February-March 2020

posted Feb 23, 2020, 7:20 PM by Alvin Yen
Dear Parents,

Happy belated New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Lunar New Year with your little ones! Although we are still in the middle of battling the COVID-19, I would like to reassure you that our Happy Kids team was, still is, and will always be placing your child's safety and wellbeing before everything else. As the program principal, it has been a very busy year. Yet I am very thankful for all the support coming from our parents. To have you all recognized our effort in early childhood education means a million to all of us here at Happy Kids. 

Since your child had been off from school for five weeks, we will be using the next three days to ease our children back to their regular school routines. Then as we move on to March, we will begin the month with the Annual Reading Challenge. The theme this year is "A Race through Space." One of the windows or doors from each class will be decorated as one of the eight planets! Your little one will be helping Bailey and as he travels through the solar system! We are aiming for a total of 3,000 books for this year's challenge. Don't forget to check our Facebook page for the update!

As for reading itself, I can't stress enough of how important it is as part of your child's early developments. I've had parents came to me and asked questions about the reading to their little ones at home. For your child, at such a young age, it has to be fun and engaging! Meaning that instead of just you (parent) reading aloud, try to pause and ask them questions. It can be as simple as "My dear, tell me, what's the color of this?" (if your little one is between the age of 2-3), or questions like "What do you think will happen at the end of the story?""Why do you think he/she do that?" (for little ones between age 4 to 6). Asking good questions can be a fantastic way for you and your child to start a meaningful conversation/discussion, which will further their comprehension! Besides, you can always pause the book and share your observations with your child. It's always good for them to hear from you!

Below is the Day Program Principal's Note for February and March. Enjoy this year's reading challenge! As always, should you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out.


Alvin C. Yen