November 14, 2016
"Establishing lasting peace is the work of education;
all politics can do is keep us out of war." Maria Montessori
In the shadow of this unprecedented political campaign, election, and as we're continuing to experience, aftermath, I am even more committed to and grateful for The Children's School, our team, our families, and our community.
Our organizational values - to respect, support, and contribute - set TCS apart from other early learning environments. In our classrooms we demonstrate respect through comprehensive inclusion of all children in every aspect of learning and play. We support our school’s children and families by providing a challenging, inspiring, and safe environment in which our children are immersed in an unparalleled preschool/prekindergarten experience. We also take great pride in supporting the well-being of our staff and their families, as they are directly linked to the spirit and tradition of the TCS community.
TCS teaches our children to contribute through local philanthropy. Our students gain great satisfaction from being a “recycling school” and demonstrating their honoring of the environment. In addition, our annual Harvest Canned Food Drive to benefit the University Food Bank, kicks-off this week!
In this ever changing and challenging world, I am extremely proud to be a part of a community where EVERY child receives the tools and opportunities to succeed as they move into kindergarten and beyond.
In closing, education is a life-long process, and these values we espouse each day at TCS not only have the capacity to help shape our future leaders, but we believe they too are the underpinning to advance our on-going participation and engagement as citizens.
Here's to courage and strength as we all move forward together...
Mary Lloyd, Executive Director
P.S., attached is our November 2016 Newsletter, happy reading.