (303) 237-7704
 - Arvada Food Bank (Food) - 8555 West 57th Ave., Arvada, CO 80002 - (303) 424-6685
 - Medicaid (medical, dental, and hearing and vision screening) - 900 Jefferson County Pkwy., Human Services Building, Golden, CO 80401 - (303) 271-1388
 -WIC (Women, Infant, Children) Food Nutrition - Arvada Clinic - 6303 Wadsworth Bypass, Arvada, CO 80003 - (303) 275-7510
 -Child Find (Concerns of Growth and Development) - Jefferson County - 809 Quail St., Bldg. 1, Room 113, Lakewood, CO 80215 - (303)982-7247
 -Audiology (Hearing Screening) -  Children's Hospital Colorado - 13123 E. 16th Ave., Aurora, CO 80045 -  (720)777-0123





***Parent Lending Library***
1.Anger “Handling a powerful emotion in a healthy way – Book – Gary Chapman, Ph.D
  2.Anxious Child “Helping your anxious child” – Book – Ronald M. Rapee and Ann Wignall
  3. No One to Play With “Social side of learning disabilities” – Book – Betty B. Osman
  4.  Train Up a Child – Book – Rolf Zettersten
 5.  5 Love Languages – CD – Gary Chapman, Ph.D
 6.  Cool, Calm, & Confident “A Workbook to Help Kids Learn Assertiveness Skills” –  Book – Lisa M. Schab, LCSW
 7.  Parenting with Love and Logics “Teaching Children Responsibility” – Book – Foster  Cline, M.D. & Jim Fay
8. 5 Love Languages of Children – Book – Gary Chapman, Ph. D & Ross Campbell, M.D.
 9.  What You Need to Tell Your Child About Sex “A guide to help your child understand what the Bible has to say” – Book – John Nieder
10. When The Brain Can’t Hear “Unraveling the mystery of auditory processing disorder” – Book – Teri James Bellis, Ph. D
11. When Addictions Threaten – Book – Charles Knippel, Ph. D
12.  Taking the Stress Out of Raising Great Kids – Book – Jim Fay, Charles Fay, PhD. & Foster Cline, M.D.
13. Meeting the Challenge “Using Love and Logic to help children develop attention and behavior skills – Book – Jim Fay, Foster W. Cline, M.D. & Bob Sornson
 14. Marriage – Book – Foster W. Cline, M.D. & Hermie Drill Cline
 15. The Pearls of Love and Logic for Parents and Teachers – Book – Jim Fay & Foster W. Cline, M.D.
 16. Discipline with Love and Logics – Book – Jim Fay & Foster W. Cline, M.D.
 17. Millionaire Babies or Bankrupt Brats? – Book – Jim Fay & Kristan Leatherman
 18. Is Everybody Ready for Kindergarten? - Book - Angele Sancho Passe