COVID-19 has kept us physically distanced from children and families since mid-March, which has led to virtual or remote connections since then. A cornerstone and foundational value of our program is relationships, and we were determined to maintain that, even with the new challenges of being distanced. We had so many questions and concerns … Read moreThe Power of Building Strong Relationships
Garden spaces are a huge part of our programs. Children are regularly engaged in planting, growing, and harvesting in the gardens. It’s common to see children watering plants or picking herbs. The foods harvested are used for cooking experiences in the classroom or used in the kitchen for meals cooked by the nutrition aides. So, … Read moreIt Takes A Village
Engaging Families Through Storytelling: The Journey of Discovery In 2014, a search began for an approach to assessment that children, families, and teachers would find meaningful and engaging. This led us to New Zealand’s Learning Stories approach, which document learning in a story telling way. This approach was a light house that guided us to … Read moreBreakfast Burritos!
Whether children are at home or at school, we know that they thrive and learn through daily routines, play, and everyday experiences. They are naturally curious and enjoy being explorers, scientists and architects through self-determined play. KidZCommunity is supporting families through this distance learning experience by posting weekly parent packets on our Facebook page and … Read moreWhat does distance learning look like for our KidZCommunity Head Start and Early Head Start Families?
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) boxes are filled with high-quality organic produce from local farmers and delivered to our sites weekly. PCAC has been in partnership with Natural Trading Company, in Newcastle CA, for 10 years now. Our staff incorporates the vegetables in the classroom in various ways with creative cooking experiences. The children explore how … Read moreCommunity Supported Agriculture Boxes