Reorganized for better learning – Kids zones…)

Our daycare is reorganized for better learning.

After many hours of reorganizing, we now have a much more kid friendly area.

The kids absolutely love it and are having fun in the different areas that you will see in the pictures below…

Above is the garden, market center…


Above is the 🔬 science, sensory center…

Above is legos, learning to build structures…

Above is auto books 📚 and listening 👂 skills…

Above is the writing center with 📓 notebooks…


Above is the construction 🔨 zone with tools.

Reorganized for better learning and more fun for the kids…

The kids love ❤️ their new play and learning areas. Wanted to share it all with you.

Make it a great day.

-Kari

P.S. Please feel free to leave your comments below.

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November Newsletter :)

November NewsletterDon’t forget to push our Fall Fundraiser and have a chance at a tuition discount of $25.00. This fundraiser goes toward buying the kids Christmas toys for the daycare!

Refer a family special: Receive a $25.00 gift card of your choice for a referral and they enroll.

It’s almost Thanksgiving!!! We are changing the daycare up a little for fun new activities. We will also be drawing names for our annual secret Santa for the kids.

Save the Dates: November 14 the daycare will be closing by 5:15 due to a training conducted by the Health Department.

No Preschool: Nov. 18

No School- Nov. 23rd

Closed: Nov. 24&25: Thanksgiving Break

December 12: Childcare training conducted by the Health Department. Closing @ 5:15 pm.

Reminders:

• Please, Please, Please bring spare clothes for your child! Check your child’s cubby at the end of each day for papers also.

• Tuition is due on Mondays, if not received by Wednesday at 5pm a $10 late charge will be added to your account if payment arrangements aren’t made in advance.

• No Call No Show: within 2 hours BEFORE your child’s set schedule, $10 late charge will be added to your account.

• Late pick-ups will no longer be tolerated, if your child is here 15 minutes after pick up time on the schedule, you will be issued a $10 late pick-up fee and a warning. I have ladies who are in classes in the evenings. We have a child schedule for this reason to ensure that I have the appropriate staff here for your children. If you are running late from work please call the daycare and let someone know so that we can make arrangements.

• Please call the daycare for any reason UNLESS you are an early morning drop parent.

• Lastly, these rules are all in your PARENT HANDBOOK! If anyone would like a copy, you may have one for a fee of $5.00, (they are 12 pages long).

-Kari Miller

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Dental Week – National Children’s Dental Health Month

Dental week at Little Rascals Daycare.

This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, health care providers and others to promote the benefits of good oral health to children and adults, caregivers, teachers and many others.

Attitudes and habits established at an early age are critical in maintaining good oral health throughout life.

By participating in the annual celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, members of the dental team, parents, teachers and others can help keep children’s smiles beautiful now and for years to come.


The kids at Little Rascals Daycare are learning how to properly take care of their teeth this week. During dental week the children all get help brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash so they learn how important it is and the best way to do it.

It is very important that children learn early on how to properly take care of their teeth and gums. This is something that once taught, then they won’t forget and less likely to neglect.

Dental week is fun for the children, but also rewarding as well. All of the children get their own toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and stickers to take home. There is also information for their parents as well.

You can get more information and a downloadable PDF here.

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Set the tone for the entire day for your child…

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What your child eats for breakfast can set the tone for the entire day—and
even for a lifetime of healthy habits.

Research shows that choices and attitudes toward this one simple morning ritual can impact energy level, behavior, academic performance and future food choices.

Healthy eating is just as important as getting the proper sleep.

Below you will be able to download a free PDF of healthy and nutritional breakfast ideas.

Get your FREE healthy breakfast ideas download sheet here <<

As always, leave your comments below. 🙂

Enjoy,
-Kari

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October 2014 Missouri Days Parade (Little Rascals Daycare)…

The annual Missouri days parade is always a good time to get out and see people that you haven’t seen for awhile, and to also advertise your business with the public. It is also a great time to get the kids out and have some fun with a nice float ride.

Below are some pictures of our float and the Little Rascals Daycare kids having some fun 🙂

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Making own baby food

So this morning I made all of my sons fruit food. I am still sticking with number 1. He is getting very good at it now and knows when he sits in his high chair and his bib goes on what’s going to happen.  His favorite so far is peaches and sweet potatoes. He also loves his cereal at night. I still give him this to help him sleep at night.

A few tips on the fruits is make sure that you cook them except the bananas. I just peeled the pears and apples and then cut cored them and boiled for about 20 minutes or until they were soft. I then drained and put them in my food processor. 5 apples made about 6 jars for me. 5 Pears made 4 jars. Also I got everything in the organic section at our local Hy-Vee. That is how I made my sons baby food.