Garden City Child Development Center
406 N. 1st St.
Buckeye, AZ 85326
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Monday - Friday
5:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Welcome New Team Member
You may have seen Ms. Raquel around this month. Raquel joined our team just before Thanksgiving and has worked as an assistant or substitute in every classroom. She has a background in Montessori teaching, music, and is pursuing her degree in education. Please welcome her when you see her.
Thumbs Up Award
The Thumbs Up Award this month goes to Ms. Gerri. Gerri was nominated by our team for being flexible to the needs of our scheduling. She has been working split shifts ever since she started with us and has been doing so with a smile and no complaints. This is an example of “Giving more than is expected,” one of our six core values. Thumbs up to you, Ms. Gerri! Thank you!
New Family Breakfast
One of the ways we have begun to integrate new families into our community is to invite them to breakfast with their child on a quarterly basis. The next breakfast is on January 25th. If you are new to Garden City, look for an invitation in your email in the next few days. Then, please let us know if you are able to come, so we can plan for you.
Team Spirit Week
The week of Jan. 28th thru Feb. 1st has been designated Team Spirit Week. Children and adults are invited to wear clothing that announces your favorite sports team. Who knows? We may even have a prize for the class that participates the most! (Go Hawks!)
Calendar - Looking Ahead
Feb. 4th – Early Head Start classes are closed. Preschool classes are open.
Feb. 12th – Presidents’ Day – We are OPEN!
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.
Also, please remember that sandals for school need backs on them to hold them on your child’s feet. The others are not really safe for school.
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 – Jesus as a Child
And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man. Luke 2:40
We don’t know much about Jesus as a child. What we do know is that his family was visited by Wise Men when He was about 2. They moved then and again when Herod died. We know that He was raised by a carpenter. We know when He was about 12 his parents went to Jerusalem and couldn’t find Him for days. His parents were afraid. Was Jesus afraid? This verse in Luke tells us that Jesus grew in all the ways we try to promote growth in your children. He grew intellectually, physically, socially, and spiritually.
Sometimes it is hard to make our Bible history come alive for children. Here are a few things to try:
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