Ms. Rea! - Milestones Child Development Center
August already!? We just cannot believe how fast this
summer is flying by! We are having so much fun here
at the center. Our summer fun club groups are
enjoying a great calendar of events and trips, and really
The end of the summer always brings about transitions
and changes. If you anticipate a change in schedule or
enrollment, please make sure to email us right away.
We do require a two week notice for changes like that!
5th – SFC
5th – first day for
6th – Milestones
26th – first day of
Teresa and Becky
Happy Gram goes to
Sept 2nd – No
Sept 4th – No
school Ada Chr.
Sept 7th – Labor
Sept 8th – First
Sept 8th – No
Ms. Rea is one of the SFC
teachers and has only been with
us a few months, but she sure is
loved! She is very attentive to
details and makes sure all her
kiddos are taken care of each
and every day!
Employee of the Month
Each day of our lives we make
deposits in the memory banks
of our children. ~Charles R.
Swindoll, The Strong Family
Morgan (Inf) 8/3
Gemma (Pre) 8/5
Henry (SA) 8/8
Aurelia (SA) 8/10
Jake (SA) 8/14
Alex (YT) 8/15
Oscar (Pre) 8/16
Simon (EP) 8/17
Adam (SA) 8/18
Drew (SA) 8/18
Landri (YT) 8/25
Zachary (Inf) 8/25
Chase (Inf) 8/27
Reid (Inf) 8/27
Avery (Inf) 8/29
Atesh (SA) 8/30
Older Toddler News
For the month of August we are
going to explore The Arts. To start the
month off we will be learning about music
and dancing. The children will get to
explore different types of music to include
classical, jazz, and classic rock. We also
have different performers who will play
music for the children. If anyone is
interested in coming and playing an
instrument for the children please let us
know. The following week we will be
learning about the Fine Arts. During this
week we will see several different famous
paintings during circle time and the
children will be given many different open
ended materials so they can create their
own masterpieces. We will also learn about
colors throughout the week. The third week
we will be focusing on Architecture. The
children will get to be architects and
builders by building with many different
types of materials. The last week of the
month we will be Actors! The children will
have many opportunities to act by using
puppets, costumes, props, etc.
Also, we are very excited to
welcome Ms. Rose to our room. We look
forward to getting to know her better!
The Red Cross recommends that
all first aid kits for a family of
four include the following:
2 absorbent compress dressings (5 x 9 inches)
25 adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)
1 adhesive cloth tape (10 yards x 1 inch)
5 antibiotic ointment packets (approximately 1 gram)
5 antiseptic wipe packets
2 packets of aspirin (81 mg each)
1 blanket (space blanket) [Available on the Red Cross Store]
1 breathing barrier (with one-way valve)
1 instant cold compress
2 pair of nonlatex gloves (size: large)
2 hydrocortisone ointment packets (approximately 1 gram each)
1 roller bandage (3 inches wide)
1 roller bandage (4 inches wide)
5 sterile gauze pads (3 x 3 inches) [Available on the Red Cross
5 sterile gauze pads (4 x 4 inches)
Oral thermometer (non-mercury/nonglass)
2 triangular bandages
First aid instruction booklet [Available on the Red Cross
We hope everyone is able to get out
and enjoy this last full month of summer!
♥Ms Shanna, Ms Rose, & Ms Kaity
Infant A News
This month our focus is animals. We will be imitating animal sounds and movements, feeling
different textures of fur, basing our art projects on animal shapes, and enjoying books and songs
about animals. Our baby sign this month is "Thank You" and we will be practicing this often,
especially at meal times. We are very happy to welcome Ms. Daquelle as part of our Infant A
teaching team! In the short time she has been with us she has proven to be a calming and loving
presence for our infants. Later this month we will begin to transition some of our older infants to
eating meals at a table. It's hard to believe how quickly they are growing! Enjoy this last month of
Ms. Linda, Ms. Tracy, Ms. Daquelle
Toddler B News
Toddler B is going to the beach! August will be full of fun in the sun, sand between our toes, lots of water play
and learning all about the beach. We're excited to deck out our room to an underwater world! We'll explore
sea creatures, shells, beach balls, surfing and so much more. We even have a beach themed day in stored,
where we all wear our best beach gear! Be on the lookout for more details soon.
Ms. Jessica has decided to go back to school at GVSU to pursue a degree in Phycology start August 31st. She has
morning classes until 9:45am on Tuesdays and Thursdays so Ms. Cassie has kindly offered to come in early
those days. Other than those two days there are no other changes.
We'd also like to wish happy birthdays to Alex (August 15th) and Landri (August 25th).
♥Warm Wishes- Ms. Jessica, Ms. Cassie and Ms. Amber
Pre Kindergarten News
Summer is passing us by quickly we have about four weeks left
before regular school begins.
During the month of July we have learned about Gardening, Beach
and Camping. Some of the themes we will be working on during the
month of August are Zoo Animals, Birds, Rain Forests, and
Summer Treats. I will also plan a couple more water days, as the
children really enjoy this. Last Week of August before school starts
the pre-k teachers will plan lots of fun activities for the children.
--Ms. Mariam, Ms. Emily, and Ms. Bev
Infant B News
I can't believe August is already here! Where has this summer gone? This month
we will be incorporating a lot of songs and books into our day. Our friends are
very interested in books and love when we sing to them. If your child has a
favorite book or song we would love to hear what it is so we can include it in our
We are going to try to have a couple of water days this month. These will be
weather permitting and we will let you know when we are planning on one!
We would like to welcome Mia and her family to Infant B. We are very excited
to have you apart of our classroom!
Ms Terri will be on vacation August 5 – August 12. Ms Jenna will be covering
for her, She will be in 7:45am-5pm. Ms Jen will be in 7am-3pm during this time.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to let us know!
Have a great August,
Ms Terri, Ms Jen and Ms Jaye
Toddler A News
I can't believe the summer is almost over! We are going to soak up
all the sunshine and warm weather while we still can. Thank you to
everyone that came to the picnic! We love seeing families outside of
Milestones. Skyler Dawe is our new opening assistant. We are VERY
happy to have her on board in our room. The children love her and
so do we! During the month of August we will be doing art outside
using materials that we find on the playground. We will also be
playing in water and with the sprinkler. Be on the lookout for water
day signs! August will also be full of learning circle time songs. We
are going to work really hard on creating a circle time routine that
the children are excited about! We will also be doing a lot of music
activities with instruments. August is shaping up to be a fantastic
-Ms. Frankie, Ms, Skyler and Ms. Amber
Where is summer going??!! August is
finally upon us but please don't fret we
have a great month planned for
summer to go out with a bang!! We are
traveling to Thailand, China, Australia,
and South Africa!! We will be going on
field trips to the Splash Pad,
Planetarium, and Boulder Ridge
Wildlife Park!! We hope everyone
enjoys the rest of the summer!!
♥Miss Toni and Miss Nikkole
Early Preschool News
We enjoyed a fun-filled month learning about
animals. We learned about farm, circus, ocean
and zoo animals. We finished out unit by taking
a trip to Boulder Ridge Zoo. It was exciting to
see so many different animals.
For August, we are doing lots of fun themes to
end our summer. The first week we are doing
all sorts of fun summer activities, like making
popsicles and lemonade, doing lots of water days
and doing some art activities outside. Then we
will do a week on pirates, a week on Wild West
and the last week will be outer space! We plan
to enjoy as much of the summer as we can!
Ms. Michelle, Ms. Heather, and Ms. Sam
4533 Cascade Rd. S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Summer Fun Club News
August is here and soon school will be starting. We have had so much fun
in summer fun club this year and have really had some fun trips this past
month. Some of our up and coming trips include, Binder Park Zoo,
Holland Aquatics Center and Soccer Buddies(Jenison Soccer Zone) just to
name a few. We are said to be saying good bye to some of our support
staff as they get ready to head off back to school. If you get the chance
please make sure to say an extra thank you to Rae, Rachel, Kaitlyn and
Courtney as they head back to school over the next few weeks. They
have all been such an awesome addition to our program and have made
this summer really a great one for your children. We also want to say a
special thank you to Ronda for driving us around to these trips we get to
take on a daily basis. Ronda will be leaving us Friday, August 7th. Without
this awesome group of support staff we wouldn't have the program we
have! Here's to a great month of SFC!!!
~The Summer Fun Club Team
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REMINDERS AND NOTES:
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT TUITION IS DUE BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON TO AVOID A $20 LATE FEE!
THE SPEED LIMIT IN THE PARKING LOTS IS 5 MPH.
ANNUAL SUMMER PICNIC IS AUGUST 6. MORE INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED SOON!
CENTER WIDE POLICY ASKS THAT CHILDREN DO NOT BRING IN TOYS FROM HOME. HOWEVER,THEY
MAY BRING A NAP TIME STUFFED ANIMAL. WE ALSO ASK THAT ALL TABLETS/PHONES STAY AT
HOME AS WELL.