Global Hug Your Kid Day, July 16th, 2012

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I love the concept of Hug Your Kid Day. It has been celebrated the third Monday of July since 2008, and, with her permission,  I wanted to share Michelle Nichols story of its origin with you.

 

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Butterfly Puppets: Example of HighReach Learning

 

Butterfly puppets are an excellent example of the HighReach® Learning Curriculum found at Childcare Network. Inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar, this puppet exercise increases book knowledge and appreciation, teaches numbers and operations, boosts scientific knowledge, and increases knowledge of families and communities. Here is the process you might see in a Childcare Network classroom:

 

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Amazing Employees in Charlotte, NC – Robyn Shipes

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A great District Manager knows how to think outside of the box. Four very happy Childcare Network employees find themselves with a free vacation based on the ingenuity of their District Manager, Summer Reid-Elliot. Summer sponsored her district’s first annual teacher appreciation banquet on May 12, 2012. During this event, the employees of District 5 enjoyed dinner, dancing and awards. Knowing that the local Partnership for Children was drawing to an end of their fiscal year, District Manager Summer Reid-Elliot contacted them to see if they could fund some special awards at this banquet. The Partnership for Children agreed to give a grant to District 5. Three teachers received teacher of the year awards and were given a free cruise to the Bahamas with the money from the grant! An assistant director was also honored as assistant director of the year. Congratulations to all award recipients and to Summer Reid-Elliot for such a fantastic show of support for her staff. The award recipients are spotlighted below. 

 

 

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Amazing Employees in Charlotte, NC – Juawna Neal

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A great District Manager knows how to think outside of the box. Four very happy Childcare Network employees find themselves with a free vacation based on the ingenuity of their District Manager, Summer Reid-Elliot. Summer sponsored her district’s first annual teacher appreciation banquet on May 12, 2012. During this event, the employees of District 5 enjoyed dinner, dancing and awards. Knowing that the local Partnership for Children was drawing to an end of their fiscal year, District Manager Summer Reid-Elliot contacted them to see if they could fund some special awards at this banquet. The Partnership for Children agreed to give a grant to District 5. Three teachers received teacher of the year awards and were given a free cruise to the Bahamas with the money from the grant! An assistant director was also honored as assistant director of the year. Congratulations to all award recipients and to Summer Reid-Elliot for such a fantastic show of support for her staff. The award recipients are spotlighted below. 

 

 

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Amazing Employees in Charlotte, NC – Gwendolyn Parker

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A great District Manager knows how to think outside of the box. Four very happy Childcare Network employees find themselves with a free vacation based on the ingenuity of their District Manager, Summer Reid-Elliot. Summer sponsored her district’s first annual teacher appreciation banquet on May 12, 2012. During this event, the employees of District 5 enjoyed dinner, dancing and awards. Knowing that the local Partnership for Children was drawing to an end of their fiscal year, District Manager Summer Reid-Elliot contacted them to see if they could fund some special awards at this banquet. The Partnership for Children agreed to give a grant to District 5. Three teachers received teacher of the year awards and were given a free cruise to the Bahamas with the money from the grant! An assistant director was also honored as assistant director of the year. Congratulations to all award recipients and to Summer Reid-Elliot for such a fantastic show of support for her staff. One of four award recipients are spotlighted below. 

 

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Amazing Employees in Charlotte, NC – Amparo Olaskowitz

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A great District Manager knows how to think outside of the box. Four very happy Childcare Network employees find themselves with a free vacation based on the ingenuity of their District Manager, Summer Reid-Elliot. Summer sponsored her district’s first annual teacher appreciation banquet on May 12, 2012. During this event, the employees of District 5 enjoyed dinner, dancing and awards. Knowing that the local Partnership for Children was drawing to an end of their fiscal year, District Manager Summer Reid-Elliot contacted them to see if they could fund some special awards at this banquet. The Partnership for Children agreed to give a grant to District 5. Three teachers received teacher of the year awards and were given a free cruise to the Bahamas with the money from the grant! An assistant director was also honored as assistant director of the year. Congratulations to all award recipients and to Summer Reid-Elliot for such a fantastic show of support for her staff. One of four award recipients are spotlighted below. 

 

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Introducing our Young Achievers

 

 

School children ages 5 to 12 enjoy their ‘out of school’ time at Childcare Network’s Young Achiever’s Club.  Our goal is to provide opportunities for them to explore, discover, and achieve their greatest potential by offering activities related to a monthly theme, summer camps, or homework assistance. 

 

To learn more about the potential realized through the Young Achiever’s Club, view our latest video.

 

Teacher Appreciation Week

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In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we’d like to applaud our great teaching staff. Every morning at Childcare network, you put your child in trustworthy hands. Women and men who love what they do and who are committed to continued professional development.

 

 

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Fayetteville Schools Raise Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis

Fayette MS2 0512 150x150 Fayetteville Schools Raise Awareness for Multiple SclerosisJorge Rivera Jr. is a School Age teacher at Childcare Network #109 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. His Mother Lizel Rivera has Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that happens when a person’s immune system, which normally protects the body, attacks and destroys the body’s healthy tissue. Multiple Sclerosis attacks the central nervous system (CNS) – the brain, spinal cord, and nerve fibers to the eyes. The disorder attacks the covering that surrounds and protects the body’s nerve fibers. When this covering is damaged or destroyed, nerve impulses are interrupted and creates Multiple Sclerosis symptoms.

 

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Employee Spotlight – Theresa Ramppen

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This month we would like to take a moment to celebrate a great crewmember of our staff at Childcare Network #127 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Theresa Ramppen was recently nominated for the Presidential Pin by her Director, Aimee Newber. This pin was presented in honor of the outstanding contributions she has made to her school.