The African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child" is one I am sure we can all relate to as parents and educators. Raising children to be good and moral citizens of the world is a monumental task in society today. This is why it is so important that school and home have a strong partnership. Being a newcomer at Allen, I feel the core value of partnership is strong. The feeling of family and partnership is evident from the moment you step into the building.
- 09/21/18 (1)
Play is the work of a preschool child. They are always busy thinking, creating and satisfying their curiosity. In Preschool, we utilize these inherit gifts to teach our youngest students about our world and to ignite their love of learning. Center based play offers the opportunity for imagination to take flight and learning concepts to develop naturally through experimentation and social interaction.
As a new school year begins, I'm reminded about the beauty and opportunity to start anew. For better or worse, I only know a world where this occurs every year as I've only either been in school either as a student or teacher/admin (new school year), or working in baseball at some level (new season). So it's become somewhat routine for me to start again.