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February news

A Message From the Principal

Mark Your Calendars: 

  • February 6th – Westerville City Schools are closed. Please sign up to be included on our Drop-In Day camp
  • February 16th- ENCHANTED CARE is CLOSED for Professional Development Day

Tuition: Please remember that tuition is due on February 2nd and 16th for the upcoming 2 weeks. If your tuition is not received by Wednesday the week tuition is due, a $25 late fee will be automatically assessed to your account. Take advantage of the ACH payment method. Drop In days, weather delays and school closing all taken care of through automatic withdraw. No need to write additional check!

Closing Time: Please keep in mind that our school closes at 6:00 PM, this not only means that you should be here to pick-up your child by 6:00 but you should not be staying after 6:00 to play in the classroom, on the playgrounds or in the muscle room. If you wish to stay and play with your child for a while before leaving please plan accordingly and arrive so that you will have time to do so before 6:00.

Parent Referrals: Want to take advantage of our parent referral program? Pick up a referral form at our front desk. Talk about your child’s favorite things about Enchanted Care, give them a slip and tell them to enroll. You can save up to one week of free tuition per child, per referral. Everythings better with a friend, Right?

Dropping-Off: When dropping off your child you MUST accompany them to the morning drop off point. Please refer to the posting on the front door of where that location is each morning. You may not allow your child to come into the building themselves or leave them at the front door by themselves. Though we like to encourage independence within our program, if a child has not been signed in or recognized be a crew leader they are considered left unattended and is a violation of our safetly policies.

Late Pick-Ups: Our operating hours are 7am-6pm. Enchanted Care and State Licensing policies require us to charge a late fee of $1/minute after 6pm. Crew leaders will be filling out late slips every night. This fee will automatically be charged to your account and can be paid by check or withdrawn automatically through the ACH process

Enchanted Care Food Policy:
Please note that Enchanted Care KIDS Campus is a nut free facility. Enchanted Care does not permit sack lunches and other foods to be brought into our school.

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News From our Education Department

Learning About the Uses and Benefits of Technology

Children today have many opportunities to interact with technology for entertainment value and learning. Most often we think of children using computer technology, including handheld devices loaded with games, books, music and movies. In moderation, these devices can aid in children’s learning and development.

Within our academic curriculum, we involve children in activities and reflection on ways that technology can improve our understanding of the world around us, help us do our jobs, and make the world a better place. We help children see how the understanding of science and math moves technology forward, and that someday they too might create new and improved ways to do things.

Below are a few ways that we integrate technology in our classrooms and some ideas to try at home.

INTERMEDIATES

In the classroom: Beginning in our Intermediate program, students learn common technology vocabulary, such as mouse, keyboard and email. Students also explore the double meaning of verbs that describe online and offline activities, such as “tapping” and “surfing”.

At home: Dot. by Randi Zuckerberg is a great book to read with your child to continue the learning at home. Dot, the main character, is a tech savvy little girl who leaves her electronic devices at home while she taps, swipes and shares in the real world.

PRE-K

In the classroom: Teachers encourage our older preschoolers to use technology as a tool to express themselves. For example, students use a camera to take photos of seasonal changes outdoors and write what they observed in their journal. This activity promotes creativity and provides a fun opportunity to practice writing skills.

At home: Allow your child to explore his world using digital photography tools. Ask him to describe his photos and explain why he chose those objects or locations to photograph. Encourage him to use descriptive language and emotion vocabulary.

In summary, we provide numerous opportunities for children to explore technology in our classrooms. Through these activities, children become excited to use technology educationally, and are better prepared to use technology in elementary school and beyond.

– Lauren Starnes, PhD- Director of Early Childhood Education

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