|Posted by sunshine-dayhome on March 17, 2017 at 4:25 PM|
One aspect of running a dayhome which is very important to me is involving the families of the children who attend. When we work together and communicate to support the children, they have a solid base that allows them to grow and thrive. I am so pleased that the families here play such a big part in making this dayhome a success! When we had our winter party, almost every family attended. When grandmothers bake with their children at home, cookies are sent in. We have received garden produce in the summer months, too, which enhances our menu here - thank you!
Recently, Oscar and Arlo's mother came in to read a festive story from her background and beliefs with us, and it was such a treat to watch the children become immersed in a different culture for the afternoon. We even had cupcakes to share as part of our snack after! And this week, Emile's family sent us some shamrocks. After we had played with them for the last few days as toys in loose parts play (so fun and skill building!), the children decided that today was the day: we were going to paint those shamrocks.
It was cute how Saxon kept calling it his leprechaun (that was the craft we made a couple of days ago), and Keenan gently and persistently went on correcting him. At the end of our painting time this morning, I think all of the children were able to correctly identify shamrocks and leprechauns! We had a green pasta lunch (mm, avocados and spinach with chicken!), and this afternoon will enjoy a green smoothie together to round out this day. Here is one last big thank you to all the families, parents, and grandparents out their who support their children, enhance this dayhome, and work to bridge the gap between family and home so that we as a community can thrive. You are so appreciated!