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2012 Programming for Daycare and Preschool

Parent Information and Registration will be held in late-January for our 2012 Summer Program and our 2012-2013 School Year Programs.  Identical information is available on both evenings.  Please consider attending if you wish to learn more about the programs offered throughout our district.  Feel free to share this flyer and information with family, friends, and neighbors that may benefit from our options.

Open House Dates/Times:

  • Thursday, January 26 @ Riley Middle School Cafe’, 6:00-7:00pm
  • Monday, January 30 @ Bauer Elementary Gym, 6:00-7:00pm

These evenings are a chance to gather information about the programs, meet staff, and visit a preschool classroom.  There will not be a formal presentation, so come anytime between 6:00-7:00pm.  Children are welcome also.  Registration forms and information will be available on the Hudsonville website under the Early Childhood tab as of January 26.

Questions:  Rebecca or Shellie:  797-0842


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Day Care Holiday Hours

Our Eagles’ Nest Early Childhood Programs (Daycare and Preschool) have posted their holiday hours for November and December.  They are as follows:

Thanksgiving Break
All ECP programs will be CLOSED Wed. Nov. 24-Fri. Nov. 26.  (Our staff will be attending a staff training day on Wed. Nov 24 at GES from
8 am-3 pm, but no children will be in care)

Christmas Break
Only JES and GES will be OPEN Mon. Dec. 20-Wed. Dec 22.

All ECP programs will be CLOSED Thurs. Dec. 23-Fri. Dec. 24.

Only JES and GES will be OPEN Mon. Dec 27-Wed. Dec 29.

All ECP programs will be CLOSED Thurs. Dec 30-Fri. Dec. 31.

Thank you for your assistance.

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Tips for Pre-School Computer Use


According to a Nielson survey, 16 million kids age two to 11 use computers.  That represents nearly 10 percent of all online users.  Many parents and teachers often wonder if computer use hinders or improves learning skills.  The answer depends on parent involvement and other factors.  To learn more, visit Connect with Kids Preschool Computer Use

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CHORES Prepare Your Child for School

If you have a child who is preparing to enter preschool, pre-kindergarten or kindergarten in the fall, I would like to give you permission to shift away from skill and drill on letter names, color and shape identification.  I, along with the early childhood teaching team, encourage you to prepare your child for school by having a set list of simple chores (jobs, to do’s) that can be completed each day.

Much of what we do in school involves asking children to complete tasks after hearing and seeing two or three step directions.  Chores or daily jobs involve a series of steps that can be repeatedly daily, and this repetition builds more success and hopefully jobs that are completed better each day!

And, to make this blog post more credible, there is research support.  I can’t begin to tell you how much I love research that promotes the benefit of daily chores for my own children.

To find out more details about the benefits of learning two step directions, visit  Connect With Kids.

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