Caring Connection Children’s Center

Teaching Children to Care for Their Earth

One of our teachers observed a two-year-old child caring for “her” playground last week. We have used 10″ cuts of branches (vertically planted) to edge the walkways. The branches, lovingly cut by a parent, are dug down into the earth and have held up amazingly well. But

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Nature Play … Perfect Fit for the Quiet Child

So many of our posts are about children engaged in social interactions. The Mud-Pie kitchen is a huge hit with the two to four-year-old crowd and the sand pits and shovel gang play happily exchange tools and reinvent their uses. But, yesterday I saw something so lovely.

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See Caring Connection Teachers at Southport Elementary Bookfair

Join our teaching staff to support Southport Elementary School’s book fair on Saturday May 14th from 10am-2pm. Reading and playing, digging and planting….it’s all a part of a balanced childhood. Take a picnic with your child, get outside – but BRING THE BOOKS!

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EATING for the PLAYSCAPE! Our FUNDRAISER in JUNE

OUR NEXT STEP! SHOW ME THE MONEY!! On June 15th, Wednesday evening Caring Connection will step it up and offer our first COMMUNITY DINNER Spaghetti Feed for only $5 per person/child. Fun events for kids, too. (Of course we’re a preschool.) Get your tickets starting NEXT WEEK,

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New Ideas

So… Caring Connection was represented, albeit with a small group of four at the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure in Sacramento. One of the freebies that were given away were seeds! Sunflower seeds and wildflower seeds. Obviously, I got one of the answers to “what

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A Serious Little Thing Called Play

A Serious Little Thing Called Play

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Couldn’t wait for a Weekend

Our handy-dandy Site Director and all around wonder woman, Melanie took it upon herself to create some more decomposed granite paths and natural branch edgings. We absolutely love the clarity and exploring nature of the path. The kids are having so much fun with each new addition

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Keeping it Wild!

While transitioning our once lawn stomped to dirt yard into the first phase of our Natural Playscape, we are discovering although it is a fun space to play in, it’s not so eye appealing. Our slide hill covered with new sod is looking a little wimpy. We must

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Go Explore Nature

Go Explore Nature

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Meet Julie

Julie Jenkins devoted 30+ years to up leveling the way adults teach children about behavior. She put her philosophy into print in 2004 in Enlightened Discipline.

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