June Newsletter

Thank you to those who joined us for our fundraiser at the beginning of June.  The support from the congregation and the families of Kids Come First has been greatly appreciated.  We are anxiously waiting for the work to start on our kitchenette.  With having the kitchenette, it will help us to be more efficient in making breakfast and snacks for the kids.  We are also having a washer and dryer put in.  That way we will be able to do our laundry here at Kids Come First so a staff member will not need to take it home each week to do it.

Some of the activities that Kids Come First do during the week:  On Mondays, the school age children walk to the library in the morning to check out books.  We use these when we have reading time after lunch.

We have been going outside each morning before it gets too hot during the afternoon hours.  We not only enjoy playing on the playground but playing group games such as Frogger, Shark, tag, detective and Red Rover.

Each week we have a different theme in which we do activities and crafts.  Some of our themes have been Mad Scientist, Ocean and Bugs.

Thank you to Lora Kanning, the Cass County Conservationist, for coming and teaching the kids about bugs, birds and our nature.  We are also helping her out each week by feeding the worms that are up at Schuler.  Each Friday, when the kids go to lunch, they take table scraps and feed them to the worms.

The preschool age children walked to Bull Creek where Lora found water bugs for us to look at.  We actually found a crawdad in the creek, which even surprised Lora.

On Wednesday, June 23rd, we will be taking a field trip to Cold Springs State Park where Lora will have several activities set up for us to do.

Our hours for Kids Come First is 5:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  We serve breakfast at 6:45 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. We walk to Schuler for lunch at approximately 11:00 each day.  Preschoolers have rest time each day while the school age kids have reading time.  During the rest of the day we are busy with many activities, whether it be doing a craft, learning activity, free play, outside play or playing games.