By Michelle Croomes, Early Care and Education + CBETS Coordinator
Pre-K Graduation is an event that always gives me an opportunity to reflect on our school year here at Kids’ Point. This year was no exception. Our program has continued to grow, and for the first time in addition to having the wonderful Annabel Bentley who is a fully licensed teacher in the state of Kansas, we were able to add a second fully licensed teacher with Layton Higgins. Annabel and Layton took to coordinating lesson planning between the two classrooms like they were old friends. New curriculums were introduced to the children, including one for math and one for social/emotional learning specifically, that the kids really enjoyed. It was so nice for me to hear back from parents the skills their kids were demonstrating at home.
The children we will say goodbye to at the end of the summer, are also something that I will continue to reflect on. The changes in all of them from last August through graduation was a true pleasure for me to witness. I am sure every one of them got to show a little piece of their own personality on graduation night. The proud looks on family faces couldn’t have been more evident. These little ones are off to start a brand new adventure, as their time here at Kids’ Point draws to a close. I truly believe in the theme of the night- “Let’s Build a Better World Together”. If anyone can be instrumental in that idea, it’s these little Rainbows’ alumni, and their wonderful families!