At The Children’s Center, we are thankful for the many, many people who have been a vital part of our ability to serve the community for 53 years. Our founders, donors, volunteers, community partners, Board of Directors, staff, and especially our families. As we enter this time of festivities and cheer, know that you are appreciated. Thank you to everyone who responded to our digital update, the winner of the $25 Visa Card was none other than Reverend Isaac Wilborn, the Founder of the Children’s Center.
Reverend Wilborn, we thank you for your vision and for continuing to stay connected to the thousands of children whose lives have been
touched by this special place!
The Holiday Online Auction is here and you don’t want to miss it! This fun fundraising event is packed full of great things for you and for your family and friends. The auction is open from 9 a.m. on December 2nd to 5 p.m. on December 15th. You can log on and bid on your favorite things – golf packages, dining favorites, RBC Heritage passes, and more!
Click here to begin your shopping and bidding. You’ll be asked to create a username and password to get started. It’s easy, it’s fun, and it supports the children! Share this link with friends and family! Let’s see how many people can join the fun. Happy bidding!
We want to send out thanks to the following organizations and foundations for their new and ongoing support announced this quarter:
- The Beaufort Fund
- David Carmines Foundation
- Berkeley Hall Charitable Fund
- Hilton Head Realtors Association
- Caring Coins
- St. Andrew by the Sea
- United Methodist Church
- The Breedlove Foundation
Meet Our Staff
There are some amazing people work at The Children’s Center. Because we have been serving our community for so many years, it is not surprising that one of our children is now a member of our staff. Ms. Elliysha Mitchell Jordan has been a member of our teaching staff since 2015. Elliysha’s mother, Nyisha, is also a member of our staff and her grandmother, Lillian, was the Center Director several years ago. Ms. Elliysha is the Lead Teacher in the Dolphins classroom. This transition classroom has served both one and two-year-olds. Ms. Elliysha is an asset because of her willingness to serve children based on the enrollment at our Center. She has a love of children and is a mentor to many of the younger staff. Elliysha is a leader in the infant and toddler hallway and often takes a lead role in the planning of many staff events.
In her free time, Elliysha spends time with family and friends and enjoys music and writing, both journaling and poetry. She has been married to her partner, April, for just over a year and resides in Richmond Hills, GA. Parents respect and trust Ms. Elliysha with their children and she goes the extra mile to work as a partner in their child’s development. We have many great teachers and staff at our Center and are honored that they have chosen to be a part of our team.
It Matters – Five Reasons Why
One – From the time they are born, children begin learning. Most of what they will learn how to do socially, emotionally, academically, and behaviorally will come through imitating others. Early childhood teachers play an important role in helping to shape young minds early, with important skills that will help them be successful in their educational careers.
Two – First-time separation from parents, group participation and cooperation, problem-solving through compromise, and sharing are important traits that children need to learn. Teachers can help young minds develop a sense of independence and curiosity as they grow in their love for learning. Relationship bonds, learning experiences, and emotional interactions all affect childhood development.
Three – Research continually shows that children who receive early childhood educational opportunities are more successful on average as they continue in their educational and professional futures. Many of the social, academic, and behavioral skills that children develop in their early years, lay the foundation for how they view education throughout the remainder of their lives.
Four – When it comes to your children, there is no one-size-fits-all learning style that will guarantee academic success. By identifying learning difficulties early, the associated cumulative effects (i.e. behavioral difficulties, social and emotional deficits, etc.) can be curved or reduced before they become entrenched in a child’s way of thinking and processing.
Five – Research on early childhood development shows that early childhood education programs have positive impacts on a child’s readiness to learn once he or she enters school. This is especially important for children from low-income families or those living in disadvantaged communities, who often enter primary school academically unprepared and lagging behind their peers.