As society changes, our expectations and goals for children seem to follow. This trend can be a double edged sword. While the world they live in may have been transforming at an alarming pace, a child's pace is determined by a myriad of developmental factors. Simply said, a child's progress, especially academically, needs to be nurtured and allowed to develop without force or inappropriate expectations. Let them be little, as the song goes. Give them the time, as we do here at La Casa Preschool, to try new things in new and varied ways. Let them explore the gifts of play, without the pressure of needing to be "gifted.” ALL OF OUR CHILDREN ARE GIFTED. Their gifts will just be revealed in their own perfect time. Trust that your own good instincts, trust your teacher's expertise, trust your schools, many of which are in your own backyard, trust all who join you on the educational journey, to know how best to bring out the very BEST in the children that we all love.
Weekly Prayer.... Dear God, We are entrusted to care for the children. All children! Help me to respect them and to allow them to grow according to Your plan. Amen.