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Muddy, Dirty and Messy! That’s Preschool at Caring Connection

Muddy, Dirty and Messy! That’s Preschool at Caring Connection

Okay, not every preschool has the same outlook as we do. At some preschools children will sit and do meticulous, well mannered activities and brush off their skirts and pants and come home slightly more rumpled than when they left home. I can guarantee that the adults

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Caterpillar Love!

Caterpillar Love!

“What do you have?” “Where did you find it?” “Can I touch it?” “Is it a worm?” “Is it a snake?” “Is it slimy?” “Can I hold it?” “My turn! My turn!” “It’s a cat- A- pillah! “It’s going to be a butt-ah-fly!” Nature Inspired Learning Learning

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Going Blog WILD! – Our Natural Playscape

Going Blog WILD! – Our Natural Playscape

Our Natural Playscape and ‘outdoor classroom’ thinking just got a big shot in the arm. Julie Jenkins Sathe (Executive Director) and Melanie Fristoe (Site Director) have completed the “Growing Up Wild” training and facilitator’s certification through the California Department of Fish and Game. What a great resource guide

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RESULTS! June 2011 Community Dinner & Natural Playscape Fundraiser

June 2011 Community Dinner & Natural Playscape Fundraiser Goals, Give-Aways and Good Eatin’ What’s it all about? Raising money for the next phase of our FABULOUS playground re-do. But what did we get? A chunk of money and so much more! At our first parent-teacher meeting regarding

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When It’s Rainy and Yucky Outside – Bring the Messy Fun Indoors!

We sure know how to expand our fun and our mess, too. It’s been just dreary weather for California in May, but fortunately our teachers are on the job. Making fun with the same stuff you have in your kitchen! Some ice cube trays, a little flour,

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Beyond the Planning Meeting, March 2011

In March 2011, we had a few parents and a few teachers to share our vision of creating a Natural Playscape playground to make Caring Connection the “jewel” of the area. We’ve divided the backyard into 5 basic areas: The Peace Garden The Sand and Walking Yard

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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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