May 2021

welcome to another new month!

I cannot believe it is already May!

Time has flown by so quickly! We have been in a race to get our outside areas up and running for the children. This May we are taking some training on creating new environments for play outside. We look forward to sharing those ideas with the children.

Hopefully, this summer will not be a field with lots of cold rainy days. But if so, we are planning for them now with lots of cool new activities for our little ones.

This month we will welcome another sibling into the group and later this year 2 more new siblings will be us. No worries, we have everything planned out and are ready for them. Nothing new here. Our family always has room for one more our mom used to say, "So, pull up a chair and let us all have fun and make some great memories together!"

Please let us know your plans for your vacation time this summer as soon as possible. We are trying to make activity plans for the children.

Have a great month!

Ms. Tam, Ruth and Gina

2021 ~we will be deviating from our normal magnet schedule.

May 31st-June 4 Closed for Tam’s Vacation

July 5th Closed for Celebration of July 4th

September 3rd -6th Closed for Labor Day

November 24st -28th Closed for Thanksgiving

December 24th-January 2nd Tam’s Vacation Closed

2022 scheduling is being figured out now………

January TBA

February TBA

March TBA

April 15th Closed for Good Friday

May 30th-June 3rd Closed for Tam’s Vacation

June TBA

July 4-5th closed for Celebration of July 4th

August TBA

September 2nd-5th Closed for Labor Day

October 10th Closed for the Holiday

November 23- 27th Closed for Thanksgiving

December 24- January 2, 2023 Tam’s Vac. Closed

February 2021

welcome to another new month!

There has been a lot of buzz about more grant money for families and childcare programs.

At this point we have not heard anything. I will fill out anything grant forms that will benefit our programs and our families.

Have a great month!

Ms. Tam

9 Tips To Teach Your Toddler To Talk

1. Teach your toddler in 2-word pieces: any more than 2 words your child has stopped listening to you.

2. Make the most times when she wants something the most.

3. Make him ask for everything!

4. After a whole, start stringing two-word phrases together to make sentences.

5. Make exaggerated moth movements she can SEE.

Examples of Daily Speech Development Tips

6. When you are carrying her around and she gets squirmy, don’t just put her down. Make her ask for it. Say: “Say, Get. (pause for 2 seconds) Down.” Offer big praise when she makes any attempt to say two words, then let her down.

7. When she wants her sippy cup of milk in the morning and she is reaching for the counter and grunting for you to hand it to her, say: “Say, “Cup. (pause for 2 seconds) Please.” Offer big praise when she asks and give her the cup.

8. Do #6 and #7 – not 2 or 3 times throughout the day, but ALL-DAY LONG. It takes very little extra effort on your part and the return on investment with your child’s speech is huge!

9. Before handing your child a toy, emphasize the consonant sound that the toy starts with or the sound that it makes if applicable. For instance, if you are handing your son his favorite toy truck, say: “Trucks go Vvvvrrrmm Vvvrrrmm! Say, Vvvrrrmm. Vvvrrrmm.” Once he’s made a solid attempt to make the vroom sound, give him the toy.

2021 ~we will be deviating from our normal magnet schedule.

March 8th Monday Closed Training

May 31st-June 4 Closed for Tams Vacation

July 5th Closed for Celebration of July 4th

September 3rd -6th Closed for Labor Day

November 24st -28th Closed for Thanksgiving

December 24th-January 2nd Tams Vacation Closed

Happy New Year 2021!

Thank you to all of our wonderful parents so much for the wonderful new learning toys they have gifted our program!

We will be introducing the learning materials over the next several weeks allowing the children a chance to all experience them without overwhelming them.

New exciting things are always something the children look forward to doing. Currently, we have reset the childcare program for the different ages and developmental levels our current children are at this time. However, I have built skill building into some of the new activities that the younger children are getting to use our soft climbing and bouncing area is something I believe the little people are truly going to enjoy.

Furthermore, for our 2-4-year old’s we are building into their days more STEM activities and are going to be starting our word, letter and number recognition learning program. It is truly going to be a busy time for our little learners. Our school age children are still hybrid learning and we are praying for all day school for them soon!

What is STEM Learning for preschoolers?

According to Dr. Sherri Killins, “What STEM does is give a label to what we are already doing… helping children to explore, observe, ask questions, predict, integrate their learning… it’s what we’ve always done in early childhood education.” The difference is to understand that we are helping children learn in different ways to engage their little brains.

All children engage in STEM learning spontaneously on some level or another through experimentation, discovery, physical manipulation and problem-solving – these activities are encouraged through not only our preschool programming but also in our infant and toddler programs. It’s a myth that only certain children will benefit from STEM.

How do we do it?

Through intentional teaching throughout the day with all the children; asking questions of them about the science of what they are doing and using the things in their environment to allow them to built and yes, even watch what they have made be destroyed by gravity.

The Importance of Play

“There are no greater natural scientists and engineers then young children. Inquisitive learners who learn STEM concepts through play. High quality early learning environments provide children with the structure in which to build upon their natural inclination to explore, to build, and to question.” Once again it comes down to letting the children play! (JD Chesloff)

We will begin talking more about this over the next few months!

Closed Dates for this Year: **Changes**

Parents: please make other arrangements for these times and dates, Thank you.

2021 ~we will be deviating from our normal magnet schedule.

New Year’s Day January 1-10th Sunday-Tams Birthday

March 8th Monday Closed Training

May 31st-June 4 Closed for Tams Vacation

July 5th Closed for Celebration of July 4th

September 3rd -6th Closed for Labor Day

November 24st -28th Closed for Thanksgiving

December 24th-January 2nd Tams Vacation Closed

Happy New Year!

Thank you all so much for the wonderful new learning toys you have gifted our program!

We will be introducing the learning materials over the next several weeks allowing the children a chance to all experience them without overwhelming them.

New exciting things are always something the children look forward to doing. Currently, we have reset the childcare program for the different ages and developmental levels our current children are at this time. However, I have built skill building into some of the new activities that the younger children are getting to use our soft climbing and bouncing area is something I believe the little people are truly going to enjoy.

Furthermore, for our 2-4-year old’s we are building into their days more STEM activities and are going to be starting our word, letter and number recognition learning program. It is truly going to be a busy time for our little learners. Our school age children are still hybrid learning and we are praying for all day school for them soon!

What is STEM Learning for preschoolers?

According to Dr. Sherri Killins, “What STEM does is give a label to what we are already doing… helping children to explore, observe, ask questions, predict, integrate their learning… it’s what we’ve always done in early childhood education.” The difference is to understand that we are helping children learn in different ways to engage their little brains.

All children engage in STEM learning spontaneously on some level or another through experimentation, discovery, physical manipulation and problem-solving – these activities are encouraged through not only our preschool programming but also in our infant and toddler programs. It’s a myth that only certain children will benefit from STEM.

How do we do it?

Through intentional teaching throughout the day with all the children; asking questions of them about the science of what they are doing and using the things in their environment to allow them to built and yes, even watch what they have made be destroyed by gravity.

The Importance of Play

“There are no greater natural scientists and engineers then young children. Inquisitive learners who learn STEM concepts through play. High quality early learning environments provide children with the structure in which to build upon their natural inclination to explore, to build, and to question.” Once again it comes down to letting the children play! (JD Chesloff)

We will begin talking more about this over the next few months!

Closed Dates for this Year: **Changes**

Parents: please make other arrangements for these times and dates, Thank you.

2021 ~we will be deviating from our normal magnet schedule.

New Year’s Day January 1-10th Sunday-Tams Birthday

March 8th Monday Closed Training

May 31st-June 4 Closed for Tams Vacation

July 5th Closed for Celebration of July 4th

September 3rd -6th Closed for Labor Day

November 24st -28th Closed for Thanksgiving

December 24th-January 2nd Tams Vacation Closed

December 2020 Last month of this Year!

Closed Dates for this Year: **Changes**

Parents: please make other arrangements for these times and dates, Thank you.

December 24th Christmas Eve Closing at 4pm

December 25-December 27th Closed Christmas

2021 This coming year for 2021~we will be deviating from our normal magnet schedule.

New Year’s Day January 1-10th Sunday-Tams Birthday

March 8th Monday Closed Training

May 31st-June 4 Closed for Tams Vacation

July 2nd Closed for Celebration of July 4th

September 3rd -6th Closed for Labor Day

November 24st -28th Closed for Thanksgiving

December 24th-January 2nd Tams Vacation Closed

Reminder: instead of paying full price for the year around ~ when either you, the parents or I take a week (Vacation Time) off you will only pay for half of your normal cost for care for the week. This half price fee will be considered a "holding fee" for the week. This change comes on the heels of wanting to help my child care families during these difficult times we have all found ourselves in with COVID. With this changed, families must give a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice to receive this discount on tuition.

Hello November 2020!

Attention Tam’s Sunshine House families
[THANKSGIVING IS COMING!]

COVID-19 is still hanging around! Our brave faces
are now covered with a mask daily and we just keep
moving forward. It has been a long Summer and the
crisp Fall air is here.

Tams Sunshine House is still committed to helping
limit the effects of COVID-19. Please know that we
are keeping those affected by coronavirus (COVID-
19) in our thoughts while we closely watch the
evolving situation as it pushes into another season.
Please be mindful of traveling this holiday season as
we are making sure all of our plans are COVID safe.

The State of Michigan came out with a final
Grant which I am required to use the funds to
make COVID Enhancements which is why we
have been receiving UPS all last week. I placed
our orders from Kaplan and Lakeshore in
advance knowing that our funds are now in the
cue for payment.

Again, I am keeping my eyes open for any and
all grant funds that become available to enhance
our program and help our families in any way.

We will be closed the week of 11/23/20-11/28/2020

for the Thanksgiving Break! Stay Safe!

October 2020 Newsletter

Attention Tam’s Sunshine House families~We have almost made it to Halloween

COVID-19 is still hanging around! Our brave faces are now covered with a mask daily and we just keep moving forward. It has been a long Summer and the crisp Fall air is here.

Tams Sunshine House is still committed to helping limit the effects of COVID-19. Please know that we are keeping those affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) in our thoughts while we closely watch the evolving situation as it pushes into another season. Please be mindful of traveling this holiday season as we are making sure all of our plans are COVID safe.

Closed Dates for this Year: **Changes**

Parents: please make other arrangements for these times and dates, Thank you.

November 21st -29th Tam’s Vacation/Thanksgiving

December 24th Christmas Eve Closing at 4pm

December 25-December 27th Closed Christmas

2021 This coming year for 2021~we will be deviating from our normal magnet schedule.

New Year’s Day January 1-10th Sunday-Tams Birthday

March 8th Monday Closed Training

May 31st-June 4 Closed for Tams Vacation

July 2nd Closed for Celebration of July 4th

September 3rd -6th Closed for Labor Day

November 24st -28th Closed for Thanksgiving

December 24th-January 2nd Tams Vacation Closed

Any questions please ask Tam

October Newsletter 2020

Here is the newsletter for October 2020! You will find the new 2021 schedule on there as well as a new policy change to payments when vacation times are used both mine and yours. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me directly and we will discuss those issues if clarification is needed on it. This was a policy years ago and I have decided to return to it.

Thank you and hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tam

Fall Openings

Tams Sunshine House currently has no openings for this Fall. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist please email your information to the email address listed on our contact page. Currently, our hours are only Monday to Friday 5 am to 530 pm

pressure washer

Tam –

Could you email me a copy of the receipt for the pressure washer? The handle broke and they said if I send a picture of the handle and a copy of the receipt, they would replace it under warranty…

JR