Workshop with Mike Haney

“Just Say Yes” Workshop with Mike Haney
April 26th at 6:30-7:30pm

     Back by popular demand!

     You are invited to spend an hour with Mike Haney, an ECE consultant and expert on the psychology of parenting and teaching young children.  Mike provides strategies for communicating with children to successfully redirect undesired behaviors.  His approaches are healthy, effective, and simple.

     He will be presenting at Kinder Works, 36 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick PA (easy to get to from Montgomeryville too).  We will have light refreshments and babysitting for your convenience.

     Just click on the PDF below for your response form (alternatively, you may request a physical copy from your Director)!

April Show & Tell

Preschool/Kindergarten SEL (“EQ”) Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, April 19th & 20th
“Where Did My Family Come From?”

       As we learn about faraway places in exotic climes, it’s instructive to realize that our own family has come a long way to be here in PA.  This month, we will be looking at maps, as well as the globe, to see where India is located.  At the same time, we can find out where our relatives came from, and appreciate that in this “digital age,” when it appears that everyone is right here in the palm of your hand, we are really from all over our world!

     Your teachers will send home one suitcase.  Please talk with your little one about which relative(s) came from where… and write your family name on the suitcase along with the country/city of origin.  Look for our map display!

 

2018 Summer Camp Registration

Summer Camp Registration
2018 Summer Camp begins June 18th and ends August 24th

    Online Registration for our 2018 Kinder Works Summer Camps is open!  To register, click here or visit our website at kinderworks.net for details about all of our camps.

    For our toddler clients, the Director will let you know if your child is age-eligible for camp. Otherwise, the Toddler Program continues through the summer under your current enrollment registration.

    Please remember to register early as certain schedules fill up fast. You can sign up for all 3 camps with one registration fee: Camp Kinder Works at our Doylestown location, and/or Digital/Arts Summer Camp at our Montgomeryville and Limerick locations.

    For continuous service, sign up for camp!

 

April 2018 Theme & Calendar

Our April Theme:
India!

    Let’s discover the wonders of India this month!  From the famous Taj Mahal, with its beautiful architecture, to the haunting music of the sitar, with its 18, 19, 20 or 21 strings, we have a lot to experience.  This country and culture is varied, with something for each of our curriculum areas:

     Although English is widely spoken, Hindi is the official language.  But there are 22 major languages in India, written in 13 different scripts!  From these, India passes to future generations its ancient folktales, epic legends, and didactic stories designed to instruct children.

     The fabulous landscape supports the Bengal tiger, Asian elephant, Asiatic lion, and the great Indian Rhino; and this is where the Indian banyan tree, the Lotus, and sweet-smelling Jasmine flowers grow.  The people there eat delicious Roti for dinner, with sweet Jalebi for dessert… and their recipes use spice combinations perfected over thousands of years!

    Indian art consists of a wide variety of forms, all with a strong sense of design.  Over the millennia, it has been influenced by many cultures and shared by many religions all within India.  We are sure to be inspired to experiment with some of these forms.

     Children and adults there play football, hockey, cricket, and kabaddi; and their classical dances are entrancing to watch.  Their musical system is quite different from ours: it divides the octave into 22 segments called shrutis, not all equal but each roughly equal to a quarter of a whole tone of Western music!

     Amazing India!

Our April calendar is below. Click on the image for a printable PDF!

September MTG Calendar

March Infant/Toddler Photos

Please enjoy pictures of our Baby Bears!


Please enjoy pictures of our Bear Cubs
!


Please enjoy pictures of our Teddy Bears
!


Please enjoy pictures of our Buddy Bears
!

 

March Preschool/Kindergarten Photos

Please enjoy pictures of our Honey Bears in Gym & Music!


Please enjoy pictures of our Pandas in 
Creative Expression!


Please enjoy pictures of our Koalas in 
Language Arts!


Please enjoy pictures of our Sun Bears in 
Math & Science!

 

Spring Egg Hunts 2018

Spring Egg Hunts
Tuesday & Wednesday, March 27th & 28th

       Kinder Works welcomes Spring with our annual Egg Hunts!  During your child’s Gym & Music period, the Kinder Works Rabbit will hide her eggs all over our playground.  Who knows… maybe there will be some dinosaur eggs!  We will catch some pictures of the excitement as the boys and girls try to find all of the secret hiding places and fill their bags with special treats.

 

March Show & Tell

Preschool/Kindergarten SEL (“EQ”) Show & Tell Thursday & Friday, March 22nd & 23rd
“My Family Cares for One Another”

       As we are looking into pre-history this month, we can see that survival often depends on families taking care of their babies, as well as older and weaker members.  Ice Age movies are funny, but they demonstrate, “that’s what you do in a herd: you look out for each other”.  Long before that, we can see that even dinosaur eggs had to be protected by the parents!

     Who are the members of your family, and how do they take care of one another?  For Show and Tell this month, talk with your little one about your family unit, and how various members show that they care.  Your little one can draw a picture, bring in a photo, or something that shows how his or her family cares for one another.

 

Spring Holiday & Staff In-Service 2018

Spring Holiday & Staff In-Service
Thursday, Friday & Monday, March 29th, 30th & April 2nd

       Kinder Works is closed on Thursday, March 29th, for our Annual Staff In-Service Day.  We are closed on Friday, March 30th & Monday, April 2nd for the Spring Holiday.

     We hope you enjoy your long weekend!

 

“Lucky” the Leprechaun 2018

“Lucky” the Leprechaun Visits
Thursday & Friday, March 15th & 16th

     Around St. Patrick’s Day each year, Lucky the Leprechaun travels from his home in Ireland, or ‘The Emerald Isle,’ all the way to Kinder Works!  He tries to trick us with “upside down antics” and leaves a glittery shamrock trail throughout our school.  We’ll find out if this shimmery path leads to his treasured pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!