Dear Little Stars Families:

Just a quick note to say how much the teachers are enjoying all your children in the Little Stars. I had the distinct pleasure of spending part of this morning in the Little Stars Room, and I was truly struck by how well your little ones have already acclimated to their new classroom – happily playing with play dough, the kitchen area, sand, paints, and Magna-tiles. Children were engaged with the materials, enjoying their classmates and teachers, and simply having fun.

An exciting development in the Little Stars Room today was going to the side yard for the very first time for late morning play. Weather permitting, the Little Stars teachers hope to use the side yard most days before lunch as an outdoor time for large motor activities – running, scootering on ride-on cars and tricycles, climbing, and sliding. It was a sight to behold today, watching the Little Stars walk carefully up and down the steps on their way to and from the side yard and singing “We’re walking down/up the stairs” to the tune of “Heigh Ho The Dairy-o” as the teachers held their hands and vigilantly made sure each child was safe.

Quick reminder: please be sure to sign in your child each morning (including the time in, the expected pick-up person, and the expected pick-up time) and sign her/him out each afternoon. And please be sure your child washes his/her hands in the morning before entering the classroom. Thanks so much!