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RECENT EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION NEWS!
The CT State Department of Education has recently revamped all standards for Early Childhood Education entitled CT Early Learning Developmental Standards. They have also opened the NEW Office of Early Childhood at the state level! This is all very exciting news for our profession! Today, more than ever, high quality Early Childhood Education is essential to lay the foundation for the raised expectations the educational process now has for our children. At The Academy, we are all dedicated to providing your child with that strong foundation in a caring and nurturing manner. We are committed to you and your children whom you’ve entrusted to us and assure you that our unique philosophy and values for children are always first and foremost in our minds and in our hearts.
January 16, 2014
Gov. Malloy: Agreement Will Invest in Children and Those Who Care For Them
OUR COMMUNITY CONNECTION
The Burlington Academy is committed to educating the whole child. A caring heart is as important as a strong mind. Our first approach is through the caring role models within the class and school in general and the inclusion of monthly Character Development Themes in the curriculum. Then, through a series of outreach programs within our local and world community we foster a sense of responsibility for self and others.
The Burlington Academy of Learning participated in "Operation Christmas Child", a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Each class collected items for either a young boy or girl, placing them in small boxes to be given to children as personal gifts for the holidays. A video of children worldwide receiving these gift boxes was shown and discussed with the children. The joy of the recipient children was clearly evident.
Nursery School, PreKindergarten, Jr. Kindergarten and Kindergarten students dedicated their time and effort into making sure that other children around the world had a box to open this Christmas. The children could not fill these boxes fast enough! Altogether the school packed 22 boxes, and had multiple bags full of toys, school supplies, clothes and hygiene products were donated to Operation Christmas Child. The children learned the importance of giving and caring for others and felt wonderful knowing their efforts are making a difference in a child's life.
These charitable efforts give children valuable opportunities to further extend our December Character Development theme of GENEROSITY.