Lighthouse News November 2017

Lighthouse News
November 2017

Our next closings will be Thursday and Friday, November 23-24th for Thanksgiving and Professional Day.
We must remind parents that daily rates cover 9 hours of service only. Once over 9 hours an extra $5 per child per day is required to be paid. Nine hours would be 7-4pm, 8-5pm or less. Many parents have signed up for example, 7:30 to 4:30 but then arrive before 7 or pick up way beyond 4:30. We do not have enough staff to do accommodate this. We can now only accept emergency drop offs like this if you call in advance.
Infant parents: Please LABEL your child’s carseat with your last name. We have relatives that pick up not knowing which carseat belongs to the child and end up taking the wrong one. Thank you!!
We are now being forced by the state to raise our rates. Infant rate is now $57 per day. Toddler rate is now $53 per day. Preschool rate will remain the same! This increase is to be used specifically to increase wages and benefits for our staff. It is very important that you put your child’s full name on your payments, especially if the child’s name is different from the parent name.
We will have our Thanksgiving breakfast feast on Wednesday the 22nd. Sign-up sheets will be on the outside of each classroom.
Please make sure your child has an extra set of clothes at all times. We only have a couple of pairs for each age group and we want to avoid any embarrassment for our little friends. If your child is potty-training please send in several sets of clothes.
Please make sure you pack your child plenty of snacks along with a lunch to last throughout the day. Our kiddos eat a few times a day and some are very hungry and run out by the afternoon. We have microwaves in every room and can heat up anything for lunch as well.
Did You Know????
Do you want to improve your child’s immune system?? Essential oils can help! Young Living makes a blend called Thieves that consists of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary. All of these oils promote a healthy immune system. Lemon alone consists of 68% D-limonine, a powerful antioxidant and may be beneficial for the skin as well. Eucalyptus supports a healthy respiratory system and soothes sore muscles after exercise. Rosemary includes the naturally occurring constituents eucalyptol and alpha-pinene. This is one of the most broadly used plants throughout the ages due to it’s health benefits. You can diffuse Thieves or add it to a carrier oil and roll it on the body. I put this on my children daily to promote their overall wellness.