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: https://360.coradvantage.com/equity
Summer Grab and Go 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.
- LINK: https://youtu.be/T32M5uzG-p0
- Extra resources: https://www.growitgreenmorristown.org/virtuallearning
- Summer Offerings at the farm stand including take-home craft kits: https://www.growitgreenmorristown.org/farmkits