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July News

July Newsletter


A Note from Our Principal 
Summer is in full swing, and we are soaking up all the seasonal fun! From spending time outdoors and having fun with water to playing games with friends and participating in new learning experiences, we’re creating a summer to remember! We can’t wait to see what the rest of summer holds for us.


Courtney Selin

Independence Day Activities 

Our classrooms will be working on festive activities in honor of Independence Day all week long. Let’s wear our red, white, and blue on July 3rd to celebrate the 4th of July. We will even have a parade outside showcasing our patriotic gear! On Monday the students will be making Red, White, and Blue shortcakes, we will be making our own craft fireworks and even splatter painting. On July 3rd we will be doing our own Pop Bottle Fireworks!

Kids Helping Communities 

Every summer, we participate in our Kids Helping Communities initiative to give back to communities in need. This year we have partnered with THPRD to bring literacy to our community. We will be asking for new book donations to place in little library boxes all throughout the area bringing age appropriate reading materials to children who might not have them. Keep an eye out for more information via Links 2 Home!

Family Referral Bonus & Open House 

Do you know a colleague who has recently had a baby, a friend in need of care who just relocated to the area, or a family member who is seeking a new preschool for their child? Invite them to our Open House on Saturday, August 3rd. When you refer a friend and they enroll, you’re eligible for a free week of tuition. Ask us for details!


Splash Days 
Water days are so much fun! Please continue to send your child to school with their swimsuit on and pack a change of clothes and a towel. Sunscreen should be applied before drop-off. For the safety of our students, we ask that they always wear closed-toe shoes. Thank you for your partnership in creating a safe summer!


Don’t Forget to Re-enroll for Next School Year! 

Thank you to our families who have already secured their re-enrollment for the upcoming school year. Our classrooms are filling quickly and our teachers have already started to plan exciting new activities for next year. For those who have not yet registered, we urge you to complete the re-enrollment process as soon as possible to guarantee your child’s spot. Please let us know if you have any questions or need a copy of the Letter of Intent form to complete for the 2024/2025 school year. We look forward to another year of growth, learning, and fun together!


Important Dates 

July 4 – CLOSED for Independence Day

July 31 – End-of-month folders go home


Please check our event calendar for all our dates on Summer fun and the vendors coming in!

New On Our Preschool Blog


5 Easy Ways to Help Your Child Build Self-Esteem

with Erin Pastushok



Learn how to build your child’s self-esteem with Erin Pastushok, our Director of Educational Services. Erin joined our organization in 2009 and has been part of our Education Team for 8 years. With nearly three decades of experience in early childhood education, Erin has worn various hats, including that of a teacher, inclusion specialist, principal, and now an integral part of our Education Team. She is a certified Infant, Toddler, and Family Specialist through the North Carolina Infant Toddler Program, as well as a certified Trainer through the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL).


Hi Erin! How does self-esteem play a role in the success of young learners?

Erin: Children with healthy self-esteem have the confidence to try new things, even if they might fail. They are able to cope when they make mistakes and will even try again.

Confident children are able to assert themselves and have the confidence to ask for help when needed. All of these are helpful attributes when it comes to learning new skills and information. Self-esteem is closely linked to academic performance. Students with high self-esteem tend to perform better academically because they are more likely to set higher goals, work diligently, and seekhelp when needed. Positive self-esteem enhances social skills and relationships with peers and teachers. Students with high self-esteem are more likely to participate in classroom discussions, collaborate with classmates, and develop supportive friendships.


How can we recognize if a child has low self-esteem?

Erin: Children with low self-esteem may talk negatively about themselves, saying things like, “I can’t do that,” “I don’t know how,” or “My hair isn’t nice like hers.” These children might avoid social situations and have a difficult time moving past simple mistakes, becoming easily upset if they cannot do something or feel that they did something wrong. Low self-esteem can lessen a student’s desire to learn, ability to focus, and willingness to take risks.


It sounds like having healthy self-esteem is influential in a child’s success both academically and socially. Can you share five ways caregivers can help children build self-esteem?


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