Happy June! I hope you’re all enjoying the sun and preparing for a great weekend.
Today’s FRIENDS Friday comes to us from our longtime friends at Haverhill NECC. I am honored to share with you a parent testimonial I received, which is a great example of our Every Child Every Day value!
“I just wanted to reach out to say thank you very much for all of the support you have provided to my son during his transition to Preschool. He has come home every night with great excitement about school. Last night, he got new sneakers. The first thing he said was ‘I can’t wait to show Devon!’ I have been so impressed with the lessons, the creativity is outstanding. He really enjoys it! Today was the first official morning drop off in Preschool. I was a little concerned. My husband said he was so excited to show him his new classroom and went right in with no hesitation. I think that is so huge. He spent a good amount of time (over a year) in his previous classroom, so this is a major change for him and thanks to your support and encouragement, his transition has been very smooth.”
I love this story and can totally relate to it. When my kids get dressed in the morning, they always say things like, “I hope Miss Jessica will like this shirt!” It just goes to show that each of you, in your own unique way, are such a massively important part of the lives of all the friends in our care. It is obvious for a million reasons, not just this parent testimonial, that the teachers at NECC are experts at establishing deep connections with the children that have the good fortune of spending time in their classrooms.
I also heard from ED Maureen Bly that Nina and Alicia in Toddler 2 were critical to the success of this child’s transition into preschool. She told me it ended up being one of the smoothest they have ever experienced. Once again, this surely has everything to do with these educators’ commitment to enriching the lives of Every Child Every Day.
Thanks, Devon, Meaghan, Nina and Alicia, for living our values!