29 May Children and Leadership
As we wrap up our “school year,” at Little Newtons, we prepare for Graduation this Friday. This is always a very emotional time for both us and parents. We have worked together to get our children to where they are this week. At Little Newtons, we loved, educated, respected and pushed them to exceed their abilities. Some of the children have been in our program since they were little babies, which of course, has been incredible to see them grow into amazing individuals. Some have been in our program, for the school year–but again, we have seen them exponentially grow in such a short time.
They have learned languages, math, science, reading, writing, yoga (some of our kiddos critique my yoga to show me how to do it better), music, encyclopedic knowledge (US presidents, chemical elements, all of the different types of monkeys), dramatic play, etc. So many of our graduating class any can read, write and add.
A few thoughts on leadership as the children leave our program. I keep thinking of what is the best quote I can tell these kiddos? Anywhere from “don’t let anyone dull your sparkle,” to “just keep swimming,” to lastly “let your smile change the world, don’t let the world change your smile.” Any child can grow up to be a leader. Our wish is that they continue to learn accountability, integrity, perseverance, confidence, respect (of themselves and others), and never ever give up!
We thank all of you for your support you have given your children, our teachers and our program.