May 1, 2015 — Fifteen student volunteers from Riverdale Country School lead special arts & crafts activities with children and parents in our Parenting and Child Development Program. Students planned and led the activities, which included finger painting, building blocks, and making crowns. Students also joined families for yoga and a sing-a-long. All the activities were geared toward encouraging healthy early childhood development.
The goal of the Parenting and Child Development progam is to provide parents support through the most critical years for brain development: 0-3 years of age. The program includes home visits twice a month and socialization classes twice a week in our cheery early childhood classrooms.
Many thanks to the Riverdale students for sharing their time with us! Below are more photos from the day.
Feedback from the volunteers:
“I think what you guys are doing here at LSA is incredible. I wish you all the best!” – Caitlin
“I am amazed with how organized and impactful LSA is. It was amazing to play with the kids and to see them have so much fun!” – Jake
“I loved working with the children. They were so cute and had so much spirit, it made my day. I woul love to come back because this experience was great.” – Sarah
“Great oportunity to learn about the community!” – Rudy