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Education with a Higher Purpose

Notes from the Director:

Character Word this month:

  •      GENTLENESS

The preschool will be closed in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day  on  Monday, January 15.

To give you a heads up these are the dates the preschool will be closed over the next 4 months.

Feb.  19 - President’s Day

April 16 - Teacher In-service

May 28 – Memorial Day

 

Reminder: the $5.00 Snack Fee is due the first week of every month.  If you receive an envelope it means we have not received it. If you have already paid it, please inform a teacher and ask them to mark your name off the list. We are looking at ways to streamline this process.  I will keep you informed.  

 

Thank you to those who donated pajamas. I took 21 p.j.s to Olive Crest (an

organization that helps at-risk families) in

Santa Ana.  They will be given out with a book from Scholastic.

 

 

Calendar of Events

  • Party for Everyone on January 4
  • Hibernation Day January 24  (wear PJ’s to school) 

    "Play is the highest form of research," Albert Einstein

    Parents,

           This quote from Albert Einstein is a favorite of mine.  I read an article on play that spoke to me as a teacher (& a parent, even tho my kids are grown up.) 

           Play is really misunderstood among parents and even sometimes educators.  It’s really a complex form of interacting and communicating. Einstein talked about play being child’s research, their laboratory.

             It is really a sophisticated form of development. Children get to do higher order thinking and synthesizing of lots of different things.  It’s a coming together of cognitive skills and social-emotional skills in one experience.  How a child plays shows their strengths and abilities in creativity and social skills while encouraging them to think…

    (Rachel Robertson ~ The Heart of Infant and Toddler Care)

     


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