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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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August Newsletter

 

 Welcome, Welcome Everyone!
School is quickly approaching and we have many new families starting and several families returning from summer break. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all, current and new families, for choosing Rogy’s Learning Place. We are so grateful for the opportunity to work with your children. Our goal is to provide the best chid care possible, so please let us know if there is anything else we can do to meet your families needs.

Back To School!!
We have had a fun and busy summer and can’t believe that school is just around the corner. August 11th is the first day of school for Morton. That day will be a half day for 1st grade and up. Kindergartners will only go for an hour that day. The school will notify you of when your child should be there that day. Kindergarten parents, please let us know if your child will be attending AM or PM kindergarten and which school they will be attending so that we can plan our bus schedule properly. School Age parents, please let us know if your child will be before school, after school or both once school starts up. We will be adjusting school age billing the week of the 11th to switch from our summer to school year billing. Please let us know before that time what your child’s schedule will be so we can bill accordingly.
Please make sure you child’s file is up to date and they have a current physical here. You are welcome to bring in a physical form whenever you go to the doctor so that we stay up to date.

Moving On Up!!
When school starts we will be having classroom move ups. With some of our preschoolers starting kindergarten, we will have room in our preschool rooms to move up and enroll new children. If your child is within the top half of his/her class, as far as age, there is good possibility they will be moving to the next classroom the middle of August. We will begin transitioning children slowly to get them used to new teachers and environments. If you have any questions about the move ups or would like to meet with your child’s new teachers, please see Missy or Tina and we can help you with anything you need to make the transition easy for your child and your family. Final class lists will be posted the week before school starts to show which room your child will be in.

Don’t’ Miss Out!!

* 8/4 – 18 foot slide $3
* 8/6 – Happy Meals $5

Week of August 3rd is Crazy Week

Monday 8/3 – Crazy Hair Day
Tuesday 8/4 – Sports Day
Wednesday 8/5 – Inside Out Day
Thursday 8/6 – Costume Day
Friday 8/7 – Pajama day

Have a Wonderful Month!!

 

September Newsletter

Breakfast
Rogy’s bus for school age children leaves by 7:45. Please have your child here by 7:15 if you wish for them to eat breakfast with us before school. As a reminder, Infants and Toddlers will be served at 8:00 am. Preschool 1, 2, will be served at 8:15 and Pre K/kindergarten will be served at 8:30 am. Breakfast will be cleaned up by 9:00. Please be sure to have your child here by these times if they are eating breakfast with us. Also, children are not allowed to bring in food from home to eat at the center. If your child has a snack in the car, please have them finish it before entering the building or leave it in the car. Thank you!

Hand Washing
Please remind your child to wash their hands when they arrive in their room!

Fall is Fast Approaching!
Often times it is cool in the mornings when we are going outside. Please be sure to send a light jacket or sweat shirt with your child to wear. Also please check to ensure that your child has weather appropriate clothing to change into if necessary.

Pictures
Lifetouch will be here on September 28, 29, and 30th for fall pictures. More information will be handed out soon!

Part – Time
If your children are part time, we would really appreciate if you could tell us what days your children will attend a week in advance if possible! This helps us out greatly!

Crazy Week
September 14th – 18th
Monday – Football Jersey Day
Tuesday – Costume Day
Wednesday – Crazy Hair/Outfit Day
Thursday – Backwards Day
Friday – Pajama Day

Friendly Reminders:

* Sign you child in and out every day
*Walk your child to theie classrooms in the morning
*Avoid late fees by paying your balance each week!

Have a Great Month!!

 

 

 

 

 

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