Why is Physical activity important?
Physical activity and movement are important for a child’s learning and growth. During the first six years of life, children learn healthy habits through physical activity. They develop gross motor skills like jumping, kicking and throwing. Physical activity should take place indoors and outdoors while practicing sun safety. Too much sedentary or non-moving time, including screen time, may lead to obesity.
How much activity do children need?
Best Practices:
       *  Preschoolers need two or more hours of active play time every day.

       *  Toddlers should have at least an hour of active play time each day.

       *  Babies should have short periods of “tummy time” every day.

Dear Parents,
It’s hard to believe that it’s September already! We only have only 116 days until Christmas…sorry to panic you!

Just a few reminders, it’s important that you sign your child both in and out with the accurate time and date. There is a digital clock on the wall to assist you with completing the paperwork accurately. If you have any questions, please talk to Teresa or Michelle.

For the month of September, we will be celebrating your favorite sports with “Friday Spirit Days!” Your children are welcome to dress in support of their favorite team or sport.

This month’s theme is “Everything Sports” but our focus at Imagination Childcare is to help you raise well rounded, healthy children. We are proud to participate in the State of Arizona’s Empower Program. The following are our healthy children goals:
*  Nurture Healthy Eaters
*  Provide Healthy Beverages
*  Get Kids Moving
*  Reduce Screen Time

If you would like more information or recommendations please let us know.

Mark your calendar, we’ll be having school pictures on October 4th. Please watch for more information over the next few weeks.

As always, thank you for the opportunity to serve your family.
The Management Team

Reminder: Tuition is due the Friday prior to the week attending. Holidays and absences do not reduce the tuition due.

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September's Theme: "All About Sports

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