Even though it is still officially Fall it sure feels like Winter has arrived. Please be sure to send your child prepared every day for outside play. Warm coats, gloves( attached to coat if possible), hats, and boots when wet or snowy help to make outside time comfortable and fun. Please also be sure your child has a change of clothes that are appropriate to the season and their current size.( please label all items with your child’s name to avoid mix ups) Not only is the fresh air, sunshine and exercise good for overall health but Missouri State Licensing also requires outside play time daily unless there are cold/heat warnings or rain. Also keep in mind an older building like ours is prone to drafts. Please be sure your child has a warm blanket for nap and that it is laundered weekly.

The children have lately been investigating the concepts of nocturnal, migration, and hibernation. It’s always amazing how fast children grasp these concepts. They especially enjoyed listening to the many sounds that different owls make. Thanks to youtube we were able hear that not all owls say “whooo whooo”. They were also amazed at the different things that owls and bats eat.

Having just finished the Thanksgiving Holiday and with Christmas right around the corner most of us are preparing for everything from large family gatherings to travel and gift giving. We have had some great conversations in the past weeks  about the many things we are thankful for, from family and friends to ladybugs and school buses. As Christmas approaches please keep in mind that we will be closing at 1:00 on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve as well as we will be closed all day on Christmas Day and New Years Day. If your child will be missing any of their scheduled days and please let us know. This will make it possible to schedule staff accordingly and attempt to allow some time off to spend with their families over the holidays. Every child has one week vacation credit per year of enrollment. Please give Ms Ann notice if you will be using their vacation credit.

Home Away From Home has kept tuition rates steady and not had to increase them since January of 2013. Unfortunately even we are feeling the pinch of inflation and must increase our tuition rates effective the week of Monday January 6, 2015. Our new rates will be as follows:
Infants ( 6 weeks till 2 years of age)
weekly- $285.00
daily- $62.00
Children 2-6 years of age
daily- $40