Garden City Child Development Center

406 N. 1st St.

Buckeye, AZ 85326

 

Phone: 623-386-2246

Email: admin@gardencitycdc.com

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Our Hours

Monday - Friday

5:30 AM - 6:30 PM

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Food Drive

Thanks to everyone that donated to the food drive.  We will be delivering all the food to All Faith Community Service/Food Bank this week.

 

What if? (Story telling tips)

Story telling is a great way to build language and creativity in your children.  The most obvious way is to read books to them.  Here are some other ideas:

  1.  Play the “What if?” game.  What if you found some money on the street?  What is the sky was orange instead of blue?  What if you could dance like a ballerina?  It’s endless.  Be sure to let them pose what if questions to you.
  2. Make up songs to familiar tunes.  The words can be as simple as what you would say in a normal voice to creating rhymes.  “Well, I’m going to the store to the store…”  Or “Did you ever see a snake, baking a cake, down by the bay?”
  3. Start the story and take turns adding to it.  “Once upon a time there was a little girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead….tell me what the little girl did.”

 

Preschool Graduation

We are preparing for the preschool graduation celebration scheduled on May 16th at the Chamber of Commerce here in Buckeye from 6:30-7:30pm.  We will be sending an email to all the graduates families with more information. If you have any questions in the meantime, please ask the office.  

 

 

 

Calendar - Looking Ahead

 

April 

12th - New Parent Breakfast  7:30 - 8:30 AM 

19th - Good Friday - We are closed 

21st - Easter Sunday 

22nd - Monday, still closed 

 

May 

6th-10th - Child Care Appreciation Week

9th -  Early Head Start Classes Closed for Staff Development

12th - Mothers' Day 

16th - Preschool Graduation 6:30 PM 

        

 

Facebook

Garden City is  on Facebook!  Look for us and like us there. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-City-Child-Development-Center/629116287192372?ref=hl

We normally update it at least once a week.  

 

Family in Focus

Did you know that we are praying for you?  We are.  And we draw a name from our watering can every week or so to find a family (or team member) to focus on.  When we draw your name, we will ask if there is something specific we can pray for you or your family.  Experience tells me, this usually comes at a really good time!  The names for the  Family in Focus will be posted (without prayer requests) on the board in the entry way, along with the memory verse for the month.  That way you can pray along with us and be a part of blessing various families in the Garden City community.

 

Scholastic Book Club

Look out for our Monthly book catalogs through Scholastic. Keep your eyes open for those $1 books.  Great deals offered especially for upcoming holidays.

 

 

 

 

Bible Theme – Miracles and Parables

"Your faith has made you well.  Go in peace." 

The idea of "miracles" can be a bit abstract for young children.  On the one hand, their experiences are limited so many things can SEEM like miracles.  And we don't want them to confuse miracles with magic. 

Parables may be a bit easier if you are in the habit of reading stories to them that have life lessons. 

Here are some things to try at home: 

  •  Explain the miracles are something God can do, but people can't.  It isn't a trick.  It's just God's power at work. 
  • Do you have a dead flower or plant around the house?  Ask your child what it would take to make it come alive again. How long will it take?  Write down each idea and try each one for the suggested amount of time.  Did any of them work? People can not make something dead come to life, but God can! 
  • Get 2 glasses.  Fill one with water.  Ask your child if we can make the water turn into grape juice by just pouring it into the other glass.  Try it a few times.  Does it work?  We can't do it, but Jesus can! 
  •  Make up a scenario what has moral implications.  For example,"There were two children playing with blocks.  Each one had built a castle with the blocks, but had some part of it missing.  One child had to go to the bathroom.  When he left, the other child noticed that the exact piece he needed was on the other child's castle.  What should he do?  Why?"  Talk about several ways to end the story.  Then explain that the stories that Jesus told taught us how to live good lives.  They are parables. 

 

 

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