We are updating our web site. Please let us know how we can improve for better navigation around the site. We will get that information to Miss Jayne, Assistant Director of Belvedere , and also the web site manager. We want the site to be user friendly and as simple as possible.
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Parent Surveys Here are some comments we found in our files from past parent surveys. "I am so happy that the staff is easy to communicate with and they love my child." Another parent says "My child gets individual attention, even when there are many children around." I love this one. "The staff has enough variety of crafts and activities and free time." It makes us feel good to read all these positive comments. We have trained and worked really hard to establish a well operated. program with loving care. Thank you parents for all positive comments.
Arnold SKP Arnold will have a new home this year as they tear down the old school . We are now located in the Severn River Middle School. Our new address is 241 Penisula Farm Rd. In Arnold.. Our new phone number is 410-271-7480 . MIss Jade will still be the director. MIss Jane has retired but will return to sub.
BELVEDERE SKP NEWS Kim Castelton will be returning as our director this year. She will be getting assistance from Miss Caroline and Miss Jayne. Miss Caroline will also be working as an aid for the school. MIss Jayne will be on her 17 th year. Mr. Richard and Miss Sue will be returning as well. One of our older SKP kids , Ashley Sunderland , will begin her first year as an employee at SKP. Last year she worked as a volunteer. MIss Ashley attends Broadneck. High. Joining us this year will be Brandon Tucker. MR. Brandon served 4 years in the military in the Marine Corp. Currently he is a student at AACC? We're happy to have him.
Jones SKP Returning as staff this year is Director Miss Denise, Miss Erika, Miss Cyndy,
United We Stand At Belvedere we will be starting the year off with some patriotic activities.. Starting with making a big flag with their handprints as stars. WIth all the turmoil in the news that our kids may be exposed to., we want them to know we have a great country.
We ask parents to bring in one snack per child each school year. Parent ask what they should bring. We have compiled a list to choose from. Since we have different allergies to consider and especially peanut allergies, we have to read the labels carefully to make sure they are not even manufactured along with nuts. Sometimes we discourage pretzels, goldfish, vanilla wafers and cheese puffs. They seem to be the most popular , so we accumulate quite a bit. Fruits such as grapes, strawberries, apples already cut, tangelos, veggie platters and bananas. Fruit popsicles, granola bars, frozen chicken nuggets, yogurts, applesauce, cheese and crackers. graham crackers and milk, rice cakes, chips, salsa and popcorn are healthy suggestions.. We always ask for 100 % juice, or 2% milk.
Why is Good Nutrition So Important For Our Kids? Does your child have allergies, digestive problems, anxiety, sleeping disturbances or learning problems? Is it possible this can be related to your child's diet. We are what we eat.We have all heard that phrase. With childhood obesity , and chronic disorders, like Type 2 Diabetes, we should all be paying better attention to what goes into our kids bellies. It's up to us to educate ourselves about good nutrition. The American Cancer Society, has stated that we all should be eating 5-6 servings of fruits and veggies a day. Fruits and veggies contain fiber, vitamins and minerals. And that means fresh, not canned. Over processed foods are dead foods. They contain very little nutrition and are loaded with sugar, high fructose corn syrup, dyes,fillers and preservatives. Is that Natural? How much sugar does your child eat daily? Sodas. candy, muffins, cookies, juice and more are loaded with sugar. Fill your cabinets with dried fruit, nuts, popcorn, and fresh apples, plums, peaches grapes, papaya, carrot sticks, celery, green pepper slices. If the junk food isn't in the house they will go for healthier snacks. Make a commitment to educate your child about good nutrition. It will be the greatest gift you can give them.
Maryland Family Network Created in 2009, Maryland Family Network is a non- profit private organization that assists parents to develop more effective parenting skills and connects parents to private and public agencies that can help in any area. http://www.marylandfamilynetwork.org/
Getting Kids Outside
Have your ever visited the National Wildlife Federation Website? They have goals and missions to get kids interested in the great outdoors. They help parents to inspire kids to go outside and explore. With the advancement of our technology, we don't see kids outside playing like we used to do. They are playing on their devices. Encourage your daycare to get those kids out and smell the fresh air. Here are some good links to help: www.nwf.org/What-We-Do/Kids-and-Nature.aspx