Children enrolled in FBCCC’s Summer Enrichment Program visited The Centers for Exceptional Children this week to participate in a joint gardening project! Together with children attending the CFEC’s summer program, we planted wheat grass and learned how to grow and care for our new plants. We also created unique garden markers using wooden tongue depressors. We used fingerprints to decorate our garden markers, creating unique “insect” art. After the planting, we took a tour of the Horticultural Therapy Gardens on the grounds of The Children’s Center. Everyone had a great time, and we all made some new friends!
Fall Festival 2015 was a huge success! The children had so much fun and we loved having parents and families join us for this exciting event. We would like to thank everyone who sent in treat donations for the festival. You helped to make this a very special event for our children!
Today FBCCC celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month and honored our own Ms. Joanne with a staff luncheon. Ms. Joanne is now a 4 Year Survivor! Ms. Joanne also received a visit from Triad Pink Heals. The children were thrilled to see the pink fire truck, and Ms. Joanne was presented with a bouquet of pink roses! It was a good day.
The Triad Pink Heals, Inc. is a for-purpose, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that raises awareness and funds for families and non-profit entities that assists in those battling cancer in our community. For more information, please visit their website at triadpinkheals.org.
The children in Room 218 found a new friend on the playground this week. Ms. Joanne caught him and brought him inside. Of course, the new class pet needed a name. The children came up with four names and they voted – democracy in action! The winning name was Green Lantern. We’ll try to keep you up-to-date on this new adventure.
First Baptist Church Children’s Center would like to welcome our newest staff member, Thomas “Chad” Yerby. Mr. Chad, as he prefers to be called, comes to us highly recommended and has been in the field of early childhood education for 10 years. He is married and has a daughter. Mr. Chad will be a full-time floater and will assume lead teacher duties as needed. He takes this profession very seriously and that is one of the qualities that our teachers must possess.
The Children’s Center is delighted to have another male on staff. Mr. Justin is also appreciative! Mr. Chad recognizes the importance of early education and is dedicated to giving young children the start that they need to be successful. Please help us make him feel at home by saying “hello” as you pass him in the hallway or see him in the classroom. We are elated to have him as a part of our staff and look forward to a productive working relationship!
FBCCC children always enjoy chapel time! Our preschool children (3-5 years) attend chapel on a weekly basis. With guidance from their teachers and FBC staff, they sing songs together, read Bible stories, and learn to give thanks. Spending time in the beautiful First on Fifth sanctuary is always such a joy!
The children in Room 218 celebrated Earth Day by learning all about worms. They dug up worms and brought them into the classroom to observe. Now watch as Ms. Joanne and the children help Ms. Amira face her fear - of worms!
First Baptist Church Children’s Center would like to congratulate Mrs. Shanda Cox for being one of the recipients of the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s TYLENOL® National Child Care Teacher Awards. Her idea for Mobile Exploration Stations garnered this award, which will allow her to bring it fruition. The Mobile Exploration Stations are interactive and can be used either inside or outside by the children, providing them with a variety of learning experiences.
The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation will be celebrating Excellence in Child Care at the National Child Care Teacher Awards Ceremony on April 16, 2015. It will be convening in Pennsylvania and Mrs. Cox is scheduled to receive her award at this time. We are very proud of Shanda for all the hard work that she put into creating this project.
Please join us in saluting one of our own. Well done, Ms. Shanda!