CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Easter Bunny (EB) arrived well in time for our National Child Abuse Prevention Month Easter Egg Day with BSA which will be held on April 12, 2014. EB holds our Enrollment Initiative flyer and is already spreading the word about our Child Development Center (CDC) Enrollment Initiative as he travels the internet airwaves. The EB suit arrived in a tightly packed box today — courtesy of Rosemary Kowalski. We’ve invited her as the EB Madrina to attend our Easter Egg Day along with our District 3 Councilwoman, a CPS representative and volunteers from Voices for Children.
EB does have, out of view, cute fuzzy feet. And, he will be appropriately named by the children, we have no doubt. The BSA Child Development Center and Parents’ Academy are busily working on the Enrollment Initiative which includes a Child Abuse Prevention and Easter Egg Hunt component.
TEXAS SCHOOL READY PROJECT
Blanca, CDC teacher of a group of Pre-School 1 children, has been selected to be filmed conducting short lessons in key areas of instruction to include:
- Whole group read aloud
- Phonological Awareness
- Math instruction
Texas School Ready plans to use the videos to train teachers in the state and beyond. The filming will be done by a BSA staff member which lessens the stress a bit! And, Blanca gets to keep the video camera and accessories. What an opportunity! Thanks, Blanca.
A petting zoo will make a guest appearance at our campus giving the little ones exciting opportunities to meet select animals face to face. In addition each class will invite another class to visit them for song, dance or other activities during Rodeo Week.
VALENTINES DAY …. Is called Friendship Day at BSA. It provides an opportunity for teachers to strengthen their focus on teaching children to be kind, to use gentle touches with each other and to treat each other in a caring way. We are grateful for this example of caring conduct from our children and their teachers.