Isabella Child Development Center

A free preschool serving eligible 3 and 4 year olds

Morning Class

Dec. 19: Christmas Party

              9:00 – 10:30 pm

Dec. 20 - Jan. 5: Vacation

Jan. 6: School Resumes

Our Christmas party will be on Thursday, Dec. 19th.  Please plan to arrive with your child at 9:00 am. 

Important Dates

Afternoon Class

Dec. 18: Christmas Party

              1:00 – 2:30 pm

Dec. 20 - Jan. 5: Vacation

Jan. 6: School Resumes

Our Christmas party will be on Wednesday, Dec. 18th.  Please plan to arrive with your child at 1:00 pm.  

Fun Things to Do

*Talk with your child about what he/she likes to do with their 

friends at school.

*Make some hot chocolate, snuggle up with your child and 

read a book with him/her.

*While you are busy with holiday preparations give your 

child some paper and crayons or markers. Let them 

draw pictures to use as gift tags or placemats.

Outside Play & Warm Clothes

Please send snow pants, boots, coats, hats and mittens every day.      Continue to practice putting on winter outdoor gear until your child is able to do so with only a little help from teachers for the really hard parts like zipping. 

Sorting Stuff

  Children learn many math skills long before they are ready for the basics of addition and subtraction. One of these skills is the ability to sort objects.

  When they sort, children groups things that belong together in some way.  Kids often sort by color---red, blocks in one group, blue blocks in another---or by shape---triangle blocks here, rectangle blocks there.

  When children’s rooms are organized, their toys become natural objects to sort.  At cleanup time, alphabet blocks go into one containers, colored blocks into another; farm animals in one tub and toy cars in a box.

  In helping with laundry, children can sort clothes into piles of shirts, shorts, pants, underwear, and socks.  After dishes are done, kids can put away knives, then forks, and then spoons.  In helping to put away groceries, children can divide boxes from cans or bathroom items from kitchen items.  By lending a hand in sorting things into the appropriate recycling containers, children also develop earth-friendly habits.

  Early in the child’s explorations of sorting activities, adults play a useful role by providing words for what the child is doing (”I see you are putting all the square blocks together”).  We also can help extend sorting (“Let’s see if we can find all the rectangle blocks”). In time children begin to use these words and expand their understanding of the mathematical world.