Welcome to October!

Halloween - We are very excited for the first Holiday of the Season! A few reminders:

  • Please bring a Small/Medium Pumpkin for your child to decorate no later than Friday, October 21st.
  • Halloween Party (kids-only) will be on Friday, October 28th, Little Kids (including Infants) in the morning and Big Kids in the afternoon.
  • Please bring your child's costume in a separate bag - teachers will change your child into their costume just before the party.
  • We welcome Snack Donations for the parties - please look for Snack Sign-Up Sheets, remember no candy or juices are allowed.
  • YCP will close promptly at 5pm on Monday, October 31st.
  • Please email info@yourchildsplaceva.com if you would like pictures of your children from the Halloween Party sent to you.

Federal Holiday Policy - YCP will remain open on a select number of Federal Holidays so that we may close for an equal amount of days over the Winter Holiday Break. Full Tuition applies during the Winter Break. And a reminder that if an Emergency Closing (like snow) falls on a Federal Holiday where YCP is open, all Closings/Late Procedures will be at the discretion of the Director.

All Holidays can be found on our Website Calendar or on our School Calendar.

Homework for Grasshoppers - Ms. Patty and Ms. Pavlina will assign one homework assignment for the duration of the year. Homework will be assigned on Wednesday and will be due on Friday. If your child is unable to complete their work, you may also bring back by the following Friday or choose to not finish. Homework is not mandatory and Teachers will not be grading these assignments nor are they looking for "perfect" work.

The purpose of assignments is to reinforce daily concepts and encourage responsibility by completing/returning their homework. The assigned homework will vary throughout the year, but will include some worksheets. Assignments shouldn't take more than 10-15 minutes of your child's time and if you do see your child struggling or becoming bored, you can stop the project. If you see repeated frustrations at home, please let us know - the point of sending work home for children is to develop responsibility and initiative and is less about the quality of the work.

Extra Clothes - Please begin to switch out your child's extra clothes to Cold Weather items - pants, long-sleeve shirts, socks, etc. Please make sure your child has a light jacket/sweatshirt to wear at the playground - our playground is shaded and can be a bit cooler during Morning Recess.

Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences will be scheduled for Monday, October 31st - Friday, November 11th. Conferences will be scheduled in the afternoon hours for 30-minute increments and some Morning and Afternoon conferences for 15-minute increments. See schedule below. If you are not able to make it into school at this time, we strongly encourage you to sign-up for a Call-In conference. No Infant Room Conferences. Please look for Sign-Up Sheets to come.

Dragonfly, Froggy, Bumble Bee Classrooms:

  • 8:30 - 9am (15-Minute slots) from October 31st - November 4th
  • 1:15 - 2:45pm (30-Minute slots) from October 31st - November 11th

Flower and Ladybug Classrooms:

  • 8:30 - 9am (15-Minute slots) November 7th - November 11th
  • 1:15 - 2:45pm (30-Minute slots) October 31st - November 11th

Grasshopper Classroom:

  • 1:15 - 2:45pm (30-Minute slots) October 31st - November 11th
  • 5 - 5:30pm (30-Minute slots) October 31st - November 11th


October Monthly Activity Calendars and Lunch Menu are now posted online.

We will be OPEN Monday, October 10th for Columbus Day.

Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences will be scheduled for Monday, October 31st - Friday, November 11th.