Kid Care- Cottonwood Creek Church

Welcome to Kid Care Preschool at Cottonwood Creek Church! We're excited to get to know you. The best way to reach us is by email at [email protected].

Operating as usual

Kid Care is closed Monday October 26th

Don't forget tonight is Spirit Night at Hat Creek Burger in Mckinney from 5-9pm! Eat inside or take out, but make sure to leave your receipt by the registers!

Don’t forget.... No need to make dinner or do dishes tonight! Join us from 5-9 Hat Creek Burger Company and leave them you receipt in the jar for Kid Care to get 10% back! Thank you for supporting us by just eating a delicious burger! 🍔

Please join us in our first ever Spirit Night at Hat Creek Burger Company (Mckinney location) THIS SUNDAY, October 25 from 5-9pm. Grab some dinner for the family either in house or to go and help us to raise funds to complete our outdoor playground! Hat Creek will have a bucket by the register and drive thru, so make sure to drop your receipt in there for us to get credit. And remember ..... there is no school on Monday, so take out is a perfect option for Sunday night!

learningliftoff.com

How to Teach Kids Science and Why It’s Important - Learning Liftoff

"Beginning when children are very young, science helps shape their development. As they learn to ask questions, make predictions, observe, test, and then communicate their findings, they are developing critical science skills."

https://www.learningliftoff.com/how-to-teach-kids-science-and-why-its-important/#:~:text=Kids%20should%20learn%20science%20because,own%20opinions%20based%20on%20observation.&text=Children%20are%20primed%20for%20learning,their%20interests%20later%20in%20life.

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Please join us in our first ever Spirit Night at Hat Creek Burger Company (Mckinney location) THIS SUNDAY, October 25 from 5-9pm. Grab some dinner for the family either in house or to go and help us to raise funds to complete our outdoor playground! Hat Creek will have a bucket by the register and drive thru, so make sure to drop your receipt in there for us to get credit. And remember ..... there is no school on Monday, so take out is a perfect option for Sunday night!

pathways.org

How to Get Siblings Playing Together at Home | Pathways.org

Here are some tips to encourage sibling play.
https://pathways.org/siblings-playing-together/

pathways.org Not only can siblings be great freinds, but playing togther can also help their social development. Read for ideas to get your kids to play together.

Thank you Bengal Bay Grill for our delicious meal! Thank you for loving our teachers❤️

Bengal Bay Grill is now open in Allen on the corner of 121 and Watters. Stop by and see them and tell them Kid Care sent you!

https://www.bengalbaygrill.com/

It's beginning to look a lot like fall in our classrooms at Kid Care!🍎🍂

So important...Earlier is not always better.

This is my most widely shared post. And rightly so, it’s an important one. These are “prewriting patterns”, with the average (not prescribed) age at which children are developmentally ready to achieve these patterns listed below them in years and months. Being able to process visual information and produce a movement in response (e.g. copying these prewriting patterns or letter formations), is known as “visual motor integration”. ⠀

Note that an X is not typically achieved until 4 years 11 months, and a triangle at 5 years 3 months. If a child can’t form these basic shapes...then they probably won’t be able to form letters. ⠀

It is quite concerning then that there are 3 year 7 month olds starting formal schooling, where they’re expected to write. Not only are their visual motor integration skills not developed enough, their hands are also physically under-developed. In addition, recognising letters, understanding phonics and beginning to read are all needed in order for a child to write meaningfully, skills which children starting kindy typically don’t have. We also know that when a child learns something that doesn’t hold meaning, it‘s unlikely to stick. ⠀

So if you have a 3-4 year old who spontaneously asks or attempts to write letters, that’s great; otherwise, there is no need to initiate or worry about this. Unfortunately there is a misconception, particularly with the way that the current curriculum stands, that earlier is better. Earlier is not always better.⠀

Source: Beery Buktenica Test of Visual Motor Integration, 6th Edition


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Operation Christmas Child

Each year, Kid Care proudly supports an organization called Operation Christmas Child.

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to provide God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

This year, Kid Care, along with Cottonwood Church’s Mission Team, will bring in donated items to pack shoeboxes that will be delivered to children to more than 100 countries.

Each class will be asked to bring in a specific item to include in the boxes. Please plan to drop off your item between November 2-5th.

There will be two drop off locations which will be located at the front and back doors.

We sincerely appreciate your generosity and support with sharing the message of the Gospel and blessing children worldwide.

: https://video.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas.../

video.samaritanspurse.org Since 1993, more than 168 million boys and girls in over 160 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good New...

Happy Birthday Ms. Aimee! She is a Team Lead for Kid Care in our 3 year olds! We are so blessed to have you on staff at Kid Care!
#kidcarestaffbirthdays

healthychildren.org

Feeding & Nutrition Tips: 4-to 5-Year-Olds

8 Tips for Parents on Feeding & Nutrition for 4-5 year olds

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/preschool/nutrition-fitness/Pages/Feeding-and-Nutrition-Your-4-to-5-Year-Old.aspx

healthychildren.org ​​Children feel better when they eat well. During the preschool and kindergarten years, your child should be eating the same foods as the rest of the family.​ Here's tips to help.

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Creek Kids Harvest Fest

Join our Harvest Fest fun Sunday during the 9:00a or 11:00a Worship Service!

Wear your costumes to church for Creek Kids
Trick-or-Treat time—safe & outdoors after each service, with candy and other special treats.

Each child gets a Creek Kids bag to collect pre-packaged treats

Fun games and activities along with worship and Bible message in classrooms

Sound fun?

Register your Creek Kid for Weekend Worship starting Sunday, October 18 and they are all set!

https://cottonwoodcreek.org/event/1896255-2020-10-25-creek-kids-harvest-fest/

cottonwoodcreek.org Join our Harvest Fest fun Sunday during the 9:00a or 11:00a Worship Service! Wear your costumes to church for Creek Kids Trick-or-Treat time—safe & outdoors after each service, with candy and other special treats. Each child gets a...

Join Creek Kids and Cottonwood Creek on October 25th for a Harvest Fest after both services 9am and 11am

Today is National Boss’s Day!

We are lucky at Kid Care to have two of the best!

Thank you Faith and Christine for being great leaders!

We sure had some HAPPY teachers today at Kid Care!

Thank you to For Harless Homes Team - Ciearra Harless and for Lendid Home Loans - Garrett Harless

for providing us all with individual lunches from Rosa's Cafe!

Such a nice treat!
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https://www.facebook.com/RealtorCiearraHarless

Some local pumpkin patches!

Art may seem like fun and games — and it is! — but you may not realize that your child is actually learning a lot through exploring the arts and doing art activities. Your children will gain useful life skills through art, so encourage them to get creative, and you will quickly see that your children are picking up these skills:

Stacking blocks is not only beneficial because it develops hand-eye coordination or social skills, but it is also beneficial because during block stacking toddlers begin to think like mathematicians.

Specifically, they learn the most basic concepts in geometry.
Through block building children explore complex concepts in geometry such as balance and symmetry.

Children compare like items and make important choices during block play. Think of the toddler who is tacking blocks, one at a time, but each block is off-set a bit and soon the tower is leaning slightly in one direction.

Continuing on this same path will cause the tower to fall over, which usually results in frustration, however through that cause and effect practice toddlers learn to make adjustments in their building as they continue to experiment.

They stop their play to problem solve.

whattoexpect.com

When Bedtime Goes Off-Track

A few tips for solving toddler sleep problems

https://www.whattoexpect.com/toddler-discipline/toddler-bedtime-battles.aspx

whattoexpect.com 3 common reasons for your toddler's sleep problems and bedtime battles, and tips for how to remedy them.

Kid Care is CLOSED Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th due to Allen ISD Holiday

Happy Birthday Ms. Katy! We are so blessed to have you on staff at Kid Care! Katy works in our 4's Preschool!
#kidcarestaffbirthdays

No School this Monday and Tuesday due to Allen ISD calendar

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Signs of Potty Training Readiness

Here are some helpful potty tips!

https://www.whattoexpect.com/toddler/potty-training/signs-of-readiness.aspx

whattoexpect.com How to tell when your toddler is ready to potty train, and how to help him tackle the toilet.

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Starting Pretend Play

Pretend play, sometimes called symbolic play, imaginative play, dramatic play or good old make-believe, also introduces the concept that one thing can "be" another — a huge leap in your child's understanding.
After all, numbers and words are just squiggles and lines that stand in for math and language. And if something can be something else in a game of pretend, then your toddler can be...anything she wants!
Play is fun, of course, but it also teaches them courage and curiosity.

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Meet Cheryl and Ashley!

We call them...Kid Care's SUPER HEROS! 🦸‍♀️🦹‍♀️

Your kiddos will recognize these two ladies cause they are always in and out of your child's room.

They help with room coverage at lunch and other times when necessary.

They also help maintain classroom control, management, and sanitation.

Thank you ladies, our little ones and our teachers love you!

Kid Care wants to send out a special thank you to everyone that helped make our new “Indoor Playground” a dream come true! We could have not done it without all of you!

It is perfect in every way!

Thank you to the Dallas Cowboys for your generous donation

Thank you to Independence High School (Frisco, Texas) football team for all your blood, sweat, and tears of tearing down of the old equipment

Thank you to Kid Care- Cottonwood Creek Church facilities team for building it

Thank you to our awesome director, Faith Roberts, for your design and making it happen!

Psalm 9:1
I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

montessorinature.com

The Importance and Benefits of Teaching Gardening to Children Toddlers to Preschoolers.

What are the skills children learn from nature and how does gardening help a child’s development?

Reliability and responsibility when it comes to taking care of a plant day after day;

Self-confidence: nothing is more rewarding than the fruits of our own labour;

Learning cause and effect – do good, not bad;

Curiosity in species, growing tips, Botanics and more;

Physical activity: gardening makes you move a lot;

Exploring texture: Gaining insight on density, weight, malleability, permeability, and more;

Growing the love of nature: putting love in what they grow;

Teamwork: friends or family;

Math: counting days, measuring nutrition, light exposure and more;

Creativity: crafting own landscape designs or painting a pair of wellies.

To read this great article click on it below.....
https://www.montessorinature.com/importance-benefits-gardening-children-toddlers-preschoolers/

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Kid Care Questions: What Food/Drink items do I bring?

1. Parents must provide a nutritional snack to be served at snack time.

2. Parents must provide a nutritional lunch and a drink to be served at lunch time.

(Please pack your child's snack and lunch in different
containers and label them accordingly. )

According to state guidelines, a child's lunch should include something from each of the four basic food groups.

All lunches must be ready to eat.

3. Every child needs to bring a spill proof water
bottle labeled with their first and last name. The Texas Department of Health and Human Services requires that water be offered during all snack, meals and after physical activities.

Keep in mind preschoolers easily choke on peanuts,
popcorn, uncut grapes, uncut hot dogs, pineapple chunks, and hard candy.

Please do not send soda or candy.

Putting puppets into the hands of children—or rather on the hands of children—can set the stage for valuable learning opportunities in many developmental areas.

Puppets are engaging toys that can help support oral language skills and communication, social/emotional development, and help children learn and understand the world around them through safe, imaginative play.

https://wehavekids.com/parenting/Educational-Benefits-of-Hand-Puppets-and-Puppet-Theatres

Kid Care Preschool

Kid Care is the weekday preschool ministry of Cottonwood Creek Church. We provide care, early education, biblical education, and growth opportunities for children age 6 months through transitional kindergarten. Our purpose is to extend the ministry of the church by supporting families and providing a safe, secure, and loving environment for children to grow in the love of Christ through preschool experiences. Our desire, as we look towards the future, is to provide an early educational preschool for families and children in Allen and surrounding communities.

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1015 State Highway 121
Allen, TX
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