Tuesday, January 23, 2018

"Something Beautiful"

I See “Something Beautiful”

We are planning something SUPER EXCITING for the entire school and community!
The song, “Something beautiful” is the new anthem for the Lets Grow Kids organization!  Let’s Grow Kids is on a mission to provide quality affordable child care for all Vermont families.  Below is part of the Lets Grow Kids vision:
Let’s Grow Kids believes that, as a state, we have allocated too few resources to supporting our youngest children, their families and the critical early childhood professionals who provide quality early care and learning programming. 
High-quality, affordable child care is not only good for our young children and families, it also makes smart economic sense. We all have a role to play in this work and we believe that the time is now to begin making concrete steps forward.

In order to meet the needs of Vermont’s young children and their families, Let’s Grow Kids envisions a voluntary, universal, high-quality early care and learning system for all Vermont children birth to five. We believe that the best place to start is in building on our current universal, high-quality pre-K program and pairing it with a high-quality, affordable child care system that meets the needs of all Vermont children. We believe that through additional analysis, community-led conversations about child, family and community needs, and collaborative dialogue, as recommended by Vermont’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Financing High Quality, Affordable Child Care, Vermont can achieve an equitable, affordable and high-quality early care and learning system for children birth to five likely to need care by 2025. 

Anthem and video were created by LGK and can be viewed at the link below:

What my plans are is the following:
On February 6th, LES students are going to be walking to school from the gazebo.  Let’s Grow Kids is going to be giving us capes, (as seen in the video), for all of the children and siblings to wear!  I’ve asked Okemo Valley TV to film us walking!
Then at 8am I’m hoping to have not just LES and parents, but BRHSMS student, staff and families!
All gathered in the gym to sing, “Something Beautiful”, the song featured in video!
The lyrics will be a separate attachment to this newsletter!
I will have lyrics projected on big screen in the gym, but thought it would be helpful to be familiar with the words and tune!  Just sing along with the videoJ

I plan on sharing the video created from this day at Early Childhood Day at the Legislature in March! (As well as have it shown on our local station!)
Very exciting, fun and something to look forward too!

I’ll keep you posted on more details to come, but wanted to let you know now so that you can plan to be with us that morning!
If you have any questions, please let me know!

Warmly, Lora

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