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Yearly Calendar

August 18 (Monday) Parent Orientation Meeting
7:00 p.m.
August 20 (Wednesday) Children Begin
September 1 (Monday) CLOSED Labor Day
Holiday for Children and Staff
November 7 (Friday) CLOSED Staff Development Day – all staff attend National Conference in Dallas
November 26-28 (Wed-Fri) CLOSED Thanksgiving Holidays
for Children and Staff
December 17 (Wednesday)   Last Day of the Fall Semester
Center closes at 5:30
December 18-Jan 6 CLOSED Winter Holidays for Children and Staff
Januray 7 (Wednesday) Children Return
January 19 (Monday) CLOSED Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Holiday for Children and Staff
March 16-20 (Mon-Fri) CLOSED Spring Break for Children and Staff
May 15 (Friday) Children's Last Day -
Center Closes at 5:30
May 18-May 29 (Mon-Fri) CLOSED
June 1 (Monday) Optional Summer Program Begins
July 1 (Wednesday) Last Day of Summer School

Traditional Calendar

  • Family home visits
  • 1st Parent Meeting
  • Back to School
  • Halloween Carnival
  • Teachers go to National or State Conferences
  • Hearing, Vision and Speech evaluations for 4 and 5 year old children
  • Grandparent and Special Friends Brunch (the Tuesday before Thanksgiving break)
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Charitable Donation Drive
  • Family tradition celebration around the "Carol of Lights"
  • Back to School
  • Parent Meeting for children going to Kindergarten next year
  • Valentine's Party
  • Parent Meeting
  • Egg Hunt
  • “Week of the Young Child” (week of national recognition of the importance of the early years)
  • CDRC Circus on the playground
  • Playground work day
  • Yearly evaluations by the parents
  • Parent / Teacher Conferences
  • Every Day is Different Day (a week long even where there is something different every day – like bike day, water day, pajama day, etc.)
  • Joyland family fun night
  • “Movin’ on” party (a party for children leaving the CDRC either because of a move or going to Kindergarten)
  • End of year picnic
  • End of school year

Watch for signs and information in our newsletter about these events and how you can be involved.
Field trips take place every month (with a few exceptions). Sometimes children under the age of 2 will go on field trips with special permission from parents. Parents are always invited and encouraged to attend.