October 2017 Newsletter

October Dates:

October 5 & 6                          Tuition Due

October 18                               No School – 4CCN Teachers Workshop

October 23 & 24                       Hearing Screening for 3 & 4 year olds

October 23 - 27                       Fall Consignment Sale


4CCN New Staff Member

Ann DeVol joined the 4CCN staff early September. She is working with Ashley Campbell in the two-year-old classroom on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Ann previously worked with preshcoolers at The Ark in Olney, Maryland as well as St. John the Evangelist.  Welcome Ann!



The following is a list of the dates tuition is due. This list is also available in your information book and on line.

October 5 & 6

November 2 & 3

December 7 & 8

January 4 & 5

February 1 & 2

March 1 & 2

April 5, 6



Tuition for the two mornings a week program is $290.00 a month, tuition for the three mornings a week program is $350.00 a month, and tuition for the five mornings a week program is $470.00.


If we do not receive your tuition on the above dates, there will be a delinquent fee of $20.00 per week.  We do not expect you to make a special trip to bring in the tuition if your child is sick.  You may mail in your tuition, and the date of the postmark will be considered the date of payment.


We encourage using electronic payments. The Rachel, our Business Manager will email a monthly invoice with an option to pay via bank transfer.   You may also contact your bank directly where your bank sends 4CCN a check on the first of each month September-April.



October snack menu; Saltines and cheese slices, Ritz crackers and peanut butter, gingersnaps and peach halves, Goldfish and juice, oatmeal cookies and applesauce. The snack menu is posted on the bulletin board outside the office.


Information Book

Please refer to your Information Book (yellow cover) which you received at Open House for information on 4CCN.  This includes tuition due dates, holiday schedule, and general policies of 4CCN. The Information is also available on our website at www.4ccn.org. A Google calendar is also posted on our web site to refer to for school closings and activities. www.4ccn.org>About4CCN>OurCalendar.


Washing Hands/Preventing Illness

At 4CCN we wash hands several times a day to prevent the spread of germs and illness. When your child comes home from school, please get into the habit of washing their hands to help prevent the spread of germs in your home.


Halloween Celebrations:

Halloween is a fun time, but for young children who do not always understand the concept, it can be frightening. At 4CCN we will celebrate Halloween with simple activities that do NOT include costumes.  We will celebrate Halloween on Monday, October 30th or Tuesday, October 31st.  Please check your classroom bulletin board for more information about your child’s activities.


Fall Consignment Sale Info.

The 4CCN fall consignment sale will take place the week of October 23rd. The consignment sales are the two main fundraisers for the school so we need all of our parents to chip in.  In fact, the sales are the only required volunteering. You should have already received an email for signing up to volunteer for the sale. Please make sure that your family commits to four hours on the Signup.com website as soon as possible!

Intake days for consignors will be Monday morning/evening and Tuesday morning. The sale will take place Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning/evening and again Thursday morning/evening.  Thursday is half price day and Friday is cleanup day.  Please spread the word when you are talking up our great event!

Keeping ALL Children Safe

For the safety of all children, please do not drop off children at the front door. Please find a parking space and walk your child/children to their classroom.

NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN YOUR CAR WHILE DROPPING OFF SIBLINGS.   If it is necessary for you to leave your child/baby in the car for drop off or pick-up, please ask someone to stand by your car while you bring your child into school or have some one walk your child into school for you.  Remember, it is unlawful to leave children unattended in your car.

Maryland's child safety seat law requires that all children under age eight be secured in a federally approved child safety seat according to the safety seat and vehicle manufacturers' instructions, unless the child is 4 feet, 9 inches or taller. The child restraint must be right for the child's size, age, and weight.

4CCN has an extra booster seat available for use in case of emergency. Please ask someone in the office to borrow the booster should you be without a car seat for a trip home. We want to make sure all of our children are safe at all times.

Early Years:





Fall Consignment Sale

Mark it on your calendars! Our annual Fall Consignment Sale will be held the week of October 23rd.  We are now accepting consignors.  For more information on consigning email consign4ccn@gmail.com

Sale Hours:

Tuesday October 24th 7 PM - 9 PM

Wednesday October 25th 9:30 AM - 1 PM & 7 PM - 9 PM

Thursday October 26th (half-price day) 9:30 AM - 1 PM & 7 PM - 9 PM


4CCN Annual BBQ!

Our annual BBQ is scheduled (weather permitting) for Friday, September 15th from 5 - 7 pm. Stop by your child's/children's classroom from 5-5:30 to meet the teachers have your child show you their classroom!  Hot dogs and food is served on the playground. Reconnect with old friends you have not seen over the summer or meet some new friends.  More information will be posted on your chld's classroom bulletin board.

What A Little Nature can Nurture in Little Ones

I found this articles very interesting about getting children out in nature & playing in dirt.Hope you find it interesting as well.




Children's Health and Summer time Bugs

Child Care Health Consultation

There Ain't No Bugs on Me!... It's such a cute song, but the reality of summer bug season is not. (Get the whole song here). Bugs can be just an annoying presence that cause fear, itchy, red, swollen bites, transmit disease, eat clothes and precious garden gifts, and some of them just plain stink! Easy tips to handle these situations can be found in Caring for ChildrenCDC.gov, and kidshealth.org. Here are a few highlights for preventing mosquito and tick bites, removing ticks (yes, we need to remove them), and how to use insect repellent. 

First, use an integrated pest management strategy to reduce the presence of mosquitoes:

  • Windows and doors should be covered with intact screens
  • Avoid the outdoors at dusk when mosquitoes are most active
  • Long sleeves, long pants, and socks worn outdoors decreases available places for an attack
  • Consider an outdoor fan kept out of children's reach
  • Remove standing water (mosquitoes only need a tiny amount of water to reproduce)

For ticks:

  • Remove dead leaves from yard and keep grass short (this keeps the mosquito population down too!)
  • Restrict tick migration from wooded areas to the yard by installing a wood chip or gravel barrier
  • Keep play areas away from yard edges and trees
  • Light colored long sleeves, pants, and socks tucked into pants are recommended
  • Check for ticks when returning indoors

It is important to remove ticks as soon as possible to prevent transmission of disease.

  • Clean the area around the tick with soap and water or an antiseptic
  • Use tweezers or a gloved hand and grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible, pull slowly and steadily upwards until the tick releases. Do not use twisting, jerking, or rocking movements
  • Do not use sharp tweezers, or grasp too tightly. Avoid aggravating the tick which may cause it to burrow deeper.
  • Wash the skin, your hands and the tweezers afterward.

Instruct parents to call their health care provider if:

  • The tick has been on the skin for more than 24 hours
  • Part of the tick remains in the skin after removal
  • A rash of any kind develops
  • The site of the bite looks infected (redness, swelling, pain, warmth, puss)
  • Symptoms such as fever, tiredness, headache, stiff neck or back, muscle/joint aches
  • for more info click here

If using an insect repellent COMAR requires parental consent be obtained, and the first application must be done at home to avoid a surprise adverse reaction. Please share A parents guide to insect repellent.  

  • Follow manufacturer's instructions on the label. Be sure the label contains and EPA registration number and is approved for use on children in child's age range.
  • Avoid Aerosol sprays. Use a pump spray and do not apply directly to skin. Spray on adult applicator's hand the wipe onto child's skin. Wash hands afterward.
  • Do not apply under clothing.
  • Apply only once, and notify parents of application because the treated skin should be washed with soap and water.
  • For more info on insect repellent, click here.
  • To read more about the use of DEET click here.