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Coppell Early Childhood Association

Volume 18

Issue 6

December 2017

Early Childhood Chatter CECA Parents, Happy Holidays! December is here and all the fun that goes with it. If you are anything like me, you are busy finding room in your schedule for the numerous celebrations, trying to uphold traditions, shopping for the perfect gifts, and desperately trying to find one more hour in the day in which to get it all done. We tend to stress ourselves out during holidays, why not give yourself a break? Join us for a moment of calm and adult fun at our Parent Event (free childcare!), some memory making with our Children’s Activities, or our Parents Night Out. My hope for you this month is that you take the time to truly enjoy all of the special moments this holiday season offers. Have a wonderful December, and I hope to see you soon! Best Wishes

Stephanie Branum President

Monday, Dec 4th 10:00 - 11:30 am

Hope for Hospitality Dana White, A Slob Comes Clean

CECA now meets at In this presentation Dana White will speak on: How to change your everyday home so you can welcome guests without having a panic attack. How to adjust your perception of your own home and see it the way others do. Dec. 4 “Hope for Hospitality” Dana White, A Slob Comes Clean Feb. 5 “Kitchen Tidbites” Lorraine Brock, Mar. 5 "Raising Food Smart Kids" Meridan Zerner, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD Apr. 9 Rest and Relax Yoga Flow Jennifer Kubinsky, Yoga Instructor May 7 Spa & Wellness Day

Our monthly Parent Events are a great chance to meet other parents and to hear some exceptional speakers talking about hot parenting topics. We serve hot coffee and delicious refreshments and best of all… there is free childcare! Find out more and RSVP via the Evite!

Make sure to sign up for childcare per the Evite instructions. CECA provides free childcare through GracePoint with timely Evite RSVP! Please note children’s ages in the comment section.

Bring your little one(s)to the Restaurant for a memorable morning. We will have Christmas crafts, reindeer headbands, goodie bags to take home and of course, pictures with Santa Cow and his Elf Cow.

CECA Children’s Event Friday, Oct 13th @ 10:00 AM

Join CECA for Book Reading followed by Scavenger hunt in the Pumpkin Patch

Rejoice Lutheran Church 532 E. Sandy Lake Road, Coppell

About our Speaker Dana K. White. is a blogger, speaker, and Decluttering Expert. She is also the author of How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind. In an attempt to get her own home under control, she started blogging as Nony back in 2009. Today, she shares realistic home management strategies and a message of hope for the hopelessly messy. And she still (after so many years) shares the day to day realities of keeping her own home under control. She feels sometimes it’s pretty, and sometimes it’s not. But for someone like her who will always struggle with this stuff, ups and downs and successes and failures are reality! Her Hard earned strategies are available @

Come enjoy all the free activities Santa's Wonderland has to offer. They have Santa pictures(one FREE picture),crafts, and games for the kiddos to enjoy.

Bass Pro Santa’s Wonderland Friday December 8th 10:00 AM—Noon

Meet the group by the Santa (pictures start at 10) or text Stephanie when you get there(979-571-4923)

We are hoping to start a new playgroup soon for babies ages 0-12 months for our littlest CECA members.

Interested members: Email us at

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December 2017 at a Glance 2017 - 2018 Board Mark your Calendar

Hope for Hospitality @ The Ark at Grace Point, 590 S. Denton Tap Rd, Coppell, TX 75019 Mon, 12/04 10:00 AM Break Fast with Santa Cow @ Chick-Fil-A 2255 E. Grapevine Mills Circle, Grapevine, TX Sat, 12/02 8:30 AM

Photo with Santa @ Bass Pro Santa’s Wonderland 2501 Bass Pro Dr, Grapevine, TX 76051 Fri, 12/08 10:00 AM Preschool Open House @ Cozby Library, 177 N. Heartz Rd, Coppell, TX Tue, 01/09 10:00 AM

Happy Birthday Janaye Behrens


Brandace Dobbs


Susan Halvorson


Suchi Rao


President Stephanie Branum Vice President Brandi George Secretary Brandace Dobbs Treasurer Lauren Dubois Parliamentarian Erica Burgess Adult Groups Danea Thuemmel Character & Spiritual Nancy Martin Children’s Parties Randi Lounavaara Fundraising Wei Ni Kaplan Membership Kate Jones Nursery Krystina Britt Play Groups Angela McCulley Programs Amanda Stone Sunshine Committee Cassie Sagel Publicity Rebecca Barnes Website/News Letter Jyotsna Sripada Hospitality Jessi DavidsonIrizarry

PO Box 1006 Coppell, TX 75019

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