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  • Happy Times January 2017

    Happy Times January 2018

    Weekly Themes & Stories for January Events School Closed 12/25-26 & 1/1-2: We’ll be closed but we’ll be  thinking about you!  We hope you have a very Happy Holiday time with your family and friends. Happy New Year!  What are your Holiday Plans? Bring it : 1/4 Toy Snake | 1/24 Hershey Kiss for your best friend | 1/29-2/2 […]

  • Happy Times Halsey Schools Newsletter Decmeber

    Happy Times December 2017

    Weekly Themes & Stories for December Events December is all about cultural diversity & sharing family traditions: We encourage each of you as families to join us in our holiday celebrations. You can come to our planned events or drop by anytime with a cultural treat, game… You can read us an interesting story, sing us a […]

  • Acknowledgment instead of praise

    How to Acknowledge Instead of Praise

    Narrate what you see When you make short objective statements like, “You painted a picture of a house,” or “You picked up the red block,” you are acknowledging your child’s accomplishments without judgement. Narration without judgment allows children to judge the merits of their efforts themselves. Connect the effort with a desired character trait If […]

  • Happy Times November Newsletter Halsey Schools Woodland Hills

    Happy Times November 2017

    Weekly Themes & Stories for November Events Bring it: 11/6-10 Elephant book or toy | 11/29 A Toy Bus Surprise Parent Readers Anytime:  How would you like to be a surprise reader for our storytimes? You can schedule at your usual drop off time, pickup time or anytime in between. Don’t forget it’s a surprise, so don’t let […]

  • I love teaching at Halsey Schools. Ms. Kandi

    Ms. Kandi 10/30/17

    Children always put a smile on my face! I feel like I can also learn so much from them as I teach. Taking care of children is very motivating and inspiring for me. Early Childhood Development Credential, CPR & First Aid Certified I have my Early Childhood Development Credential, and I am CPR & First Aid […]

  • Exploring pumpkins with your preschoolers

    Exploring Pumpkins

    Let’s get started What you will need: pumpkins, an inquisitive child and various household items What you won’t need: Cell phones, TVs, Computers… What you’ll do: Explore pumpkins 1. Start the fun with a family field trip to the pumpkin patch or store How many pumpkins do you see? How many should we get? What […]

  • Forts are fun! Build one today!

    Fun with Forts

    Let your children build Their fort Help but don’t take over. Let  your child’s imagination go! Just help out where needed to keep it safe. A fort can be whatever your child wants: a castle, a home, a cave, a tent, an igloo. The options are limitless. Just like our imagination. Building forts will encourage your […]

  • Happy Times October 2017

    Happy Times October 2017

    Weekly Themes & Stories for October Events Surprise Parent Readers Anytime:  How would you like to be a surprise reader for our storytimes? You can schedule at your usual drop off time, pickup time or anytime in between. Don’t forget it’s a surprise, so don’t let the children in on the secret. You can come in dressed up […]

  • Ms. Yisel Loves teaching

    Ms. Yisel 9/25/17

    Teaching children is very rewarding for me. I love their innocence and ability to see the world in a different perspective. Early Childhood Development Credential, CPR & First Aid Certified I have my Early Childhood Development Credential, and I am CPR & First Aid Certified. I’ve been caring for and teaching children since 2011. I also […]

  • Back to school news September 2017

    Happy Times September 2017

    It’s Back to School Time! Our first day back to school is Tuesday, September 5, 2017. This year our weekly themes will be all about animals! There is so much to learn about all the creatures on planet earth! Weekly Themes & Stories for September Events Closed – Labor Day 9/4: We are going to rest. […]