Fall is officially here! With the change in season comes cooler temperatures, and many changes in the world around us. Please be sure your child’s extra clothes supply are the correct size and weight for the current temperatures as well as labeled with their name.


We have been extremely busy lately. We have explored “Color in our World”, ‘Our Five Senses”, “Feelings and Emotions”, “Me and My Family”, and “Shapes all Around Us”. the children are still working on their own “All About Me “ books which will be coming home soon. Each book will have additional blank pages that can be completed as a family for a wonderful keepsake. We have also investigated the many jobs in our community as well as what our parents do at work. The children had some great ideas of what mom and dad do at work. You’ll be happy to know some of you play on your computer, some play with your friends, and others help people.


As we get closer to Halloween we will be learning about the animals that are awake while we sleep, “nocturnal animals”. We have some great stories about Owls, Raccoons and bats to guide us in our journey.


We will also begin our preparations for Halloween by practicing our Halloween songs, making Halloween decorations, and making some Halloween snacks. We have also once again been invited to Trick or Treat to some of the businesses in the adjacent Sunnen Business Park. Parents, grandparents or other family members are welcome to join us. See Ann for more details.


Inclement Weather: In preparation of winter weather, we have reviewed our snow watch information and policy. It has always been the policy of the Center to close only in extreme weather conditions, in order to assure the safety of families and staff.



In the event that it would be necessary to close the Center, we will do so in a timely manner so that you may make other necessary arrangements. Announcements will be made on KSDK-Channel 5. Should morning conditions prove hazardous, an announcement of SNOW SCHEDULE means the Center will open at 9:30 am rather than 6:30 am.


We will watch closely the decision of the Maplewood/Richmond Heights School District. If the District, and other local districts, feel the streets in the area are hazardous for children and staff, then we generally follow their decision.


If a storm occurs during the day, the Center will not close unless necessary, but we encourage parents to listen to weather updates and come early if at all possible to insure everyone gets home safely.


We appreciate your support in our effort to do our best for children and families!