Park's Kids in Uniforms

Park’s Place VPK Uniform & Dress Code

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Park’s Place Uniforms

Uniform tops: Hunter Green Polos.

These can be found at:

Green Polo Shirt

Uniform Bottoms: Khaki.

Shorts can be found at:

Khaki Shorts

Uniform Skirts/Scooters.

Skirts & Scooters can be found at:

Khaki Uniform Scooter

There are also several local consignment shops and thrift stores that provide used options for sale at a deeply discounted price.

Park's Kids in Uniforms

Park's Kids in Uniforms

Free Kindergarten Readiness Packet

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Download a free Kindergarten Readiness Packet created by Heather Cartwright.

It contains a lot of very valuable information including:

  • Language & Reading Requirements
  • Book & Reading List Recommendations
  • Important Skills
  • Picture Identification
  • The Alphabet
  • Name Writing
  • Rhyming Words
  • Sight Words
  • Math
  • Writing Practice
  • Counting
  • Right & Left
  • Colors
  • and more

Download a interactive guide Kindergarten Readiness Packet and have fun teaching and playing with your child to learn the important skills needed to be prepared for kindergarten.

Kindergarten Readiness Packet
Parks' Place Play Time

Academic & Athletic Summer Camp June, July, & August

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Academic & Athletic Summer Camp June, July, & August FEATURING: DAILY FIELD TRIPS

Exciting Locations around Metro Jacksonville • MOSH (Museum of Science & history) • Historical sites in Jacksonville & St. Augustine • Swimming • Camping • Bowling • Horseback Riding• Bike Riding • and More!

  • Literacy Camp
  • Jacksonville Library Summer Reading Program
  • Computer Skills Training
  • An Athletic Focus
  • Our Annual Daycare Cup (D.C. Cup)

We will offer a literacy camp for children entering Kindergarten in the fall; designed to help prepare them for their first year in school. By taking part of this program, children will have the opportunity to continue to read during the summer, allowing them to grow their imagination and improve their literacy level.

We will offer basic computer training for children desiring to become more familiar with simple computer operations and navigation. The camp will open with a Mini Olympics which will include various athletic challenges and adventures designed to prepare the children for … Designed to bring local area daycares together, Parks’ Place will compete against other centers in Olympic-style games and activities. The main event will be a summer long Read-a-than, challenging other centers to read the most books during the summer break.

Sign Up Online »

Contact Parks’ Place to receive more information on how your local business can become a sponsor of the D.C. Cup.

Camp Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm

Extended Hours: 6:00am-9:00am 3:00pm-6:00pm

Parks' First Time Home Buyers

First Time Home Buyers Information Session

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First Time Home Buyers Information Session

Tired of Renting? Fire Your Landlord.

Need Credit Counseling?

Come out and get insider tips on how you can own your own home.

Thursday, January 18th at 6:00 pm at Parks’ Place

  • Zero down home loans available.
  • Up to 15K grants available.
  • Free credit report available to everybody who attends.

Please join us for a first time home buyers seminar.

Come out and get insider tips from guest speaker Willie Smith with Hampton Group Funding, Inc.

Tosha Martinez Realtor

 

Types of Early Learning Providers

Fun Holiday Games for The Family

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The Holidays are here and it’s the time to have fun and share good memories with your family. Below are some fun holiday games and activities that you can play with your kids. Playing with kids is a great way to bond and create lasting memories as well as help them develop their creativity.

This holiday season, try a new holiday game to play with your family and share the laughter and love.

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Potty Training Tips

Toilet Mastery – How do I teach my child?

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Toilet Mastery – How do I teach my child?

Age 2 is a good time to start

Watch for readiness signs:

Child stays dry for as long as 2-3 hours.
Child seems to understand the general idea and is able to let you know when he or she has the urge to urinate or have a BM.
Child is interested in learning.
Child can manage clothing and potty chair.

Read more in the full article.

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How to Enroll Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten

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Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Florida’s FREE pre-k program for children turning 4 years old on or before September 1 !

How to enroll in Duval County:

1. Ensure you have a working email address.

2. Log on to www.VPKDuval.org and complete the online VPK application.

3. Separately scan and submit supporting documents in PDF format.

  • One proof of current residency: driver’s license, utility bill, or paystub
  • One proof of child’s age: birth certificate, passport, or military ID (Shot records cannot be accepted)

4. Once the application and documentation is reviewed, a Certificate of Eligibility will be emailed to families within five {5) business days.

5. A list of eligible VPK providers is available online to view and download.


Please join us for Free Fall VPK 2017

Begins August 14, 2017

Morning Class: 8:00am – 11:00am
Afternoon Class: 12 noon – 3:00pm

Classes begin August 14, 2017.

  • Classes are not open to 4 years old who have not yet attended VPK.
  • Your child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2017

Contact: Joanne Parks
jparks@parksplacelearningcenter.com

 

March Blog

Parks’ Place Library Free for Parks Place Families

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Parks Place is proud to have books and literature available for our families to check out and discover the fun of reading. We have a wide array of books to enjoy with your little one. The process is really easy to do. Simply sign in the sign in sheet and check out the book. Parks’ Place uses the honor system for families to bring back the books.

“Children are made leaders on the laps of their parents.”

Children are encouraged to read throughout the school year and they recognized for their reading accomplishments in class in front of their peers. Reading at an early age builds confidence and strengthens children’s ability to learn.

It is common for children to learn how to read at different ages. Some children learn how to read early on and others may take some more time before they begin reading. Regardless of their where they are at with their reading skills, it’s important to celebrate and encourage their successes as they reach new milestones in their development.

Patience and consistency is the key to success

Whether you are reading to your child or your child is beginning to read on their own, it is important to be consistent. Making reading a habit can be an effective way to instill consistency and get the best results. A couple ideas to try is to read early in the morning, as soon as they come home or right before bed. Choose the time that works best for you and your child.

If your child is not wanting to read or not following along, be patient and keep with it. Through repetition they will begin to become more familiar with the process and will still gain from the practice.

If you have any questions about the Park Place Library or how you can check out books, please feel free to ask us for more information at the front desk. 

 

Before Your Kids are Five

10 Things to Do Before Your Child Turns 5

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UNLIKE OTHER TO-DO LISTS, THIS ONE WILL BE FUN TO GET THROUGH.

  1. Grow a flower. Guess the color it will turn out to be. Measure its progress.
  2. Watch fireworks. Fire? In the sky? That makes beautiful shapes in pretty colors?! Before you’re old enough to understand the
    science of the thing, a fireworks display can seem like a miracle.
  3. Roll down a grassy hill. This is such a simple, silly thing, but we all remember doing it. And that’s the whole point.
  4. Catch a firefly, then let it go. This one has an extra, “‘now or never” imperative. Reports show that fireflies are declining in numbers just about everywhere. So catch some while you can.
  5. See a live show. There’s nothing like a stage show, with humans performing right there in front of you. Pricey tickets not needed.
  6. Go camping. It sets children up for a lifelong love of nature.
  7. Stargaze. Talk about how 1t takes thousands of years for the light of the stars to reach us. Your kids probably won’t grasp it all, but that’s okay. What they’ll remember is that they got to stay up way past their bedtime and go outside in their PJs.
  8. Do a character meet-and-greet. They will never be excited about people wearing silly costumes as they are right now. And the resulting photos? Priceless.
  9. Bake from scratch. Sugar cookies, carrot cake, brownies…it all works. The process is what matters. Let them see that not all food comes easy to us, and a lot of times it tastes better if it doesn’t.
  10. Visit an amusement park. Walking  around all day, eating fried concoctions laughing your head off on automated rides, and then being carried, half-asleep, out of the par in your parent’s arms should be a hallmark of every childhood.