We take the “community” part of our name seriously at Church Street Community Nursery School and we are always looking for ways to give back. So this year we are involved in two intergenerational projects with Baptist Home and Ferncliff Nursing Home.
Each of our Pre-K classes is assigned a retirement home. Our kids make projects and crafts several times throughout the year and exchange them for crafts or cards made by the residents. The project culminates in a tea/bingo during the month of April when our kids go and visit their “pen pals” at the nursing homes.
Our children get the benefit of knowing that they have brightened someone else’s day, and I’m told that the residents enjoy both the projects and the tea.
We also just finished and delivered holiday crafts to Wendy Loeffel Wallace, who collects things for soldiers serving overseas. As a veteran myself, I thought it would be a great gesture to our soldiers and yet another way for our little ones to learn that even a simple gesture can make someone else’s day brighter.
Program Director, Church Street Community Nursery School