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

Agency Closed on July 4th, 2017

All sites will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
in observance of Independence Day.

We will see you back on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

Have a safe Independence Day!

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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Thursday, June 29, 2017

July's Book of the Month: Red, White, and Boom! By Lee Wardlaw

JULY 2017
Red, White, and Boom! By Lee Wardlaw takes you through Independence Day. Experience all the traditions the fourth of July brings like parades, food, picnics and more.  End the day with a boom and fireworks! The book's rhyming text dances its way through colorful and beautifully detailed illustrations. 
activities that go with the book...

Fireworks with a Fork
A Thrifty Mom Blog shared this easy and fun patriotic craft. Kids can make their own fireworks with a plastic fork, paper, and a paint.  

Footprint Rocket Pop
Tippy Toe Crafts came up with this cute footprint creation. Ink those little feet toes to make your own!  

Fireworks in a Jar
I Can Teach My Child found this fun experiment for July 4th. Dig out those ingredients out of your pantry and try it with your child!  
Check out the BOOK OF THE MONTH from months past.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Open Enrollment for 2017-2018 Pre-K & Preschool programs going on now!

Pre-K 1/2 Day Program &
Full Day Preschool & Child Care
for 2017-2018

We are accepting enrollment for the 2017-2018 School year. Please view our flier, call or visit our enrollment office for more information:
1447 S. 50th Court, Cicero Illinois 60804

1/2 Day Pre-K Programs
is available at our Clyde Park and Grant Works locations.

Child needs to be 3-5 years (by August 22).

For more information, you can DOWNLOAD FLIER, visit the enrollment office at 1447 S. 50th Court, Cicero IL 60804 or call us at 708-652-1202.

Full Day Preschool Child Care
is available at our Patricia Makris CenterRed FeatherRiverside Drive and Grant Works locations.

For more information, you can DOWNLOAD FLIER, visit the enrollment office at 1447 S. 50th Court, Cicero IL 60804 or call us at 708-652-1202.