December 2013 Newsletter
Can you believe this is the last newsletter you will receive in 2013? This year has been busy and has really flown by. A few highlights
for the year are:
• We have 5 languages represented in our classroom. They are English, French, Japanese, Chinese, and Welsh. We’ve been
working on teaching the children some phrases in all of these languages.
• KELC partnered with our local Child Care Resource Center to have our staff just participate and complete a yearlong book study
on Conscious Discipline and how to implement it in the classroom. Afterwards the ladies from the CCRC just raved about
what great teachers we have and how lucky we are!
• KELC also partnered with Ohio Guidestone to have Rachel Meeks come into the classroom and work with the staff and children
on self-regulation and implementing Conscious Discipline.
• We started using a new curriculum this year and online assessments through Creative Curriculum.
• KELC staff attended over 40 hours of in-service on Ohio’s Early Learning Development Standards, Creative Curriculum, Step
Up to Quality, Conscious Discipline, and ASQ screening.
If you have not already given me proof that your child has had their flu shot, I need this information as soon as possible, and no later
than December 13, 2013.
Thursday, December 12th, is our KELC holiday program at 6 pm. We invite you to join us and bring a dozen cookies to share
afterwards with our families and relatives.
Have a great month, Jeni Hoover
Birthdays This Month:
December 26 – Brandon turns 5!
Happy, Happy Birthday to You!
January Parent Meeting:
Our annual January parent meeting will be
Thursday, January 23rd, at 5 pm in the
administrative conference room. Please mark
your calendars as we will be discussing our
goals for 2014 and results from the parent
surveys. In addition we will go over how to use
the Gold Online Parents’ access.
(Layla and Phoebe holding hands on the bus coming back from the ELI trip.)
We will be having a “Twigbee shop”
Wednesday, December 11th, from 10-11 am in
the café area outside Fox & Fell. Residents will
be setting up a little store where the children can
buy Christmas gifts for their families. We are
asking that each child bring $1 to spend that day
and then we have residents that will help them
wrap their gifts before going home.
December 5 – Birds’ trip to Library
December 5 – Hanukkah tea at 3 pm
December 9 – New Cycle – Tuition Due
December 11 – Santa visits at 3 pm
December 12 – KELC holiday program at 6 pm
December 20 – Giraffes’ trip to Library
December 23 – New Cycle – Tuition Due
December 24 – Closed for the holiday
December 25 – Closed for the holiday
January 1 – Closed for the holiday
January 2 – Birds’ trip to Library
November certainly flew by! We want to give a big THANK
YOU to everyone for coming to the Thanksgiving Luncheon. We love
seeing all of the families together! We have such a great community
here at Kendal; families like you are what make this such a special
We have finished our tree study and are now talking about
Holiday traditions around the world. The children are really enjoying
talking about their own family traditions. We have a few parents and a
grandfriend that are going to talk about the Holidays in their native
Santa will be coming to Kendal on Wednesday, December
11th at 3:00. Please feel free to bring your child or children back to see
him and take pictures.
Also don’t forget that our Holiday Program is Thursday,
December 12th, at 6. Please drop your child off at the center at 5:45 and
head on down to the auditorium with your plate of cookies to share.
Have a great month!
Happy Holidays and have a Happy New Year!
Sara and Robin
We know Thanksgiving has now past but we really want to say
how thankful we are am for the wonderful group of parents we
have this year. We had a terrific turnout for both our Harvest
Luncheon and our Fall Conferences. It means so much to us to
know how dedicated you are to your children and our program.
We really appreciate getting to spend the extra time with you!
In the classroom we just finished up with our study on trees and
now have a much better understanding of how important trees
are to us. Our Creative Curriculum really gets you to look at
and learn about all aspects of the given study.
spent a great deal of time discussing what it means to be
thankful and what we are thankful for. We always love to hear
what they are thankful for. The children also really enjoyed
preparing for our luncheon. They always seem to love cooking
In December we will be talking about holiday traditions around
the world and also those of our families. We have also really
been practicing for our annual Holiday performance so please be
sure to join us.
The Giraffes have welcomed two new smiling faces. Haleyrose
Hall joined us in November and Elizabeth Sutton will be joining
us on December 9th. In addition we will welcome Eli to our
classroom in January.
Karen and Julie