Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Pumpkin Patch Time!

In the spirit of Halloween, our Pre K 2 class thought it would be fun to visit a pumpkin patch! The teachers blew the kids away with their pumpkin patch themed classroom!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Health and Safety Month!

Unfortunately, many kids will try to hide from a fire, often in a closet, under a bed, or in a corner. But if taught basic fire facts, they'd be better able to protect themselves. Teach your kids that fires spread quickly, that most fire-related deaths are not from burns but from smoke inhalation, and that dangerous fumes can overcome a person in just a few minutes.
Kids should learn to:
  • cover their mouths and noses with a moist towel or an article of clothing to keep out dangerous fumes while evacuating
  • crawl under the smoke to safety, staying as low to the ground as possible (smoke always rises)
  • touch any door (not the doorknob) to see if it is hot, and if it is, not to open it — find another exit
  • locate the nearest stairway marked "Fire Exit" if they live in an apartment building, or a fire escape if the stairway isn't accessible — kids should know to always avoid elevators during a fire
  • never stop to take personal belongings or pets or to make a phone call (even to 911) while evacuating
  • never go back into a burning building once safely outside
  • stop, drop, and roll to extinguish flames if an article of clothing catches on fire
Kids should also always be dressed for bed in flame-retardant sleepwear.

Special thank you to the Franklin Fire Dept. for speaking with us about fire safety!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Spooky Magic Show!

Doug Sparkman came to visit us today and put on his Spooky Halloween Magic Show! Take a look at all the fun below!

He even pulled a REAL bunny from his hat!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Dr. Buzz Visits AoSL!

The arrival of baby teeth is momentous because they allow children to graduate to a variety of new foods. In addition to celebrating this new stage in your child's development, you should also begin to think about a first visit to the dentist. Although parents of infants may not yet be concerned with dental care, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that the first dentist visit for children take place before a baby's first birthday. Initially, dental visits are mostly informative in nature, but even at this early age, dental professionals help to establish a proper oral care routine that can last a lifetime.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The pink ribbon is an international symbol of breast cancer awareness. Pink ribbons, and the color pink in general, identify the wearer or promoter with the breast cancer brand and express moral support for women with breast cancer. Pink ribbons are most commonly seen during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Instead of pink ribbons, we support the fighters, survivors, care takers, and families of those affected by breast cancer by wearing pink! 

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Fear less! 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Fish Tanks!

The Academy Child Development Center and Preschools feature state of the art fish tanks like the one featured below. Our friends and even the babies love to go under and look up at the fish!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018


 Reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word. ... Even after children learn to read by themselves, it's still important for you to read aloud together.

The Scholastic Book Fair will be here until Friday for book purchases at drop-off and pick-up!