Zion participated in the Save the Children Summer Reading Challenge. As a facility, our kids read 897 books! Our top reader was Jeremiah with 37 books. Out of everything in his prize basket, he immediately pulled out his new book and started going through it. Congratulations, Jeremiah! Trinity and Titan were close seconds with 33 books each. With such an intense love for reading, these kids will go far!
Parenting is a challenge in any situation, but during these uncertain times, it can seem like an impossible task. That is why Zion has created a new program to help provide the resources you need to help keep your family engaged and moving forward. Introducing the Zion Lending Library! Through the hard work of staff, volunteers, and the generous support of the Charles and Mary Fayne Glotfelty Foundation and Graystone Consulting, we are launching this new project, with you in mind! We will be sending home backpacks filled with activities for you and your children to complete together. These packs will contain everything necessary to complete the activity (instructions, materials, resources, and details about what to send back to the Center when you are done).
This program will allow parents to see what their child is being taught at the Center and will provide the materials to reinforce that learning at home. Have a specific topic you want to tackle? Just let us know. We have a wide variety of packs available that cover everything from potty training to dealing with stressful situations. There are packs that encourage learning in science, technology, engineering, and math and even help for parents when a child just doesn't seem to want to listen. Keep an eye on the website for further information about this and other exciting programs being offered at Zion Child Development Center.
ASQ-3 (which measures developmental achievement such as fine and gross motor skills) and ASQ-SE (which measure social and emotional development) are used in our center to set goals in the classrooms and help teachers develop lesson plans that will most benefit your child. These screenings are performed by the parents and the caregivers and are a trusted form of screening by health care providers and early childhood educators across the country.