Thursday, September 22, 2016
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
It's time for our annual open houses and classroom transitions!
Our students (if they haven't moved already) are transitioning to the next age group. Teachers will hold individual open houses for important classroom information! Don't miss this opportunity to get the "lowdown" on your child's next year at Joyful Noise, along with important handouts and other great info!
Open House Date/Times (All open houses will last approximately one hour):
INFANT ROOM– Thurs. Aug 25 at 5:15, parents meet in lounge after dropping children off in their classrooms and pick up after teacher presentation
TODDLER ROOM – Tues. Aug 30 at 5:15, parents meet in lounge after dropping children off in their classrooms and pick up after teacher presentation.
TWO YEAR OLD ROOM– Tues. Aug 23 at 5:15, parents meet in lounge and pick up after teacher presentation.
THREE YEAR OLD ROOM– Mon. Aug 22 at 5:15, parents meet in lounge after dropping children off in their classrooms and pick up after teacher presentation.
FOUR YEAR OLD ROOM: – Thurs. Aug 18 at 5:30, parents meet in lounge after dropping children off in their classrooms and pick up after teacher presentation.
Transition dates for classrooms who have not yet moved:
*INFANTS MOVE TO TODDLER ROOM: Monday, August 22
*Please note that only infants turning one year of age by September of 2016 will transition to toddler room for the following school year.
TODDLERS MOVE TO TWOS ROOM: Thursday, August 18th
FOURS MOVE TO SCHOOL AGE ROOM: Wednesday, August 24th
Thursday, July 14, 2016
12:25 PM best practice, classroom, Creative Curriculum, early childhood education, Joyful Noise C-Fund, Joyful Noise Christian Childcare, kindergarten preparedness, professional development, teacher training
Click the image or here to view the Creative Curriculum Tour Guide!
In the 2015/2016 school year, thanks to $3000 of funding from the Joyful Noise C-Fund, Joyful Noise Christian Childcare was able to purchase and implement a standardized curriculum through Teaching Strategies called “Creative Curriculum.” This award-winning program is based on 38 learning objectives for early childhood development and education and is supported by current research and best practice. These objectives support evidence indicating future academic success in school.
The curriculum, which begins in infancy and carries through to kindergarten preparedness, is implemented in each classroom throughout the day in a variety of ways and learning areas.
Introducing a standardized curriculum into our program at Joyful Noise Christian Childcare was a step in not only supporting the best and most current teaching methods but also recognizing contemporary standards in excellence throughout the state of Michigan for licensed child care centers.
Learning objectives and lesson plans can be viewed in classroom monthly calendars by visiting the "Classrooms" tab above and viewing classroom blogs, which have additional resource links in the navigation headers (calendars, teacher biographies, and more.)
This year, our lead teachers will attend a 2nd Creative Curriculum conference in Holland from Great Start Readiness to explore more teaching techniques and proper utilization of the program's lesson plans.
Teacher training, along with classroom materials, is funded in part by the Joyful Noise C-Fund. Would you like to make a donation today?
Joyful Noise Childcare toddlers implement Language and Literacy lesson “LL39” by creating a texture board with materials of different textures (paper, fabric, wood, pom-poms) and glue.
Though the lesson is open-ended and allows for exploration, children are prompted to describe their experience and use simple language to increase their understanding.
Could you put a price on the smiles and cheers of twenty children?
The Joyful Noise C-Fund can!
For just $100 a week, the Joyful Noise C-Fund will be bringing Gift of Music classes and Nutrition Expedition lesson plans to the children of Stepping Stones Daycare for homeless and transient children in Holland, Michigan. The program, which lasts three consecutive weeks in August, will deliver the following activities and materials to twenty Stepping Stones students:
- A free tambourine plus care and activity materials for each child
- 30-45 weekly minutes of age-appropriate, engaging early childhood music instruction
- Nutrition Expedition learning materials which include science projects, books and even fresh vegetables and fruits to promote the learning of healthy eating habits and physical education
Can you sponsor our program?
We need caring, generous individuals like you to help us bring these wonderful learning opportunities to students who need and deserve them. Your donations through cash or check can help us to keep delivering our program to the students who benefit so greatly from the services.
Donate today to the Joyful Noise C-Fund at www.CthePossibilities.org, or make a cash donation in person to the Joyful Noise C-Fund at 508 Franklin St, Grand Haven, MI 49417. You can also send a check!
SPONSOR OUR PROGRAM IN ANY AMOUNT, OR SPONSOR ONE FULL WEEK FOR $100 by AUGUST 12th, 2016!
(616) 847-6600 | Office@JoyfulNoiseKids.com
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Come join us Saturday, July 30th at 9:30 a.m. for the fun at the U.S. Coast Guard's Kid's Parade!
The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. in the county parking lot across the street.
We will also be providing participants with candy to toss to the crowd on behalf of Joyful Noise. Candy donations are appreciated and will be collected up to the day before the event in the JN office.
After the parade, we will enjoy refreshments provided by JN on the corner of 5th and Franklin.
See you there!
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Welcome to the new JN Website!
We're excited about our new format, which integrates a front-page blog into all of the same features you've enjoyed from JoyfulNoiseKids.com.
We've also streamlined some of our information with the hopes of making things easier for you to navigate in one place.
You expect to see some more updates and housecleaning with our virtual tours and online media. Thanks so much for joining us here and please let us know if you have questions or comments!