Early Childhood Programs Blog

Grateful Hearts

November 16, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

[slideshow] This Week’s Adventures: We celebrated American Education Week by inviting parents out to be our Trail Buddies! We learned about being kind and reflected on ways to show gratitude. Favorite Activities: We loved sewing heart pillows and piling pillow cases full of leaves for our sit-upons. We wrote “Kk” for kindness and shared things we do to… Read more »

Blankets of Leaves

November 10, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: A chill is in the air whispering winter will be here soon, but we continue to marvel at autumn leaves. Favorite Activities: Ever painted with a pine needle paint brush? Or pretended to sway like a tree dropping leaves? Have you played “scratch and sniff” with tree bark? Or examined what’s hiding… Read more »

Apples, Pumpkins and Gourds – Oh My!

October 12, 2012 - Family Events & Outings, Preschool Weekly

[slideshow] This Week’s Adventures: Fall is full of fruits such as pumpkins, apples and gourds. We did some hands-on picking, patting and tasting to learn about them! Favorite Activities: We did an apple taste test to see which color apples each child prefers and graphed our preferences with apples the children colored. We also counted and compared the… Read more »

Animal Clues

September 28, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: Signs of animals are all around! This week we uncover animal secrets by following clues! Favorite Activities:We loved making muddy boot tracks to show that we leave only footprints as our own clues on the trail. We also loved making little shelters from recycled boxes and camouflaging them in the woods. A… Read more »

Animal News

September 22, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

[slideshow]This Week’s Adventures: We pretended to be animals as we learned all about local wild life. We also had a special visit from our local volunteer fire fighters. Favorite Activities: Our imaginations were switched on as we became foxes, gathered acorns like squirrels, and hurdled over obstacles like deer. We collaged animal pictures in our nature alphabet… Read more »

Oh Happy Day! School Starts Up Again!

September 10, 2012 - About this Blog..., Preschool News

Thanks to all of you that attended the Preschool Family Orientation! What a fun way to start up our school year! The gentle rain made for a muddy scavenger hunt with many laughs that followed in the classrooms. If you are a new parent to our program, check out this link to learn more about our weekly… Read more »