We have several big events coming up in the next 5-6 weeks. We have Week of the Young Child April 16 - 20. The themes for the week will be: Music Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Working Together Wednesday, Artsy Thursday, and Family Day Friday. We will be celebrating different cultures on these different days, finishing the week with an Ice Cream Social on Friday afternoon. We will be sharing more information in the near future.
The week of April 30 - May 4 will be teacher appreciation. We will celebrate our teachers daily with: special meals, sweet treats, and gifts. We are setting a box out by the front office for donations to go towards this special week. On Friday we are going to provide sweet treats for the teachers, but we are going to need your help with this. In addition to what the Child Care Center will be providing, we will be asking parents to donate cookies, brownies, or whatever sweet treat you want to share with the teachers.
We are monitoring the teacher “walk out” very closely and are making plans on a day to day basis. We are preparing to care for school-age children for the rest of this week and into next week. The tentative plan for next week is to have one field trip for Heroes and one for All-Stars. If school is not in session, the Heroes (Kindergarten and 1st Grade) will go on a field trip Tuesday April 10 to Hafer Park for lunch and play time on the new play equipment. The All-Stars (2-5 Grade) will go to the OKC Zoo on Thursday April 12. We will provide more information soon.
Jeremy Miller, Director
First Christian Church Child Care Center
Dates to Remember
• April 16 –April 20 - Week of the Young Child
• May18 - Family Picnic-Chitwood Park-6:00-7:30pm
• August 10 - Child Care Center will be closed for a cleaning and professional development day. We will spend half of the day deep cleaning the classrooms and half of the day with in depth professional development for our teachers.
• August 29 - Open House/Silent Auction Fundraiser/Dinner for Families
The Child Care Center is now using the 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.
Did you know…
The hub is a private online community only accessible to individuals who are a part of the First Christian Church and/or Child Care Center communities. Hub users have the ability to manage privacy settings to the level that they are comfortable with. For help with managing your hub privacy settings, contact Heather Portillo.
Outstanding Employees of the Month!
Shannon White – Teacher, Mother's Day Out
Shannon has been employed with First Christian Church Child Care Center since August 2017. Her children have attended FCCCCCM since early 2016. Also, Shannon worked for the CCCM when she was in college, and she has family ties to the church. Shannon is very connected to the heart of FCC! She has built positive relationships with parents and runs an organized, safe, and caring classroom. Her students adore her and Shannon is very patient and gentle with them. She goes above and beyond and helps out others when needed. Shannon is an asset to the Child Care Center and we are blessed to have her on our team!
Sheala Henderson – Fantastic Floater
Sheala has been employed with First Christian Church Child Care Center since April 2017. She is punctual and dependable. She always has a smile on her face and is willing to help when needed! Sheala is outgoing, bubbly, and fun. She works well with other employees and is loving and patient towards the coworkers and children. Sheala is majoring in Early Childhood Education and plans to work with school age children. She is passionate about children’s safety and their development. We are blessed to have Sheala on our team.
Nia Smith – Teacher, Puppies
Nia has been employed with First Christian Church Child Care Center since September 2017. She is punctual and dependable. Nia is gentle and patient with children. She also works well with others. Nia is a hard worker and gives her best, and she still seeks to do even better. She is a go-getter! We appreciate Nia and we are blessed to have her on our team!
Have A Very Happy April Birthday!
Child Care Center Students:
April 2 - Chyanne M.
April 3 - Karson P.
April 6 - Heath H.
April 8 - Gavin L.
April 8 - Maddox M.
April 14 - Harper H. & Emmett H.
April 16 - Ramsey B.
April 17 - Brea P.
April 18 - Joshua C.
April 19 - Miles M.
April 19 - Olive O.
April 23 - Avery M.
April 28 - Hazel L.
Child Care Center Staff:
April 1 - Kelea Runge & Cheyenne Mann
April 2 - Shane Harms
April 11 - Kelisha Snoddy
April 15 - Mia Parker
April 23 - Kirsten Benson
April 25 - Des'Ree Glover
April 26 - Reagan McDoulett
A Message from Rev. Micah
Since 1990 First Christian Church has been serving free hot breakfasts and sack lunches on weekdays from 6:30am to 7:15am at Breakfast on Boulevard.
As always, Breakfast on Boulevard will be OPEN and ready to serve hot breakfast during the teacher walk out. This service is available to anyone needing a meal, no questions asked. If you, or someone you know, are needing a meal during the #okteacherwalkout, BOB will be ready for you.
BOB is located in the basement of First Christian Church of Edmond. Enter off Boulevard. Look for the sign!
Rev. Micah James
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandella