Each year, as I look ahead to welcoming another fabulous
group of Yearly Meeting families and children, I look back on the year
that has passed. I would love to hear from returning
families about what has changed for you and your children. I also invite
new families to drop me a line to introduce yourselves. We all carry
with us the joys and stresses of our lives—help me to know your
children by sharing your changes! Though we come together for a short
time, the power of our community is palpable. I would love to deepen
my knowing of you and your children and use that knowing to create
the best Sessions Childcare Program yet!
We will provide a loosely structured and caring environment
in order to support positive play, artistic expression, and spiritual
growth for your children. We will read, sing and make music, dance,
paint, color, snack, play—indoors and out—join in meditation
and yoga and help children to rest when tired.
Every time your child comes to the child care program, you
must bring a bag labeled with your child’s name and
containing the following items:
- sun hat
- full change of clothing
- swim suit or swimmy diaper (if not potty trained)
- diapers and wipes (if needed)
Anything you bring must be labeled with your
name. The Child Care Program is a busy place; taking the
time to label everything will help to smooth transitions and allow
us to more easily care for your child’s needs.
If you would like your child to wear sunscreen during
outside play at the child care program, please apply it before you
arrive for the morning or afternoon. Because of the volume of children,
it is not feasible to apply sunscreen individually to each child before
we go outside. Thank you, in advance, for taking the responsibility
for your young one’s delicate skin!
Water and wheat-based crackers or oat-based cereal will be provided
as snacks; if your child is unable to eat these, please bring special
snacks for her/him.
We will be available to care for your children during the following
Sunday: 8:30-11:45am & 1:15-5:00pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:15-11:45am & 1:15-5:00pm
By prior arrangement with coordinator for Saturday afternoon,
until 5:30pm Monday—Wednesday for parents attending committee meetings
Please respect the opening and closing times of our program so that
our staff can be fully ready for your children and finish when their
shifts are over.
We are not equipped to care for sick children, and don't wish to spread
illness, so please make other arrangements if your child has a fever,
is vomiting or is having diarrhea or has had any of these conditions
within 24 hours.
I look forward to seeing all of you at the Open House Saturday from
3:00-4:15 in our Child Care space in the Unistructure, rooms 245-247.
In the Light,
Kimberly Burnworth Walker
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