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"To Improve the Well-Being of Children, Empower Families, and Strengthen Communities."

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October 2022 Parent Newsletter

Welcome to the Preschool Services Department Parent Newsletter.

Here you will find information, resources and PSD news!

We remain committed to both our Vision and Mission Statements and pride ourselves with providing quality education to our preschoolers as well as empowering their families by equipping them with the resources, job skills and education needed to not only strengthen the family unit but also the communities they work and reside in.


How Every Child can

Thrive by Five

Meet Molly Wright

“Children do learn what they live. Then they grow up to live what they've learned”

quote by Dorothy Nolte, an American Writer

Children are born alert and ready to explore the world. They need our supported guidance within the first five years. Our guidance would assist them with their brain development. How can you help? 

Well, as a child adjusts to their journey of independence, they begin to pick up on streams of development skills which include: gross, motor, fine motor, cognitive, language, speech, communication, sensory, and social and emotional development.

Simple things like playing games, sing–alongs, music, dancing, finger painting, coloring, story time are some of the many known powerful mechanisms that can assist with strengthening their developmental milestones.

Meet Molly Wright, she will be going over some thorough pointers on the importance of, how a child can thrive by the age of five.  

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Introducing Children to the World of Reading is Simply Magical!

As we continue celebrating Hispanic Heritage month here are some suggested bilingual titles that may strike your interest:

  • Nosotros Means Us
  • Abuela
  • Blue Sky White Stars / Un cielo Azul Blancas Estrellas
  • Mi Papi has a Motorcycle
  • Señorita Mariposa

You may want to contact your local library for availability on titles like these. Enjoy!

Local Library

Safety Spot

October is GREAT SHAKE OUT month

Drop! and Cover! is a general term used during an earthquake but, have you ever thought, what follows a state of emergency? Unfortunately, we can't prevent disasters from happening but, we can prepare. 

It's understandable that we all get caught up on our day-to-day activities but, are you and your family truly prepared for an unexpected natural or manmade disaster? Do you have things like: water, a flashlight, batteries, candles, and an out of state contact stored somewhere specifically for this purpose? Well, October is the perfect time to allow your knowledge to grow with tips and suggestions provided by the video above.

Check it out and join the Great Shake Out movement with us. 

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Preschool Services Department invites its families to a series of Parent Workshops.

  • Food Allergy Workshop
  • Money Management I and II
  • Oral Health for Kids
  • First Aid Kit Workshop
  • Early Childhood Asthma
  • What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick?
  • Family Literacy Program

(For more details select the workshop of interest below)

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Childhood Asthma
Money Management II
First Aid
Oral Health
Food Allergy
When your child is sick?
Money Matters I
Family Literacy

Parent Workshop

Hope you can join us at one of our Parent Workshops that were created with you in mind. (details below)

Tallers de Apoyo para Padres

Espero que pueda unirse a nosotros en uno de nuestros talleres para padres, que fueron creados con ustedes en mente. (mas detalles abajo)



A customized program based on your career goals! Learn at your own pace from our state-certified instructors!

Academic coaches are available to help you! Receive a REAL high school diploma, NOT a GED!

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Apprenticeship Program

Looking to advance in your job or career? Consider Preschool Services Department, Apprenticeship Program. A program developed to assist you with developing the skills and knowledge needed to acquire a better job or advance in your career. Resume and on the job training offered.

Apprenticeship Program 

Please Note: Preschoolers will enjoy learning with you. For safety reasons, you should be in the kitchen with them at all times, supervising and monitoring progress.

Frozen Banana Animal Pops

Polar Bear Banana

Fur: Shredded coconut. Ears: Halve a mini marshmallow or yogurt-covered raisin lengthwise. Eyes: 2 mini chocolate chips. Nose: Halve a mini marshmallow for the snout. Use a piece of chocolate-covered rice cereal or half a candy-coated chocolate piece for the nose. Paws: Halve 2 mini marshmallows and make two short snips in each. Fish: A fish-shaped pretzel or a candy fish.

To assemble: Dip the frozen banana in white chocolate shell. Sprinkle with the coconut. Using more shell as glue, attach the elements as shown. Attach the pointed side of the mini-chip eyes to the banana for a bigger-eye effect. Glue the crisp rice cereal horizontally to the marshmallow snout before gluing the marshmallow to the banana. Glue the paws to the fish before attaching it to the banana. Freeze to set.

Panda Banana

Ears: Cut the rounded ends from 1 chocolate-covered raisin. Eyes: Flatten 2 small raisins for the dark circles around the eyes, and cut two tiny pieces of mini marshmallow for the white part. Finish with 2 mini-chocolate chips to complete the eyes. Nose: Cut a small piece off the rounded end of a chocolate-covered raisin. Paws: Cut the rounded ends off 2 chocolate-covered raisins.

To assemble: Dip the banana in white chocolate shell. Using more shell as glue, attach the elements as shown. For the eyes, glue the flattened raisins to the banana, attach the marshmallow pieces to the raisins and glue the pointed side of the chocolate chips to the marshmallow. Freeze to set.

Hamster Banana

Ears: 2 Spanish peanuts. Eyes: 2 pieces of chocolate-covered rice cereal (or cut the ends off a chocolate-covered raisin). Nose and cheeks: Snip off the corner of a mini marshmallow and attach that piece to the front of the marshmallow, using the sticky side. Score the bottom of the marshmallow to make cheeks. Paws: Halve a mini marshmallow and make two short snips in each to create toes. Gather 1 almond for the hamster to hold. Feet: Break pieces from a small stick pretzel.

To assemble: Dip the banana in peanut-flavored chocolate shell. Using more shell as glue, attach the elements as shown. Glue the paws to the almond before attaching the nut to the banana. Freeze to set.

Beaver Banana

Ears: 2 pieces of chocolate-covered rice cereal. Eyes: 2 mini chocolate chips. Nose: 1 piece of chocolate-covered rice cereal. Teeth: Cut 2 pieces of sliced almond. Paws: Snap both ends off a small pretzel stick for the paws, and reserve another broken pretzel stick for the beaver to hold as a log. Tail: 1 wafer cookie.

To assemble: Dip the frozen banana in peanut-flavored chocolate shell. Using more shell as glue, attach the elements as shown. Glue the pretzel-stick hands to the large pretzel log before attaching to the banana. Freeze to set.

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662 South Tippecanoe Ave,

San Bernardino, CA 92415-0630

(909) 383 2078


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