EC3 Newsletter - 1/8/16

Published: 2016-01-08

Happy New Year!

We wish all of EC3’s families, staff, and supporters a happy and healthy New Year!

Mom’s Lunch Next Wednesday

On the second Wednesday of each month, EC3 hosts a “mom’s lunch” for any mom interested in getting to know other moms. Bring your lunch and come to the 2nd floor conference room at 12:15; there’s no “program,” just conversation and lots of laughs! RSVP at

If Disaster Strikes, is Your Family Prepared?

Thankfully this winter hasn’t been too awful (yet). But it is always a good idea to be prepared for severe weather year-round. Being prepared for disasters and emergencies can seem like a big job. Many people don't know where to start, so they never start at all.

With the “Do 1 Thing” program you can take small steps that make a big difference in an emergency. Do 1 Thing is a 12-month program that makes it easy for you to prepare yourself, your family, and your community for emergencies or disasters. The website sends you a monthly list of “things to do” – if you follow along for an entire year, you will be better prepared to handle most disasters and emergencies.

Guide to Children’s Symptoms of Illness

Is it a simple cold, or the flu? A stomach bug or too many holiday sweets? Pinkeye or allergies? Parents are always faced with the challenge of determining whether or not their children are sick because they can’t run to the doctor’s office every day. Here’s an online tool that allows you to put in the symptoms and see if you should seek professional counsel: The tool allows you to select the child’s age (infant, toddler, preschooler, big kid) and the symptoms he/she has; it then presents the possible causes and implications so you can determine your next steps. It even gives you links to photos of certain conditions so you can compare for yourself!

January Scholastic Book Orders

Tired of reading the same book over and over at bedtime every night? Scholastic has compiled a list of the 100 Greatest Books for Kids (, broken down into categories by age! Most of these books are available on the Scholastic website, so as you are placing your book club order you can add a few of these to your child’s library! January catalogs will be in cubbies early next week, and you can shop online at: One-Time Class Activation Code: L4CNM. January orders are due by Thursday, January 14th.

Indoor Large Motor Activities – Get the Kids Moving!

We are in the throes of winter, and the time of year where there isn’t much going on around town. It is too cold to spend much time outside and the kids are bouncing off the walls. Check out our EC3 Pinterest page for lots of fun ways to get the kids moving when you are cooped up all weekend.

Weekend Family Fun

Tadpole Storytime – Impression 5 Science Center
Sunday, January 10th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Capital Area District Library’s early literacy experts have teamed up with Impression 5's education specialists for preschool science story times, geared toward ages 3-6! Admission to I5 is free when you show your CADL card or I5 member card, with seating on a first-come basis. They’ll have a different topic and activity each month. Today's topic: Engineering.

Important Dates Coming Up

* Saturday, 1/9: Support Staff Brent Hale’s Birthday
* Monday, 1/11: Tuition Grace Period Day
* Monday, 1/11: Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, 12:00 p.m., 2nd Floor Conference Room
* Monday, 1/11: Toddler Teacher Claudia “Burger” Conley’s Birthday
* Monday, 1/11: Preschool Teacher Wanda Esch’s Birthday
* Tuesday, 1/12: Program Committee Meeting, 4:30 p.m., 2nd Floor Conference Room
* Tuesday, 1/12: Staff Meeting, 6:15 p.m.
* Wednesday, 1/13: Second Wednesday Mom’s Lunch, 12:15 p.m., 2nd Floor Conference Room
* Wednesday, 1/13: Development & Marketing Committee Meeting, 5:00 p.m., 2nd Floor Conference Room

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We are very grateful for EC3 and their professionalism during the Covid-19 pandemic. We know our child is in excellent care receiving a positive, enriching education that his valued teachers provide. Since entering Toddlerland, we have seen clear evidence of the fine and gross motor skills they have worked on with our little person and it is appreciated. We feel fortunate to have great child care like EC3 in the Lansing area.

Paul Wozniak
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