Issue: # 43January 20, 2014

"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."


What To Do Around Town

Looking for some fun and adventure during the cold of Michigan winters? Here are some ideas for the upcoming weeks.


Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Activities on WMU's campus and around town

Storytelling Festival: One World, Many Stories

Free at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum
Sat. February 1, 2014 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.   

(269) 373-7990 


Open Skating at Lawson Ice Arena

Sundays 2-3 p.m.

 (269) 387-3050 


Lego at the Library

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014  10:30-11:30 a.m.

Oshtemo Branch

 (269) 553-7980

Family Pictures
Question of the Day

As part of our morning large group, we have been asking a "Question of the Day" to stimulate conversations. This question usually relates to our Study for that week.


These questions are designed to get the children thinking about a topic and increase language skills by participating in the large group discussion. Some of the questions this week are, "Did you wash your hands when you got to school today?" and "How many fingers are on our hand?"


You as a family member will soon be included in our "Question of the Day". We will post the question at the check-in area of the classroom. Together, you and your child will discuss the question and indicate your answer on the Question of the Day chart. We will use these answers as the start of our discussion in large group that day.


Focus Question for this week's Study - "What are our rules?"


Do you like working with your hands? We would love to have you visit our classroom next week (Jan. 27-31) to demonstrate something special you do with your hands. Do you play an instrument, make pottery, juggle, knit or carve? These are just examples of what you might share with our class. Please talk with the preschool teachers if you are interested in sharing with us.


Circle time with

Ms. Beverly

Our Daily Schedule

It's good to be back to our normal school schedule! Having a predictable routine can be helpful at any age, but is especially important in early childhood. Routines provide a sense of security and certainty for children. Knowing what to expect next in their day is comforting to toddlers, providing consistency that allows them to thrive.


Our daily large group activities help children learn about being a member of a community, as children join together for songs, stories, and conversation. During circle time, toddlers develop listening skills, practice following directions, and gain self-confidence as they express themselves with their teachers and friends.


Phone: (269) 387-2277                                    
In This Issue
What To Do Around Town
Important Dates
Important Dates 
Billing for 
Jan. 13-24 
  Due Jan. 14
  Late by Jan. 24
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Jan. 20 
   Center Closed
Picture Day
Feb. 4: 8-11 a.m.
Save the Date -
Family Fun Night Tue. Feb. 18
Winter Is Here

Winter weather is upon us. We go outside to play daily, usually in the morning and the afternoon.


Please be sure to bring all appropriate weather-related clothing, including snow pants, boots and gloves or mittens everyday.


Our policy is to go outside daily unless the temperature is in the single digits with wind-chill.

Want to save a few  dollars on your child care?

ee Kathy and ask her about our referral incentive program!