The Lausanne Lower School is celebrating the “Week Of The Young Child” this week. Included in that celebration has been a series of picnics on campus to start the week.
“Evidence tells us that a person’s life successes, health, and emotional well-being have their roots in early childhood. We know that if we get it right in the early years, we can expect to see children thrive throughout school and their adult lives,” Head Of Lower School Kara Barbour said.
Throughout the week, teachers were able to create awareness of the needs of young children, their families and the Early Childhood Programs that support our youngest learners.
“We are excited to celebrate with play,” Junior Kindgergarten teacher Carrie Miller said. “In Early Childhood, we have fun with play every day. However, this week will have some extra magic sprinkled in.”
Students and teachers were able to spend the week celebrating with families. Each day, the students had a socially distant outdoor picnic with teachers and parents on the grassy space between the Lower School and Middle School buildings.
For students that were still doing distance learning, there was an opportunity to celebrate virtually with special guest Zoom readers.
Lausanne teachers and administrators also wore purple ribbons and purple ribbon stickers in support of the importance of Early Childhood Education.
Celebrating the “Week Of The Young Child” did not stop at the end of the school day. Teachers also encouraged parents to play games with the students, let them plan a meal during the week, teach them a game that the parents used to play when they were a child, go through old pictures and compare childhoods and find a way to serve other children.
See the full album of Facebook photos from the picnics here.