Community Mennonite Early Learning Center

3215 West 162nd Street     Markham, Illinois     708-333-1232  |  info@cmelc.net

From the Director's Desk

February 2014

Jackie Smizer, Director

READ A GOOD BOOK LATELY?

In honor of National Literacy Month I thought I’d recommend a good book for families to share as school gets underway. It is a wonderful book that helps children of all ages learn that we are all different in many ways and that it’s ok.

Title: I HAVE A SISTER, MY SISTER IS DEAF
(A Reading Rainbow Book)
Author: Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson
Pictures: Deborah Kogan Ray
Age range: 4 to 8 years old
HarperCollins Publishers, 1977

In the 1980s I was the director of a well established multi-site child care center in the far south suburbs. The school had a racially diverse population with children coming from a number of communities in the area ... READ MORE

Jackie Smizer, Director