We had a full day today.
Full of fun, family, friends, and laughter.
Mix in a little healthy competition from parents, a supportive school, loving teachers, and a great big picnic afterwards…and it’s a day that is so full, not just because of all of the activities, but also because it fills your cup.
I have been writing every day here on the blog about different parts of our lives and stories that revolve around Down Syndrome. It’s National Down Syndrome Consciousness Month, and that means that we are overflowing with activities to bring people together, all for the awareness of an extra chromosome.
Choosing Gelli’s preschool was an easy decision. I have been oh so careful with raising her, it just made sense to send her to the school that my friends owned. The Little Apprentice is not a school that focuses on special education, but one of her two teachers in her class is SPED certified. TLA is a mainstream school that carries with it, the philosophy that children should learn through play at an early age. Early childhood educations lays the groundwork for elementary school, the same way that junior high lays the groundwork for high school.
What better school to send Gelli to, then the school where we have history, and we know that they love our children like their own. Gelli still has one more year of preschool and of course we will be enrolling her again in TLA, but this also means that now we have to start researching schools that may be a good fit for her, and I find myself wishing that she could stay in TLA, just a little while longer…
Check out the all the fun we had during Family Day and see the type of community building activities we have as families of The Little Apprentice Preschool:
How fun was this?