Parent News
February 2022

Valentine's Day is always a special holiday at CCPC. Love is the basis of everything we do and celebrating love is always incredibly exciting for all our little friends! March has arrived and we are now rounding the corner, fingers crossed, to consistently warmer weather and lots of springtime fun outdoors.

Thanks to all our parents who referred a friend or neighbor to us for next year! We love welcoming new families who have a connection to our community. Waitlists are out and we hope to offer a few more places as our few remaining spots open up.

The Big Room is taking shape. We will open our amazing new Climbing Wall in the next few weeks. Thanks to our generous community for raising the funds that make this project a reality.

Overheard at a recent teacher meeting...
PreK teachers delving into the concurrent development of letter recognition and phonemic awareness and the various paces for different children on these two important kindergarten readiness skills. I love seeing our teachers collaborate and think deeply about our curricular approach to getting our "big kids" ready for their starts at academic schools.

Thanks for your support for our wonderful Auction and Party! Please buy your tickets, donate to our wine cellar, bid on a fabulous item including many great trips (beginning March 14), and buy a raffle ticket to win a 3-week session of summer camp!

See you at Dauphine's!
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The Big Room is Becoming Awesome!
Please Join Us for Coffee & Parent Education
Reconnect with Fellow Parents
Join an interactive discussion with
Gabriele Nicolet

Are Our Kids Okay?
Developing strong Friendships and Social Skills
in the Pandemic
Sleep routines & more

Geneva Hall
Wednesday, April 6
Fully vaccinated parents only, please.
Health screenings for all.
Gabriele Nicolet, MA, CCC-SLP
Executive Director and Owner of Speechkids
Gabriele has over 20 years of experience working with families and children with speech and language difficulties and special needs. Gabriele received her Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Gabriele is the former Chair of the District of Columbia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
Love & Support for our Community Partner
Woodland and Creekside children enjoyed helping our neighbors and assembled 110 beautiful playkits for children living in DC shelters. Perfect timing to send some love out into the world before the DCPS week off of school.

Teaching kindness and community!

To learn more about our partnership or get involved, email
Tracey Gardiner (Blue Sky Hummingbirds, Creekside Tree Frogs mom),
Shannon McMahon (Blue Sky Owl mom), or
Laura Bierbower (Woodland Fox mom).
Learn more about The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project
Donations Needed
Help Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church
Support an Afghan Refugee Family
CCPC is sponsoring an Afghan refugee family with four children through the church's Refugee Resettlement Task Force group. The family just moved out of an extended stay hotel into their new home, a townhouse in Gaithersburg. The younger ones will be able to walk to their local elementary school and the oldest will take a bus to middle school. They have asked us if we could provide them some wheels so they can enjoy their new neighborhood. If you have any outgrown scooters, bikes or helmets in good condition, consider donating to this family. Here is the children's wish list:
Baheer, a boy, age 12, a scooter or a bike 
Marwa, a girl, age 8 scooter or bike
Donya, a girl, age 5 scooter
Zaheer, a boy, age 3 tricycle or a beginner's scooter
Please email Noni Lindahl and bring your donation to our lobby. Deadline to donate is March 9.
We offer two 3-week sessions
for children ages
2 1/2 to 6 years old
on June 1, 2022

June Session: June 13 - July 1
July Session: July 11 - 29

Mark Your Calendar
Spring Break
School Closed

Monday, April 11 to
Monday, April 18

School resumes on
Tuesday, April 19
Similar to DCPS, CCPC will no longer require a quarantine period following domestic travel out of the region. For all unvaccinated children, please administer a rapid antigen test the night before your return to school and a second test the following evening. If you cannot access free tests from a pharmacy or library, please contact the office to receive a test kit. We hope that families can find a way to enjoy some time away to relax and renew in these stressful times without concerns about missing classroom days.
Valentine Gallery