April 29, 2020: While we are sad to hear the news that schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year, the Armed Services YMCA Fort Bragg wanted to thank all of the families who utilized our child care services at Highland Elementary!
This year was a BLAST thanks to all of our participants. Check out our year in review.
The school year started with us learning all about our child care participants. And they have big personalities! They shared their self portraits during our early weeks of the Fall session and we got to share those creations with parents during pick up.
Students got to enjoy a variety of hands-on and physical activities daily, including time to make their own creations from clay, bricks, and various art supplies. Creations may have coordinated with special holidays, STEM themes, or simply whatever was on participants minds! When the weather permitted, students burned off some energy climbing, swinging, and utilizing the school's play ground.
Around the holidays, students were able to visit the local dollar store to get their parents holiday shopping done early. Students wrapped their gifts after picking out the perfect present.
Kicking off 2020 students celebrated the 100th day of school by dressing like they were 100 years old - and let us just say, there were some creative kids! This celebration was quickly followed by Valentines Day where many cards, hearts, and notes were decorated for the occasion.
Also in early February, the Armed Services YMCA Fort Bragg received confirmation that we had officially obtained out State of North Carolina Child Care license! This was a massive undertaking with many challenges, so thank you to all the parents and students for navigating change with us.
In March, we celebrated Dr. Seuss week reading Red Fish, Blue Fish and then creating our very own fish! Things got a bit messy, but it was worth the clean up.
Unfortunately, shortly after we found out about school closures until May 15th. And at the end of April, we found out that the remainder of the year would be remote learning. We are bummed we do not get to celebrate the remainder of the year with our awesome students however we look forward to seeing these energetic faces at summer camp and again in the fall.
We hope everyone remains happy, healthy, and safe through all of the challenges being faced. Stay in touch and we will see you soon!