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Annual Christmas Party 2016

Dec 8, 2016   //   by Miss Kim   //   News & Events  //  Comments Off on Annual Christmas Party 2016

Our Annual Christmas Party will be Thursday, December 22nd at 6:15 PM!

The children will need to come dressed in their holiday outfits!  They will be putting on a small Christmas concert for the parents!  Santa will also be coming to visit and passing out gifts for the children.  We want the Whole ABC Discovery Family here to celebrate!

I will be putting a sign up sheet for the pitch-in when it gets closer to that date!

Wipe Drive!

May 10, 2016   //   by Miss Kim   //   News & Events  //  Comments Off on Wipe Drive!

Please bring in a CASE of  wipes if your child is in diapers because it is that time again to refill our supply!

Thank You

Holiday Closings

Mar 4, 2016   //   by Miss Kim   //   News & Events  //  Comments Off on Holiday Closings

ABC Discovery will be closed this year on the following holidays:

Memorial Day: Monday May 30th- Closed We will re-open May 31st.

Independence Day: Monday July 4th- Closed. We will re-open Tuesday July 5th.

Labor Day: Monday September 5th- Closed. We will re-open Tuesday Sept. 6th

Thanksgiving:  We will be closed Thursday, November 24th & Friday, November 25th.  This is a paid holiday.

Christmas & New Years Holiday 2016:  For the past seven years ABC Discovery has been closed from Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day. This year we will be closed from Saturday, December 24th –  Sunday, January 1st, 2017. We will then re-open on Monday, January 2nd, 2017. Again, If you are needing a sitter during this time I am sure we can arrange something with our employees. We will be open for the full week prior to the break for  our Christmas Concert, Holiday Party,  and Gift Exchange.  Due to being open the full week prior to the break payments will be taken out as normal. We will not be taking payments out the week of break. Payments will resume as normal after the holiday break.   Have a great holiday and we will see you all soon!


Interesting News about More Sleep for Children

Mar 6, 2013   //   by Miss Kim   //   News & Events  //  No Comments

More Sleep Equals Smarter Children, Study Suggests

February 27, 2013
Image Credit:

Lee Rannals for – Your Universe Online

A new study by researchers from the University of Tübingen’s Institute for Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology reinforces how necessary sleep is for a child’s brain, even more so than adults.

Researchers wrote in the journal Nature Neuroscience about how children’s brains turn learned material into active knowledge as they sleep and how their brains do it even more effectively than an adult’s.

Past studies have shown sleeping after learning helps long-term storage of the material learned, because during sleep, memory is turned into a form that makes future learning easier. When you are sleeping, implicit knowledge becomes explicit and becomes more easily transferred to other areas.

According to the researchers, children need to get deep sleep for longer durations because of the massive amounts of data they take in each day.

The team studied the ability of a child to form explicit knowledge through an implicitly-learned motor task. During the study, children between eight and 11-years old learned to guess the predetermined series of actions. After a night of sleep, or a day awake, the team tested the children’s memories.

Researchers found after a good night’s sleep, all age groups that took part in the study were able to remember a larger number of elements from the row of numbers than those who had remained awake in the interim.

“In children, much more efficient explicit knowledge is generated during sleep from a previously learned implicit task,” said Dr. Ines Wilhelm of the University of Tübingen’s. “And the children’s extraordinary ability is linked with the large amount of deep sleep they get at night. The formation of explicit knowledge appears to be a very specific ability of childhood sleep, since children typically benefit as much or less than adults from sleep when it comes to other types of memory tasks.”

A child’s brain isn’t the only thing that benefits from a good night’s rest. So does their attitude. A study published in the journal Pediatrics last year found kids who averaged about 27 minutes more sleep at night had fewer behavior issues.

Dr. Judith Owens, director of sleep medicine at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, said as children have trouble coping with day-to-day issues, more sleep affects their relationship with teachers, as well as their peers. She suggested parents shut off their television or electronic devices about a half hour sooner before bedtime than what is already being practiced in the house. Both studies suggest more sleep doesn’t just lead to a less-bratty child, but a smarter one.


Source: Lee Rannals for – Your Universe Online

Infant Feeding Schedule

Feb 1, 2012   //   by Miss Kim   //   News & Events  //  No Comments

If you have a child under 12 months of age then that child is eating baby food and drinking formula/breast milk.

ABC Discovery will feed your infant breakfast before 8 AM.  If you drop your child off at 8 or after 8 AM then it is your responsibility to feed them their breakfast.

Infants feeding schedule:

Breakfast between 7:30 and 8 AM– bottle and/or cereal (fruit/veggie) depending on age and child’s needs

Lunch between 11 AM and 12 PM–cereal (fruit & veggie) and/or bottle depending on child’s age.

Afternoon snack between 3:30 and 4 Pm- bottle only

Tumble Bus Payments

Nov 12, 2010   //   by Miss Kim   //   News & Events  //  No Comments

You may pay tumblebus monthly by paying them through your online banking accounts.  Tumblebus payments are due on the First Wednesday of the month.  Make checks payable to: Jump For Joy.  The address is:  10125 Lantern Road, Fishers, IN 46037

Sick Policy

Nov 11, 2010   //   by Miss Kim   //   News & Events  //  No Comments

Taken Directly from your contracts:  Your child will be sent home for a fever of at least 100.5 degrees, throwing up and/or diarrhea. Your child may not return for a 24 hour period after symptoms have ceased. This does not include teething infants, ear infections and colds. If your child has been ill at home, you MUST notify us, so we can prevent further illnesses in the daycare. We will notify you of illnesses that occur in our daycare.

24 Hour Period, Examples:  If your child threw up at 10 AM for the last time then your child may not return to ABC Discovery until 10 AM the next day.

If your child’s fever broke at 3 PM Monday and they continued to have no more fever, then your child may not return to daycare until 3PM on


You must wait, 24 hours after the symptoms have stopped to return to daycare.

Please use Bleach when cleaning your toys, walls and everything touched in your home, as it is the only thing that is killing ALL the germs.

Thank You!