Director’s Message

Parents,

Blessings,
Bonnie Miller
Director, FCC Child Care Center
bmiller@fccedmond.org 
405.341.2626

Dates to Remember

•  April 5 - Palm Sunday
•  April 12 - Easter Sunday

Reminders

To receive text alerts about center closings, events and other important announcements, send your cell phone number and the name of your service provider to hportillo@fccedmond.org.

Did you know… 

The Child Care Center needs to keep correct contact information for parents and staff.  This ensures that all communications and tax paperwork is addressed properly.  If your email address, cell phone number or mailing address changes, please notify us as soon as possible.

Teachers of the Month

This month we are recognizing three amazing teachers!  First is Ms. May Pan. May is a long time employee who has been with First Christian since October of 2007. She is compassionate and kind with the children.  May is also dependable, rarely missing work. She is always looking for ways to help and will do anything that needs to be done. May is a valuable employee!  We appreciate her.

Next is Cailey Shetley who has only been with First Christian since January of this year. She is a valuable employee who is dependable and always willing to work wherever needed.  Cailey has a quiet and kind spirit and has a passion and love for children. Welcome to our First Christian family!

Alice Breath is our third teacher of the month.  She worked at the center in the past and has recently rejoined our team!  She is dependable, committed and consistent. Alice is caring and supportive of her co-workers. She is always willing to help where needed. She loves her babies and takes great care meeting their needs.

Have A Very Happy Birthday!

Child Care Center Students:
Apr 1 – Reagan P., Liam C., Kendall M.
Apr 4 – Brady G.
Apr 5 – Jonas M., Remy M.
Apr 6 – Heath H.
Apr 7 – Ruby S.
Apr 8 – Gavin L.
Apr 11 – Kendalyn T.
Apr 12 – Mack W.
Apr 15 – Olive L.
Apr 16 - Ramsey B.
Apr 18 – Joshua C.
Apr 19 – Miles M.
Apr 25 – Eleanor M.
Apr 26 - Parker D.
Apr 27 – Tyson C.
Apr 29 - Jason R.
Apr 30 – Elaine W.

Child Care Center Staff:
Apr 8 – Josefina Ramos
Apr 11 – Kelisha Snoddy
Apr 18 – Peri Hickman
Apr 20 – Hannah Serjeant

A Message from the Children's Ministry Director!

We are living through a very unusual time. We have all been told to stay home and shelter-in-place, if possible. For children, this is particularly difficult to grasp the “why” of it all. They just want to go back to school, hang out with friends and do their favorite extracurricular activity.

So, what can you do with your kids to keep entertained while sheltering-in-place? Here are some ideas:

  • Read a book
  • Get crafty!
  • Complete an art project
  • Go ride bikes
  • Camp - outside or in your living room
  • Build a blanket fort
  • Set up a scavenger hunt
  • Put together an obstacle course
  • Invite your family to a backyard picnic
  • Take a nighttime (or right at dusk) flashlight walk
  • Make music out of things around the house
  • Find a gymnastics/dance/yoga/aerobics/exercise video & do it together

How do you stay connected with family & friends?

  • Have a virtual play date (with Facetime or Zoom)
  • Call them - just make a regular ol’ phone call
  • Write or draw and card - mail it
  • Go “caroling” to friends’ homes - sing from your car or sidewalk
  • Leave a sidewalk chalk “hi!” (& a picture) on friends’ driveways for them to find

Having the right attitude is so hard yet so important. Keep up a positive, happy vibe for your kids and for yourself...and we will all get through this together! I am praying for each and every one of you.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” - Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

Blessings,
Jennifer Humphrey
Children’s & Communications
O: 405.341.3544

Closing Thought…

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope." Lady Bird Johnson

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