The Children’s Center will host the program Young Athletes Fridays from January 5 through March 16, at 10 a.m. at the Children's Center. The program is presented by Special Olympics and coached by Sue Dexter.

Dear Children’s Center Families,

“This bell is a wonderful symbol of the spirit of Christmas - as am I. Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.”
-Santa Claus in the movie Polar Express

Dear Families,

Thanks to the news about sleep deprivation, or perhaps due to a doctor’s advice, we know the importance of getting a good night sleep. Key benefits include: improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, emotional regulation, quality of life, and mental and physical health. Studies have shown not getting enough sleep each night is associated with an increase in injuries, hypertension, obesity and depression. I know personally, if I don’t get 7 to 8 hours of sleep at night, I don't function as well the next day. Same for my son, who turns 14 this month. As a teenager, he should sleep 8 to 10 hours per 24 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health.

Dear Children’s Center Families,
One of the specific programs that drew me to wanting to be part of the Center when I was interviewing was the Family Literacy Nights. My studies in education the past four years have been mostly centered around early literacy and language arts. I am a huge advocate for early reading intervention and was fortunate to be mentored by a reading specialist when I worked with kindergarteners prior to coming to the Center.

The Children’s Center welcomes Lynn-Ann Kiely to its teaching staff. Lynn will be teaching in the Little Loons room, which is the extended care program for those children attending the Magic Moments preschool and need all-day care.