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Family-Teacher Conferences, Self-Help Skills, and Open House

Dear Families of Room 1:


FAMILY-TEACHER CONFERENCES:  Room 1 will be having conferences next week!  Keep an eye out for a calendar near the sign-in book.  We are excited to meet with you so that we can talk about how things are going with you and learn more from you about your child.  Conference slots will be 20 minutes in length and we can provide childcare for children enrolled at the CDC.


SELF-HELP SKILLS:  At our teacher planning meeting on Friday, we spent quite a bit of time talking about some of the things we have observed the children doing that indicate they are ready to take some new steps in our routine each day.  Self-help skills are something that young children are learning from infancy onward.  If you are interested in learning more about self-help skills and routines, this article may of interest to you:




I found it to be interesting because it talks about what can be expected at different ages, how to support a child in learning self-help skills, and why a child might resist learning self-help skills.


In Room 1, we are going to focus on the following:


  • Drinking from an open cup at snack time: We put a little water in the cups so that children can practice drinking from them at snack time.
  • Cleaning their own snack spots: We noticed that children have been wanting to help bring their dishes to the sink, so we will have a bin where they can clear their dishes after snack.
  • Visiting the toilets: We are planning to start bringing some of the children to Room 2 to see the toilets and try them out, if the children are interested.


OPEN HOUSE:  You should have received an email about open house on Tuesday, September 30, at 5-6 p.m.  We are looking forward to having you stop by, if you can!  Bring family and friends and see what’s happening in your child’s classroom, chat with your child’s teachers, meet other program families, make new friends, and help us create relationships and develop a sense of community among all involved with our Center. See you there!


Have a great week, everyone.


  • The Teachers of Room 1 –


BCC: Families of Room 1, Teachers of Room 1, Supervising Staff at the CDC




The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning,

Vanderbilt University (n.d.).

Teaching your child to: Become independent with daily routines.

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