EC3 Newsletter – 06/26/15

Published: 2015-06-26

Reminder - EC3 Closed on July 3rd

EC3 will be closed on Friday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.

Reminder -- Scholastic Book Orders Due Today, Friday, June 26th

Every month or so, families of currently-enrolled children get a Scholastic flyer in their child’s cubby to order books, either online or using the order form. This month, Friday, June 26th is the last day to order books through Scholastic. You can view the current catalogs, as well as hundreds of additional titles online. Shop online at: One-Time Class Activation Code: L4CNM.

Board of Directors Update: June 2015

EC3’s Board of Directors convened on June 16th for its eighth meeting of the fiscal year. Topics of discussion included enrollment and staffing trends, and planning for the upcoming budget draft. Three new Board members were also approved: Katie Carey, Peter Cunningham, and Rachel Mangiavellano. Their pictures and bios will be added to EC3’s website soon.

The complete minutes from June’s Board meeting, including committee reports, can be found on EC3’s website ( The Board meets monthly, on the third Tuesday, at 6:15 p.m. in EC3’s gym. These meetings are open to all, and those who are considering applying to serve on the Board are encouraged to attend at least one meeting as a visitor. A list of current Board members can be found here:

Summer Travel & Holidays with Small Children

As many parents have discovered the hard way, young children are unpredictable when their regular schedules are interrupted. Traveling long distances, spending time with large groups, or changing sleep habits can bring about unexpected behaviors. The best advice parents can heed in these times is to keep expectations low and be flexible. It is normal and natural for even the most mild-mannered children to manifest oppositional behavior at these times—even if they are surrounded by “fun” things and loving people. There is also an increased risk of illness and injury (for children AND their parents) during summer travel and holiday season, so be prepared with appropriate remedies. Overall, the more you’re able to take things in stride, the more you and your family will enjoy the time off.

Michigan Activity Pass – Explore for Free!

This summer you can use your library card to explore Michigan cultural attractions, state parks and recreation areas! The Michigan Activity Pass offers cardholders at more than 400 participating Michigan libraries a one-day pass to explore – at no cost – hundreds of Michigan’s state parks, historic sites, cultural attractions, campgrounds and recreation areas simply by visiting their local library or the Michigan Activity Pass website.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Information

If you are cleaning out the garage this summer and need a place to drop off old bottles of weed killer or household cleaners, the Ingham County Health Department is here to help. The ICHD collects household hazardous waste, such as pesticides, chemicals and oil-based paints every Thursday from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., through September. For a list of what they do and do not take, go to

Weekend Family Fun

Lansing Lugnuts Baseball vs. West Michigan Whitecaps – Cooley Law School Stadium
Friday, June 26th through Sunday, June 28th
Go Nuts downtown for a Lansing Lugnuts Baseball game! The classic American pastime is alive and well in our community, so be a part of the fun.

Delta Rocks! Family Festival – Sharp Park
Saturday, June 27 from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Free family festival featuring games, live animals, inflatable attractions, kid's make-it-take-it crafts, face painting, music, super sling shot, trackless train, bubble booth, concessions and more.

Summer Campfire Series~Frog Forage – Harris Nature Center
Saturday, June 27th at 7:00 p.m.
You don't have to go camping to experience nature and the outdoors on a summer evening. Each program includes time around the campfire with a traditional campfire treat and a guided evening walk.
Admission: $3 per person or $7 per family.

Important Dates Coming Up

* Monday, 6/29: Tuition Grace Period Day
* Wednesday, 7/1: Program Liaison Marney Turner’s birthday
* Friday, 7/3: EC3 closed in observance of Independence Day

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I recommend EC3 wholeheartedly, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. They have been the utmost professional and proactive in their response and communication. They adhere to the strictest safety and sanitation protocols and it shows. Since returning our child has thrived in Toddlerland and I am grateful for the tutelage his teachers provide him and us! The quality curriculum is evident and appreciated. The teachers are treated as valued educators and this makes a noticeable difference. I know each day our child is receiving excellent care which eases our minds as we work from home to provide for our family.

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