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Raising Spiritual Children

Raising Spiritual Children

“Mom, why does God make storms with lightning and thunder?” “Dad, why does God allow people to get sick?” “Grandpa, why does Jesus want us to follow him?”

Our children are spiritual beings. We can hear their spirituality in their questions and see it in the way they seek beauty, love, and goodness. The questions they ask can befuddle us, or make us laugh, or pull at our heart strings. We may not always have an answer for the spiritual questions our children ask us, and that is ok. More important is the willingness to listen to these questions and to nurture young minds and hearts as they seek a connection with God…

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Tips & Suggestions for Transition to Kindergarten

From reading to your child to safety information, these tips and suggestions can help make the transition to Kindergarten a fun and exciting time for parents, children, and parents!

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Kindergarten Readiness and the Registration Process

Is your child ready for kindergarten? The more you know, the more you can make sure you and your child are prepared. We consider topics such as timeslines, enrollment processes, CMS & Magnet schools, local charter schools, independent schools, catholic schools, websites for more resources, suggested reading, and other tips and suggestions.

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Music Garden

Music Garden

We are excited about our new “music garden” on the playground. The children love it! Activities that encourage freedom within a fun and friendly structure spark their creativity.  

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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips Preparing for trick or treaters: Never invite children into your home that evening- even children you know so they don’t become comfortable with entering people’s homes on Halloween Keep pets somewhere secure for your pet’s and small children’s safety Keep your yard, driveway and entry way well lit and free of tripping or protruding hazards Battery powered light is preferable over candles, if candles are used make sure they are away from flammable leaves, curtains and can’t be knocked over by children If you hand out hard candy or small trinkets, make sure an alternative item is possible for children under age 3. Place decorations away from dark areas or areas than can be a tripping hazard for children coming to see them. Early Evening Preparations: Give children a meal or snack before going out so they won’t be tempted to eat candy before they get home. Once home check and discard items with loose wrappers or that look suspicious, those that may be inappropriate if your child has food allergies or small hard candies or toys a chocking hazard for small children. After applying costume makeup, put the cosmetics away as they often contain potentially dangerous ingredients if ingested. Before children leave, discuss what route they will follow, who is supervising the group, what friends are going along and what time they will be home. Young children should always go with a caregiver and older children in groups. Costumes and Accessories: Costumes and shoes should fit well. Children can trip on long costumes or loose/big shoes and loose costumes may become snagged on shrubbery or fences. Buy costumes made of flame retardant material. And place your contact information inside. Use light colors or reflective tape on costumes. And if possible carry a flashlight Make knives, swords, etc. from cardboard to avoid sharp objects. Face masks should allow for good sight and taken off before crossing streets. Trick or treating: Walk facing traffic and don’t run, when possible use sidewalks, Don’t cross mid block or between cars. Do not cross yards and grassy areas, follow lit paths to doors. Don’t let children dart into areas with decorations that have an unknown footing surface to prevent falls. Compiled with information from the American Academy of Pediatrics, following all information Does not guarantee your infant will not suffer an Injury, please consult your...

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