Thank you Ms. Novella at our Shreveport location and Ms. Anita at our Greenwood location for making us such a yummy feast to share with our friends!
Thank you to our teachers and staff for helping the children make something cute to wear to our feast and for the love they show each child every day.
And thank you to our parents for sharing your children with us. We feel so grateful that we get to be a part of their childhood and see them grow.
We hope you each enjoy this season of gratitude and are blessed to get extra time with your family and loved ones!
American Child Preschool & Child Care
Type III Preschool and Child Care Center American Child has educated and cared for Shreveport's children for 45 years.
We utilize the A Beka phonics curriculum to develop early reading skills and follow the Magnet testing guidelines.
Operating as usual
Happy Halloween everyone!! We had 2 unicorns come visit! Can you guess who they are?
Come see us at Pumpkin Shine on Line tonight between 4 and 8. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite pumpkin in the comments.
VOTE NOW! Our classrooms have been busy getting ready for Pumpkin Shine on Line!
Vote for your favorite pumpkin by commenting below. It’s our pumpkin decorating contest!! The pumpkin that gets the most votes wins their class pizza for snack on the Tuesday after Halloween and their teacher a $50 gift card to Walmart! Voting ends Halloween at 5. HAPPY VOTING! And HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! (One vote per Facebook Account but feel free to share for more votes for your favorite pumpkin)
We are so proud of Ms. Robin! Robin has been working hard to get her CDA. The Child Development Associate Credential is a national credential awarded to those who work with children and meet the highest professional standards in childcare. Robin took 120 extra hours of classes, was observed in the classroom and had to take the national test to achieve this certification. Good job Ms. Robin Maxwell!
We are so proud of Ms. Robin! Robin has been working hard to get her CDA. The Child Development Associate Credential is a national credential awarded to those who work with children and meet the highest professional standards in childcare. Robin took 132 extra hours of classes, was observed in the classroom and had to take the national test to achieve this certification. Good job Ms. Robin Maxwell!
American Child in Greenwood needs two quality people to join our family. We are looking to fill 1 part time and 1 full time position.
Part time position would be afternoon van driver to pick up school kids and be with them after school. This position would offer full time hours in the summer and in school holidays.
Full time position would be a preschool floater during the day and picking up school kids after school and being with them in the afternoon.
Both positions must be 25 or older for insurance and willing and able to drive a van.
Call or text with your info
We will have drinking water available tomorrow at each location for our families that are in need of it. In addition, if you are without any water and would like to bring a container when you drop off tomorrow, we will be glad to fill it for you before pick up time.
Both locations will be operating normal hours on Monday. One more curve has been thrown our way. Caddo schools announced tonight that they will not have school this week. Monday will be a closed day and they want the kids to all do virtual instruction from Tuesday-Friday. We are happy to take care of the school age children during this time, however there are a few issues we will have to work through with this.
1. The schools should be communicating the zoom plan, schedule, and how to connect with parents. I haven’t heard that they have yet. We have 10 different schools K-6 and 90 different children so they all will have their own schedules and connection protocols. You will have get those from the school and give that information to us so that we know when, where, and how they will be in a class. The schools will not give us this information.
2. The schools during Covid lockdown were providing Chromebooks or tablets. If your child does not have one to use the school would need to provide, but we haven’t seen a plan yet for them to do so.
3. ALL kids doing virtual school will need to bring the appropriate charger and have to have headphones or earbuds. This is mandatory. Our experience during lockdown is that it was impossible to do that many kids in that many classes when they are all hearing their neighbor’s class.
4. If you can’t or don’t want your child doing school at the center, they would need to be kept at home until after school hours. This was an issue during the lockdowns as some parents just wanted them to do school at home, but we do not have staffing to do school with 70 kids and activities with the other 20. We have to treat school days as school days just like they would in person.
We will get through this week and do the very best we can with little notice from the school, but we need everyone’s cooperation to get it done.
Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃
Happy Thanksgiving friends!
It’s always calming to read a good book! Especially with a child!
Sharing books with children can create a small oasis of calm, in an otherwise chaotic world.
Are you ready for the summer?!
Are you ready for the good times?
We have a great summer planned with lots of old fashion fun!
Shreveport location: 318/865-2710
Greenwood location: 318/938-9990
Making paper airplanes at American Child on this beautiful day after doing a little school work!
We want to thank all of our parents who are first responders and helping our community through this crisis. We feel very blessed to be able to support you as you go to work each day helping others.
Parents of Schoolagers! Be sure to pick up your school work packet today! We begin morning school work at American Child Monday morning. We need parents to fill the folders that you pick up with the work your child needs to get done each day. If work needs to be done on a computer, we need you to send a computer and give us passwords and directions, so that we can help your child. Be sure that your child has a book or books to read each day. We will be having reading time every morning and many afternoons. Talk to your child about how mornings at American Child are for them to get their school work done and how important that is. Together we can make sure that the children at American Child continue learning during this time!
Parents, under Governor Edwards’ latest stay at home order, it is our understanding that daycares are considered essential and we will remain open for those that need to be at work.
We have seen a number of posts recently seeking childcare for workers, particularly in hospitals. We have spots to take children right now. In particular, we were authorized by the state to make additional spots available for children of first responders and healthcare workers on even a temporary basis. We are charging no registration fees for these families during this time and waiving two week notices to leave while we are still uncertain about work situations. In addition, we will be having school time each morning beginning Monday so that children will have supervised time each day to work on the online or home lessons while school is out.
We are doing our very best to honor our commitments to our enrolled kids and try to also be as flexible as possible to everyone who needs care during this time.
Any parents who need care on temporary or permanent basis, please give us a call today and we will do our best to help.
Greenwood - 318-938-9990
Parents, please share so that those who need help will see that we are available.
God Bless and Stay Safe,
We know this whole situation brings up more questions than we might have answers for, but we are committed to keeping our parents working and the children's lives normal during this time.
We know you might have questions over the weekend. Please feel free to contact one of us at the numbers below if you have any questions or anything to report.
It often works much better for us if you text as we are more likely to be able to respond more quickly than a phone call. If texting does not work for you, please feel free to call.
Shanna Sharp. Director at Shreveport. 318/344-4399
Nancy Moore. Director at Greenwood. 318/453-1041
John Albin. Owner. 318/550-8889
Eve Albin. Owner 318/560-5844
Earlier today we participated in a phone conference with Matthew Block, Executive Counsel to Governor Edwards. With the information that we have from that conference and from the CDC, we have decided to remain open. Ultimately, Covid-19 does not appear to be dangerous to children. We realize that in order for our parents to continue to work and provide for their families, they must have childcare. We take this commitment to our families very seriously, and we will uphold this commitment as long as we feel it is prudent and safe according to the information we have.
We will continue to provide our preschoolers with the same care and curriculum as usual. We will provide care for our school age children like we do during the summer (at the summer rate).
In order to continue to provide service, we will be taking every precaution to keep everyone healthy. We ask that you do not send your child if they have any indications at all that they are sick. PLEASE do not give your child Tylenol or any other fever reducer in order to send them to daycare. This endangers the other families, our staff and prolongs this problem.
Our policy on sending “sick” children home will be more stringent. If a child has ANY symptoms of illness, they will be sent home immediately. We ask that parents do not go past the lobby of the centers to go get their children as this will bring in more outside germs than necessary. We will bring your children to you. Children and staff will wash their hands immediately when they enter the center. All areas will be cleaned and disinfected multiple times a day.
If we work together, we can withstand this difficult time.
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John and Eve
The Olympiad Tumblebus comes to American Child in Shreveport every Wednesday morning! If you would like your child to participate in these 30 minute preschool gymnastic lessons, talk to Ms. Shanna or Ms. Myra. The $25 registration fee is being waived for children at American Child. You can get more information and enroll at www.bossierolympiad.com.
Wishing all of our parents, staff, and children a Merry Christmas. We are very blessed by you!
Look at who Ms. Wardean’s class spotted at the aquarium! Better be nice!
And the winner is....the clown! Congratulations Ms. Sylvia and Ms. Chelsey!
VOTE NOW! Vote for your favorite pumpkin by commenting below. It’s our pumpkin decorating contest!! The pumpkin that gets the most votes wins their class a special snack on Monday and their teacher a $30 gift card to Walmart! Voting ends Friday at 5. HAPPY VOTING! And HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! (One vote per Facebook Account)
Thank you to our community helper Officer Madjerick for coming to talk to our preschoolers about being a police officer and about being safe. We are learning about community helpers in our Pre-K this week and what they do to help us.
Officer Madjerick is dad to American Child Preschooler Annika. Thank you Officer Madjerick for all you do for our community!
Reminder that the school age kids in Shreveport are going to Altitude tomorrow at 2. Parents need to go on the Altitude site and sign the waiver form so that their child can participate.
Don’t forget that the Trike A Thon to benefit St. Jude’s is this week in both Greenwood and Shreveport. Also, don’t forget to donate something to this great cause. We have had families in our centers benefit from their great work!
Parents, come see some of our Greenwood preschoolers in the TOT Basketball performance during the half-time show for the Northwood High School basketball game on Tuesday night at Northwood High school at 5:45. It's $7 a person to get in. TOT is an extracurricular program offered at American Child Greenwood. Every week a TOT instructor comes to the center to teach your child athletics, academics, and agility. The classes are focused around improving your child’s physical and mental growth through movement and music. TOT uses the perfect mixture of physical movement, hand eye coordination, and brain use to maximize the growth of your preschooler. For more information go to teamsoftomorrow.com. If you would like to sign up, please let Mrs. Karen know. The cost is $30 a month and is for children ages 3-5 and potty trained.
Youth Basketball for Preschool and Elementary | Teams of Tomorrow Teams of Tomorrow serves preschool and elementary-age kids by teaching creative ball-handling skills, academic concepts and agility exercises.
Getting close to fall classes starting again. Supply lists for fall will go out next week. If you know anyone who needs a spot, let them know we are filling fast!
Remember that tomorrow is pajama day for the toddlers and preschoolers in Shreveport!
Don’t forget “silly sock” day for the preschool in Shreveport tomorrow.
Both locations will be closed tomorrow for Good Friday. We wish all our families a safe, blessed, and happy Easter!
Parents, come see some of our Greenwood preschoolers in the TOT Basketball performance during the half-time show for the Northwood High School basketball game on Friday night at Northwood High school at 5:45. It's $7 a person to get in. TOT is an extracurricular program offered at American Child Greenwood. Every week a TOT instructor comes to the center to teach your child athletics, academics, and agility. The classes are focused around improving your child’s physical and mental growth through movement and music. TOT uses the perfect mixture of physical movement, hand eye coordination, and brain use to maximize the growth of your preschooler. For more information go to teamsoftomorrow.com. If you would like to sign up, please let Mrs. Karen know. The cost is $30 a month and is for children ages 3-5 and potty trained.
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American Child has educated and cared for Shreveport's children for 44 years. We utilize the A Beka phonics curriculum along with Big Day for Pre-K and Frog Street Toddler to develop early reading skills and to prepare children for Caddo Parish’s Magnet testing.
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