Attention preschool parents,
This is a reminder that there will be no preschool and no wraparound on Monday October 20th for district wide professional development.
Early Learning Academy
Do you have a child who will be entering kindergarten in Fall 2015?
Paul Sawyier Public Library is hosting a family-based program to help you
and your child prepare for the transition into kindergarten!
Come talk with community early childhood professionals about all of the things you can be working on at home to help get your child ready.
Saturday, October 25th @ 1:00pm
Paul Sawyier Public Library Youth Services Program Room (upstairs)
To register, visit http://pspl.evanced.info/ and click on the event or call 502-352-2665, ext 205.
If your family is in need of holiday assistance, Sunny Hardin, our Family Resource and Youth Service Center Cordinator (FRYSC) is taking applications for assistance. From October 6th through the 10th from 9am to 4pm (closed for lunch 12-1pm) families can apply at 517 Green Up Avenue in Frankfort. You will need to bring:
Proof of income
All bills you Pay
Proof of Franklin County Residence
SS cards for all in household
Food stamp letter showing amount you receive
Birth certificate or official proof of age for children 12 & under
*Clothes & Shoes Sizes*
*Child’s Wish List*
For further information please contact:
Here are some upcoming events at the Salato Center you may be interested in attending with your preschooler.
October 4 Hawktoberfest Program
Join us for Part 1 of “Hawktoberfest” as we welcome nationally renown educator and bird expert Doris Mager to the Salato Center for a presentation on raptors! Learn why Doris is known as “The Eagle Lady” and hear tales from her storied career as a rehabilitator and educator that has spanned over 50 years. This program, which begins at 10:30am, will feature some of the center’s resident raptors and is sure to entertain and educate visitors of all ages. No registration required. Free with general admission.
October 11 Creepy Crawlers Program
Curious about insects, bugs, and other little critters that might be considered “creepy crawlers?” Then this program is for you! Join the Salato Center’s resident bug expert John Baggerman at 2pm for your chance to learn about and get an up-close look at some particularly interesting specimens. No registration required. Free with general admission.
October 18 Hawktoberfest Program
Join us for Part 2 of “Hawktoberfest” as we discuss Kentucky’s raptors! This program, which begins at 3pm, will feature some of the center’s resident raptors and is sure to entertain and educate visitors of all ages. No registration required. Free with general admission.
October 25 Halloween Walk with the Animals
Put on your costume and join us at the Salato Center from 1pm to 5pm for the best trick-or-treat experience in town! This kid-friendly event will include a hay bale maze, “Creatures of the Night” exhibit, face painting and – of course – plenty of candy! Kids will each receive a Passport, which they will get stamped at each exhibit after receiving a treat (or trick!). Our staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions, and all of our wildlife will be present and waiting …for you! Admission is $5 per person. Annual membership holders and infants too young to participate are free! No registration required. The Salato Center will be closed until 12 pm on day of event.
For more information visit their website at http://fw.ky.gov/Education/Pages/Salato-Wildlife-Education-Center.aspx
Preschool classes will be going to Evan’s Apple Orchard in Georgetown on this Thursday September 25th. All class times will remain the same. The AM session will eat breakfast at school and then leave promptly at 8:30am and will be back at 11am for dismissal as usual. The PM class will leave upon arrival at 12pm and then eat lunch at the orchard.
Please dress your child appropriately in tennis shoes and not flip flops to avoid injury. If you are coming along with your child, you will need to go to the gift shop upon arrival to pay the discounted admission of $9.
For any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.
I can’t believe how quickly the summer has passed! I have enjoyed the break but I always look forward to the new school year and seeing new faces in our preschool program! We will be hosting an open house on Wednesday July 30th from 5:30pm to 7pm at the Early Learning Academy. This is a chance to complete registration if you have not already done so. Returning students will need to complete updated registration forms and make sure that all health records are current. This is also a chance for students to meet their teachers, see their preschool classrooms and meet other students. We will be grilling out so come with an appetite!
We look forward to a new year of learning and exploration with your child!
The Governor’s office of early childhood has released July’s newsletter on the importance of reading to your child. See below:
You can help your children arrive at kindergarten ready to grow, ready to learn and ready to succeed by doing simple, every-day tasks and activities. The KYGOEC sends out a newsletter for families each month that includes information and ideas on how to help children develop in their earliest years. This month, we talk about the importance of reading to your children beginning at birth. You can view these newsletters online or you can print and share with family and friends.
Click on the link below to see the newsletter:
Here are some local events in your community this summer!
July 12 Water Games: Turtle Obstacle Course
Join us outside between 10am and 1pm for a fun children’s activity that shows what it’s like to be a hatchling turtle! Participants must “hatch” from their nest and dodge hungry predators on their way to the water source. This activity will involve getting slightly wet with a sprinkler so please dress accordingly. No registration required. Free with general admission.
July 26 Water Games: Frog Hop
Meet us outside between 10am and 1pm for a fun children’s activity that shows what it’s like to live the life of a frog! Participants will get to hop through our obstacle course as they dodge hungry predators and try to find food for themselves. This activity will involve getting slightly wet with a sprinkler so please dress accordingly. No registration required. Free with general admission.
If you have a child that is 3 to 4 years old, they may be eligible for FREE preschool services. We continuosly enroll throughout the year as well so please contact us when your child turns three to have them screened for possible services. Children can qualify for FREE preschool by having a developmental delay or as a four year old (the child has to be four by August 1st of the school year) with a family that meets the 150% poverty guidelines. We also take tuition students as we have room for a fee of $40 a week. We have a daycare on site that serves children Monday through Friday from 7:15am to 5:30pm for a fee of $130 a week which allows the child to attend one of the preschool sessions as part of their day.
Please contact Cara Doyle at 875-8661 for more information.