Isabella Child Development Center

A free preschool serving eligible 3 and 4 year olds

Important Dates

Nov. 6: Museum Field Trip

Nov. 28: NO SCHOOL

Outside Play & Warm Clothes

  Children will continue to play outside everyday unless the weather is too cold or rainy or snowy. Please send warm coats, hats and mittens so children are ready for playing outside. Mittens are much easier for children to put on than gloves. Once it begins to snow children will also need snow pants and boots.

   Please clearly label all winter clothing with your child’s name.

  If providing winter clothing for your child is a problem please let us know.

Morning  Newsletter

Fun Things to Do With Your Child

*Plan an easy meal or snack and let your child help with the cooking. 

*Head to the library and pick out some books to read about a topic your 

  child is interested in.

*Turn up the tunes and have a dance party.

*Take a walk around your neighborhood or in the park.

Helping Children be Independent

  At school children have many opportunities to be independent. We encourage them to do things for themselves with assistance as needed. We spend time teaching and practicing the skills we want children to have. Teachers continue to help with the more difficult steps such as zipping coats or tying shoes.

  Important skills for children so that they can be independent at school include

  • Using the bathroom, flushing the toilet, and washing their hands
  • Putting away toys when finished playing
  • Serving themselves at snack time and cleaning up when finished
  • Packing papers into their backpacks
  • Getting dressed for outside play

The more chances children have to practice these skills, the quicker they will become an expert at them.

  There is a sequence chart children can follow as they put their clothing on for outside play. Mittens, rather than gloves, make the job easier.


Important Dates

Nov. 27: NO PM Class

Fun Things to Do With Your Child

*Plan an easy meal or snack and let your child help with the cooking. 

*Head to the library and pick out some books to read about a topic your child is interested in.

*Turn up the tunes and have a dance party.

*Take a walk around your neighborhood or in the park.

Afternoon Newsletter


Outside Play & Warm Clothes

  Children will continue to play outside everyday unless the weather is too cold or rainy or snowy. Please send warm coats, hats and mittens so children are ready for playing outside. Mittens are much easier for children to put on than gloves. Once it begins to snow children will also need snow pants and boots.

   Be sure your child is able to recognize their own belongs. Many items look similar. Please clearly label all winter clothing with your child’s name so teachers can get items to the correct child.

   Getting dressed with all the winter gear is a big task for preschoolers.  It takes lots of practice at home so they can learn to do it at school.  Attached you will find 2 tip sheets to help teach and practice with your child.  Teachers can then help with the really hard parts like zipping. 

  If providing winter clothing for your child is a problem please let us know.