“Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.”
– Maria Montessori
It is absolutely a great time at The Children’s Center! We continue to serve about 120 children each day and with Spring arriving, the sounds of their outdoor play fill our spirits with joy! Just last week, we celebrated Dr. Seuss week with each class sharing multiple stories from this well-known children’s author. Watching the growth and creativity of each child is like watching the cocoon open and a beautiful butterfly emerge. We also celebrated Black History Month, learning about both local and national advancements because of our African American heroes.
It’s All Because of Your Generosity
The Children’s Center operates from three funding sources:
- Tuition paid by parents (everyone pays something)
- Funds received from the State of South Carolina for qualified family tuition and our USDA food program
- Generous community donations
Since our last update, we have received grants from:
These are all important contributions to keep our tuition costs affordable and ensure the necessary support for COVID-19 supplies and family quarantine costs. This Thank You video was produced for 100+ Women, but really translates to all our community partners; we are so grateful to everyone who supports our Center and our children!
Meet Our Caterpillar Teacher
We were thrilled when Alissa Lazor returned to The Children’s Center after a short time away. When she was first hired, she worked as a teacher assistant in a two-year-old class. When she returned this summer, she took over as a lead teacher in our three-year-old Caterpillar room.
Ms. Alissa is a kind, creative teacher and her teaching style has been heavily influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach. 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!
Here are a few photos from her classroom: