Lakewood Childcare Center

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SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL

We work on self-regulation, empathy, turn-taking and sharing and positive relationships as a part of our daily learning and interactions with peers and teachers. Our group times consist of a lot of sharing and turn-taking which builds on children’s self-esteem and self-confidence. We allow and provide opportunities for children to express themselves through language, sharing, visual cues, gestures and standing in front of the group if they want to. This allows the children to become more comfortable in various settings to be able to become more independent and build relationships. As much as we encourage the children to work on and build these important life skills, we encourage you to do the same at home as well. You can talk about “Sharing News” which allows your child to talk about what’s on their mind, school and daily everyday life events.


COGNITIVE SKILLS

We are constantly exploring with various materials, equipment, experiments and projects that include problem- solving, memory and thinking. Our projects are based on the children’s interest and allow their thinking to come into play. We document their interest and plan for exciting activities and experiments around their responses. Our current theme right now is “Birthday’s”. We asked the children what were some of the things they would like to do? One child asked for balloons, so we planned a balloon experiment for science using balloons, vinegar, baking soda and an empty water to watch the balloon inflate. We also planned for technology, reading, art, engineering and math based off the children’s ideas through their thinking.

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FAMILY FUN PROJECT

Watermelon Pizza

Cut watermelon into I inch thick round slabs, then cut number of desire slabs like a pizza, triangle wedges. You can mix and match toppings as you’d like, try sliced strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, sliced grapes, sliced bananas, raisins and top with shredded coconut.