Research has also outlined the importance of close and dependable relationships. These relationships must provide love, warmth, security, responsive interaction, and encouragement for exploration. A child’s first experience with this kind of relationship is at home with a loving family. When you entrust your child to the care of early childhood professionals, you not only want your child to be safe and to learn, you also want your child to be accepted and valued, to feel he or she belongs in the school community. This is important, of course, but what families often do not understand is how important it is for you to be a part of the school community. Children feel more confident and comfortable at school when they feel their families are a part of the community as well.
A huge part of the Green Sprout curriculum is fostering a sense of community. One of the ways we can encourage and support community is through events that are held regularly at or hosted by Green Sprout Preschool. Several examples are our annual LOVE parade (this is our form of PRIDE), our Grandparent's Day Celebration, Dia de Los Muertos, Friendsgiving, our Earth Day party, Mother's Day Tea Party, Father's Day Social at Batch, and other monthly potlucks, splash pad hangouts. We all thrive in an environment surrounded with love, support and community.