We are very busy planning for the School Age Summer Program. Hannah Robinson has already been working hard to plan field trips and activities for this summer. Our Summer Program has three age groups. The Heroes are K and 1st graders, All-stars are 2nd and 3rd graders and Thunder are 4th and 5th graders. Each group will have a lead teacher and 3 assistant teachers. The Heroes will go on two field trips each week, while Thunder and All-stars will go on three. Hannah will be attending many of the field trips, as will teachers from non-field trip groups. This will ensure that we have as many teachers as possible on every field trip. Swimming trips, for example, always have at least one teacher for every five students.
There is new adventure in store for the school age kids this Summer. Heroes will be going to the new indoor playground, Okie Kids. We are also working toward having the Goldfish Swim School come teach a swimming lesson to the children prior visiting their pool. Several of the groups are going to the Oklahoma City University campus to enjoy the Dallas Circus Theatre. We are still at the beginning of the planning process and there will be many more awesome experiences in store for the kids. If you have any ideas or thoughts on new field trip ideas, please let us know!
The Summer waiting list is now open. All current school age children are automatically assigned to a summer classroom. If you have a school age child who is not enrolled or if you know someone who may want to enroll their child(ren), please be sure to let them know to register online while space is still available!
Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up soon! Each year we try to plan an enjoyable week for our teachers to show them how much we appreciate them. This year we are going to offer parents an opportunity to help us plan and show our wonderful teachers an amazing week. We will be having a meeting on February 27th, from 5:30-6:30pm, to start conversations and begin the planning process. Child Care will be provided for this meeting. We would love to have as much parent participation as possible!
Jeremy Miller, Director
First Christian Church Child Care Center
Dates to Remember
• February 15 – Spirit Night at Chick-fil-a, 5:30-7:30pm
• February 16 - Classroom Valentine Parties, watch for signups!
• February 26 - March 2 - Read Across America Week
• February 27 - Teacher Appreciation Week Planning Meeting, 5:30-6:30pm
• Parking - The City of Edmond has recently passed new regulations that do not allow us to reserve parking along First Street for Child Care Center Patrons. For this reason, you may see some congestion in parking. We encourage parents to park further east on First street or use the church parking lot when needed. We appreciate your patience.
• Illness - We saw many cases of the flu and other contagious illness over the last several weeks. Thankfully, the number of sick children has gone down considerably. We will continue to post information about the type and number of cases on the front door. We ask that you notify us if your child is diagnosed with the flu, strep throat, lice or any other communicable condition so that we can remain proactive in sanitizing our rooms and properly notifying our staff and parents.
Did you know…
The Child Care Center will soon begin using the Church online community, The hub, to share pictures and notifications with parents. As a CCC family, the members of your household already have a profile. The hub will allow you to sign up to bring needed items to class events, look at pictures from your child's class activities and see what events are coming up. To request a login to The hub, email Heather Portillo. Note: Parents will login with their child's profile to access their child's group. Contact Heather for more information.
Outstanding Employees of the Month!
Hannah Randell – Assistant Teacher, Pandas
Hannah has been employed with us since August 2016. She is quiet, yet assertive. Hannah has a kind heart. She never complains and always has a smile on her face. She is reliable and works a consistent schedule. She has never requested time off. Hannah is a quality employee. Parents adore her and she works well with others. We are truly blessed to have Hannah on our team!
Langden Subia – Assistant Teacher, All Stars & Outstanding Floater
Langden has been employed here since February of 2017. He is a hard worker. Langden says that he loves working at FCCCCCM, and it shows. He helps out where needed. He has taken on extra responsibilities. He also, works well with others. Langden is fun and enjoys making others laugh. He relates well to children and they enjoy having him for a teacher! We are truly blessed to have Langden on our team!
Alaina Jones – Lead Teacher, Pandas
Alaina has been with us since February 2016. She is a fortress. She is a dedicated employee and teacher. She is consistent in her work schedule and plans well. Alaina has a great relationship with parents and they know they can depend on her. With a heart full of grace, Alaina never shies away from children with challenges. She loves on our young infants and does a good job keeping them safe. It gives us peace of mind knowing she is with them. Alaina works well with others and is a great leader! We are truly blessed to have Alaina on our team!
Have A Very Happy February Birthday!
Child Care Center Students:
February 6 - Colin L.
February 8 - Oliver B.
February 10 - Aleigha O. & Cody R.
February 12 - Jett J.
February 14 - Lily T.
February 17 - Kolton P.
February 18 - Rixen T., Noah E. & Molly M.
February 20 - Charlie K. & Eleanor T.
February 21 - Bram P.
February 22 - Anna D.
February 24 - Stephen S.
Child Care Center Staff:
February 6 - Gabriella Chitwood
February 20 - Aspen Gibson
February 24 - Rebekah Baker
A Message from Rev. Micah
February brings opportunities to learn and grow in faith as a family. On February 14, Ash Wednesday, FCC will begin the Lenten season with an intergenerational worship service at 6:30pm. As the season continues, you can choose to receive daily devotionals that will lift your spirit and focus your mind. These devotionals are one of my favorite things about FCC. They are written by members of the church community and are shared stories of real life and faith. I encourage you to use February as an opportunity to grow, as an individual and as a family, in your faith. We know we may not be your church home, but we want to support you on your journey of growth. Let me know how we, FCC, can support you, and your entire family in this season. If you would like to receive the Daily Lenten Devotional via email, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev. Micah James
Love yourself, little eyes are watching!