Early Childhood Development Center - ECDC

Early Childhood Development Center - ECDC


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Class Ms. Moore David Ventura
PAGE 1. How can Occupational Therapy help my child to do "BETTER" in a school setting? Read to find out information. #OTMONTH
Page 1. OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY information for Parents! #OTMONTH
“Occupational therapy practitioners have important knowledge and expertise to share. Take advantage of it.” What Parents Need to Know About School-Based Occupational Therapy By Ashley Opp Hofmann When a school informs parents that it recommends occupational therapy for their child, parents tend to have a lot of questions. Their first question? What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy is a health profession in which therapists and therapy assistants help individuals to do and engage in the specific activities that make up daily life. For children and youth in schools, occupational therapy works to ensure that a student can participate in the full breadth of school activities—from paying attention in class; concentrating on the task at hand; holding a pencil, musical instrument, or book in the easiest way; or just behaving appropriately in class. Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help students perform particular tasks necessary for participation or learning. “The whole purpose of school-based occupational therapy is to help kids succeed,” says pediatric occupational therapist Leslie Jackson. Occupational therapy practitioners don’t just focus on the specific problem that a child’s disability may present; rather, they look at the whole child and tackle individual tasks, helping students find ways to do the things they need and want to do. Usually, occupational therapy is provided to students with disabilities. But occupational therapy can be made available to other children who are having specific problems in school. Occupational therapy practitioners also work to provide consultation to teachers about how classroom design affects attention, why particular children behave inappropriately at certain times, and where best to seat a child based on his or her learning style or other needs. Occupational therapy may be recommended for an individual student for reasons that might be affecting his or learning or behavior, such as motor skills, cognitive processing, visual or perceptual problems, mental health concerns, difficulties staying on task, disorganization, or inappropriate sensory responses. A common manifestation of difficulties in school involves handwriting, in many cases because this is a key “occupation” that students must master to succeed in school. A teacher might notice that a student cannot write legibly or has serious problems in other motor tasks. The occupational therapy practitioner can work with the teacher to evaluate the child to identify the underlying problems that may be contributing to handwriting difficulty. The occupational therapy practitioner looks at the child’s skills and other problems (including behavior), in addition to his or her visual, sensory, and physical capabilities. They also take into account the school, home, and classroom environments to find ways to improve the handwriting or to identify ways the child can compensate, such as using a computer. Accessing school-based occupational therapy is fairly straightforward, but it is the school team who makes the decision of whether or not a student requires occupational therapy. Not every student needs occupational therapy, even if the student has a disability. Those who do may have problems that the teacher can address after consulting with an occupational therapy practitioner and modifying their teaching technique or the environment for the entire class. The education team could recommend one-on-one services. Usually these services are integrated as much as possible into the child’s routine to promote better integration of skills. Students with disabilities have been able to receive occupational therapy at school since the 1975 passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which served as the original impetus for school-based occupational therapy. The law stipulates that students with disabilities must have access to the occupational therapy if they need it to benefit from special education. In 2001, Congress passed the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act which requires schools to improve the academic achievement of all students, including those with disabilities. In 2004, the reauthorization of IDEA extended the availability of occupational therapy services to all students, not just those with disabilities, in order to fully participate in school. Parents, though, have a lot of the responsibility when it comes to their child’s success in school, and their involvement becomes doubly important when an occupational therapy practitioner enters the picture. First, Jackson suggests getting to know the teachers and occupational therapist. “Share information about what your child does at home, raise whatever concerns you have, find out what sorts of things you can do with your child to help him or her succeed,” she says. “Occupational therapy practitioners have important knowledge and expertise to share. Take advantage of it.”
Class Ms Moore David Ventura Munoz
Jayceon morning zoom lesson ( Mrs. McCann)
https://youtu.be/iG6rxoVWRoQ Thought this might be fun for some of our students.
Jayceon Mrs. McCann and twins Jocelynn and Josiah and Jeremiah Mrs Venzon class

This is the official page for Camden's Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC), where inquiring young children blossom into global thinkers.

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Parents please read for details‼️

August 13, 2020

Dear Families,

On July 28, we announced that we would offer a hybrid learning model as well as the opportunity for parents to opt-out of in-person instruction. As we have continued to collect data from families and District staff, and in light of Governor Murphy’s announcement and revisions to The Road Back guidance on Wednesday, August 12, the Camden City School District will begin the 2020-2021 school year fully remote for all PK-12 students.

Beginning September 8 to January 31, all students will participate in full remote instruction. During this remote period, we will continue to assess and monitor the needs and feedback of our families and staff at which time we will make a determination in early January whether the District will be ready to adequately offer in-person instruction.

Please visit our website for more information: http://camdencity.ss12.sharpschool.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=340877&pageId=472907

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‼️POSTPONED due to weather- see you Saturday from 12-2pm‼️

👋Do you or someone you know need a night off from cooking?! Saturday (weather permitting) we will be giving away FREE family style meals! Our goal is just to spread some Love with you and your family 🥰Don't feel like you need the blessing? Come pick it up & drop off to someone who does! Hope to see you all Saturday🙌🏼🍽

🗓Rescheduled to this Saturday from 12-2pm
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How to Help Kids With Attention and Learning Issues With Remote, Hybrid, or In-Person Learning


Camden City School District


CCSD Return to School Plan 2020-2021. Please note: each family will get notified in the next few weeks for their child’s cohort day.#PleaseShare


Student Opt-Out of In-Person Instruction Form / Formulario de exclusión del estudiante de la instrucción en persona / Học sinh từ chối mẫu hướng dẫn trực tiếp

The district decided to do a hybrid plan for the school year you can opt out of that choice if you want. I have provided you with the link below.

Superintendent McCombs has shared that parents can choose a full remote option for their children, starting in September.
In order to do so, you must fill out this parent opt-out survey by August 7.


Please note, if a family opts into the full remote option, they will not be able to opt back into the district's Hybrid plan, until January.
For our New students , please be sure to complete your child's registration in Camden Enrollment by ‪Aug 7th‬ to secure your seat.
All required uploads are due at this this time ie (child's birth certificate. 2 proofs of address, shots records and physical form).

docs.google.com Please complete this form for each child you are requesting to Opt-out of in person learning. Forms must be completed by August 5, 2020.


Building Community Together in the Time of COVID-19 - Teaching Strategies

teachingstrategies.com Read on for strategies and free resources to help support you build community in your classroom, regardless of your back-to-school scenario.


5 ways to get your kids to wear face coverings

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The Official First Day of School will be September 8, 2020.

If you are choosing for your student/s to Opt-Out of In-Person Instruction, please complete this form for each child you are requesting to Opt-out of in person learning.

***Forms must be completed by August 10, 2020.***


Help Available for Those Experiencing Hardship
If you or someone you know is experiencing hardship and are facing eviction, unable to pay rent, or have a PSE&G SHUTOFF notic, there is help available. In just a few short steps you could be approved for assistance.
Danielle J 856-397-4113---RENTAL ASSISTANCE
Norma S 856-397-1442 PSE&G


Student Opt-Out of In-Person Instruction Form

Please complete this form for each child you are requesting to Opt-out of in person learning. Forms must be completed by August 5, 2020.


The program will take place at two separate locations on two separate days of the week to have the most impact on the residents within Camden County. Sessions will be starting TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 29th in Camden and on Thursday July 30th in Clementon! The attached flyer has more information.

Below are the names and links to their social media accounts that have already been set up! So please share them and the announcement of the program with your network!

- Facebook is “Fathers Forever” (https://www.facebook.com/Fathers-ForEver-108424994266512)

- Instagram is “Fathers Forever NJ”

We would like to thank everyone who was a part of the focus group sessions, and a special thank you to the two partnering agencies, Puerto Rican Unity for Progress and D-Boys Boxing for all their hard work on making this dream a reality!


How to Help Young Children Learn to Use Scissors | Parenting Tips & Advice | PBS KIDS for Parents

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Need somewhere to cool off the
North Camden Pool is now open.
Due to excessive heat, the North Camden Center Pool will be open on Monday 7/20 & Tuesday 7/21 from 10am to 5pm. Pre-registration is still required and taking place at both pools. For more info, call 856-757-7508 Isabel Miller Center Pool or 609-790-5158 North Camden Center. ☀️🌊


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Graphic credit: #thespeechproject


Registration Forms

Pre-K Enrollment for ECDC is still OPEN!

Come and be part of the ECDC School Family!
For Inquiries, you may contact Camden Enrollment through the following:
Tel. no.: (856)536-3999 or www.Camdenenrollment.org

•For online enrollment and registration, please follow this link (www.camdenenrollment.org) to start your application and select ECDC as your child’s school. After you accept our offer, next step is to fill out all the necessary information for registration.

•The additional Pre-K requirements needed are on our school website

Once your registration packet and uploads are complete, you will be contacted by a FOC via phone call or email to verify your enrollment packet.

Thank you for your considering ECDC! We are here to help you as we practice social distancing.


Apply and please share
Deadline date: July 17th!

Be the change in YOUR city. Apply to be on CCSD planning committee.

You still have time to GET ON THE COMMITTEE.

Join now: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGVjObVqLz32P6R3QA77-0BFdV1plNP9omG2bSQtMJ3nOpIQ/viewform


COVID-19 and Residential Mortgage Relief

Deadline for Rental Assistance is Friday, July 17, 2020, at 5:00 PM (see links below)

Subject: Time Sensitive - Community interest in issues relating to landlord-tenant matters remains high. Please share information regarding community resources relating to rental housing concerns.

New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
Covid-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP)
Enrollment period is Monday, July 6, 2020, at 9:00 am until Friday, July 17, 2020, at 5:00 pm

Legal Services of New Jersey
Landlord-Tenant Informational Portal

Lawyer Referral Services (individual county bar association contacts)

State of New Jersey – Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (Covid-19 Mortgage-related Information)

State of New Jersey – Department of Banking and Insurance (Covid-19 and Residential Mortgage Relief)

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City of Camden Government

Camden Public Pools are open for Summer 2020. Residents must register with the Dept Human Services. Registration is ongoing through summer. For more info, call 856-757-7508 Isabel Miller Community Center Pool or 609-790-5158 North Camden Community Center Pool or visit https://www.ci.camden.nj.us/summer-pool-2020-registration/


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City of Camden Government

Mayor Frank Moran Announces Camden Public Pools And Spray Pools Are Open For The Summer of 2020. Residents are required to pre-register with the Department of Human Services in order to use the pools. The pool pre-registration is scheduled for Monday, July 13, 2020 & Tuesday, July 14, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information, please call 856-757-7508 for the Isabel Miller Community Center Pool or 609-790-5158 for the North Camden Community Center Pool or visit https://www.ci.camden.nj.us/summer-pool-2020-registration/ For detailed guidelines for public aquatic venues and considerations for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds During COVID-19 visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/parks-rec/aquatic-venues.html

City of Camden Government


Reading Routine - Elementary - 30 Sec Video

Create a reading routine at home. During breakfast, in the car, after school, or before bed. Find the time that works for your family and share the joy of re...

Happening Today
Monday July 6th 9am - Friday July 10th 5pm

Click Here For More Details and to Apply!



NJ Department of Community Affairs


⚠️Enrollment Period is Monday, July 6, 2020, at 9:00 am until Friday, July 10, 2020, at 5:00 pm⚠️

Anyone selected for the program must meet the following requirements:
Have a gross, annual household income that is at or below the maximum income limits for the county where they are residing
Be a New Jersey resident and rent a unit in New Jersey
Rent must be current as of March 2020; this program will not assist with arrears
Have a substantial reduction in income or are currently receiving unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Have a lack of assets and savings to pay rent
Will pay a minimum of 30 percent of their income towards the rent
Anyone currently receiving a subsidy from another rental assistance program or living in Public Housing is ineligible

See Link for details: ⤵️⤵️


nj.gov The State Rental Assistance Program provides tenant-based and project-based rental assistance grants, comparable to the Federal Housing Choice Voucher Program and shall be terminated upon the award of a Federal subsidy to the same individual or household.

Good afternoon,
Here is a list of Food Resources for the Summer.
Have a great day.

Camden City School District


Summer Enrichment Registration: www.tinyurl.com/CCSDVirtualSummer

Camden City School District


Summer Enrichment Registration: www.tinyurl.com/CCSDVirtualSummer

New Brunswick Area NAACP

#Repost - @njcitizenaction A reminder for renters who may be eligible for the State’s new #COVID19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program. To be eligible to participate in the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP), renters must: ✅Have a gross annual income below the limit
✅Be a NJ resident
✅Be current with rent as of March 2020
✅Have substantial reduction in income due to #COVID19
✅Lack ability to pay rent
✅Pay 30% of income toward rent

For more info: https://bit.ly/2CbLtxV ———————————————
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Camden City School District


FREE meals all summer for children under 18.

ECDC is so proud of all of our 2020 graduates! Though your time with us has ended, you will be apart of the ECDC community forever. We can’t wait to see everything you all are going to accomplish in Kindergarten 💛💙💛💙

Camden Enrollment

Happy Last Day of School Camden City School District R. T. Cream Early Childhood Center Early Childhood Development Center - ECDC Alfred Cramer Veterans Memorial Family School Octavius V. Catto Family School Thomas H. Dudley Family School Harry C. Sharp Elementary School Yorkship US Wiggins College Preparatory Lab Family School H.B. Wilson Family School Camden Big Picture Learning Academy High School Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy Dr. Charles E. Brimm Medical Arts HS Woodrow Wilson High School Camden High School (New Jersey) Cooper's Poynt Family School Davis Family School Forest Hill School

Hope everyone has a safe & restful summer!


Happy Father’s Day 💙

Happy Father’s Day from our CCSD family to yours.

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