October 2021
Dear Parents,

Fall is in full swing here at TLC! We're looking forward to a month filled with fall and Halloween activities. Our themes will be animals and their homes, all things fall and pumpkins, spooky things, fun Halloween crafts, and reading lots of Halloween books.

If you haven't already signed up for text alerts, please text:
Brookside: @tlcbside1 to 81010
Merrick: @tlcmerrick to 81010

This is sure to be a fun-filled month for the children!

Important October Dates
  • Monday, October 11- CLOSED for Columbus Day
  • Wednesday, October 21- Fall Festival at TLC
  • Friday, October 29 - Halloween Celebration- Feel free to dress up and send in nut-free treats!
OCFS Mask Mandate
  • Masks are required to be worn by all children ages 2 years old and up, all staff, and visitors at daycare facilities
  • A failure to adhere to this mandate can jeopardize our license with New York State.
  • We will try to encourage children to wear their masks, provide mask breaks throughout the day, spend as much time outdoors as possible, and of course have them nap mask-free.
  • Please attach their mask to a lanyard.
  • If your child is medically unable to tolerate a mask, may provide a doctor's note stating this and I can keep it on file here at TLC.

For more information, please click here and scroll to page 38 of the New York State Child Day Care Regulations. If you have any concerns you would like to voice, please feel free to reach out to Office of Children and Family Services by sending an email to: info@ocfs.ny.gov.
Speech Evaluations
We are arranging speech evaluations for the end of October. More information along with a consent form will be sent out later this month.
Updated forms are needed at the following dates: 3-6-9-12-18 months &
2-3-4-5 years.

You will be reminded as your child's birthday or medical expires.
Please use TLC's form every time.
Medications can be administered with proper doctor's permission and medication that matches. For example: we cannot administer Tylenol if your doctor specified Motrin. It is VERY specific.

All medication must be provided in its original packaging including the cup/syringe. This will ensure proper dispensing of the dose.

If you want medication to be given to your child to manage pain, or if your child has allergies and they require medication, please speak to an MAT trained teacher to check in your forms/medicines.

MAT Trained Brookside

MAT Trained Merrick Ave
Liz (Pre-K)
This Month's Menu
The latest menus can be found on our website.

Please bring in an alternative if your child does not eat what is on the menu. For children under 18 months, please continue to bring in yogurt, fruits/vegetables, and infant snacks. Some of the snacks are not appropriate for their age group and we don’t always have alternatives.


As a reminder, if you would like your child to be fed breakfast, please arrive before 8:45am (Brookside) 8:30am (Merrick Ave).