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December Newsletter

Greetings Chesterbrook Academy Families, Giving…. We hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday. It’s already December and the holidays are fast approaching! Let’s all get ready for the most wonderful time of year! We have a ton in store for our students, families, and communities this month.  The most important thing…
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June Newsletter

From the Principal’s Desk Connecting Children to Their Cultures and Communities By Francis Wardle, Ph.D. Early childhood programs and schools are part of a community. They reflect that community—its people, values, businesses, and resources. When I taught at PACERS school in Kansas City, Missouri, we actively used the community as…
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May Newsletter

From the Principal’s Desk Let’s Talk, Read and Sing about STEM! Tips for Families with Young Children Children begin discovering the world around them from the moment they are born. When you talk, read and sing with your child, you’re helping her learn. It can be as simple as counting…
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March Newsletter

From the Principal’s Desk: Playing is how preschoolers learn, experiment and solve problems.In fact, play is vital for overall development and wellbeing. Preschoolers love to play with parents and other children, and playing with others teaches them about social relations, sharing and taking turns. Here are some fun play ideas…
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February Newsletter

From the Principal’s Desk: Early writing and why it matters: Early writing, often used synonymous with the term emergent writing, encompasses the following: (a) the manual act of producing physical marks (i.e., mechanics), (b) the meanings children attribute to these markings (i.e., composition), and (c) understandings about how written language…
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January Newsletter

From the Principal’s Desk: Helping your child adjust to preschool: Preschool offers many benefits — it can be a great place for kids to interact with peers and learn valuable life lessons such as how to share, take turns, and follow rules. It also can prepare them for kindergarten and…
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December Newsletter

From the Principal’s Desk: Early Literacy: Policy and Practice in the Preschool Years As early childhood education moves front and center in the public policy debate, more attention is being paid to early literacy. Early childhood professionals have long recognized the importance of language and literacy in preparing children to…
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November Newsletter

From the Principal’s Desk: Ready to Read!  Parents — you are your child’s most important teacher! Using a few of these ideas, you can help your child enter the classroom ready to read. Read with your child for 30 minutes each day. Just like vitamins help your child’s body grow…
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October Newsletter

From the Principal’s Desk: Social Development in Preschoolers  At age three, your child will be much less selfish than she was at two. She’ll also be less dependent on you, a sign that her own sense of identity is stronger and more secure. Now she’ll actually play with other children,…
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