Caring Connection Children’s Center

Natural Play in Spring!

The birds begin to tweet, the air is clear and fresh and there is a restlessness about the humans. We want to dig and socialize, we want to be a part of everything. It’s spring. From little humans to bigger humans in spring there is a freshness

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Becoming a Great Human Being. What WILL we Teach Our Children?

Becoming a Great Human Being. What WILL we Teach Our Children?

What will we teach our children? It’s much more than teaching kids to “share your toys”… It requires warming up to another person’s personality and just spending time, …time getting to know who they are. Just like adults, children need time with their peers. They need time

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Step Right Up!

COME ONE, COME ALL! Just a little more than a week away from our big fundraiser. All families should try to see a minumum of 4 tickets to our EAT FOR THE PLAYSCAPE Spaghetti Feed. Your guests are welcome to buy a ticket and “gift” it or

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Children’s Art Gallery…Their Art, Their Hands, Their Work – A Preview

The children have a lead role, nearly 80% in each work of art.    They paint, they place, they may glue, spread and smear.    They use their own hand prints, fingerprints and brush strokes to become the artwork that their teachers have visioned from the supplies and

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Inside or Outside, Nature is all around us in SUMMER!

The nature band, sticks and driftwood to drums and guitars, violins and microphone. Go kids! What boy doesn’t want to gaze into the fire? How many Moms get to slide down the sprinkler slide? We’d rate that a 10.0 landing! …and now for a little shaving cream

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Dads, Dudes and Dogs!

Heating it up! Matrim is transfixed by the fire, a heritage that we all share.       Time to Eat. Karmin offers to help Owner Julie Jenkins Sathe roast a hot dog as teacher Kellie photo bombs! Daddy Brian cautions Matrim to be ‘safe’ near the

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Summer Fun and a "pop" of Learning

At Caring Connection indoors and outdoors can sometimes blend into one, especially in the summer. Learning is not just fun…it’s gonna “pop” in the summer. We make an extra special effort to make summer ideas (our themes) more extravagant, more wild and yes, even more intensely academic

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Thinking & Talking (and doing) FLOOR BOOKS

At Caring Connection we have designed our curriculum so that children are an integral part of adding their ideas and input into what will be done, what might be added and what they think could happen. The whole concept of “what if…” allows children to anticipate their

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What are Floor Books?

Caring Connection teachers engage children throughout the day and document their opinions, ideas and suggestions. In addition the child’s ideas are added, when possible to the curriculum so that the each child is even more validated, their ideas are worthy and they are worthwhile. And let’s face

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Shout it out to all of Downtown

The following is a song written by teacher Kellie Lynch I wake up in the morning right at dawn,    I brush my teeth and put my tennis shoes on.   Gettin’ ready for school where I learn and play   The safe, kind and clean way.

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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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