Dates to Remember:
Dec 1 – “A Very Merry Christmas” Program,
Dec 6 – Santa visits UCD! 10:00 AM
Dec 21 – 1st day of Winter
Dec 22 – Christmas Pajama Party!
Dec 25-Jan 1– NO SCHOOL! Christmas
Vacation! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
Nov-27-Dec 1 – Woodland Creatures
Dec 4-8 – Manners
Dec 11-15 – Seasons: Winter
Dec 18-22 – Christmas!
Friday, December 1st is the big day! UCD’s 6th annual Christmas program!
The Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten Readiness rooms will be performing an adaptation of “A Very Merry Christmas” by Maudie Powell-Tuck.
The infants are not old enough to be involved in this event, however, all our families are more than welcome to attend!
The program will take place in the University United Methodist Church sanctuary at 6:00 PM. Refreshments will follow the production in the gymnasium.
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.
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Ms. Kaylie is our Infant Room teacher.