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Dr. Seuss’ Birthday
Monday, March 2, 2020

Discovery Theater
Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Tuition Due
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

                   St. Patrick’s Day
                Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Story Time at the Archives
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Discovery Theater
Once Upon a Moon
Friday, March 20, 2020

Tuition Due
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

​​​Mark  Your Calendars

April 2020

PARENT ASSOCIATION NEWS
Please stay tuned for our upcoming Spring meeting.

Policy Reminder

Spring means warmer weather, which means more field trips! The children and teachers love to explore all the history and museums that we are so fortunate to have close by. Each parent signed a Travel Authorization Form giving consent for your child to participate in field trips. Field trips are scheduled in advance, your child’s teacher will do their best to give you advance notice and departure times of all field trips and also if inclement weather cancels a trip. Please ensure that you have turned in your updated form. Children without the 2020 update will not be permitted on field trips.

FAA/DOT Child Development Center

FROM THE DIRECTOR
Sharleen Smith 

We’ve had a pretty mild winter, yet summer seems a long way off. It is truly right around the corner. Space in our summer program for school-agers is limited. Please see Ms. Sharleen or Ms. Anita for further information.

Happy Spring to all as we look forward tothe warmer weather!


FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board is hard at work updating our handbook as part of our annual review process. We currently have some vacancies on the Board, please let Ms. Sharleen know if you are interested in joining the Board.

Warmly,
Layla Asplen
President, Board of Directors

Copyright 2019. FAA/DOT Child Development Center. All rights reserved.

Kudos Corner
Thank you for joining us for our annual Mardi Gras celebration last month. The family participation was awesome!!


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5 Ways to Teach about Spring

  1. Splash in the puddles. Have them put on their rain boots and allow them to splash in the melting snow. Explain to them that when the weather gets warmer, all of the snow (or ice) melts into water, creating puddles.
  2. Stand still and listen. Have them tell you what they hear, such as birds, squirrels, planes, vehicles going by, and other noises. Teach them that when spring comes around, the birds and other animals also come out and play. Take a walk to the library and explain to them what hibernation is and how animals fall asleep during the winter and come out in the spring.
  3. Examine trees. Use a specific tree for the entire spring season to pinpoint a timeline of when the flowers bloom. Track them on a chart, and teach them that with warmer weather, the flowers and grass starts to grow and bloom again.
  4. Make a bird feeder. The easiest method with a toddler is to use a simple milk carton and hang out in the backyard.
  5. Plant something in a garden. Start by getting them dirty the natural way. Give them a plastic shovel and encourage them to dig a small hole in the ground. Let them count the amount of seeds you give them, then and have the drop them down into the hole. Teach them how to use a water sprayer. Have them go out and spray the plant throughout Spring.