Dear Parents,

We will be having a candy-count contest for parents. The parent who comes closest to, or guesses exactly, the amount of candy in the jar will win the jar filled with candy. The winner will be announced on Wednesday February 14th, Valentine’s Day. Good Luck!!

Your child’s class will be having a Valentine’s Day party on February 14th. Please check the classroom for a signup sheet to contribute.

The 2018 flu season is shaping up to be bad this year.

  • Flu symptoms to look for in you or your child include: fevers, body aches, fatigue, dry cough and sore throat.
  • It is spread person to person through air by coughing or sneezing, or having contact with another person.
  • Please remember to wash your hands, and have your child wash their hands as soon as they enter to cut back on germs.
  • In the meantime, our staff is continuously disinfecting and sanitizing throughout the day.

This month’s the unit themes are Community Helpers and Emotions. Letters we will be working on are Q, R, S, T.  Colors of the month are Red and Pink. Character building – trustworthiness.

Sincerely,

Marissa and EduCare Staff

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Target is giving 20% coupon to trade your child’s car seat in on new one

Did you know your child’s car seat has an expiration date?

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for young children, but their chance of surviving is increased greatly if they’re buckled into a properly installed car seat. It’s also the law.

But parents may not know that, like milk, car seats have an expiration date.

Safe Kids Northeast Florida [and Southwest Florida] said most safety seats have expiration dates between 4 and 12 years because the plastic breaks down over time, making them less safe. That’s something to keep in mind if you buy a used car seat or plan to reuse one from a previous child.

From [now] through May 4 2019, Target is helping out by taking used car seats to be recycled and giving a 20% discount on a new car seat or other baby gear.

When picking out a new car seat, experts say it’s very important that it fits your child and is properly installed in the car. Parents need to pick a car seat based on their child’s stage of development, weight and height.

“I look for comfort and then I always look at the review and see if it has good ratings from other parents,” parent Christina MacDowell said.

The goal as they grow is to keep them rear-facing as long as possible.

“Every time you switch to a new stage of a car seat you lose a little bit of safety so you want to maximize the benefit for each stage,” said Christina MacDowell, of Safe Kids Northeast Florida. “For example, when they switch from rear-facing to forward facing, you’re still in the five-point harness, but forward facing is a little bit less safe than rear-facing because they no longer have that shell supporting their head and neck and spine.”

When it comes to installing the car seat properly in the car, experts want you to make sure it is tight and snug, not moving more than an inch either direction when you shake it.

This message is reposted from WJXT News4Jax – News 4 Jacksonville.

Target Recalls Toddler Boots Due to Choking Hazard

Recalled: Cat-Jack-Chiara-Boots from TargetThis recall includes the Cat & Jack “Chiara” toddlers’ Unicorn Boots in sizes 5-13, and size 1. The boots are white with silver shimmer, include a white zipper, and white faux fur lining. The unicorn’s horn and inner ears are silver glitter and its eyelashes and nostrils are stitched and gray in color. At the base of the unicorn’s horn is pink, purple, and blue faux fur.

Sold at Target stores nationwide, online at Target.com, and on Google Express from October 2018 through November 2018 for about $27. Four consumers reported the unicorn’s horn detached. No injuries have been reported.

So very cute, unfortunately the horn can detach and cause a choking hazard. You may return them to any Target Store for a full refund. ​​​​

READ MORE HERE

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