Volume 10 | August 2020
August Newsletter
We currently have openings at all of our centers!

If you or someone you know is looking for a safe, educational, and fun child care program, please send them our way.

You can fill out an enrollment form online or contact the center you are interested in attending.

Thank you for helping us grow!
Health & Wellness: Breathe with Me!
At Skip-a-Long, we implement the Conscious Discipline model, a social-emotional learning model that is built on safety, connection and problem-solving. It is based on teaching with love responses instead of teaching with fear responses.

Before we can address our child's self-regulation difficulties, we must first be aware of our own emotional state. There are many times that we can feel overwhelmed or powerless when dealing with behavior issues. We would like to share with you some tips regarding self-regulation for you as a parent as well as for your child.

Our Mental Health Therapist put together some strategies that you can use to maintain composure. The first step is to BREATHE! Second are examples of how you can support self-regulation by using validation, problem solving, and choices when interacting with your children.
How has COVID-19 Impacted Your Life?
Please take a few minutes to fill out this COVID-19 Survey to help United Way of the Quad Cities assess the impact of the pandemic on all Quad Citizens. Insights will help them determine how to best support local families throughout recovery, long-term rebuilding and beyond.

Three survey participants will be selected at random to receive one $100 gift card! Provide your email and/or phone number at the bottom of the survey to enter this giveaway. Winners will be notified at a later date.
COVID-19 Family Resources
The Illinois Early Learning Project has put together tons of useful resources for parents and teachers.

Check out the link below for some strategies and activities to help keep young children learning during the COVID-19 situation.

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