The children can easily name whose mommy or daddy just walked in their classroom door, but you as parents might only see each other in passing at drop-off and pick-up times. It is important to us that our families get to know each other.
In September, we host a Grandparents’ Tea where each child’s grandparents are invited to join us at afternoon snack. The children are always excited to share iced tea and cookies (a real treat!) with their loving grandparents and then show off their classrooms and playgrounds.
In October, we have a Fall Festival to celebrate the exciting fall season and all that it has to offer. Portions of the parking lot and playground are taken over by bounce houses, carnival games, face painting booths, and snack stands. Fun music plays while magicians perform tricks, balloon animals are sculpted, and the children try their hand at games so they can pick out cool prizes. It’s the perfect opportunity for families and educators to socialize and play!
In May, we hold our Muffins for Moms event. The Friday before Mother’s Day, mothers are encouraged to join their children in their classrooms for a special morning snack of muffins and orange juice.
And we don’t want anyone to feel left out, so our Donuts for Dads event is held in June. The Friday before Father’s Day, fathers are encouraged to join their children in their classrooms for a special morning snack of donuts and orange juice.
Throughout the school year, we host several holiday parties in the classrooms that parents are encouraged to attend. In October, the children love to show off their costumes at our Halloween Parties. In December, everyone gathers to celebrate the festive season at our Winter Holiday Parties. In February, the children exchange heartfelt notes at our Valentine’s Day Parties. In April, the children have a blast racing around the playgrounds for our Spring Parties and Egg Hunts. We provide the food, beverages, and tableware for each party. All we ask is that you come ready to mingle and have some fun!
At the end of the school year, we celebrate our students’ accomplishments at our Senior Graduation. The children sing fun songs, accept their “diplomas,” and process down the aisle as “big kids” in the presence of friends and family. We host a small reception afterward, giving families a chance to connect over their children’s future plans. And we always look forward to seeing these young scholars when they return to visit or pick up a younger sibling.
Our daughter receives excellent care. The whole center feels like family to us, since they see her more than most of her other family members, and sometimes more than us!! Thank you for everything you do!
- Parent of a child in the Sophomore Program