Please make sure that your children’s emergency information is up to date. If you haven’t done so, please inform us right away. New employment? New cell phone? New work hours? New authorized pick-up?......
MUSIC CLASS @ KIH. Ms. Karen will be back beginning the week of 09/13/21 for our weekly music class. This school year, she will come to KIH every Monday instead of Thursday, as her work schedule shifted a little. As always, we cannot thank her enough for always accommodating our students.
Please bring in an extra set of clothing for your child’s supply in school. Remember to label everything to avoid mix-ups or lost items. The old set of clothing will be sent home, as soon as we have replacement. Also, perhaps you should consider replacing your children’s school shoes for the new school year. Thank you!
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Welcome all KIH Families! We are excited for the upcoming 2021-22 school year with the anticipation of greater things to happen. Summer is winding down, and the 2020-21 school year is now in our rear view mirror. It had been a year with its own sets of challenges, but with glimpses of positivity! Certainly an improvement from the last half of the previous school year before. Everyone gets ready as we look forward to many seasonal events and activities autumn has to offer. Aside from the sensory-filled fall scheme we all love to experience, we have Holidays such as Rosh Hashana, Halloween and Thanksgiving to anticipate and really get excited about! While this year, as we continue to go about “normalizing” our routine the best way possible, we have to consistently find creative ways to celebrate safely.
Undoubtedly, COVID-19 and its variants is here for a while longer. Please be reminded that we all must remain vigilant and practice all the safety protocols outlined by the various health agencies, medical professionals and experts alike. It’s our job as adults to keep our morale and spirits HIGH for our children. We can still do it! We’ve been resilient before, and we’ll continue to do so. Collectively, all the small changes we adapted in to our daily living, are helping to protect our families and neighborhood evidently. So let us continue to maintain safe distance; wear masks properly; hand wash; stay home if not feeling well; and get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
With the lingering effects from the height of last year’s pandemic, I underestimated the enormity of the emotional and financial impact it had on us and the center. In part because of the uncertainty of it all. I admit it still is a struggle. Our daycare, staff and students are blessed to somehow get through what was the most difficult time in our school’s history. I cannot personally show enough gratitude to all of you who have supported us tremendously. Thank you for your positive energy and continuing to stick with us. The overhead cost of school materials, supplies, etc. have increased, in addition to meeting new (and evolving) DCFS requirements. To offset the increasing operational cost without losing the safety and educational quality you expect in caring for our children, KIH tuition rates have also increased accordingly with the times. Please take a moment to review our new rates and updated tuition information, if you haven’t done so.
Meanwhile, as our little ones get ready for the first week of SY 2021-2022, our main goal this month will be centered on establishing daily routines in class. We have many topics and skills to learn and work on, as we all adjust to the many changes happening in school. We will be learning our teachers and friends’ names, adjust to the new schedule and spend time discussing safety and social rules. The whole month will also be focused on assessing the children’s developmental skills, as that will serve as a baseline in order to cater our teaching goals toward their individual needs and educational interests. We are looking forward to an even more fun and knowledge-filled school year! Your children’s teachers have selected age-appropriate themes that your little ones will definitely enjoy and learn from. As we get to know the group of children in the classroom, we will have a better perspective as to what their interests are, which we can absolutely expand on in class. We highly encourage every family’s participation by checking the monthly calendar and sharing theme-related materials with your child’s class. We are each other’s greatest resources.
We have a lot more in store for this school year, as it is our commitment to provide only the best care and education to your children! Be sure to join us as we journey together through the seasons of learning – from their smallest inquiries to their biggest discoveries!