Upon reflecting on this past week and its activities, the word “community” stands out for me in numerous ways. My experience at this year’s silent auction gave me a sense of community. The auction committee successfully delivered an evening that invited our immediate and extended families and friends to share in the goal of raising funds for our preschool. At the same time, we all had the opportunity to get to know each other a bit more and have fun (play!) as we dressed up in the photobooth and shop for some fantastic items!
On Thursday I had the opportunity to speak to a group of Peninsula Early Childhood Educators at one of their meetings. Sharing what we do at Lambrick Park Preschool & Childcare and specifically HOW we do it (as a community) offered an inspiring message to the Victoria area community. We had fun and played at this meeting too (there are not too many professions around where you can sing a Hello song to start things off!)
On Friday, the morning 4’s class participated in our annual Lakehill/Lambrick preschool swap! We spent the morning at Lakehill preschool and they came to our preschool to play. We shared our special place, toys and playground. I felt proud to share what we have with our larger VICPA preschool community. We all had a fun too (more play!)
Finally, (what a busy week!) we had our first clean of the year this past weekend. The preschool was in desperate need of a good once over with a scrub brush. With the summer camps happening throughout July and August along with just finishing off a busy few months of preschool, everything had been well used. It was a true gift to wander into the preschool this Sunday evening to see how our immediate preschool community had come together to do such a thorough job getting everything sparkly clean and organized (and I hope they had fun while they did it?!!).
Who knew that a small preschool in Gordon Head could do so much in a short time to create such a strong sense of community throughout our members, our extended families and our larger communities. And it’s all because of you guys – the preschool families of LPP&C.
Thank you.