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Happy New Year!
December ~ Preschool Adventures ~
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Spring Forward!

We are all enjoying the Spring weather, here at Little Starfish.   And...we are making the most of it by spending time outside playing in the Starfish play yard, digging in the dirt, climbing the beautiful cherry tree which bloomed early this year, and rolling and romping in the lush green grass.

The Pea Patch is nearly ready to be planted with peas, carrots, pumpkins and sunflowers.  We have started the seeds in little peat pellets inside plastic cups set on the windowsill  so that we can watch them sprout.

February ~ The Month of Love ~

FEBRUARY
Preschool Activities

What a fun month for preschool! We are referring to February as the month of Love!
This is a wonderful opportunity to practice our social emotional skills and remember our number one rule "Be Kind" as well as open a dialogue to talk about what we love.

 ~ And of course, a Valentines Day Party is taking place too!~We are making and decorating cookies, sharing our Valentines and having a great feast!

The first week of the month our preschool academic program is being 'reset.

Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We wish you all a very Happy New Year.  May 2015 bring you and your family  love, laughter and many blessings!

We are beginning this year with our renewed intention of providing every Starfish child with a loving and enriched child care and preschool experience.  It is our goal to continue to strive to be our very best at what we do: nurturing children, one at a time.

The preschool activities this month are based on the letters W, X, Y and Z.  The letter W activities included science experiments involving water and wind, and weather.

December ~ Preschool Adventures ~

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM LITTLE STARFISH!

May you and yours enjoy a joyous holiday season!
We are keeping busy with lots of fun activities and projects in preparation for the holidays as well as celebrating birthdays.

Madeline turned 3 on December 9th 
 December 13th is Mateo's 3rd birthday.
Happy Birthday Madeline and Mateo!

Joey has a new baby brother, Phillip.  Welcome to the world little guy!

Meanwhile preschool continues.  The children have been continuing to learn phonetics, numbers, shapes, colors, dancing, yoga.

Preschool Activities

We started out the month of November with many fun Preschool activities.    Our projects are focused on the letter of the week and a word of the day.  For the letter Q, some of our words were  ..."Quick"..."Queen"...."Quack"....and "Quill".   The arts and crafts project is  supported by a story and song. 

 For example, "Quack" was a fun project using yellow paint on paper plates to make a duck shape that could be manipulated to "quack" by squeezing it together.

Fall Fun

Fall Fun!

We have harvested our pumpkins and sunflowers.  Such a good crop this year!  We have 16 pumpkins, more than enough for everyone.  And we have tasted the sunflower seeds  and watched the birds and squirrels eat them too.

This is part of our focus on the natural world:  Learning where our food comes from and what is involved in planting seeds,  growing and tending garden and finally... harvesting it.  Sharing the harvest with one another and the birds and animals in our neighborhood is fun too.

Talking It Over

Effective communication.  It's a tricky skill to learn. Many of us adults still struggle with it.  Particularly in a group setting where various personalities are interacting and trying to be heard or work out differences of opinion .. in the a child's view, herein lies the challenge of socializing in childcare:  How do I get my needs met and still get along?  Doesn't seem possible!
 
The process of helping children to communicate verbally is a challenging one.

Spring Update

Happy Spring!


May is blooming at Little Starfish.  Our gardens are weeded and the new little pea plants are sprouting along with the potatoes, herbs and flowers.  The children are enjoying the extra outside time, running, climbing the climbing tree, finding insects and flowers and making sand pies and grass soup.  What fun activities!

Being a kid at Little Starfish is fun and you learn a lot in the process.  Miss Melissa's preschool program covers academic, social-emotional, cognitive and physical elements each day.

A New Year at Little Starfish! Happy 2014!

The New Year Begins!

This has been a great beginning to a new year at Little Starfish. We have a wonderful group of children and supportive parents and grandparents.  Thank you dear Starfish family!  We are honored to have you as our clients and friends.
Melissa and I appreciate and value you all.  May this year bring you all much love, laughter and success!

Our plan for 2014 is to continue to do our very best to provide excellent childcare to our kid clients.  How do we intend to do this?

Preschool Openings!

 Little Starfish Preschool still has a couple of openings for our daily program.

The hours are 9 AM to 1 PM and we also provide lunch.  The cost is $25 per day or $125 per week.  You can choose the days you need, from one day to all five.

Our program includes all the basics like alphabet and number recognition, phonics, shapes and colors, arts & crafts projects, finger plays and songs, outdoor playtime and cooking. Some of our second year preschoolers are reading simple words!

We prepare children for kindergarten with our comprehensive curriculum which encompasses all the recommended academic requirements as well as social, emotional and physical developmental guidelines.
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