Santa Fe Newsletter – April 2016
As we approach our 21st year we wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for the trust that you put in us day after day in the care of your children. Caring for young children is one of the most important professions an individual can do. Therefore, we feel that continued staff development is essential and we require participation in the opportunities offered at Santa Fe as well as encouraging staff to nurture their interest and knowledge of early childhood at outside conferences. Our participation in Grow NJ Kids has given many opportunities to all of us. Please be assured of our continued commitment to provide children with activities that promote their growth in social, emotional, physical and intellectual areas.
It was a great experience for all of us to spend Staff Development Day participating in “hands on” activities. Our staff (Yenny, Toni, Marilyn, Meagan, Annie, Emily and Cindy) all provided exceptional information as well as on point experiences which created opportunities for learning and discussion. An Infant Toddler Specialist from Community Childcare of Union County provided an insightful session on Teamwork and Professionalism which was very well done and very beneficial to all. We started the day discussing the uniqueness of what we (Santa Fe) provide. Yes, of course, our outside environment is incredible with special attention given to our children through implementing the CATCH program on campus, as well as Stretch-N-Grow who come throughout the school year. Our intentional and reflective teaching methodologies focus on each child to ensure that individual needs are met. As we so many times have stated before, our intent is to ensure that each child feels competent and confident. Our support for the social and emotional growth of our children is of extreme importance to their future success. Our work to help a child regulate both feelings and behavior continues in each class.
We pride ourselves in maintaining our independent status in the community with no affiliation with any other daycares. Thank you for your continued support, and as always I want to assure you that I appreciate hearing back from you and that we are always open to ideas and suggestions. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you at any time.
Dates to remember:
May 11, 2016, Wednesday, 6:00pm-7:00pm: CPR & First Aid Overview at the Infant Toddler Center. Register by emailing your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org; babysitting provided upon request by email.
May 30, 2016, Monday: Memorial Day Parade – Santa Fe Centers will be marching in the Parade. Directly following the parade, the Cabildos will host a picnic in their backyard for our Santa Fe families; more information will be mailed out soon. The centers are closed on this day.