Daniel Island Academy

Daniel Island Academy is NAEYC accredited early childhood development center serving children ages 1-5 years. www.danielislandacademy.com

Mission: Educating children ages 1- 5 as individuals who actively learn at their own pace and in their own style.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Today the Clownfish has their 2019 “Prom”. Look how adorable these kiddos are, what a fun Friday!

We are summer lovin' here at DIA! Look at our cool shades, today was shades day!

Daniel Island Academy is so special because of our super awesome teachers! Today we decided to give a small thank you to our amazing teachers with a yummy sweet treat!

2019/2020 School Year Families: We sent out an important email yesterday with reminders about the new school year. If you did not receive it, please email [email protected].

We are looking forward to a fun year ahead!

Can you believe it is almost July? There is still time to get in on the summer fun at DIA! We have VERY LIMITED spots left in our July Summer of Discovery programs for Half Day and our Full Day 3's. (Full Day 4's are full!)

Call, message us here, or stop by the front desk for more information and to claim your spot!

Friday was National Yoga Day, Megan from MethodRide was so kind to come out and do classes with our friends here at DIA! #Namaste

Fun Food Fact: GRANOLA

Granola consists of rolled oats, nuts, honey (sometimes puffed rice), baked until crisp giving it a cereal-type consistency. Dried fruits can be added too! It is considered a breakfast food AND a snack food, popular around the world. It may lower your cholesterol and prevent certain chronic diseases, such as heart disease and cancer. John Harvey Kellogg developed a similar cereal, initially known as Granula, but the name eventually changed to Granola. #granola #vegan #glutenfree #smoothie #overnightoats #healthyeating #breakfast #snack

Smoothies are an excellent way to add fruits and veggies to your child's diet! What does your child love in a smoothie? Comment below and let's share some ideas! #NationalSmoothieDay #ECEWins

Happy Father's Day to all of our awesome DIA dads! Enjoy your day!

Yummy yummy get in my tummy! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


The flag makes us this excited all the time! #FlagDay #ECEWins


Puffy Sidewalk Paint

Check out this fun (and easy!) way to make puff chalk at home! Thanks Arcella family for the idea! (Remember: It's GOOD and FUN to get messy!) #ECEWins

thebestideasforkids.com This DIY Puffy Sidewalk Paint is so easy to make! No need to buy store-bought when you can make this simple recipe with only a few ingredients.

Have you turned in your COMPLETED Master Packet and Emergency Cards yet? Don't forget! The deadline to turn everything is Monday, July 15th!

Tomorrow is National Best Friends Day and we would love to see your little ones with their best friends! (Stuffed animals, siblings and pets totally count!) Post your picture in the comments below!

#ThrowbackThursday to another rainy day! We love to bike in all weather!

Kerry and Lindsay got a Conscious Discipline training from Dr. Becky Bailey herself! Conscious Discipline is a cornerstone in day-to-day life here at Daniel Island Academy. Teaching children self-regulation skills at a young age will follow them the rest of their lives, even after they've left DIA.

Exciting news! Our school garden is FLOURISHING. Tomatoes, watermelons, and bell peppers are all growing nice and big! Just a reminder to please keep them safe and don't pick them yet!

We’re excited to share that our Director, Kerry and our Curriculum Coordinator, Lindsay have been at the NAEYC Professional Learning Institute in Long Beach, California learning lots of new things to bring back to our school! We’re wishing them safe travels! We can’t wait to share what they’ve learned! #ECEWins #naeycINST

We had a wonderful teacher work day on Friday! We wanted to share with you what we did, we started the day off with a team building egg drop contest, then we had a mandated reporter training from the Children’s Law Center. Next our teachers had a Summer of Discovery training from Ms. Erica to make sure we make this summer the best one yet! Then our teachers had a few hours of working in their rooms and eating a yummy lunch from Chef Latasha! We ended the afternoon with a fun informative session on our benefits and how we can better file our tax returns! We are sure glad to have our kiddos back though!

The healing properties of this popular herb is often ignored in its popular role as a table garnish. It is native to the Mediterranean region of Southern Europe and was used medicinally prior to being consumed as a food. The practice of using parsley as a garnish can be traced back to the civilization of the ancient Romans.
Highly nutritious, parsley can be found year round in your local supermarket. A sprig of parsley can provide much more than a decoration. It contains two types of unusual components that provide unique health benefits, volatile oil and flavonoids. These components can function as antioxidants and help prevent oxygen based damage to cells and increase the antioxidant capacity of the blood. The activity of the volatile oils qualifies it as a "chemoprotective" food, which can help neutralize particular types of carcinogens.
Parsley is probably the most underrated plant so you may not want to ignore its many benefits and roles, especially in relation to heart health and protection against rheumatoid arthritis.
##parsley #garnish #herbhealth #biennialplants

Reminder that we are closed today for our Teacher Workday! We are working on some exciting things for summer and can't wait to see you next week. Check our InstaStories to see what our teachers are up to today!

Summer of Discovery starts on Monday! Looking for a part-time option that gives you a break (to run errands, workout, get some work done, etc) but also allows you to enjoy your summer afternoons together? There are still spots available in our half-day program! You can enroll just for one week, or multiple weeks! CURRENT AND SUMMER-ONLY STUDENTS ARE BOTH WELCOME! https://bit.ly/2VL4bou

PS: Our Full Day Programs are almost completely full! Grab your spot NOW if you want it! Call the front desk to reserve your space!

Don't forget to share your own messy photo or vote for your favorite!

The messy photo with the most votes WINS! (Click on the original post below to enter and vote). The contest ends on Friday.

It’s contest time! We want to see YOUR MESSY! Post a picture of the biggest mess your child has ever gotten in to in the comments below. The picture with the most “likes” by the May 31st will receive a special prize from DIA! (Psst…! Want to win? Share this post with your family and friends and ask them for their votes!)

Reminder that we are closed today! Hope you are enjoying your long weekend!

Jellyfish Graduation

The Jellyfish marched into graduation with pride! We know that they are going to do so well in Kindergarten, we wish them well!

The Stingrays class did it! We are so so proud of them! We wish you well in Kindergarten!

Clownfish Graduation

How cute is the Clownfish class? We are so proud of ALL of our DIA graduates! Go Clownfish!

Fun Foot Fact: BANANAS
Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in the American diet. Many of us eat them in the morning; however, it has been proven that eating a banana before bedtime speeds up digestion and promotes sleep! Bananas are high in potassium and low in sodium (heart healthy). They are a great workout snack because the high potassium aids in maintaining nerve and muscle function.

Tis the season of bugs! No worries...the inside of a banana peel can help relieve itching and inflammation from bug bites and even poison ivy!

Bananas grow on plants and are officially considered an herb, and actually classify as berries! They can float in water because they are less dense in comparison. What's even more bananas is the fact that humans share about 50% DNA with them! #thisisbananas #sliponthat #bananaboat #prebioticandprobioticgoodness

[05/24/19]   This weekend we DARE YOU to get messy as a family! Show us how you are having fun with messy play this weekend by posting your photos in the comments below. We can’t wait to see the silly ways you are playing together as a family!

The Flounders took a science project to the next level! They made paint popsicles! Sometimes runny paint can be messy, but that is okay!

The Seahorses got messy today with shaving cream. A great way for sensory play in the classroom!

It’s contest time! We want to see YOUR MESSY! Post a picture of the biggest mess your child has ever gotten in to in the comments below. The picture with the most “likes” by the May 31st will receive a special prize from DIA! (Psst…! Want to win? Share this post with your family and friends and ask them for their votes!)

Finger painting and mixing colors is a great way for kids to experience sensory, science, and creative art all in one activity! Getting messy is FUN! Check out Ms. Erica's article https://bit.ly/2LDjkUJ

We're continuing to get messy here at DIA! The Guppies showed us how fun it is to jump in puddles, even if our shoes get a little squeaky! Check out Ms. Erica's article https://bit.ly/2LDjkUJ

We're continuing to get messy here at DIA! The Guppies showed us how fun it is to jump in puddles, even if our shoes get a little squeaky! Check out Ms. Erica's article https://bit.ly/2LDjkUJ

It’s a special time of year here at DIA! It’s time for our preschoolers to graduate! The Sea Turtles were first today, please help us in congratulating them and wishing them well in Kindergarten!

Have you ever picked up your child from school and they were in different clothes than that morning? Miss Erica wants to remind you that there’s a good reason that every child has extra clothes to change into at school! We love to get messy and do it in a variety of ways (like digging in our garden, finger painting, or exploring with play-doh). Please don’t worry if your child is wearing a different outfit when you pick them up at the end of the day. That just means that they had a great day learning through getting messy!

Be sure to follow us on Instagram, @DanielIslandAcademy, to see some of the ways we like to get messy!

The Stingray'd did a REALLY cool and creative messy project! They made a pendulum painting! Look how neat! Check out Ms. Erica's article https://bit.ly/2LDjkUJ

Dolphins get MESSY!

The Dolphins show us how fun it is to get messy here at school! Here they are making gooey SLIME! Follow our "What makes DIA Special" campaign with its newest feature from Ms. Erica "Getting Messy"!

Miss Erica says that there are tons of ways to get messy at home and create memories with your children! Try finger painting outside, make mud pies, or explore with buckets and sponges! Click here for more fun ideas! https://bit.ly/2LDjkUJ

Check your email for the 2019/2020 Master Packets! If you will be joining us for the 2019/2020 school year, it is vital that you fill out the Master Enrollment Packet and turn it in by Monday, July 15th at 6pm, or your enrollment will be forfeited. Master Packets can also be found on our website: https://bit.ly/2EbdrrF

As always, contact the front desk with any questions!

For this month’s “What Makes DIA Special” our Older 2’s Lead Teacher, Miss Erica, is telling us why Getting Messy is IMPORTANT and GOOD FOR US!

At DIA we encourage messy play because:
-It engages multiple senses (like smell, sight and sounds) at once!
-It encourages problem solving
-It’s a fun way to work on our fine and gross motor skills
-It improves concentration
-It is a great way for children to process their feelings
-It helps children become more body aware and learn about boundaries

Learn more about what Getting Messy looks like at DIA here! https://bit.ly/2LDjkUJ

Can you believe it? It's almost time for Summer of Discovery! What a fast year!

There is still time to join us for all of the FUN and LEARNING that's going to be taking place at DIA in June and July. Sign up by the week or for the full summer. Half day or full day! Message us, call the front desk, or stop by and enroll today before we fill up! Summer of Discovery is open to non-full-year students too!


New England's classic brown bread has rich history. The steamed brown bread's aroma has been compared to incense. Laced with molasses and often served with baked beans was unique to the Boston area. In fact, brown bread can be found anywhere in New England. By the 1870s, Concord, Massachusetts had become a popular tourist destination where people came to see Revolutionary War sites. During that period, the "Souvenir Cook Book" became a popular keepsake among visitors and history buffs. The BBB recipe is more Victorian than early American. It was not the "rye and Indian" bread of the 18th century, which was heavy, unsweetened sourdough without raisins.
#newengland #BBB #bostonbakedbeans #molasses #beantown #gobruins

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Jellyfish Graduation
Clownfish Graduation
Dolphins get MESSY!
NAEYC's Week of the Young Child at Daniel Island Academy
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