Dear Families,

We would like to thank all the families who helped and contributed to our Storybook Character Parade.  The children had a great time celebrating and showing off their character.

This month we will be talking about nature and harvesting and learning about family and giving Thanks.

A few friendly reminders.

  • Drop off time for VPK is no later than 8:30 am.
  • Preschoolers drop-off time is by 9:00 am.

When dropping off or picking up your child, you are responsible for checking them in and out.

Weather is changing! Please make sure your child has an extra set of weather appropriate clothes in their cubbies.

We would like to thank all the families for letting us be a part of your child’s lives as we help them learn and watch them grow.  To show our appreciate for our families, please enjoy a hot cup of coffee and donuts on Friday, November 17th.



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, 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. ​​​​


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