It’s so hard to believe that we are in our last week of preschool here at Aldersgate (May 12 is our last official day). The year has flown by. I love to think back to how the children began in August.
Some were so tiny, barely walking, and not so sure about us. And that’s ok. We worked very hard to build up that trust with them, to let them know that they were safe here at school, and we built relationships.
It’s when the children begin to feel comfortable, safe, and loved that we begin to see them open up and thrive! They have grown so much in so many ways!
Some have learned about saying goodbye to mom and being okay with that, others have learned how to write their name, and still others have learned about what it takes to make and be a friend. So many important skills!
Important skills that we may not always realize are a big deal. But, they are! And, we love to celebrate all of the big and little victories. As a staff, we take so much joy in watching the children grow and change!
I sat in one classroom the other day and watched a group of 3 year olds graphing fish. They sat and calmly and patiently waited their turn. They eagerly raised their hand to share their ideas and I was astounded (and maybe a little teary-eyed) to see how much they had learned from the beginning of the year.
We hope you see that too! It has been a good year! We are so happy that you chose to send your children to Aldersgate Preschool, trusting us with your greatest treasure!
Some of you will move onto kindergarten next year, some we’ll see this summer, and others we’ll see again in August. We wish you the very best summer and hope that you know that you will always be an important part of our Aldersgate Preschool family.