CCDC teachers were treated to a delicious buffet of assorted hot entrees, gourmet salads and desserts catered by Noodle & Co. thanks to the Brennan Family! Our teachers appreciate your friendship and generosity! Thank you Leah, Patrick and J.B.!
Grandparents recognize the importance of parents and the roles that they have in the lives of children. Kudos to Janet Marsh, grandma to Alex (Toddler/Twos) and Ellie (Infants) who in her "free time" created beautiful bookmarks for the moms and dads of those classrooms in honor of Mother's and Father's Day.
Janet's Beautifully Crafted Bookmarks
Each morning Janet Shumate greets Inacio, our driver from Quality Catering and checks the temperature of our hot food to ensure safety. Recently, Janet passed the rigorous, new Food Service & Sanitation Exam. After completing the mandated trainings, Janet was awarded the ServSafe Certification, recognizing her training and commitment to food safety.
Food safety inspections are a critical part of preventing food borne illnesses. Twice each year, our center is inspected by Cook County Department of Public Health. This month, CCDC scored 100% on our inspection.
Teachers recognize each child's parents as the first and most important teachers. We are so grateful for the trust and partnership we share with our parents. Thank you for all the kind words and treats recognizing the work of our CCDC teachers. Thanks to our favorite photographer, Joe Chen, for the wonderful photos of our teachers in action. Good beginnings never end!
Last week thousands of early childhood professionals gathered in Washington, D.C. for the NHSA Conference. Susan Fahey, Director, presented with Stuart J. Murphy, author of the I See I Learn series. During the presentation, The Intentional Teacher: Choosing the Best Strategies for Young Children's Learning, Susan showcased how CCDC has implemented the I See I Learn curriculum. Each story focuses on helping young children learn specific skills they need to prepare for school success. The 16 stories address one of four domains: Social, Emotional, Health & Safety, and Cognitive.
Our preschoolers enjoyed the last warm days of the fall season planting fifty bulbs in our Friendship Garden. Our guest gardener, Mary Lamb, visited the classrooms and helped the children dig six inches deep to secure the bulbs before tomorrow's frost. We'll be looking for daffodils this spring! Thanks to our friends at Lurvey's for their COME ALIVE OUTSIDE outreach program!
Our favorite photographer, Joe Chen, will be on location at CCDC to photograph your child. Infants, Toddlers and sibling photos will be taken on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Two-Three's and Pre-K classes will have their photos taken on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Smile!
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