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UNF Child Development Research Center

October 2014

 

Up-coming Events

10/05-10/11   Fire Prevention Week

10/09              Parent Organization Meeting                                 5:00-6:00

10/16              Conscious Discipline Seminar                                  5:00-6:00

10/24              Fall Festival                                                              6:00-7:30

10/30              Fall Parade

Birthdays

10/02              Sawyer S.                               10/26              Vera Kushnir

10/03              Gustavo. E                              10/30              Charles Fischer                                 

10/06              Liam M.                                  

10/14              Kiana Z.                                             

10/15 Ms. Heena                                                         

 

Fire Prevention Week

October 5th – 11th is Fire Prevention Week.  We will be talking about fire safety throughout the week and hopefully the fire truck will be available for a visit.  The firefighters will talk about their equipment and gear and the children will be able to crawl through the front seat of the truck.  Parents are always welcome to come and take pictures.

 

Parent Organization

The Conscious Discipline Seminar will be held on Thursday October 16th from 5:00 – 6:00 pm and the Parent Organization Meeting will be Thursday October 9 at the same time.  Childcare will be provided.  Fall Festival, to be held on the CDRC playground, is also being planned for Friday October 24th from 6:00-7:30.  More information will be sent home in the near future.

 

Emergency Drills

As a school, we practice emergency drills. We begin in the month of September and continue throughout the year. All of them are done for the purpose of creating a safe and secure learning environment. We want to reassure you that these systems are in place as well as inform you of the practices. These are standard operating procedures in all schools and are not meant to alarm you but to make you aware of the actions we take to assure the safety of all our students.  It also helps the children learn to calmly leave the building in the case of an emergency.  Anyone in the building during fire drills is required to participate in the drill till the all clear is announced.  The last message we want to give your child is if mom or dad is here you may leave with them during the drill.  If it were a real fire, because of the chaos, we may not know what happened to your child.  When attendance is taken and your child is not there, it will put someone at risk going back into the building looking for your child.

 

Conscious Discipline

Rituals are the most important part of creating our school family. Rituals produce calming effect on children.  Children count on a specific thing to happen at a specific time in a specific way.  Trust is established in this way.  Without trust, children will not relax their defenses enough to be guided.  Without guidance there is no discipline.  Here is an example of an “I Love You Ritual”.  Sit face to face.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

(Palms face to face, tapping each other’s finger tips)

What a wonderful child you are.

(Arms extended forward with hands on other person’s shoulders)

With bright eyes and nice round cheeks

(Draw a circle on others cheeks with finger tips)

Talented person from head to feet.

(Tap head and then foot of other person)

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

(Palms face to face, tapping each other’s finger tips)

What a wonderful child you are.

(Hug)

CDRC Staff

Director  Pam Bell

Assistant Director  Mahreen Mian

Office Manager  Judy Vaesa

Bear’s Teacher  Jayne De La Rosa

Dolphin’s Teacher  Loretta Triche

Cardinal’s Teacher  Anjum Naeem

Manatee’s Teacher  Nancy Winckler-Zuniga

nt to alarm you but to make you aware of the actions we take to assure the safety of all our students. It also helps the children learn to calmly leave the building in the case of an emergency.

Anyone in the building during fire drills is required to participate in the drill till the all clear is announced. The last message we want to give your child is if mom or dad is here you leave with them during a drill. If this were a real fire, because of the chaos we may not know what happened to your child. When attendance is taken and your child is not there it will put someone at risk who goes back into the building looking for your child.