“They may forget what you said, but they will not forget how you made them feel.”
Our friends at Lincoln & South Brewing Company hosted our first ever friendraiser on behalf of The Children’s Center! We are grateful to have them in our corner, and we had a fantastic night. We were also blown away by the musical guest who happens to be our very own Education Manager Mr. Drew Kuehner! His duet with his daughter Grace was one of the highlights of the evening!
This month we held our annual Fire Prevention Week and it was a blast! We learned all about how to prevent fires and how to stay safe in the event of a fire. Thank you to the Hilton Head Island Fire Department for coming out!
Trunk or Treat was a success! We had a spooktacular time dressing up and celebrating. Thank you to all our parents, teachers, staff, and board members who helped create a little bit of magic!
A couple of our Children’s Center classes had the opportunity to go trick or treating at Village Cove Assisted Living Center! Not only was it a blast for the kids, but it also spread some cheer to the Village Cove residents at the start of the holiday season.
Pillars of a Healthy Family
Have you ever wondered if the ethos of your family is a healthy one? Just like we take inventory of our physical, emotional, and mental health, it is important to take inventory of the culture that has been created in your home. Strong families are one of the most important factors in setting children up for success later in life. While each family is unique due to different cultures, personalities, etc., the American Academy of Pediatrics provides some questions you can ask to determine the overall health of your family.
- Is there lightness and humor in your home?
- Does your family have clear and established rules (although these may need to be adjusted situationally)?
- As a parent, do you have realistic expectations for your children?
- Are each family member’s needs being met and individual goals being set and achieved?
- Do both adults and children in the home have respect for one another?
- Is the family able to grow and change together without there being huge conflicts in the process?
Your family’s answers to these questions will be unique, and there is no formula to ensure success, but pondering these questions as parents and leaders in the home can be beneficial. To read the entire article from the American Academy of Pediatrics, click here.
To access more parent resources, check out our NEW online Parent Resource Library, brought to you by the PNC Foundation. To access these resources in physical form, you can check out one of the books in our on-site Parent Resource Library in the lobby of The Children’s Center. Just ask how at the front desk!
As always, we thank you for your support of The Children’s Center, and we wish you a fun and safe weekend and a fantastic Halloween!
Marsha Jenkins is a long-time veteran here at The Children’s Center. With 40-plus years under her belt, she’s all too familiar with what it takes to keep the magic flowing at The Children’s Center. She has been helping to prepare children for kindergarten in our 4 & 5-year-old age group for so long, that she has touched the lives of children across several generations. When she’s not pouring everything she has into her classroom, you will find her somewhere comfortable with a good book.
Do you want to make a difference? We are looking for full-time and part-time employees! E-mail resumes to email@example.com.
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