It’s official! We’re in the middle of the hot, hazy, lazy days of summer! Well, most people are, anyway. Here at Tender Years, our summer programming is in full swing and we are certainly enjoying the change in pace, maximizing outdoor time, and investigating the many wonders associated with summer.
Our students are enjoying a “Ocean Explorers” theme this week, either investigating Pirates, or travelling Under the Sea. The children have already Explored the Past, investigated through the Inventor’s Workshop, taken the time to do some Movin’ and Groovin’, and they have even been Around the World in 5 Days! As you can tell, it’s been a busy place around here!
In the classrooms, the children have been inspired to build a variety of structures, exploring various building materials in the process. Perhaps they have been inspired about what has been happening around Tender Years?
Our fantastic teachers have also been hard at work contributing to the outdoor learning space that is our playground. Not only have we seen a new fence installed as of the week of July 11th, but a team of teachers actually rounded up some wooden pallets and set to work one weekend in June to build two outdoor kitchens for the students! One is a single kitchen, and the other a double. I’m sure you will agree, they did an amazing job! Both these outdoor kitchens have been well-used and well-loved over these past few weeks, and undoubtedly for a long time to come!
Behind the scenes, the board of directors has continued to work diligently on expanding programming and maximizing the benefits to all students and families. To that end, we’re extremely excited the renovation project that is currently underway. It will see us increase classroom space in the Preschool 1 room, and create a new half-day Preschool 3 classroom in a portion of what was the staff room. Not to worry! Our wonderful teachers will still have a staff space, albeit somewhat cozier!
Looking ahead to the 2016/2017 school year, we’re pleased to report that our enrolment is almost FULL. Yes. That’s right! FULL. Those looking for Preschool or Toddler spaces are encouraged to contact the school sooner rather than later and book a tour, or submit your registration forms to secure a spot in one of our popular programs. We’re thrilled to report our Kindergarten program is now full.
We’re looking forward to another fabulous year at Tender Years, and as always, we thank our family and community partners for being a part of The Tender Years Difference!