Plant a seed and watch it grow. Your children will wiggle like worms with excitement as they greet garden visitors like rabbits and moles. They will sing along with buzzing bees and pull out a carrot to make their own tasty garden soup! Watch your children’s curiosities grow throughout this springtime study.
The Kangaroo Clubhouse centers are currently the only centers in Idaho with a WatchMeGrow camera system! We are so excited to offer family access to our classroom cameras. This is something we have wanted to offer for a long time and we finally were able to make the investment into this amazing feature for YOU, our amazing Kangaroo families! We truly hope you and your family enjoy and benefit from this feature.
There is nothing like seeing your little one smiling, playing, and being independent at school. Here's what else we know about using WatchMeGrow to stay connected:
Your child's teacher has the answers.
Of course WatchMeGrow is awesome, but it's hard to know how your child is doing through video alone. If you have questions about your child's progress, schedule some time to have a conversation at your center with your child's teacher or the center director.
You'll be a productivity machine at work.
According to WatchMeGrow statistics, parents log in for an average of 7 minutes per day. This means most parents are logging in a few times, for a few minutes, to check in, smile, then carry on with their day.
Everything is fine. Really.
Children are resilient. Your child may have been crying and clinging to your leg when you left her this morning, but was playing happily a minute after you left. Teachers are skilled at helping children move on to having a great day. Just log in and see for yourself. :)
Need help with your WatchMeGrow account?
WatchMeGrow has a friendly support team for you Monday-Friday, 6am-5pm PST.
Happy Autumn, Kangaroo families!
The days are growing shorter and the season is changing. We also have a big change coming up at Clubhouse #1. On Monday September 25th, we will have a new center director!
Our current center director, Jen Soesbe, has been an essential part of Kangaroo Clubhouse since 2015. She has been with us through so much and has seen 1 center grow into 3 centers! All of us (staff and kids) will miss her so much. We are very happy for her as she plans to join and work alongside her husband, Trevor, in growing their own small business.
We all wish them the best of luck. We will have a farewell card for Jen on the check-in counter on Friday for parents and kids to sign!
Please welcome our new center director, Kylie Rainbolt! She joins our team with well over a decade of experience in office management. Her most recent role was with a local non-
profit agency, as an Office & Resource Manager/Client Care Specialist, serving families experiencing homelessness.
Kylie and her husband, Tim, just celebrated their 13-year anniversary together!As a family with 2 little girls, Kennadee (8) and Maggie (6), they enjoy golfing, camping, watching their girls play competitive soccer and exploring Idaho through dirt bike goggles.
Kylie is eager to hear the sounds of happy feet and learning voices, as she settles into her new position of HR Director/Northside Center Director! She asks that you don’t tell if you find her in a baby room just basking in her happy place!
We hope all our Kangaroo families have a safe and happy Independence Day. We would like to thank all who have served bravely for our country.
If you have not left a review on our facebook or google, we would appreciate your review as it helps families who are looking for child care! Help spread the word!
We have added a "Did You Know" section to the bottom of the newsletter as a helpful resource for families. The topics will be related to anything that may be helpful in that particular month or season.
Upcoming Events/ Important Dates
July 3-4: All centers will be closed on Monday and Tuesday for Independence Day.
July 7th: Garden Day: Dress to get dirty and bring gloves and shovels!
July 14th: Parent Date Night 7pm-10:30pm (please note July parent date night is the 2nd Friday of the month instead of the 3rd Friday like usual).
July 24-28th: Spirit Week
Did You Know?
Summer Heat Tips
Heat extremes can produce several health effects in children, the most common of which is dehydration. Heat extremes can also lead to heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat stroke. Children can develop faintness, extreme tiredness, and headache, and there may be fever and intense thirst. Other signs include nausea, vomiting, hyperventilation, and skin numbness or tingling. Children can die when left in a closed car or truck even when the outside temperature is not that high. According to the San Francisco State University Department of Geosciences, when the outside temperature is 80 degrees, the inside of a car will reach nearly 110 degrees (a potentially fatal temperature) in 20 minutes and be greater than 120 degrees in 60 minutes. A child left in a hot car can die of heat stroke very quickly. Encourage parents and caregivers to review the Prevent Child Deaths in Hot Cars HealthyChildren.org Web page for more information.
Take steps to prepare in advance; know what to do to reduce the effects of extreme heat:
Summer is upon us! YAY!
We have a lot of exciting announcements.
Please remember payments are due in full on the 1st OR half on the 1st and half on the 15th. Please remember late fees will be added to any past due balance at $10 per day and your child is not allowed to return until payments are made. We have to be able to pay center expenses in order to operate smoothly.
Please note a change has been made to our handbook stating that if a family account makes 2 late payments in a calendar year, that account will be placed on automatic payments. Thank you for your understanding.
June 12 kicks off our summer field trips! See your director for sign-up info.
June 16- Donuts for Dad at your regular drop off time (all centers)
June 16- Parent Date Night 7pm-10:30pm (all centers)
June 26-30- Spirit Week Please see your center bulletin for dress up days
July 14- Parent Date Night 7pm-10:30pm (please note July parent date night is the 2nd Friday of the month instead of the 3rd Friday like usual).
Independence Day falls on a Tuesday, so we will be closed Monday, July 3rd as well as on the holiday, Tuesday July 4th.
Hello Kangaroo Families and happy Spring!
With all the new growth at our centers, we have been lucky to add new teachers to our team. Please welcome them and say hello when you see a new face!
We are so happy to announce that Miss Whitney is now the Assistant Director at our Franklin center! Miss Whitney has been an outstanding part of our team since the opening of our very first center in January 2014.
We are also happy to announce that Miss Sam is now the Assistant Director at our Caldwell center! Miss Sam is also the lead infant teacher and has been a vital part of our team since the opening of our newest center.
April 11th: Field Trip: Clubhouse #1 is taking a field trip to a retirement community for an Easter egg hunt.
April 15th: Our 2nd Annual Kangaroo Clubhouse Easter egg hunt at 1 PM. Families from all three centers are invited to participate at our Franklin location (Clubhouse #2). Please donate any plastic eggs and small wrapped candies to your center director. You are welcome to bring family and friends to this event!
April 21st: Parent Appreciation Day! We will be hosting parent date night from 7pm-10:30pm for $10/child or $25/family.
April 24th-28th: Spirit Week! Please see announcement bulletin board for details.
We would like to welcome all of our new families to the Kangaroo Clubhouse! We are so excited to have you and hope you feel at home.
We'd like to thank all of our families for your support in opening our newest center in Caldwell. We have had tremendous growth and it is our ongoing mission to offer the highest quality child care to the Treasure Valley.
Saturday, February 11: Parent Date Night at Clubhouse #1 and #3
Tuesday, February 14: Valentine's Day Party in each classroom
Friday, February 17: Daddy/Daughter Dance at Clubhouse #1