Times are changing.
People change, places change, and things change…change is frightening,
but change is good. Many years ago
daycare was just daycare. Working moms and working dads needed someone to
“watch” their child or children, while they went off to work. Many years ago the babysitter, sat with the
children and watched over those children, making sure their basic needs were
taken care of. Times changed. The
babysitter emerged into the caregiver.
The caregiver not only met the basic needs of those children, but also
began incorporating learning into their day.
Times changed. The caregiver
emerged into the educator. Today is a
new day. Today we recognize the needs of
each individual child; we recognize their uniqueness, their purpose, their
understanding, their worth and value.
Today we recognize the need for change and value the steps in making
change occur. Today we recognize, the
need and importance of continuous quality improvement. Today we recognize the importance of
establishing strong healthy relationships with the children, their families,
the community, and our co-workers. Today
we recognize play; through play we learn, we imagine, we communicate, and we
grow. Today we recognize school
readiness and value no child left behind.
Today we recognize the richness of our environment, rich of tender loving
care, rich of learning, rich of safety, and rich of stimulation. Today we recognize communication between all
parties and value discussions of concern, progress, growth, and happiness. Today we recognize educators and support
their knowledge and education. But most
importantly, today and every day we recognize and celebrate your child and
value our dedication to make the journey from a tiny caterpillar into a bright
big butterfly, a journey filled with love, happiness, learning, and
support. Today and every day we
recognize and celebrate you, the parent, for allowing us to be a part in your
child’s most important first years of life.
~~~WE PLAY....WE LEARN...WE GROW~~~