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 your support.
Belvedere News We welcome our new Director Kim Castleton, who has been with us for 6 years. Last year she was Director of Jones, a shared position with Miss Denise. She also worked Belvedere SKP AM program, many of you already know her. Most of the kids know her from being an employee when Miss Sandy was still acting Director. Miss Karen will be doing mostly administrative work and helping out at all four centers. Miss Caroline ( Teacher Status), Miss Dani ((Aide), Miss Jayne (Assistant Director) and Mr. Richard (Aide), Miss Sue (Aide) are returning. . Miss Maddie (Aide) our newest addition is a Broadneck High Schooler, and an SKP Kid years ago. She also worked the summer camp. Miss Zoe will be attending Towson and not returning to SKP. We wish her lots of luck and good grades. We'll miss her..
Update: 2/17 We just hired Miss Hayley Ross one of our SKP kids now a senior from Broadneck. MAny know her from summer camp.
Ocean Fish and Sea We have started an exciting project at Belvedere. We are doing a unit on oceans, fish and sea. The kids have decorated the wall with sea pictures and added pictures of themselves riding the waves,, being a mermaid or surfing. Check out their creative endeavors. We will go into the Chesapeake Bay and conservation facts .
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 will give you foods that are safe for all children. Sometimes we discourage pretzels, goldfish, vanilla wafers and cheese puffs. They seem to be the most popular , so we accumulate quite a bit. Fruit 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. We always ask for 100 % juice, or 2% milk.
Children are great imitators , so give them something great to imitate.
Involve me and I learn.
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