Christian Child Care has 'HappyFeet'
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[July 14, 2012]
Christian Child Care is starting a new
fitness program called "HappyFeet." It is a soccer class and so much
more. Happy Feet is a professionally developed program for children
from age 2 to teens. It is age-appropriate for young children, as it
uses songs, stories and nursery rhymes to teach basic soccer.
This week each of the classes at Christian Child Care met with Aimee
Bourassa from HappyFeet. She brought her "Bob, the Bobcat" balls and
taught even the 2-year-olds some basic soccer moves, played games
and got everyone excited about soccer.
Gross motor skills are very important for growing bodies to
develop balance and coordination. But the program also develops
social skills and self-esteem through being part of a group having
fun. Each of the groups played games and learned to wake up their
The children at Christian Child Care will get two free classes at
the beginning of August.
"This is an excellent program that we hope to keep at our
center," said Coleen Moore, center director. "We at Christian Child
Care are always looking for new experiences for children to learn."
There will be some cost to the families for each lesson. If you
have questions about the program, you can contact Bourassa at
Christian Child Care is signing up kids for the fall and will
have openings for early childhood education teachers for teaching
positions. For additional information, contact Moore at 732-5750.
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Christian Child Care is having a cookout at IGA on July 21, and
on July 26 the center will have another drive-by spaghetti dinner,
served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $7 each and
$25 for a family meal that feeds four, but you don't have to have
advance tickets to buy dinners. These fundraisers are going to help
for some needed projects like new cribs and outdoor security
lighting for the center.
Christian Child Care is a United Way Agency and is housed in an
Odd Fellows facility.
[Text from file received from Coleen Moore,
Christian Child Care]