This past month brought us some warmer weather (hooray!), and our kids were thrilled to be outside enjoying the sunshine. We also held a successful fundraising event at Fat Patties in Bluffton, all while enjoying some delicious burgers. Thanks to all of the staff and families who came out and showed their support of The Children’s Center!
We are excited to announce, The Children’s Center was awarded a HUD grant from the Town of Hilton Head. This grant will go towards continued assistance of families who were affected by the COVID-19 virus. We are so grateful for this valuable funding that will enable us to continue providing vital early education services to families in the Lowcountry. To view the WTOC news coverage about this grant click here.
Let’s Talk Goals
With the start of any new year setting new goals is common. Losing momentum by the time we hit March is even more common! So, how do we make sure we set goals that are easy to maintain long-term?
Teaching your kids how to set goals that stick is an important skill set for them to have all throughout their lives. So let’s talk about SMART goals! SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-based. You will significantly increase the likelihood that your family’s goals will become habits by sticking to these five guidelines.
John’s Hopkin’s Children’s Hospital recommends setting goals with your children that are:
Behaviors you want to become habits, like:
- Sticking to a bed time
- Making their bed in the morning
- Putting away all their toys at the end of the day
New opportunities for teamwork as a family, such as:
- Planting a garden
- A family art project
- Volunteering together at a local nonprofit organization
Or, a fun opportunity for your child like:
- Try a new hobby
- Make a 2021 reading list
- Bake and deliver something sweet to a friend or family member’s home
Read the John’s Hopkin’s Children’s Center article here.
Mrs. Alissa Lazor: Teacher’s Assistant
Mrs. Alissa is a kind and creative teacher and has been working at The Children’s Center for a little over a year. Mrs. Alissa’s teaching style has been heavily influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach, and she loves to include elements from nature in her classroom to encourage childhood exploration and student-centered learning. When Mrs. Alissa is not at work, she is spending time with her husband and children. Some of their favorite family activities are nature walks, fishing, or relaxing at home. Be sure to give Mrs. Alissa a wave and thank her for the invaluable role she plays the next time you see her!
Do you know someone who wants to make a difference? We are looking for highly motivated teachers to inspire learning and be part of our team of professionals. E-mail resumes/inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.