The Early Learning Center, Week of 10/29

Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:
Monday, November 2nd “TELC Gives Back” Kick Off (See below)
Tuesday, November 3rd, “Ready, Set Pre-K” 9:15am (TFA Library)
Sunday, November 8th “TFA Open House” 2:00-4:00pm
Tuesday, November 10th Monthly Tuition Due
Monday, November 17th-Friday, November 20th Parent Conferences
Thursday, November 19th, “Three Year Old Friendship Feast” 11am-12pm
Monday, November 25th-Friday, November 29th Thanksgiving Break (No School)


A Message from Sarah Donovan, Principal of Extended Educational Programs
As I serve each unique Extended Educational Program, I am especially grateful for three very special leaders. I am grateful for Patty Myers and her heart for providing our TFH students with a place to grow in mind, body, and spirit. She has been with the program since its start, and would move mountains to ensure the best for our students. I am grateful for Grayson Merritt and her heart for our littlest Royals. She has a gift and unwavering love for creating a preschool that helps both our students and staff flourish. I am grateful for Joe Fana and his heart for creating a strong school to home connection. He has a contagious joy for our TCS students and staff that fills our hallways and hearts. Please join me in thanking them for their love and leadership.

Sarah Donovan


Note From Mrs. Grayson Merritt (Director/Assistant Principal)
“Ready, Set PreK”
Please save-the-date for an upcoming event that we have planned for Tuesday, November 3rd from 9:15am-10:15am. We will be partnering with TFA and holding a “Ready, Set PreK” event in the The First Academy Library. During our hour together, you will have the opportunity to hear from Mrs. Elaine Connell (TFA PreK teacher) to hear what you can be doing at home to ensure your little one is ready for PreK and beyond. After the PreK chat, TFA will provide you with the opportunity to tour a Prek classroom as well. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for this exciting event!


TELC Gives Back
I am so excited to share with you a campaign that we will be launching during the month of November. We have been so richly blessed by so many different departments at The First Academy during our inaugural year. This past summer, The First Academy welcomed us with open arms and have worked side by side with us to help us become the program we are today.

In recognition, TELC would like to take the month of November to “give back”. In keeping with the tradition of ways The Early Learning Center has blessed others in years past and to align with our curriculum theme of being “thankful” (Psalm 107:1) this Thanksgiving season, we would like to bless others throughout the month of November.

Here is where we are asking for your support:

We thank you in advance for partnering with us during the month of November as we “give back” and to be models to our children. As as staff, we feel it is important, for the children to see how we are the “hands and feet of Jesus” and that we model how to serve and show gratitude to those.


Classroom Spotlight:
Over the past week, I have been spending time in each classroom observing our amazing teachers. I wanted to share with you a couple of moments from “inside” the classroom that I thought were awesome!

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Mrs. Jennifer praying with her students and for her students by name during circle time.

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Mrs. Ebony and Mrs. Ashley play a game with their 2’s to review colors and shapes. They also sing about the colors in Spanish.


Infants and toddlers participate in weekly Chapel led by Mrs. Grayson in FBO Worship Center.

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Miss Lesslie greeting a friend Alyvia playing bells while singing (Weekly Chapel in the First Baptist Orlando Worship Center)