Newsletter and Calendar
Feature from Director Dawn Hove
Congratulations to all of our graduates, both big and small. From all of us here at the UNO Child Care Center, we wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
I would like to thank all families who provided food and snacks for Teacher Appreciation Week. The staff really enjoyed all the yummy food.
Reminder, the child care center will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022 in observance of Memorial Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30 a.m.
The UNO Child Care Center is currently preparing for our NAEYC Re-Accreditation visit. We must complete this process every 5 years to stay Accredited. We have not received our 15 day window notification, but it will be scheduled sometime within the next few months. An NAEYC assessor will be here for one day to observe the teachers in the classrooms and view our portfolios. We must meet the 10 stand-ards with over 200 different criteria. To learn more about NAEYC Accreditation you can visit their website at www.naeyc.org and click on the accreditation link. We will keep you posted as we go through the process.
As we prepare for the summer months, we like to remind you that part-time teacher assistant schedules will change and some of the assistants will be out for the summer. We are in the process of hiring additional staff.
We have also received good news, that the Child Care Center has been approved to add 5 full-time Assistant Lead Teacher positions. We will start advertising for these positions within the next week. There will be one assistant lead teacher for each classroom who will work closely with the current Lead Teacher. Our hope is to increase our enrollment back to pre-pandemic numbers and bring in families who have been on our waiting list.
The summer school-age program will officially kick off on Tuesday, May 31. Your child must be 5 years old by July 31 and attending Kindergarten in the fall in order to participate in our program. School-agers can start as early as May 31, 2022. Miss Megan and the school-age staff have many fun-filled activities planned for the summer. The activity fee for the summer is $100. This covers the cost of field trips, transportation and sum-mer activities. If you have any questions, please see Miss Megan, Ms. Monica or myself. Summer packets will go out by the end of May.
There will be no open swim or summer swim lessons due to the H & K pool under construction over the summer. We will be working with the H & K staff to do a water play day with the sprinklers on the soccer field. We will update you once we have dates and times.
Until Next Month…
“We hope that all our terrific “Moms” had a wonderful and happy Mother’s Day!” ~ Dawn Hove
|3||National Teacher Day|
|5||Cinco De Mayo|
|6||National Nurses Day|
|23||Red Nose Day|
|30||Memorial Day, Center Closed|
|31||Summer School-age Program Begins|
|3||Pre & SA Field Trip Henry Doorly Zoo|
|8||Best Friend Day|
|10||SA Field Trip OPPD Arboretum|
|17||SA Field Trip Lauritzen Gardens|
|24||SA Field Trip SAC Museum|
UV Safety Month
|1||SA Field Trip Fontenelle Forest|
|4||Independence Day, Center Closed|
|5||UNO Planetarium ~ Transition|
|8||SA Field Trip Bellevue Berry Farm|
|9||Eid al Adha begins|
|13||Pre & SA Field Trip Bounce U|
|17||National Ice Cream Day|
|18||Nelson Mandela Day|
|19||UNO Planetarium ~ Preschool|
|22||SA Field Trip Gifford Farm|
|26||UNO Planetarium ~ SA|
|29||SA Field Trip Bowling|