Spanish lessons started at CDRC this week! We were so pleased to welcome back Teacher Emma, and get her started in her new role as CDRC Spanish Teacher. Emma grew up hearing Spanish spoken in her community and at school. Once in college, she began studying Spanish in an official capacity, and spent two years living in Mexico City absorbing the linguistic culture.
This week's lessons included reading Green Eggs and Ham, kinesthetic movement prompts (run, jump, stop), and a song about chocolate. Of course, all of this in Spanish! The children are loving learning, and we cannot wait to see what next week's lesson's bring!
We're always getting notes through our contact page. This one came in this weekend and I couldn't help but share. For Sandy and all the people who were here at CDRC during the 90's-- this one's for you! :)
I use to attend the CDRC when I was a child back in 1993-1995. I am curious if any of the staff members from back then still work for the CDRC. If so, I would like to be able to pass a message on to them saying, "Thank you for all your help, you helped shape me into the successful person I am today."
Thank you-- Chris M.
Looking for full-time employment? The Child Development Resource Center is now accepting applications for toddler teachers! Applicants must hold a Child Development Permit, Teacher level or higher, or be eligible to apply. Full-time employees receive medical, dental, and vision benefits as well as paid time off after a probationary period.
To apply, visit our website and download the Employment Application.
Completed applications, resumes, and cover letters can be faxed to (805) 544-2611 or e-mailed to Chelsea@childrensresource.org
We are pleased to announce our second toddler room will be opening Wednesday, August 28th! We still have a few spots available in either toddler room, so stop by for a visit and pick up an application.
It's been a fun summer in toddler so far! We've welcomed so many new families to our program and look forward to meeting the last few still to come. Remember to get those applications in to reserve one of our last toddler spots! There are usually very few preschool and pre-k spots open, so the best way to ensure enrollment is to get in as a toddler. Applications are available on the Forms tab, or at 1720 Bishop Street in San Luis Obispo. We look forward to meeting you!
Hi, my name is Sassy. I am the boss around here, and I know it. I enjoy spending my days strutting, pecking, and eating. My favorite foods are grains and vegetables. Want to know a secret? I like to eat spiders too, the bigger the better! I am quite friendly; I like when grownups hold me and children pet me.
Hi, I'm Ginger, and I am the diva of the group. I don't always like people to pet me, as they might mess up my feather fluffing. I am also the noisiest of the group, but that's because I want everyone to hear my singing voice. While I will probably ignore you, feel free to come by and check out my beautiful feathers!
I. Am. Batman. I am stealthy and elusive; it's a rare day you'll get a good photo of me. I like to hang out in the bat cave, and use my detective skills to fight crime. I tend to keep to myself, mostly to protect my identity. "Come on, to the Bat Cave. There's not a moment to lose!"
Don't forget to join us this Friday night at 6pm for the SLO Blues Game! Need tickets? Stop by our Bishop Street location to pick some up. Half the tickets are already gone, so get them while you can!
Next Friday, July 19th, the Child Development Resource Center is the Charity Partner for the San Luis Obispo Blues Baseball game!
We will have an information booth with brochures and applications for our child care program, as well as information about the therapy services we offer.
Want tickets? Contact Chelsea! First 100 adults receive free tickets (children under 12 are always free). Game starts at 6:00 p.m., see you there!
As it turns out, sometimes you do know which came first, the chicken or the egg. In this case, the chickens came first, via donation from Teacher Tammy's friend. Three chickens, complete with chicken coop, are the newest addition to the CDRC family.
These happy chickens have their own separate fenced area next to the playground to live. This provides an opportunity for children to interact with the chickens, but keeps the chickens off the playground. Much cleaner this way!
The black and white chicken is named "Sassy."
The blonde and black one are still waiting for names. The preschool class has been brainstorming, and they are always looking for new ideas, so leave a comment with any name suggestions!
As it turns out, these chickens are experts in the egg laying department! So what's a preschool to do with a sudden influx of eggs? Have a cooking day of course! These photos come from today's Preschool circle.
Thanks Teacher Tammy and CDRC for our new home!
Remember, we still need names, so leave comments with your name suggestions to be added to the voting!
What do you do the day after graduation when it's 90 degrees?
Have a water day of course!
Pre-K graduates were excited to come back for a bonus day of school. Especially when the day is all about sunshine, water, and bathing suits!
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CDRC staff are true believers in the work that is done there and through the sister programs of the Smart Studio and Coastal Family Resource Center.