General Announcements

Covid-19 Coronavirus

Covid 19 – Coronavirus Updates

By General Announcements, Jacksonville, Florida

IMPORTANT: Staring on March 23rd Parks’ Place our Hours or Operations will be adjusted to 7:00am-5:00 pm.

We have made this decision to limit the number of hours that the children are in the facility and to ensure we do not overtax our staff. We hope this will not cause any undo problems for our families. Many businesses have either closed or reduced their hours. We are remaining open to provide the needed services for working families.

For the latest updates, please visit our website

We are asking parents to heed all Health Department guidelines:

  • From of the Committee on Control of Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a child should not be taken from the home when any of the following conditions exist: fever, vomiting or diarrhea, any symptoms of childhood diseases, common cold from onset to one week, sore throat, croup, fifth disease, any unexplained rash, pink eye or other eye infection, cloudy or green runny nose, persistent cough or any communicable disease.
  • We will be following these recommendations and will not admit children who are showing any signs of sickness into the facilities.
  • If you are off from work, we ask that you keep your child at home in order to lessen the number of contacts opportunities in the building.


  • All parents need to wash their hands and the hands of the children when coming into the center and leaving Parks’ Place.
  • All children’s hands will be washed upon entering the classroom.

Parks’ Place Additional Precautions for Combating Coronavirus/Covid-19:

  • Enviro-Master will be sanitizing the building every Saturday with electrostatic germicide. Protection will last 7-9 days and treatment is not transferable through contact.
  • Our cleaning company Mint Condition uses a daily germicide on their cleaning days (Mon, Wed, Fri), when cleaning the building.
  • We are keeping our group sizes down to 10 children per teacher. 
  • Our cut-off time will be 9:30am. This time will be strictly enforced in order to maintain the proper ratio.

Once again Parks’ Place Daycare & Learning wishes to thank you for your continued support.

Parks Place Day Care

Parks Place January Newsletter 2020

By General Announcements

Happy New Year!

We would like to extend a very big Parks’ Place THANK YOU to everyone who participated in Santa’s Workshop, Holiday Party and Polar Express.

A special THANK YOU goes out to our parent volunteers for jumping in there and making these events amazing.

Dates to Remember:

  • Jan 1: PPLC Closed
  • Jan 2 – 6 : Holiday Camp
  • Jan 7th: Welcome Back to School!
  • Jan 11: Duval Public School Choice Expo
  • Jan 13 – 17th : MLK Life Study
  • Jan 13th :Report Cards go out
  • Jan 17th: MLK Birthday Celebration
  • Jan 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day PPLC Closed
  • Jan 29: DCPS Early Release

Executive Director’s Message

We hope your holidays were safe and full of fun. We had such a great time celebrating with all of our families. Hopefully your children are well rested and ready to kick it into high gear as we enter the second half of our school year. We have many exciting events coming up.

Keep an eye on your calendar so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!

Mrs. Joanne Parks

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Parks Place November 2019

Parks Place November Newsletter 2019

By General Announcements

Happy Veteran’s Day! November 11th

A special THANK YOU to all of our Retired & Active Duty Military!
Parents, please send in pictures of your veterans for our Veteran’s Day bulletin boards!

Dates to Remember:

Nov 4: Family Engagement Turkey Activity
Nov 5: Report Cards Go Home
Nov 6: Cooking Baked Apples
Nov 6: VPK Awards Ceremony
Nov 11: PPLC Closed in Observance of Veteran’s Day
Nov 22: Thanksgiving Feast
Nov 27: NO VPK – PPLC Closing Early
Nov 28-29: PPLC Closed – Happy Thanksgiving

Executive Director’s Message

We have another busy and exciting month coming up in November! We will be celebrating Thanksgiving with all of our families as well as enjoying the cooler weather and gearing up for the end of the year. Please remember that each child needs 2 weather appropriate changes of clothes in their plastic bin. Every child that naps with us also needs a crib sheet and small blanket. Beads and small bows are not allowed in our infants, 1 & 2 year old class rooms due to choking concerns. ALL children must have closed toe/closed heal shoes to wear to school. It is all of you that help make this center such a wonderful environment for our children, thank you for all your help and dedication.
Mrs. Joanne Parks

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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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Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Literacy Pumpkin Contest

By General Announcements

Join in the fun at the Literacy Pumpkin Contest

Pumpkins are Due by Friday, October 26, 2018

Decorate an artificial pumpkin to match your favorite book. Children will vote to choose their favorite pumpkin in their class. Class winners will display their pumpkins in the Lending Library. Other children will have their pumpkins displayed in the classroom.

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Free Kindergarten Readiness Packet

By General Announcements

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