October 2017 Newsletter

A Message from the Executive Director
So many great things have been happening at the Center and I’m looking forward to many, many more! In July, the security system was installed. Cameras are now in every classroom as well as in the back and the front of the building. I am working on additional funding to add two more cameras to the play areas outside. Many thanks to the J.B. Chambers Foundation and the Hoffmann Foundation for their support in making this happen.
In August, the Pre-K classroom was painted and given a mini-makeover. It looks amazing and the kids were excited to see their new room. Thanks to a donation from the Dorothy Greig Johnson Circle, Toddler II has a new kitchen set for the children and Toddler I received a couple animal chairs.
Thanks to WesBanco and a grant from the Parlin Trust, we received our Frog Street curriculum. Each classroom received a set of materials that is geared towards the age range of that room. This material will be used in addition to what we are currently doing. Frog Street will be offering a training session in November to help our teachers get familiar with all of the information they now have.
Wheeling’s 3rd Annual Dragon Boat Race was amazing! The day began with temperatures in the high 50’s and ended with sun and temps in the 70’s. Couldn’t have ask for a better day! We had 26 teams compete this year. Oglebay Institute dancers welcomed our teams and spectators with a wonderful Spirit of the Dragon dance. They worked very hard (in a short time frame) to pick music and create a dance for us. Thank you to all the girls and Oglebay Institute for being part of opening ceremonies. The event raised about $27,000 for the Center. This money is used towards the overall operations of the Center.
The Center’s Tier II application was renewed again this year. Thank you to Jasmine, Erin and Lisa who worked together to fill a 3″ binder with all the information necessary to keep our Tier II level in good standing. Part of maintaining our Tier II license is to provide additional continuing education classes. Some upcoming seminars and conferences are:
  • Great Beginnings Conference: Infant & Toddler (Donrita and Jasmine)
  • WV Infant & Toddler training: Julia
  • WVAYC Director’s Retreat: Jamie and Jasmine
  • WV Infant & Toddler II training: Megan
On August 6, 2017, the Center lost a wonderful woman who deeply cared about the mission and the children at King’s Daughters. Stephanie Bloch was known to many people as caring, loving, giving and selfless. Although I only knew Stephanie in my short three years here, she left a lasting imprint on me and the work I am to do here. Stephanie will always be remembered at the Center. The Toddler I classroom will be remodeled and dedicated to her in 2018.
                                            ~ Jamie
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!
August 25, 2018:
More information about registration will be available later this year.
The Center will be closed the following holidays:
  • November 23 and 24
  • December 22 – Early Dismissal at 1 pm.
  • December 25 & 26
  • January 1, 2018
Special recognition:
Special birthdays wishes to our staff:
Miss Jasmine – 10th
Miss Donrita 11th
Miss Summer – 18th
Miss Lori – 25th
Miss Niah – 27th
Miss Carla – 9th
Miss Lisa & Miss Erin – 26th
Miss Julia – 12th
Work Anniversaries:
Miss Megan celebrates 10 years at the Center on October 24 and
Miss Lisa celebrates 5 years on November 12.
Thank you both for your many years here at King’s Daughters
and for the love you show the children everyday!
Miss Megan, Miss Tiffanie, Miss Melissa, Miss Niah and Miss LIndsay
Helpful reminders for the Center:
  • Please do not give the children the code for the Center.
  • When parking in front of the building, please park to the right (close to the building). The left side allows for traffic to flow when families have picked up children. 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) at the Center.
  • Special diets need to be discussed with Jasmine. The Center 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 (especially the classrooms). I ask that you leave food and drinks in the car. It is not permitted in the classrooms.
  • 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, Erin, Lindsay
Toddler 1: Megan, Julia, Marissa
Toddler 2: Donrita and Sam
Pre-School: Melissa and Brittany
Pre-K: Lori and Lisa
Erin – Front Desk and Infant Room
Kitchen: Christine
Volunteers: 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!*
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
Every child is a different kind of flower and all together,
make this world a beautiful garden.