2020 was a strange year, I think we can all agree, but 2021 is looking up – especially at Grace Preschool! January has been a special month at Grace. We were thrilled to welcome our newest group of little learners to the building.
The Twos class spent the first four months of the school year participating in socially-distanced, outdoor, school-sponsored play dates. Tuesday and Thursday mornings provided a time for our youngest students to feel comfortable at Grace. We have thought long and hard about what it must have been like for these children. Nothing has been quite normal for them. Playdates did not happen, babysitters were not on call for Friday nights, and, for most of them, Mom and Dad were with them all of the time.
Parents did not have a normal start to sending their child to Preschool, either. Most of them were not able to come into the building for tours, so we knew that it might be difficult to go from a constant connection to a quick drop off at Preschool. Weekly playdates seemed to be the best way to ease the transition for our Twos, as well as their caregivers!