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Monday, August 17, 2015

Resources in the Lobby

We have so many resources for you and your family here at Jellybean Daycare & Preschool. Not only do we have the resources listed on our website for parents from parents, we also have an abundance of things up front in the lobby for you to use at any time:

Parent Resources Lending Library: This library is located in one of the cubes by the bench. In this lending library, you will find multiple different books on different topics ranging from parenting help, easy recipes, what to expect books, and children's books that help them understand certain life events such as getting a new sibling or where babies come from. Also on that shelf is the Licensing Notebook. The State requires us to have this notebook out for you to look at in case you'd like to check at their report last time they came.

Literacy Packs: These Literacy Packs are located on a different shelf by the bench. The packs are for you to bring home and use with your children for a little bit more interactive reading. Each pack includes a children's book and a game that you can play to go along with the book.

Backpack Kits: The Backpack Kits are located on another shelf by the bench. These kits are similar to the literacy packs, but they are more directed towards other areas of learning like math. There are activity cards in each kit to help direct their play.

File Folder Games: These file folder games are located on yet another shelf by the bench. We used to use these file folder games for our curriculum before we updated everything. Each folder has a specific game inside, whether it's matching or counting, to help your child learn while they have fun within the game.

*All of those above resources require you to sign them out. There is a clipboard on the same shelf of the File Folder Games that you can use to sign them in and out. Everything included in each of the packs/kits is written somewhere within the pack. Please make sure to include everything in the pack when you return it. If you lose something, let us know so we can replace it for the other children.

Ask Me Board: This board sits on top of the shelves that are attached to the bench. It is a small blue board that the bathroom teacher writes on everyday that gives you questions you can ask your child about their day. You can ask them on your way home, during dinner, or during bath time. We give you these questions so you are able to have a conversation with your child about all they learned about that day.

Business Card Holder: Up on the wall by where payments go, there are a bunch of business cards available for you to grab if you need something. Many of our parents have their own businesses or have a service they'd like to share so we have their business cards available for you to take. The best resources are those that surround you, so if you have a business card you'd like to share with other parents, bring a handful of cards and put them up on the wall.

Bulletin Board / Wall: The bulletin board / wall is not only beautifully decorated by Juju, but has information about the current month (menus and event calendar), activities and events going on during the month, and any other pertinent information we would like to share with you. That could mean recalls on popular toys, weather reminders, etc.

Metal Filing Holder: Opposite of the Ask Me Board, there is a holder that has different things in it each month. In this holder, we may put coupons we get to hand out or take home activities we create for you. Check it every so often to see if there's something for you to take if you want.

Lost & Found: The Lost & Found is pretty self-explanatory. We put anything we find without an owner in this bin. At the end of the month, it will get emptied. Be sure to check once a month or so to make sure none of your child's stuff wound up in the lost & found.

Have any more questions on how this all works? Ask away and we'll be sure to answer!

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