Archive for February, 2012

Return On Investment

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

By: Arthur O’Hara, MSW, Executive Director, R’Club Child Care

The first 5 years of life are a critical foundation for children’s early learning and lifelong development.

Although understanding of how the brain develops is still evolving, there is enough knowledge about how young children progress as a result of an explosive growth of the brain in the early years to declare emphatically that early experiences matter.

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Alphabet Soup

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Incorporating academics in afterschool gives students the ability to use a variety of strategies and learning styles to explore multiple subject areas. Students who struggle in language arts, for example, might enjoy the content more if it is presented in the context of a drama project or a song writing activity. Literacy skills are necessary for young people to decode sounds and words and then later to have the ability to read and learn across the curriculum.

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Employee Recognition

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

 

R’Club staff receiving a special recognition for their milestones with R’Club Child Care.  Dorothy S. (bottom) is retiring after 25 years with the agency and Annette C. (top) is still smiling  after 30 years of service.  All R’Club employees were recognized for their hard work and dedication.

Welcome to Commitment to Character (C2C) at R’Club

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

In the last newsletter you read an introduction to how R’Club has integrated Character Education practices with in our before and after school and preschool programs. In this addition, we would like to introduce you to the national advocate and leader in the character education movement, the Character Education Partnership (CEP).

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CEP’s Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Principle 1
Promote core ethical and performance values as the foundation of good character.

Principle 2
Define “character” comprehensively to include thinking, feeling, and doing. (more…)

Teamwork

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R’Club staff working and playing as a team.

 

 

 

HIPPY Group Meeting

Friday, February 3rd, 2012


HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) held its group meeting at Chuck E. Cheese which provided a safe learning environment in which families could play, laugh and enjoy time together. Families enjoyed age appropriate games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment for children of all ages. Everyone had a great time! (more…)

HIPPY Graduation

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Our families experience the wonder of HIPPYland Prom as they set out on a colorful adventure to our August 2011 HIPPY graduation. (more…)

R’Club is important to me because…

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

During Seminole R’Club’s Lights On Afterschool celebration parents were asked to write a little note to share why R’Club is important to them. Enjoy a few of the responses below.

“My daughter gets the BEST care! R’Club and Miss Diane instill the values and character that we do at home and [my daughter] LOVES being here. There is always something fun going on.” (more…)