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November 20, 2020
December Happenings

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching which means the holiday's will be in full gear soon enough. This year has certainly been a trying year for everyone. We'd like to thank our staff and families for being patient as we all navigate through this new normal. 

Our December calendar of events is now available on the Events Page. We have our holiday gift shop for the kids to get their family gifts. We have our Toy Drive for the Salvation Army. Our Breakfast with Santa event is on December 17th. The center will close at 12:30pm on December 24th and 31st for Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. We will be closed on the 25th and 1st for Christmas Day and New Years Day.

We are looking forward to celebrating the holiday season with all of you and are hopeful we can all usher in a better 2021.

 

 


September 26, 2020
October Happenings

Our October Calendar is on the Website. Click this link to access the Calendar. We will be discussing Fire Prevention during our Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 5th - 9th.) Kids will be helping their parents bake cookies for our Cookie Bake. We are welcoming our Parents to the school year virtually this year on Oct. 7th. Pumpkin Patch Activities and Picking will be on the 14th. Finally, our kids will get to get their Spookiness-on when we party in our classrooms on Oct. 28th. Keep your eyes open for Angel Tags...they will be available soon!


August 17, 2020
Virtual Students

Do you have an Abington School District school-age virtual student? We are now accepting school-age virtual students (within the Abington School District.) Give us a call 215.572.0862 x 2 for more information.


June 10, 2020
COVID Testing Sites

Montgomery County’s drive-through COVID-19 testing location on the Central Campus of Montgomery County Community College is open for the week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., by appointment only for any individual who needs or wants to be tested and as testing supplies allow, weather permitting. Effective immediately, the site will operate from Monday to Friday only and will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays. No treatment will be given on-site. For more information, to find out if the site is open or closed for the day, and to register for an appointment, visit www.montcopa.org/COVID-19 or call 610.631.3000, starting at 8 a.m.

COVID-19 walk-up testing is available at the Delaware Valley Community Health Center – Norristown Regional Health Center, 1401 Dekalb Street, Norristown. Testing is available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weather permitting, by appointment only and as testing supplies allow. Individuals who want to be tested can call 610.592.0680, starting at 8:30 a.m., or until all slots are filled plus a ten-person waitlist on the morning of the intended appointment. Spanish-speaking operators are available.

COVID-19 walk-up testing is also available at the Montgomery County Office of Public Health Center on 364 King Street, Pottstown, 19464. Testing is available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weather permitting, by appointment only and as testing supplies allow. Individuals who want to be tested can call 610.970.2937, starting at 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m., or until all slots are filled on the morning of the intended appointment. Spanish-speaking operators and sign language interpreters are available.

Information on additional walk-up testing sites can be found at www.montcopa.org/COVID-19 under the County Testing Information button.

The COVID-19 outbreak continues to be a rapidly evolving situation. Please visit the Montco COVID-19 Data Hub at www.montcopa.org/covid-19 to get the latest news, geographic and demographic information, and updates.

 

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June 8, 2020
Limited Open Enrollment

We have limited Open Enrollment available. If interested or have questions, please call 215.572.0862 ext # 2. 


June 5, 2020
Opening Date

Yay! We have been given the necessary approvals to reopen on Monday, June 8th. We are looking forward to seeing all of you!


March 12, 2020
COVID19 Update

Gov. Wolf Orders Montco Schools Closed.

Governor and Secretary of Health Take Aggressive Action to Stop Spread COVID19.

The governor provided applicable guidance to reduce the spread of the virus in the state over the next 14 days, specifically for commonwealth facilities and public buildings in Montgomery County.

Montgomery County
- Schools in Montgomery County will be closed starting tomorrow, as will child care centers licensed by the Commonwealth

For a complete list of services suspended for the next two-weeks, by the Governor’s guidance, please click here.

As additional information becomes available to us, we will pass it along to you via email, our Website and our Facebook page.

Thank you,

Cyndy & Sandy


March 12, 2020
Spring is in the Air and Fun is Blooming!

Spring is in the Air and Fun is blooming at Day Care Centers, Inc. Our students will be enjoying music jam day, crazy hair day. favorite hat day, brunch with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt, just to name a few items instore for the kids. To see more of what we have on the schedule, visit the April calendar on our events page.


February 25, 2020
Around the Center in March

March starts off by celebrating Dr. Seuss' Birthday with Read Across America. Be on the lookout for Parent Conference Invitations to be sent home the week of March 9th. Doc Bressler's Dental Progam will be stopping by the Center on March 11th. Just in time for Easter Delivery...the Holmesburg Bakery Fundraiser kicks off on March 16th. Don't forget everyone is a little Irish on March 17th - help us celebrate by wearing green. Want to know how your child is doing during the day? Join us the week of March 23rd for our Parent Conference week. 


January 20, 2020
February Happenings

DCCI will be collecting canned food and toiletries during the month of February for our Community Service Project. Please consider bringing in some items before the end of the month. TB/HB/KB/PB's will have a visit from Ambler Dental Pediatrics Dental Health on February 5th. To help celebrate Valentine's Day, we will have our annual Sweetheart Dance DJ Party on February 12th at 10a in the gym. The kids will also partake in classroom Valentine's Day Class Parties on Thursday, February 13th. We all wear red on February 14th to celebrate Valentine's Day! Abington Schools will enjoy a four-day weekend for the President's Day Holiday, February 14-February 17th. The kids will enjoy a visit by Roslyn Library on Friday the 21st for Story Time. We will be having Donut Day on February 25th to help celebrate Fat Tuesday. Lastly, the center will have a Polar Bear Day on the 27th. We have a lot in story for the month of February. To download the calendar of events, please visit our Events Page.


November 26, 2019
December Happenings

Thanksgiving Holidays - We will be closed on Thursday, November 28th & 29th for Thanksgiving!

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences – Conferences for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers will be held during the week of December 2nd.  Please look for the sign-up sheet in each classroom.  A Family Conference Report will be sent home prior to your conference.  A Parent Conference Worksheet will also be attached.  Please complete this and bring both with you to your conference.

 

Holiday Shop* - Every year we open a Holiday Shop where the children (Gummi Bears to School-Age) can shop for presents for their loved ones.  Our Annual Holiday Shop will be open on December 10, 11, & 12.  Each class will be assigned a specific day to visit the shop.  An envelope has been sent home with information regarding this shopping experience.  Included is a shopping list to be completed if you want your child to participate.  These are due back before your child’s scheduled day.  If your child doesn’t normally attend on their assigned day, we will bring them to shop on a different day.  School agers get the chance to shop after school.  How does this work, you might ask?  We transform a classroom into a store where groups of children walk around with their “personal shopper” looking for presents to buy for the people on their shopping list.  We are in need of many volunteers between the hours of 9-11 on those days.  Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. sign up to volunteer their time and skills to help children shop and wrap their presents.  Items cost anywhere from $1.00 to $5.00.  More information will follow.   *This is an activity in which some families/children choose not to participate. 

 

Fundraising Information:  

Yankee Candle Orders have been delivered.  If you want to purchase more, you still can order online at www.yankeecandlefundraising.com using our Group # 990043445 until January 8, 2020.

Holmesburg Bakery Pies and Donuts will be delivered on Wednesday, November 27th.  They will be in the classroom to the left as you enter the building.  (Set up by classroom name)  Reminders will be sent out.

 


October 25, 2019
November Happenings at the Center

We say goodbye to October with our annual Halloween Party and Parade on October 30th (see Events for details) and kick off November with our Angel Tags program. We are not having our bake sale on 11/5 as originally planned. Please keep in mind that 11/5 is Election Day - this means increased traffic in the Center's parking lot...please use extreme caution when dropping off and picking up. Our Holmesburg Bakery Orders are Due on 11/8 and the Holmesburg Bakery Orders are delivered at Noon on 11/27, just in time for Thanksgiving. The Center will be CLOSED on 11/28 and 11/29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy for time with your family and friends! For a complete listing of October and November activities, please visit our Events page.

November by Margaret Morgan

Now it is November,

Trees are nearly bare:

Red and gold and brown leaves

Scatter everywhere.

Dark now, are the mornings

Cold and frosty too;

Damp and misty evenings

Chill us through and through.

Busy are all creatures,

Winter food to hide;

Nests to make all cozy

Warm and safe inside.


September 30, 2019
October Happenings

The kids are kicking off October with baking cookies for the cookie bake this week. The center will have Fire Prevention week the following week with a visit from the Fire Co. on Monday, October 14th. The kids will be picking pumpkins at our pumpkin patch in the field on October 16th. All families will need to update their emergency contact forms the week of October 21st. Our annual Halloween Party/Halloween Parade will be held on October 30th and ALL parents are welcome to attend! Check out the rest of the events by viewing or downloading our calendar. The calendar is available on our Events page.


August 22, 2019
Fall is quickly approaching!

Our Summer Camp comes to an end on Friday, August 23rd. Our campers have kept us busy with trips to Dorney Park, Funplex, Movies and more. It has been a blast for us and we hope our campers had as much fun! 

Preschool starts on September 3rd and the kids move to their new rooms. Our full calendar of events from September is available on our Events page.

Thank you to everyone for voting us Best Daycare for Best of Glenside 2019! 

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May 29, 2019
Summer Happenings

Lots of happenings at the Center this June/July/August. Our Pre-K Graduation ceremony is on June 7th at 11am in our Gym. Summer Camp starts on June 17th. Summer Campers will enjoy trips to Clementon Park & Splash World, Funplex, Dorney Park, Movie Tavern, Lake Nockamixon and more. We are packing the summer with Camp Art Club; LEGO Club; Cool Cooking and more. Our annual Carnival will be on July 9th; the Amazing Race is on July 25th and our College Day is on August 1st. Campers, weather permitting, will enjoy swimming at Penbryn Pool on Wednesday's and Friday's. Kids will be able to cool down during various water play days at the center as well. We will also be having a Harry Potter Week from August 12th-15th. So many activities happening this summer. For a complete list, check out our month calendars on our Events page.




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 We had a great time at the pumpkin patch, both at Freddy Hill and in our own patch out back. 

Parents need to update their child's Emergency Contact forms this week.

Parent conferences are going well.

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