Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween isn’t as simple as it used to be. Nowadays, preparing for trick-or-treating involves more than just picking out a costume and goodie bag. It’s such a fun, child-oriented event that we seldom stop to think of the risks involved.

The reality is that a child is two times more likely to be fatally struck by a car on Halloween than at any other point during the year. Why? Children are crossing the street at night, sometimes without looking or darting out from between parked cars. It doesn’t help if they are wearing dark-colored costumes or masks that partially obscure their vision.

The good news is that there are steps you can take to protect your child this Halloween.

  • Pick a costume that fits your child well and would not cause tripping. Consider face-paint or a costume hat instead of a mask. If you will be out after dusk, add reflective tape to your child’s costume or bag. A fun alternative is to carry a glow stick or wear a glow necklace.
  • Speak with your child about the importance of staying with you or another trusted adult at all times while trick-or-treating.
  • Walk along a planned route through a well-lit area. Bring a flashlight just in case.
  • Stick to the sidewalks and only cross the street at a crosswalk. Look both ways first to make sure no cars are coming. If there are cars on the street, wait until all cars have fully stopped; do not assume a car will stop even if you see it slowing down. Never walk out into the street from between parked cars.
  • Only approach homes with an outside light on. Make sure your child knows to never go into a house or car for candy, but to stay outside the door with you or a trusted adult.
  • Check your child’s costume every 10-20 minutes to make sure it hasn’t slipped or his or her shoelaces haven’t come undone.
  • Remind your child to wait to eat their treats until after you have looked at them first. Children should not eat candy that has already been opened.

This month at our Cadence Education schools, we have been talking with students about these basic Halloween safety practices.  Our Trick-or-Treat Safety Cards can help you initiate these conversations with your child at home.

 

Enrollment Week

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Grand-Friends Day

Our schools celebrated Grand-Friends Day today! This special activity was developed in conjunction with our Kind Child program as a community outreach activity. This event is designed to honor all the seniors in our activity: grandparents, local senior center members,… To learn more about our unique Kind Child program, find and contact a school near you at http://www.cadence-education.com/locations/.

Baby Signs- September

Keep the conversation going with your child at home by using Baby Sign Language.

This month we are learning apple, brother, daddy, drink, eat, mommy, please, sister and many more!

For more information about Monthly Baby Signs, please contact your nearest location.

 

Kindergarten Readiness

Is your child ready for Kindergarten?

A recent article in Bloomberg titled “Ten Reasons Why Early Childhood Education Pays Off”, states that “when a young child enters kindergarten ready for school, there is an 82 percent chance that child will master basic skills by age 11, compared with a 45 percent chance for children who are not school ready.”

Call us today to find out if your child is ready for Kindergarten and to learn more about our Kindergarten Club Program.

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*Program not available at all locations. See School Director for program availability.

Baby Signs- January

Keep the conversation going with your child at home by using Baby Sign Language.

This month we are learning book, comb, moon, socks, song and many more…

For more information about Monthly Baby Signs, please contact your nearest location.

 

Song Socks Moon Comb Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Way Back Wednesday

 

10 Things We Learned From Star Wars:

With the release of Star Wars Rogue One last month, let’s take a look back at the “jedi knowledge” these life changing movies taught us.

Which Star Wars movie was your all-time favorite?

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Parents Corner

Parents Corner

Homework Help

6 Ways to Help Your Elementary School Student With Homework

Homework can be frustrating for your child and you. Here are 6 tips from Scholastic to help alleviate homework frustration, and make homework time a more positive experience for both children and parents.

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21st Century Learning

 5 Reasons to Teach Kids to Code

With the constant advancements in technology, and no end in sight, the need to keep up with these changes is necessary.

This is a great opportunity for our youth to take the lead and get programming!

As they say, today’s youth is tomorrow’s future!

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Fun With Montessori

 

Montessori Snowflake Activity

Whether you wait all year to see the fluffy white snow hit the ground or you would rather stay in the warmer climates, this Montessori activity will keep you and your family entertained in any weather.

This Snowflake activity helps children develop visual recognition of symbols, patterns, order and of course, memory.

Read More on montessoriprintshop.com