Return On Investment

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

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

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

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

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Teamwork

February 3rd, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R’Club staff working and playing as a team.

 

 

 

HIPPY Group Meeting

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! Read the rest of this entry »

HIPPY Graduation

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. Read the rest of this entry »

R’Club is important to me because…

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.” Read the rest of this entry »

A Sports Camp Story

December 19th, 2011

My child, Cameron, was part of the sports camp team this past summer. Although he was reluctant to join and he didn’t start the first or second weeks, Mr. Craig gave him the opportunity in the third week to just try it out. The sports camp program gave my son the opportunity to be part of a team. Read the rest of this entry »