LLC Preschool Newsletter

Love Comes More Naturally

Dear LLC Families:

Perhaps you have seen the viral video to the right or a picture of it being passed around the internet. If you haven’t, let me explain. This is a picture of a video clip of two toddlers who are best friends running towards each other for a hug. Once they meet up and hug, they immediately begin talking and laughing and then run off to play together. The expression is joyful as they are united again for a playdate. What fun!

Children are so pure and innocent. They want only to be loved, to be cared for, and to interact with others. Children don’t look at situations with judgment, but rather with curiosity and an interest to explore and absorb the information around them. They don't care who they sit next to in a morning meeting. They don't care who they hold hands with when they walk down the hall. They are just happy to be engaged and to have a friend.

Nelson Mandela once said, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” He is right. Children are born with an open mind and we as parents have a great responsibility to help them keep it open. We have the power to lead our children and model for that differences are beautiful, individualization is important, and kindness matters above all.

Although a picture is worth a thousand words, our daily actions are what truly speak volumes. The LLC family embraces diversity and we are so proud to be part of this great community and the amazing team of educators. A critical aspect of our early childhood philosophy is the inclusion of all children. This idea is demonstrated daily through our curriculum, our materials, and our human kindness. We will continue to celebrate the uniqueness of each family and each child and will contribute to the lives of our students in a positive way that promotes love.

This fight for equity must continue with each one of us being accountable for standing up for a nation that is fair and just. Let's stand together!

Equity Through Our Children's Eyes

COR 360 is a collection of high-quality tools and resources for early childhood educators. Feel free to explore what they have to offer to support addressing race, equity, diversity, and inclusion with Young Children:

Summer Grab and Go Meals:

Please click HERE for summer meal pickup times and locations. Any resident of Morristown or Morristownship under the age of 18 is eligible for summer meals.

Grow It Green: The last video of the school year.

Farmer Shaun and Farmer Tina take us through a journey with very special insects that help a garden grow - pollinators like bees and butterflies. In this video, they start with an introduction to the beehives at the Early Street Community Garden. Second, they show the first harvestable food of the season that relies on pollination. Next, sit back for a delightful story called "Bea's Bees", and finally, a tour of a pollinator-friendly garden at Famer Tina's home.

Thanks Morris Education Foundation (MEF)

The LLC wants to thank the Morris Education Foundation (MEF) for all their help getting the preschool packets printed and sent home to our families, and to all families in the preschool program. We hope these resources will be a great support to summer learning!

Our Preschool "Graduates"

Thanks to the HSA for purchasing our lawn signs and for supporting our efforts to hold virtual graduation for our preschoolers. We know it's not the same but our resilience continues to get us through these "strange" times. Here is a picture of some of Ms. Tina & Ms. Maria's students. Please follow the link for a letter from our HSA: HSA LLC Page

Immunizations Will Be Required for the 2020-21

Doctor's are accepting well visits. Please make sure you update your child's physical and immunizations. Without this, your child cannot start school. Please email your documents to and

Pride Month

Show your pride this month with some fun rainbow art. All you need is a rock, some acrylic paints, and a paintbrush (or Q-tips). I made this rainbow rock with my son almost 10 years ago!

A Few Pictures From Our Virtual Moving Up Ceremonies

The LLC wishes everyone a wonderful summer!

Building the Bridge from Preschool to Kindergarten

Our LLC support staff delivered a workshop with tips and resources to help transition your preschooler to kindergarten. If you couldn't attend, the link is available here in English and Spanish: Building the Bridge from Preschool to Kindergarten

A Poem Written by Carline Titus-Thermitus, ABS at LLC

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Lafayette Learning Center Preschool

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