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Missy Koeppel – Director

 

 My name is Missy Koeppel. My husband Matt and I live in Hopedale with our 2 children Dillon(14) and MaKayla(9).  I have been working for Rogy’s for over 12 years now. I enjoy working with children and their families as they grow, develop, and learn.

Tina Wyman- Assistant Director

My name is Tina Wyman and I have a son (19) and a step-daughter (23).  I’m very involved with my family.  I have a 4 year old Grandson and a 6 month old granddaughter!! I graduated with an associates in Early Childhood.  I have been in child care for 22 years.  I’ve been with Rogy’s for 12 years.  I love working with children and watching them grow.  When a child accomplishes something, the smile of their face is priceless. Every child holds a special spot in my life.

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About Us:

 

We strive to teach children not only academically, but socially and emotionally as well.

As an approach to recognize positive behavior and reduce or eliminate challenging behaviors, Rogy’s implements a program to enhance social and emotional development and promote school readiness. The approach was developed by Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning or CSEFEL and uses a pyramid model to address the social and emotional needs of children. We at Rogy’s like to refer to this approach as PBS. PBS focuses on being proactive in preventing challenging behaviors by building positive relationships with our children and families, creating a supportive environment for our children, and finally, using specific strategies in teaching social and emotional development. With PBS in place, the amount of time addressing challenging behaviors has been reduced and in turn has allowed our staff to focus on the positive behaviors and to support all areas of development and learning in all children.
http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/                
    
We work really hard to teach PBS strategies to our children and love the results that we get!  It is an amazing program to help the children really blossom emotionally and learn to deal with different emotions and different situations.  It also helps the teachers to focus one on one with children, especially during their difficult times.  We want the children to learn through every experience to ensure that they are constantly growing.  One way we help our children learn is through helping them understand what is going to happen that day.  Most people appreciate some routine and consitency to their day, so our classrooms each have a .  As we progress through our days, we want the children to focus on the positive as much as possible, so our teachers work hard to constantly develop different strategies to reassure the children that they are doing the right thing.  For example, when they clean up, they can fill up the  and earn a classroom party!  With PBS, the children always want to be caught being good.  .  Our wonderful teachers love to reinforce positive behavior, so they pick a child, who has really shown growth emotionally,  and name them the .  Each child in the classroom gets an opportunity to show off their family, friends, likes, hobbies and more.  A huge part of Rogy’s is knowing the children as individuals.  It helps us to meet their needs specifically.  We celebrate the uniqueness of each child that comes through our doors.  When meeting the emotional needs of each child, we want to be sure that they have plenty of space to use to relax when they need a moment to themselves.  We call this area our “Thought Spot”.        We always offer posters, books, activities and comfy rugs and pillows to help the children understand their feelings and learn to control different types of emotions.  Our teachers find it helpful to have some Super Heros and other popular characters around to be reminders to the children throughout their day as to what the classroom rules and expectations are.      .  Our ultimate goal is to help the children grow and to learn !  PBS is a huge part of our day.  If you have any questions regarding our program, please don’t hesitate to ask.

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Summertime!!

Summer is finally here and we have lots of fun activities planned! Please be sure to check our calendars throughout the summer for different activities. Some of these activities may have an additional fee such as the ice cream truck and the bounce house. We would appreciate it you would pay cash for these activities so we have the money readily available for the children to participate.

We are going to be making some changes to our water play schedule this year!! Room 3 through room 7 will each have its own morning to play out in the sprinklers. We are asking all children to bring in a towel and swimsuit that they can leave here for the summer. We will be washing them here. This will just make sure everyone has a suit here incase their swim day would get canceled due to weather or a planned activity, then everyone would have a suit for the make up day. If your child is in diapers, please make sure to bring in swim diapers!

Water Play Schedule:

Monday – Rm 3
Tuesday – Rm 4
Wednesday – Rm 5
Thursday – Rm 6
Friday – Rm 7

School Age Summer!!

We have lot of fun field trips planned this summer for both school age classroom. Please make sure you return all the necessary permission forms and fees so your child will be able to attend all the fun field trips. Our classrooms will be separated into teams to keep track of who attends which field trip. If you know you child will be gone for a certain trip, we will do our best to fit them into our other group. Several of the field trips leave by 9:00, so please be sure your child is here before that so our bus will not be delayed.

We just wanted to remind you that parents are always welcome on our field trips. You would have to drive separately to any field trip you attend, but you are always welcome to come. Just let the teachers know.

Friendly Reminders :

* Please sign your child in and out everyday. Also please make sure you are walking them down to their classrooms!
* Please make sure your child has an extra set of clothes here at the center in case of accidents!
* Please remember to bring in sun screen if you want it applied to your child before going outside!

Have a Fantastic Month!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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