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June News

June News

Hello CBA Families,

Wow, June is here and that means it’s time for Summer Camp at CBA! We have a lot of fun activities and visitors planned this summer and we are excited that you have chosen to participate this year!  Summer camp starts the week of June 15th.

Please check your email for notifications about educational learning activities going on in your child’s classroom. In May many of our classrooms learned about flowers, insects, sports and much more! June will surely bring more opportunity for interactive activities. Information will be out soon about a special Father’s Day treat coming in June.

A few general reminders:

  • Please remember to update the clothes in your child’s cubby so that they are seasonally appropriate if accidents occur.
  • Be aware that per our Parent Handbook, “For safety reasons, clogs, sandals, open-toe and slick –soled shoes may not be worn.” We will be spending time outdoors this summer and we ask that you bring your child to school wearing comfortable, close-toe shoes that allow for running, jumping etc. You may bring sandals for Splash Days, however, we ask that you bring a change of shoes along with your child’s change of clothes for after splashing is finished.
  • We would be happy to accommodate scheduling changes if a need arises. However, we are now asking that you complete a schedule change request form, which can be found at the front desk. If you would like to come to school on a day that you are not regularly scheduled, please fill out the form and turn it in to Mary Kay or Elise. If your child’s classroom is not full that day and/or if staffing allows, we would be happy to accommodate your request.
  • We have several children who are ready to move up to the next level classroom. We have been doing some small increments of time with them to transition them. This week we will do some transition time Wed-Friday. We expect to officially move children who are ready on Monday June 8.  We will send home a note with details if your child is transitioning and moving up.

As always, please don’t hesitate to come to us with any questions or concerns. We are excited to kick off the summer this month!


From the Education Department:

25 Books to Enjoy with Your Child

– Recommended Reading Adventures for Summer –

Whatever your child’s age, it is important to continue shared reading experiences even during summer. Reading together frequently has been shown to have a profound positive influence on vocabulary acquisition, speech development and listening skills.

Below are some age-appropriate books to read with your child this summer.


  • Welcome Summer by Jill Ackerman & Nancy Davis
  • Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Rod Campbell
  • Splish, Splash, Baby! by Karen Katz
  • Llama Llama Sand and Sun by Anna Dewdney
  • Baby Loves Summer! By Karen Katz

TODDLERS (ages 1-2)

  • Maisy Grows a Garden by Lucy Cousins
  • Monkey Ono by J. C. Phillips
  • 1, 2 at the Zoo by Sue DiCicco
  • Get Happy by Malachy Doyle & Caroline Uff
  • The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen & Dan Hanna

BEGINNERS (ages 2-3)

  • Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
  • I’m a Shark by Bob Shea
  • Little Owl’s Day by Divya Srinivasan
  • Biscuit Visits the Big City by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
  • Island Counting 1, 2, 3 by Frane Lessac


  • Mouses’s First Summer by Lauren Thompson
  • Curious George Goes to the Beach by H.A. Rey
  • Over in the Ocean by Marianne Berkes
  • Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae
  • The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood

PRE-K/PRE-K 2 (ages 4-5)

  • Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
  • How to Hide an Octopus by Ruth Heller
  • Berenstain Bears and Too Much Vacation by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • Froggy Goes to Hawaii by Jonathan London
  • P.J. Funnybunny Camps Out by Marilyn Sadler


By experiencing a literacy-rich environment, both at school and at home, our students are prepared to become successful, confident readers in elementary school and beyond.

– Lauren Starnes, PhD- Director of Early Childhood Education



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