Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September Book of the Month: Llama Llama Misses Momma

Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney
This story starts when Mama Llama takes little Llama to his first day of preschool.  He is unsure of this new place, kids, and teacher so he is very shy and misses his mom.  As the day goes on his classmates encourage him to join them in learning and playing.  He is not sure if his mom will be back but he starts to have some fun. Then, at the end of the day, his Mama comes back to pick him up.  He discovers that he can love his Mama and school too!  Great book to help children with serpration anxiety.
Make your own popsicle puppets with these free printables.  You can make them yourself to pair with the story, or turn it into a craft and have the kiddos color and print their own!  The free printable is found at Making Learning Fun's website in color and black and white.  Just print, and glue on popsicle sticks for a quick and easy craft.
Don't have the book?  Watch it instead.
Check out the BOOK OF THE MONTH from months past.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

2017-2018 KidStuff Coupon Book fundraiser is here!!!

NOW thru September 19th, 2017.
Look for our 2017-2018 KidStuff Coupon Book fundraiser...
We would greatly appreciate your participation!

The Children's Center of Cicero-Berwyn is selling valuable, family-friendly KidStuff Coupon Books filled with hundreds of national, regional and local coupons for all ages! The KidStuff Book is conveniently organized, offers incredible savings and is sold exclusively through schools! Our school earns 50% or more profit for every book we sell! Families can save hundreds of dollars while supporting our school!
Use just a few coupons and save more
than the $25 cost of the book...

(Remember to keep the book in your car!)
Yes! I want a book.

Thank you!,

The Children's Center
Fundraising Team

Monday, August 28, 2017

We welcome the 2017-2018 Head Start & Pre-K School Year!

The first day of Head Start Pre-K 1/2 day Programs, Early Head Start & Head Start Home Visiting will be...
Tuesday, September 5th, 2017.  

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Book of the Month: Should I Share my Ice Cream by Mo Willems

Should I Share my Ice Cream? by Mo Willems
This Elephant & Piggie book doesn't disappoint. The book opens to the simple and crisp illustrations we know and love from Mo WiIllems' books. The text is a solid level 1 so it's a good book to grab when you have an early reader on your hands. Sharing is something children often struggle with so these familiar feelings will be a perfect opportunity so sneak in a discussion on sharing. Will Elephant decide to share his ice cream with Piggie before it melts? 
activities that go with the book...

Pass the Ice Cream

This fun sharing game is perfect for large or small play groups and goes perfectly with the book.  Sunday Family came up with this game and we are excited to share it before it melts away!

Frozen Banana "Ice Cream"

August is the last hot summer month, so cool off with this frosty treat from The Two Bite Club. Frozen bananas get transformed into a healthy yummy ice cream.  I'd scream for that!

Puffy Paint Ice Cream Art

Crafty Morning is a blog that has tons of adorable art and puffy paint ideas.  This one is a mint chocolate chip ice cream dream but you can make it into your favorite flavor.  Transform regular paint into puffy-paint using two simple ingredients.  Step by step instructions can be found here.
Check out the BOOK OF THE MONTH from months past.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Now enrolling for 2017-2018 Head Start programs!



Please bring the following documents:
  • Proof of Age (Child’s Birth Certificate Preferred)
  • 3 Proofs of Address
  • Proof of Income (2 most recent Check Stubs, Income Taxes, Letter from Employer)

Please contact 708-652.1284 or visit our Patricia Makris Center at 2831 S. 49th Avenue, Cicero, IL 60804for more information.

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