One of our missions at Funshine Preschool is to teach our children the importance of giving back and helping the community. A few ways we have done this in the past is:
Funshine’s Garden 2019
One of Funshine’s favorite traditions is our garden! Each
year we grow a variety of herbs and vegetables and donate them to
AFAC (Arlington Food Assistance Coalition). While the one and two
year olds sharea plot, the three and four year olds are each responsible
for their own one foot by one foot plot. This combines into square foot
gardening which yields quite a hefty bounty for the hungry! Through
the fun of digging in the dirt the children learn about plants, nurturing
living things, the outcome of work and care and the satisfaction of
harvesting and sharing.
Little Sharing Library 2019
Funshine began it’s “Little Free Library” this spring and the reception
could not be more enthusiastic! Children immediately began donating
stories they love and books they had grown out of to share with their
friends. Daily drop-offs and pick-ups linger as eager hands lead their
parents to the library for an impromptu story time. Funshine has
always put reading at the epicenter of learning from the infant
room through the beginning readers through kindergarten.
We are spending summer 2017 working on a project called "Square Foot Gardening." Each child has a square foot to plant, water and manage on there own. We are growing okra, beans, mint, and cucumbers to donate to Arlington Food Assistance Center.
We also have a Butterfly Garden called "Carmen's Garden". Carmen Romero mentored Paige and Beth through the process of finding renovating, funding and moving into our new building and finding a temporary place after the fire.
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