April 5-9 Spring Break classes will be celebrating with a different fun theme each day.
April 12-16 Things in the Sky/Spring Weather (letter K)
April 19-23 Down at the Pond (letter Y)
April 23-30 Goin to the Zoo (letter Z)
April Toddler and Two’s Theme:
April 5-9 Spring Break classes will be celebrating with a different fun theme each day
April 12-16 April Showers
April 19-23 Over in the Pond
April 26-30 Goin to the Zoo
Color of the Month:
Employee of the Month
Please put your hands together to help celebrate our APRIL EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH, Clair Schmitt!
Ms. Claire joined our Panda family while she was a junior at Cathedral High School. She enjoyed working with children so much that once she graduated she attended Purdue for two years studying Elementary Education. She has earned her associate degree from Ivy Tech in Elementary Education and is working on completing her bachelor's in Elementary Education.
Claire currently works in our Panda room, which is our youngest toddle room and is one of our most dependable employees and is able to work in any classroom.
When the COVID restrictions went into place and parents were not allowed in the building Claire immediately asked if she could be a “runner” during pick-up time as she knew all of the children and most of the parents. She now has gotten so good at this she recognizes the parents' cars.
In the eight years that Claire has been part of our team, she has grown in her communication skills with parents and enjoys building bonds with her families, and stays in touch with many of them even after the children “graduate” from Polly Panda/Bridgford. She also loves watching each child explore and try new things. Claire does a great job of working with the babies when they first transition into her classroom from the infant area. She takes great pride in working with them on learning how to drink from a sippy cup, eat from a plate, sleep on a cot, walking and the many other toddler skills needed before moving to the Pooh Bears.
When Claire is not hanging out in the toddler world she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, doing tye-dye and other crafts, and spoiling her four dogs, Wilbur, Spaulding, Noble, and Louis.
Please join us in congratulating Claire on her many years of service and dedication to Polly Panda/Bridgford.