As you can see from the big smiles on the face of these little ones, the kids at the Robert Mayer Child Development Preschool love the program and are thrilled with the classroom supplies that your generous support helps buy. Thank you so much!
When we opened the new preschool, we hired more staff to accommodate our growing enrollment and the wide variety of teaching styles this has brought to our school has been wonderful. We have incorporated so many new ideas! I’d like to tell you about some of the fun activities that we’ve done this summer...
In June, teachers took our preschoolers to visit Harbour View Elementary School so that they could get a sense of what to expect when they go to Kindergarten in the fall. They toured the campus, visited inside a Kindergarten classroom where a Kindergarten teacher read books to them and led them in some music and movement activities. They also got a chance to play like the big kids on the Kindergarten playground. When they came back, the kids were so excited about starting school now that they knew what to expect.
This summer we also held a Family Picnic where families gathered on the preschool playground for an evening filled with a BBQ, games, karaoke, and raffle prizes. We had a great turnout and families enjoyed the time spent together.
In the classrooms, children have been busy learning about the ocean and sea animals. They are painting and creating the ocean and everything that they can think of that lives under the sea. Along with discussions of the ocean, staff has also used circle time for the opportunity to talk to the kids about sun protection and how important it is. Water play has been a big part of our summer outdoor play as well. The kids enjoy cooling off in our small swimming pools, sensory tables and simply playing out in the sunshine.
Thank you for making all these fun and special activities possible by supporting the preschool!