5...4...3...2...1...Happy New Year!
Whether you watched the ball drop at midnight or tucked yourself in early (me!), welcoming a new calendar year gets me thinking about concepts of TIME and preschoolers. Here is something I’ve noticed.
Preschoolers are masters of the here and now. They do not need to set a resolution to “be more present” or “live in the moment.” Preschoolers do not live by the clock. They live by what captures their attention. This means they are rarely in a hurry and certainly not worried about running late (insert collective groan from moms around the world). All of this is developmentally appropriate and an admirable trait in our time-driven culture. Check out “Try this at Home” for three preschool-friendly ways “manage the clock” and build your child’s concepts of time (an important math skill, by the way!)
At Weekday School, January is the TIME of year we open registration for the upcoming school year (2018-19) to current 2 Day, 2 Plus, and 3 Day students. I encourage you to save your spot before the January 31st deadline. After that time, we open enrollment to our waiting list and the community at large. Find the enrollment link, and tuition/fees below.
This is also the TIME of year we begin recruiting for our 18-19 Advisory Board and Fun Fair Committee. If you are a parent who is interested in getting more involved (without being overwhelmed!) at Weekday School these are fantastic opportunities. Watch your child’s school bag and email for more details soon.
One of our favorite songs at Weekday School is “This is the Day” based on Psalm 118:24. It reminds us that each day is a gift from the Lord. My prayer for our school family is that we would receive the minutes, hours, days of 2018 with gratitude and BE PRESENT in each moment with the world’s most loveable preschoolers!