EC3 Newsletter - 8/1/14

Published: 2014-08-01

Ladybug Room Painting – Saturday, August 9th

On Saturday, August 9th we will be tackling our next painting job -- the Ladybug room! We need a group of volunteers to help with various stages of the job -- prep work, furniture moving, painting, and clean-up crews will all be needed. Work will start at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 3:00 p.m. Please come lend a hand at any point during that time! Sign-up sheets for Ladybug room parents are on the room clipboard -- parents from other classrooms are welcome to pitch in too! Questions? Contact Betsy at

Family Survey Coming This Month

At least once each year, EC3 conducts a survey of its parents in order to enhance our community and to ensure our continuous improvement. In addition to questions about EC3’s program, our upcoming survey will contain family demographic information that we must have in order to be eligible for several grant opportunities. We will be sending this survey by e-mail later this month, in order to capture feedback from families of summer campers and children going to kindergarten.

2014/2015 Lansing Child Care Scholarship Application and Program Description

The Lansing Child Care Scholarship Program is designed to assist low income Lansing families with their child care expenses while they are working and or going to school. The Lansing Child Care Scholarship reimburses participating licensed child care providers on a monthly basis for a portion of the child care expenses of scholarship families. Child Care Scholarships are awarded by a priority rating system. The criterion for selection is primarily based on household income and size, single parent families and full-time vs. part-time work/school schedule and documented social/emotional needs. Information and applications are available in the EC3 office.

EC3 Lending Library

Looking for information on toddler sleep issues? Need some suggestions for positive discipline guidance? How about nutrition or allergies? The EC3 Lending Library is the place for you! We have a variety of different resources available on a range of topics.

The library is self-serve. We only ask that you return the item within 2 weeks. And if you have any books that you are no longer needing, we will happily take donations!

Book Recommendation

New and seasoned parents alike will appreciate this must-have resource. The Big Book of Symptoms: What Every Parent Needs to Know. Unofficially titled How to figure out whether to panic about your kid’s rash, or go back to bed. This A to Z directory covers 100 or so of the most common childhood symptoms and includes an illustrated first aid manual.

Mark Your Calendar - Meet-the-Teacher Nights

Later this month EC3 will host Meet-the-Teacher nights for the Gecko, Frog, Tiger, Bluegill and Bear classrooms. These parent-only events are an opportunity for you to get to know your child’s new teachers, ask questions, and to learn about classroom procedures and learning goals for the year. The schedule is posted on the EC3 website:

Weekend Family Fun

Bath Days Festival
August 1st and August 2nd
Home of the "International Bath Tub Races," this family-friendly festival includes craft and car shows, children's entertainment and play area, a parade and of course the main feature - bath tub races down Main Street!

The Little Mermaid – Hannah Community Center in East Lansing
August 1st and August 2nd
In the harmonious undersea world of merpeople, the little mermaid Pearl dreams of the world above. Her sisters Luna and Coral, her father, Anemone the Sea King, and her grandmother, the Great Mother, warn her of the dangers above. But Pearl, in love with the handsome prince whose life she saved, trades her voice to the Sea Witch to become human. After the Sea Witch is vanquished by her twin sister, the Great Mother, Pearl regains her voice, marries the prince, and happiness and harmony prevail.

Grand Ledge Movies in the Park – Bridge Street Plaza
Every Friday, August 1st through August 29th
Grab a blanket, gather up the kids or grandkids and head down to Bridge Street Plaza. The free movie begins at 9:30 p.m. each Friday in August. FREE.
8/1 The Lego Movie
8/8 Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat
8/15 The Wizard of Oz
8/22 Disney's Toy Story
8/29 Disney's Frozen

Grand Ledge Island Art Fair
Saturday, August 2nd
The 39th annual Island Art Fair features over 100 artists, plus food and live music on the Second Island in downtown Grand Ledge. Grand Princess boat rides available.

Important Dates Coming Up

* Monday, 8/4: Tuition invoices e-mailed
* Friday, 8/8: Tuition due
* Saturday, 8/9: Ladybug room painting day

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Choosing to send both of my children to EC3 was one of, if not the best decision I have ever made as a parent.

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