We have been approved to receive a grant from an anonymous donor for our newly proposed program "Rock and Read". This money is earmarked for books and supplies to help get this "show on the road"
We would like to have volunteers come into our facility to read to our children once or twice weekly. They may also volunteer to record books on tape for us to include in an audio center we will be setting up in each of the two older groups classes.
Thanks to our donor for being a part of our community that supports the public school teachers and their children.
A GREAT BIG "Thank You" to Keel's Floor Fashions of Newport. They graciously donated a 5'x12' rug for us to use in our "Rock and Read" room. We are so thankful for our community support to Little Gems.
We are trying to improve our play area for the children. We are looking for grants, donors, contributors that would pledge to help us get our playground up to par. If you are interested or have suggestions please contact Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ryan Koczot at email@example.com
We know the need for physical activity and its importance in the overall child. We have also learned from research that some of the children who are very high energy indoors tend to be calmer and more focused when they are in an Outdoor Classroom. Our goal is to eventually have the resources and equipment to help our little gems be engaged in meaningful physical play when outdoors. We plan to provide a space with open-ended play that will foster imagination, creativity and abstract thinking all the while providing the physical activity necessary for a strong, healthy child.
Below are the items we hope to include in our outdoor classroom. We plan to complete this in phases, so the list is prioritized as we see it. I have included a estimated cost per item. If you would like to help with this project, please contact Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252-222-4367. Any contribution is greatly appreciated.