April 2018 Newsletter

Our Mission:
King’s Daughters Child Care Center cares for children in a nurturing, safe environment encouraging educational experiences, which promote social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.
A Message from the Executive Director
Happy Spring (almost)!
Our Toddler 1 classroom is finished! This could not have been possible without so many generous donations that were made in memory of Stephanie and Stuart Bloch. The classroom looks amazing. It is colorful, bright and well organized.
With Toddler 1 complete, I am very excited to say that Toddler 2 remodel will begin on Monday, April 16. Thanks to the generosity of several foundations, we are able to begin this remodel much sooner than anticipated. The Bloch Family Foundation has awarded the Center a $10,000 matching grant to be used towards the remodel. Every donation that is made to honor Stephanie and Stuart’s memory will be matched by the Foundation’s grant. In addition to Toddler 2 remodel, the hallway flooring will be replaced along with three windows that face the Toddler 2 play yard. Ceiling tiles and some lighting will be completed in Jasmine’s office and the main office area as well. I am very grateful for the support of these Foundations as well as the Community that is giving us the opportunity to enhance the Center!
Congratulations to Miss Megan and Miss Erin who did an outstanding job in WVIT II. They did an amazing job representing the Center and their classroom projects were well done. Each of them put in 3 classroom hours each week as well as many hours outside of the classroom preparing for their final projects. Thank you ladies for a job well done and for your professionalism representing King’s Daughters!
Many thanks to all the families who came out to support the Center at Panera and the Wheeling Nailer’s Game! It was great seeing so many of our families out enjoying a meal or cheering on the hockey team. I am very thankful for the Board of Directors for their help in selling tickets for the Nailer’s Game and volunteering their time to sell 50/50 tickets at the game. Special thanks to one of Wheeling’s finest, Officer Josh Sanders and his wife Jess, who helped at the game as well. Thank you all for your time.
For those of you who shop on Amazon, here is an easy way to give back to the Center. Just click this link and shop. A portion of the money you spend goes directly to King’s Daughters!
Please welcome Miss Emily to the Toddler 2 classroom. She accepted the position as the Room Coordinator. Emily is a recent graduate of WVU where she earned her degree in Education. While attending WVU, she interned at a child care center in Morgantown in the Toddler 2 classroom.
Jasmine is collecting personal supplies, such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, socks, for foster children during the month of April. This is in collaboration with the Ohio County Family Resource Network. Donations can be left in the office or given to the teachers. Thank you for supporting this effort!
The Amazing Raise is quickly approaching. Mark you calendars for May 1 when you will have the opportunity to make a donation to the Center. This event is a 24 hour online giving day. More details and reminders will be sent out closer to the day!
                                            ~ Jamie
King’s Daughters at the Wheeling Nailer’s Game
Thank you for coming out to support King’s Daughters!
Pictured: Jamie Remp, Briana Schulze (Board member), Jess Sanders & Mark Merritt (Board Member).
Toddler 1
Toddler 1 – After
A storage closet was created along with an eating area for the children. Old cabinets and plumbing were removed which gave the room some additional space!
Wish List
Below are items we use on a regular basis at the Center and always welcome as a donation!
Glue sticks | Velcro | Dry Erase Markers | Hard Cover Books | White Out (tape) | Craft supplies | Hand Soap with Moisturizer | Large Crayons | Markers | Various Craft Supplies | Clorox wipes
    Mark your calendars!
May 1: Amazing Raise. The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) will once again take part in Give Local America, a national day of community giving on May 1, 2018. The Amazing Raise is a 24-hour (12:00 am to 11:59 pm) giving challenge where donors across the Ohio Valley will come together to raise money for our local nonprofits.
August 25, 2018:
Registration is open. Team Registration forms are located on the website or email for more information.
The Center will be closed the following holidays:
  • May 28 Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • September 3 Labor Day
  • November 22 and 23 Thanksgiving
  • December 24, 25 and 26 Holiday Break
Special recognition:
Special birthdays wishes to our staff:
Miss Ashlee April 28
Miss Brittany & Miss Tiffanie May 3
Miss Kate – June 3
Miss Melissa – June 17
Congratulations to those celebrating a work anniversary:
Miss Jasmine 7 years on April 13
Miss Lindsay 2 years on May 22
Miss Marissa 1 year on May 30
Miss Carla 7 years on June 20
Thank you ladies for your dedication to the families of the Center!
Miss Christine, Miss Marissa, Miss Megan and Miss Lori
Please send your best wishes to Miss Marissa
who will be getting married on May 19th.
We wish her all the best on her wedding day!
Helpful reminders for the Center:
  • There is no smoking near or in front of Center during pick up or drop off. Please refrain from smoking, even while in vehicles.
  • Key fobs are assigned to you personally. Do not share your fob with others.
  • When parking in front of the building, please park to the right (close to the building). The left side allows for traffic to flow. If you park on the left side, it blocks traffic.
  • Please make sure your child has an extra set of clothes, diapers/wipes, formula (if applicable).
  • Special diets need to be discussed with Jasmine. She will work with families to ensure your child is fed according to any allergies or special diet request.
  • Please do not allow your child to bring in outside food or drinks into the Center or leave food/drinks in lockers.
  • Toys often get lost or broken when children bring them from home. Please only send toys with your child on show and tell day. This gives children the chance to show their friends their favorite toy and talk about it.
Meet our Staff:
Infant Room: Carla, Lacey, Lindsay & Kate
Toddler 1: Megan, Marissa & Tiffanie
Toddler 2: Emily, Sam & Amanda
Pre-School: Melissa and Brittany
Pre-K: Lori and Lisa
Erin – Front Desk
Kitchen: Christine
Volunteer: Miss Barb – Office
Jasmine, Center Director:
Jamie, Executive Director:
*If you know someone who is interested in becoming a Child Care Provider for us, please have them drop off a resume or email us!*
Meet our 2018 Board of Directors:
Matthew Osborne, President
Lea Ridenhour, Vice President
Briana Schulze, Treasurer
Patti Kota, Secretary
Laura Carter
Lori Kenamond
Jessica Benedict
Sara DeLong
MaryLu Hutchins
Jeanie Prince
Mark Merritt
Ashley Kepner
Valerie Piko
You and your child are important to us!
If you wish to share something special about the Center or Staff or if you ever have a concern, please call or email:
Telephone: 304-233-1114
The beauty that surrounds me is absolutely breathtaking…
it’s the faces of the children!