PDO I February Newsletter

Hello February! After the holiday, the children marble painted snowflakes for the bulletin board, koosh ball painted snowflakes, created their very own snowman, and easel painted. They also dot painted the first letter of their name. For some of our older kiddos, we have begun labeling their creations with stamp letters in order to develop letter recognition and print awareness.  We enjoyed listening to “My Teddy Bear” and “Let’s Go to the Zoo.”   We read several winter books, but one of the children’s favorites was One Mitten!  The children loved acting out everything the mitten could do!

In February, we will work on special Valentines for you and make heart sun catchers!  February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and we will discuss the importance of oral health by reading books, singing songs, and doing an art project.  Several PECC staff members attended a conference by Dr. Anne Meeker in January called “Supporting Early Learning the Young Child’s Way—Through Music and Play.”  In February, we will introduce a few of Dr. Meeker’s songs that help teach self-control, safety/rules, and social skills.  It will be a busy and fun month!

Our Valentines parties will take place February 12 and 13. Please be looking for the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.

In February, we will celebrate several birthdays!  Happy Birthday to Trauber Mulloy, Beckman Newcomb, Cate Fox, Charlie Krempec, and Molly Menking!  Congratulations to Tate Smith, Denver Sublette, and Trauber Mulloy on becoming big brothers!

As always, thank you for sharing your precious children with us. We love getting to know each one of them and watching them as they learn and grow!

Ms. Stephanie, Ms. Lilli, Ms. Brandi S. and Ms. Brandy H.