Dear Families,
June is known as the month for Grads (and Dads), and we certainly do celebrate preschool graduation here at The Children’s Center. On June 8th, our Magic Moments kiddos will have a short program at 6:00 p.m. The following week, our Fireflies graduate at 6:00 p.m. on June 14th. And our Dragonflies will celebrate on Friday, June 15th at 6:15 p.m.

The Children's Center is pleased to announce that Jana Bush, Magic Moments Preschool Teacher and Coordinator, is promoted to the position of Group Coordinator, Preschool and School Age Programs, effective June 11, 2018.

What do your kids eat when they're at the center? Kitchen coordinator and cook Kelly Murphy shares some recipes and tips for healthy eating in The Children's Center Cookbook.

The book features dozens of kid-tested recipes, including meatloaf muffins, roasted broccoli and watermelon pizza.

The introductory price is $15, and proceeds will benefit the center. Get your copy in the front office today.
Dear Parents,
May is Healthy Vision Month and we will be making vision health a priority at The Children’s Center this month. Here’s why:

• Although older adults tend to have more vision problems, preschoolers may not see as well as they can.
• Just 1 out of every 7 preschoolers receives an eye exam, and fewer than 1 out of every 4 receives some type of vision screening.
• The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends vision screening for all children aged 3 to 5 years to find conditions such as amblyopia, or lazy eye, which can be treated effectively if caught early.

Dear Parents,
One of the exciting assets we have at The Children’s Center is a small bus that we get to use for field trips. You may have seen it in our parking lot or perhaps driven by Bob in the 4th of July parade. Our old bus, inherited from Huggins Hospital years ago, has served us well. However, at the end of the year, it no longer passed inspection. And I was not keen on investing more money into what had become an expensive proposition!

With the help of board member Andy Ferland and teacher Andrew Wood, we researched our options and have decided to enter into a lease to buy agreement with W.C. Cressey out of Kennebunk, ME for a brand new bus!

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