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Coppell Early Childhood Association

Volume 18

Issue 8

February 2018

Early Childhood Chatter Dear CECA Parents,

Love is in the air. Can you feel it? It may be because we are creeping up on Valentine's Day, but I am feeling all kinds of love. I love watching my kids as they start to play together. I love getting to know new people. I feel love for my friends, both old and new. Then there are things that I am passionate about. I am passionate about helping others. I am passionate about teaching my children to be kind. What do you love? What are you passionate about? In CECA, we love to help parents navigate the world of early childhood. We love to give support to new parents and experienced parents. This month we will have a speaker sharing ways we can help encourage our children to develop their speech. We hope that you can join us! This month, enjoy the things that you love and maybe find a couple of things that you are passionate about.

Best Wishes

Stephanie Branum President

Mon, Feb 5th 10:00—11:30 AM CECA now meets at

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

Language Milestones Jamie,

Please join us to hear Jamie Holland's presentation on Language Milestones. Jamie will discuss what you can expect at what ages for children under the area of speech and language development. Jamie will also touch on what to do if you do see red flags. 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.

Come Join us for fun-filled Children’s Activity @ Peek ‘n’ play

$12 per child (discount may apply if we have enough attendance), crawlers and under are free with paid child. See evite for details

When: Monday February 12th 2018 10:00 AM—12:00 Noon

2805 E Grapevine Mills Cir, Suite # 150 Grapevine,, Texas 76051

Our Nearly/Newly Ones playgroup is forming soon for moms with children around the age of one—contact the CECA Play group Coordinator for more information.

Interested members: Email us at

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2018 CECA Spring Photography Fundraising Event When and Where? April 7th & 8th 2018

Who is my Photographer? Melissa Staab Venue: Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park

What is my investment? Each Photo session costs $85. Please note that payment is required to secure your spot. More Details: Duration of a session: Approximately 20 minutes No. of images: 7 Melissa Staab is an on-location, lifestyle photographer. She love capturing photos of just about anything! She uses props, and some posing, but ideally love capturing some of the little things that we tend to forget about. Maybe it's the silly face that your 2 year old only did for a month, or the way your parents hold hands.

She is available for lifestyle, newborn, senior, maternity, and family photography. She can also provide services for birthday parties, and other special celebrations. She truly enjoy catching the candid moments, and the natural sides of people.

When do I get my beautiful photos? Customers will be contacted by the Photographer within 2-3 weeks of their session. Thank you for supporting CECA!

Krystina Britt & Family welcomes

Cameron Alec Britt December 31st, 2017 10 pounds 21.5 inches

About our Speaker Jamie Cato is the owner of Holland Speech & Consulting and the mommy of two incredible kids, Sloan and Jude, who unknowingly become the subject of many stories when it comes to the development of language, play, and emotional regulation.

Jamie want to celebrate with you, learn with you, work through challenges with you, and see your child develop and grow. She believes that every child has the ability to connect with their world if given the tools needed.

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

Language Milestones @ The Ark at Grace Point, 590 S. Denton Tap Rd, Coppell, TX 75019 Mon, 02/05 10:00 AM

Children Activity @ Peek ’n’ Play 2805 E Grapevine Mills Cir, Suite # 150 Grapevine, TX 76051 Fri, 02/12 10:00 AM-Noon

Happy Birthday Kim Stricklin


Rachel Hillemeyer


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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