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My name is Missy Koeppel. My husband Matt and I live in Hopedale with our 2 children Dillon(13) and MaKayla(8). I have been working for Rogy’s for over 11 years now. I enjoy working with children and their families as they grow, develop, and learn.
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 3 year old Grandson and a granddaughter on the way!! I graduated with an associates in Early Childhood. I have been in child care for 21 years. I’ve been with Rogy’s for 11 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.
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.
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.
HOPE WEEK SILENT AUCTION ITEMS
April 6th – 10th our center is participating in HOPE Week for The Dax Locke Foundations. We have many fun activities planned including a bake sale, bike-a-thon, change wars, and silent action so make sure you look at the calendar!! We are also selling tickets for our Supermarket Sweep at Krogers in Morton. Tickets are $10 a piece and the winner receives 30 seconds to fill their cart with as many groceries as they can! If you are interested in purchasing a ticket please see the front counter. We are also offering a babysitting night on Friday April 17th from 6:30pm – 9pm. Cost is $10 per child. We will be providing a snack. We will post a sign up sheet soon. We will also be looking for volunteers to bring in some baked good for our Bake sale on Wednesday April 8th. If anyone is interested in bringing in some cookies, cupcakes, brownies please let us know. It would be greatly appreciated!!
We have lots of news about pictures here at Rogy’s. First of all, the Easter Bunny pictures are in and available for viewing and purchase at the front desk. Prices are stated on each packet of pictures. We can accept cash or check and checks can be made out to Photography by Sharon. Along with the Easter Bunny pictures we also have the dress up pictures at the front desk for purchase!
We will be having Parent Teacher Conferences the week of April 27thth. Sign ups will be on classroom doors for you to meet with teachers and discuss your child’s progress. If the times on the doors do not work for you, please see Missy or Tina to determine another time to meet. All parents, whether they sign up for a conference or not, will receive a form showing their child’s growth through the last 6 months. We also ask that parents sign off on each of the child’s evaluations so we can make sure you receive their evaluation paperwork. Please be sure to see your child’s teacher during that week to sign the evaluations.
What to Bring!
We just want to remind everyone that we cannot have outside food brought into the center for individual meals unless we have a note from a doctor or religious official. We have several children with allergies throughout the center and we do not want to expose any children to something that may cause a reaction.
Also, please keep in mind that show and share days are on Fridays. Comfort items can be brought in for nap time each day, but extra toys should not be brought unless it is Friday, or a special event the teachers set up.
*The sun is out and the temperature is slowly rising. Please be sure you have extra clothes for spring at Rogy’s.
*Please make sure you are signing your child in and out everyday!
*Bike-a-thon is on Thursday April 9th! Everyone that participates receives a prize!! If you need a new sheet let me know!!
Have an Amazing Month!