Dates to Remember:
Dec 1 - Date Day, Noon-4:00 PM
Dec 4 - Santa visits, 10:00 AM
Dec 7 - Christmas Program.
Dec 14 - Date Night, 5:30-7:30 PM
Dec 21 - Pajama Day and Book Exchange!
Dec 24-Jan 1 - UCD Closed for Christmas Break
Dec 3-7 - Twas the Night Before Christmas
Dec 10-14 - Seasons: Winter
Dec 17-21 - Christmas
Dec 24-28 - No School! Closed for Christmas Break!!
Christmas Program: On December 7th, UCD's annual Christmas Program is happening at 6:00 pm. The Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten Readiness classes will all participate in performing an adaption of Clement Moore's Twas the Night Before Christmas. If you would like to come and enjoy the show, it will take place at 6:00 in the Church Sanctuary.
Date Day: Got some Christmas shopping you still need to do? Sign up for Date Day, Saturday, December 1st from Noon-4:00 PM! Date Day childcare will include lunch, nap, and entertainment until pick up. Price to-be-announced.
Pajama Day and Book Exchange: On December 21st, infants can come dressed in their favorite cozy pajamas and enjoy the day! The infant room will also be participating in a book exchange. If you would like to participate, you can send your infant in with a wrapped gender neutral book to exchange!
Making Baby’s First Christmas a Safe Christmas:
Keep live holiday plants out of reach. Mistletoe and holly berries are toxic, and children are notoriously curious about anything new, especially anything visually attractive.
Christmas trees are not inherently toxic, but needles may choke a baby or puncture delicate tissues. Take special care if your mobile infant is apt to put anything in his/her mouth. With its lights and shiny ornaments, a decorated Christmas tree is likely to prove irresistible. Also, curious infants are apt to grab hold of low branches, possibly bringing the entire tree down on their heads. And delicate glass ornaments may shatter easily, posing an obvious risk of laceration.
Be sure to screen everything that comes down the chimney. Some of Santa's toys may include small, sharp or breakable parts. Read labels and buy age-appropriate toys only. Avoid leaving plastic shopping bags or wrappings lying around. They may pose a suffocation risk.
Electric decorations, and especially lights, pose potential shock hazards. Check for frayed wires poor connections or empty light sockets. Also avoid overloading outlets, or empty light sockets.
Virtually any decoration may pose a choking hazard. Keep an eye out for small, loose pieces that may fall within baby's reach.
Finally, lighted candles should only be used where an infant can't possibly get to them, and should never be allowed to burn unattended.