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May Happenings at Parks’ Place

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Classroom News

Butterfly Infant


The “butterflies” had so much fun learning about spring. The infants enjoyed the Earth Day celebration. The babies enjoyed creating hats for Earth Day. They also celebrated by learning songs, stories, colors, and each week’s new letter. This month we continue to introduce new colors and letters while working on hand-eye coordination. The infants participated in Tummy-time and rides in the Bye-Bye Buggy on nice spring days. We cannot wait for all the fun activities to come in May.

Mrs. Carmen

Grasshopper Twos


This month we started off with Transportation Week! We had our Easter Egg Hunt and Good Friday and had lots of fun. We also Stepped into Spring and learned about flowers, bugs, and the weather! Earth day was a big celebration that we enjoyed since we had different stations like face painting, sensory, planting, and bubbles! We loved April and we can’t wait to see what May will bring.

Ms. Vicky

VPK News


This month was so exciting. The month of April really poured out fun and excitement for the children and staff. We celebrated national Bell bottom and Unicorn Day which brought a bit of sunshine and rainbow to Parks’ Place. The VPK Awards Ceremony was showers of academic improvement that we celebrated this month. We salute our grandparents and all our volunteers who gave their heart unselfishly to help through the school year.

Mrs. Mincey, VPK A

Mrs. Butler, VPK C

Busy Bee Ones

Busy Bees/Ones

This month was great for the Busy Bees. Earth day was a blast. We had fun planting beans for Earth Day. We also enjoyed creating our Earth Day shirts!! We had a parade for Transportation Week and got to learn about the different kinds. The book fair was great, we got to pick out the books we wished for!

Ms. Myia

Ms. Sophia

Pawsomes Threes


We had such an exciting month. We had the Week of the Young Child and we had an activity every day to celebrate. We also did Grandparent’s Day and we had some grandparent’s come in and read to us. We said than you to our volunteers and told them how much we appreciate them. We made hats and we did a lot on Earth Day. We had different stations like face painting, recycling, planting, and coloring! We cannot wait to see what May will bring.

Ms. Miller

Dates to Remember

  • May 3: Graduation Payments Due
  • May 5: Cinco De Mayo
  • May 3-7: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 7: “Mommy & Me” Tea
  • May 17-20: Spring Parent Teacher Conferences
  • May 21: Field Day
  • May 29: Final VPK Report Cards go Home
  • May 31: Memorial Day – PPLC Closed

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Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrating Black History

By General Announcements, Parental Resources

History is often reduced to a handful of memorable moments and events. In Black history, those events often include courageous stories like those of The Underground Railroad and historic moments like the famous “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But these are only a few of the significant and important events to know and remember.

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Early Childhood Literacy

Early Childhood Literacy

By Family, Parental Resources
  1. Tall with Your Child.  Use trips to the grocery store, dinnertime chats, and driving in the car as a time to introduce new words and talk about the world around us.
  2. Exchange Stories. Tell a great story, and have your child tell you one back! It’s a great way to build oral language and learn new words.
  3. Have fun with Rhymes. Sing rhyming songs, read rhyming books, and say tongue twisters with your child. This helps them lean1 new sounds in words.
  4. Talk About Letters. Help your child learn the names of the letters and the sounds the letters make. Turn it into a game! For example, you could say, “I’m thinking of a letter and it makes the sound sssssss.
  5. KeepBooKs Present. Your child will be more likely to pick up a book and read if they are out in the open and easy to find. Keep them readily available in the kitchen, car, and other locations where your child spends time.
  6. Read Every Day & Ask Questions. Reading together for 20 minutes each day, and talking about what you are reading helps children understand what they are reading.
  7. Take Advantage Of Available Help. Select books your child is most interested in reading. Talk with your child’s teacher or a local librarian to find the best books for your child. Visit the library for books, events, and programs like reading clubs.
  8. Be Creative with Writing. Writing grocery lists and notes or letters helps children connect spoken words to written words.
  9. Introduce Reading Apps. Your child can practice reading on your phone or tablet at home or on-the-go.
  10. Keep Reading. Creating a plan to spend quality time reading during school breaks and over the summer can help prevent children from falling behind and ensure they return to school ready to learn.

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Daycare Jacksonville 2019

Parks Place Newsletter September 2019

By General Announcements, Jacksonville, Florida, Monthly Happenings

Research shows that all children benefit from the time they spend in positive interactions and activities with a dad or other male role models. The relationship between a father and his child has a deep impact on all areas of the child’s healthy development: language, thinking, physical, and social-emotional. Children with dads who are actively involved in their education have fewer discipline problems and perform better academically. These children grow up to be more responsible adults.

The Florida Department of Education(FLDOE) encourages dads to participate in Dads Take Your Child to School Day on September 25, 2019. Dads can take children of all ages to school. Dads, take a moment to speak to your child’s teacher.

Let your child see that you appreciate the people who work at their school. Your child is proud of you and will want to have teachers and other children see you at the school. In families without a dad present, other significant male role models are invited to participate. Although the event is focused on dads, mothers and other family members are invited to participate also. Check their the school’s websites and parent newsletters, or talk with your child’s teacher about special events planned for Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

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Early Learning Parents' Pages

Saying Goodbye to Family and Hello to School

By General Announcements, Parental Resources

Your child may be starting child care at a new provider or starting child care for the first time. You may be preparing your child for their first day of VPK or kindergarten or even first grade.

This can be a challenging time for you and your child if they are having a difficult time separating from you. Anything new can be scary for your child and the fact that you will not be there to help them adjust to their new surroundings may make it scary for you, too.

Home–to-school transitions worries may be caused by your child not understanding that she will have fun and be safe in her new environment until you return to take her home. Separation anxiety is common in young children and parents as well.

Before the first day your child goes to a new school or is in a class with a new teacher, ask the school staff or program director what they do at the beginning of the year to help make the first day go smoothly. Find out the name of your child’s teacher and other adults who may be supervising your child.

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