December Curriculum Unit:

Holiday Traditions

Throughout December, children will take a look into the many holiday traditions around the world.  Kwanza, Hanukah, and Christmas, both in America and Mexico, will all be celebrated as we embrace traditions both near and far.  Additionally, we will explore the comforting scents of the holiday season.  From the warm smell of cinnamon to the crisp smell of pine, we will stimulate our senses with play, science experiments, and culinary creations!  It is sure to be an exciting month filled with comfort and joy!


Composer of the Month: Pyotr Llyich Tchaikovsky

Artist of the Month: Edgar Degas


Holiday Photos will be on Tuesday, December 1st and Wednesday, December 2nd.  Infants, Toddlers, and Twos will be on Tuesday, while the Pre K classes and all siblings will be on Wednesday.  Come dressed in your holiday best!

December Menus

Breakfast and Snack Menu

Lunch Menu

December Special Events

  • December 1st – Poinsettia Day
  • December 1st – Infant and Toddler Holiday Photos
  • December 2nd – Pre-K and Siblings Holiday Photos
  • December 4th – The Legend of the Candy Cane
  • December 8th – Caroling Day
  • December 9th – Create a Class Gingerbread House
  • December 9th – Decorate Sugar Cookies
  • December 11th – Write a letter to Santa
  • December 16th – WCA Visit from Santa
  • December 17th – Polar Express Day Wear Holiday Pajamas
  • December 18th – Holiday Parties
  • December 18th – Create a Christmas Ornament
  • December 21st – Create Scents of Christmas Books
  • December 23rd – Crazy Christmas Sweater and Sock Day
  • December 24th – CLOSED Christmas Eve/Hannukah Begins
  • December 25th – CLOSED Christmas Day
  • December 26th – Kwanzaa Begins
  • December 29th – 2021 New Year’s Resolution Craft
  • December 31st – CLOSED New Year’s Eve
  • January 1st – CLOSED New Year’s Day

December Birthdays

  • Charlie M – 12/15
  • Scott H. – 12/20
  • Presley B. – 12/30

We will make every attempt to open in the event of inclement weather.  If we are forced to close or open late, notification can be found at,, Local 8 News, or via e-mail.

Monthly Resources

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