Page 1

ASUU Student Child Care Program NEWSLETTER June 2011 Important Dates

WELCOME AMY LARSON!

June 21st – Second Tuition Payment is due June 23rd – Second Session Classes Begin

We are delighted to announce that Amy Larson has joined our center family as the new Curriculum Specialist. Amy’s background and broad experience with curriculum development makes her a great addition to our center! Amy assists with staff training, curriculum and classroom development, and program assessment. A note from Amy: I have been in the child care field since 1998, and most of that time was spent teaching preschool age children. I have earned my Child Development Associate Credential and I’m working toward a BS degree in Human Development and Family Studies with an emphasis in Child Development. I was formerly working at the Children’s Center and am still teaching classes for CCR & R (Child Care Resource and Referral). I love children so much! They bring such joy and laughter to my life! I’m extremely dedicated to quality child care and feel honored to be a part of the lives of so many wonderful children and their families. In my spare time I enjoy reading, singing, and watching movies with my family. Thank you for all of your kind welcomes and support as I have taken this new position at the center.


2

TYPE TITLE HERE

Your Child Attends a NAEYC Accredited Center! We officially received our NAEYC re-accreditation on April 26th!

-

What does this mean for you? NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) ensures the quality of education and care provided in programs for young children.

"I think one of the greatest advances to child care was the creation of the NAEYC Accreditation system, which has helped so much to raise the quality of programs."

- T. Berry Brazelton, MD

All NAEYC-Accredited programs must meet all 10 of the following standards: Promote positive relationships for all children and adults to encourage each child’s sense of individual worth. Implement a curriculum that fosters all areas of child development: cognitive, emotional, language, physical, and social. Use developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate and effective teaching NAEYC Accreditation is awarded approaches. for five years. During that period, Provide ongoing programs submit annual reports assessments of a child’s documenting that they maintain learning and compliance with the NAEYC development and program standards. All NAEYCcommunicate the child’s Accredited programs are also progress to the family. subject to unannounced visits by Promote the nutrition and skilled and reliable NAEYC program health of children and assessors to ensure that they protect children and staff continue to meet the standards. from illness and injury.

There are only 17 NAEYC accredited centers in the whole state of Utah!

-

-

Employ and support a teaching staff that has the educational qualifications, knowledge, and professional commitment necessary to promote children’s learning and development and to support families’ diverse interests and needs. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with each child’s family. Establish relationships with and use the resources of the community to support achievement of program goals. Provide a safe and healthy physical environment. Implement strong, personnel, fiscal, and program management policies so that all children, families, and staff have high-quality experiences.

For more information about NAEYC Accreditation, please visit www.rightchoiceforkids.org


Summer Events at the Center

3

Things that are coming up: Clay Sculpting Class!

Water Days! -

-

On water days, during our regular scheduled outside times we will have water games and sprinklers on the playground. We ask parents to bring a swimming suit/water shoes or a change of clothes for your child! Water days are weather permitting and are scheduled for June 10th & 21st, July 6th & 21st, August 2nd.

Picnics on the Playground! -

We will be spreading out blankets on the playground and have lunch outside with the whole center. We ask parents to pack a cold lunch on these days that does not require heating up.

-

This will be taught by Tara Carpenter (a parent at the center and a grad student in ceramics). She will be doing a quick demonstration and then a hands on learning activity. Because of the nature of this activity we will be having the Blue and Red Rooms participating. The class will be taught June 8th at 9:30am

Puppet Players! -

The puppet players are a Utah puppet theater. They will be coming to do a puppet show for the entire center on July 12th at 9am.

Check out our Summer Calendar Posted on the Parent Board for Activities this summer at the center! We would love to add more activities or guests to the schedule, if you are interested in sharing your talents let us know!

Subsidized Child Care Available! Financial assistance for child care is available to students through the CCAMPIS Grant program. Student parents are encouraged to become knowledgeable about this program. It is important to include child care expenses as part of the monthly budget. University of Utah students who are income eligible may apply for financial aid. To find out if you qualify or for more information, contact the Child Care Coordinating Office: sbennet@sa.utah.edu 801-587-7730

A Few Reminders… Make sure that all of your paperwork is turned in for summer semester, including immunization records. Please remember to label your child’s lunch and cups/water bottles with child’s full name and please take them home each night. In the summer, cups/water bottles are mandatory for every child. Please make sure you bring in a family picture for the family wall displays in the classroom!


ASUU Student Child 4 TYPE TITLECare HERE Program 225 South 1400 East AEB room #106 Salt Lake City, UT 84112 Phone (801) 585-7393 Fax (801) 585-9851 E-mail trasmussen@sa.utah.edu

Should the center change its name? The center is considering a name change! Our program offers high quality early childhood education. We are state licensed and nationally accredited through NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children). We would like our name to reflect this high standard of care. Look for a survey coming this summer with suggested name changes, or the choice to keep our name the same. Names we are considering: ASUU Early Learning Program ASUU Student Child Development Program ASUU Child Development Program ASUU Early Childhood Education Program

Center Wish List Beautiful Junk “We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” ~Stacia Tauscher

Our center encourages creativity and open ended exploration. We do many of our projects using “beautiful junk”. We ask parents to donate items to our beautiful junk collection. We are looking for items such as: lids, carpet/tile samples, fabric scraps, ribbons, buttons, wood scraps, tubes, and anything else that you think we could enjoy. (Right now our center has an abundance of toilet paper rolls and egg cartons and are not in need of these items at this time)

Share your talents We love to have parent involvement at our center! If you have any special interests or talents that you would like to share with us, please let us know. Things such as: playing an instrument, storytelling, reading books, art, yoga, dance, or anything else that young children could be enriched by.

Birthday Books

We’re on the Web! See us at: www.asuuchildcare.utah.edu

On your child’s birthday we ask you to consider an alternative to bringing in a treat for the class. What about bringing in your child’s favorite book and donating it to the classroom. We could read the book on your child’s birthday as we celebrate the day with them and build a great collection of books in our center at the same time.

June Newsletter 2011  
June Newsletter 2011  

Stay up to date on what is happening at the ASUU Student Child Care Program. This issue covers our NAEYC accreditation, Summer events, and...

Advertisement