Monday, June 20, 2011

I Want That Moment

There are just no smiles as great and the ones of a laughing child.

…Or the laughter of a tickling child.

…Maybe the surprise and look of wonder of a confident child.

…Perhaps the warmth in my heart of a child who is enjoying this moment.

…A surprise, a warm bath, a muddy puddle, a wet paint brush.

Whatever makes them smile, brings them confidence, fills them with laughter, fills their hearts with joy –

I want that moment, today!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

YES to the MESS!

And this is why ...

What are you waiting for?

Let your hair down...

Remember, you and they are washable...

Allow them to wonder, try, fall, get up, slip, get sticky, dirty, messy,

Let 'em play in the dirt, sand, with bugs, sticks, rocks.....

Laugh about it...

Wonder with them...

Don't know the answer, don't figure it out, don't have a solution.

It's summer. Add water and enjoy!

RESULTS! June 2011 Community Dinner & Natural Playscape Fundraiser

June 2011 Community Dinner & Natural Playscape Fundraiser
Goals, Give-Aways and Good Eatin’

What’s it all about?

Raising money for the next phase of our FABULOUS playground re-do.
But what did we get? A chunk of money and so much more! At our first parent-teacher meeting regarding the Playscape, we had 6 people who attended and 8 people who worked on our Dig & Plant workday.

This new event brought our level of participation up by 7 times! We have over 53 people who bought tickets for the dinner equalling $265.00 and the raffle brought a whopping $155.00


Community: Sense of camaraderie, working together for a common goal.

Connection: Time to visit and converse for parents who share the same child care center but rarely have time to meet an exchange.

Awareness: For the past 2 months we have been promoting this event, so we know with the turn out and the all of the internet energy that has gone into this, more and more people are aware of: our fabulous yard, amazing teachers and Caring Connection Children’s Center, in general, for what we hope will be more enrollment, word of mouth and long term income.

Kharma: Yes, indeed. We’ve changed our attention, turned our focus, re-tuned our forks and everything good is coming …and it’s all about nature and creativity. We’ve been invited to be trained in Go Wild! Melanie and Julie will received Trainer Certifications, qualifying us to train our entire staff and others, should we choose.

Since we’ve begun this blog, we have joined Children’s Nature Network, Next Generation Parenting (Julie has become an official blogger for their site) and benefit from many other blogs and web resources. We are so grateful to have opened our arms further to nature and to gift this love for natural fun to the children in our care.

Total Gross Revenue from June Spaghetti Feed $430.00
Less Costs $128.00

Total Net Proceeds $302.00

Thank you to our special commercial donors:
Granzella's Deli and Gift Shop (1 gift),
Nicki Holland of Mary Kay Cosmetics (2 gifts),
Caring Connection Children's Center (3 gifts),

Personal donors:
Jennie & Mario, Ayana's parents (1 gift)
Brandon's family (1 gift)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Photos of our kids on Children & Nature Network

Five of our photos are viewable on Children & Nature Network. Hooray to Caring Connection as we embrace nature more every day.

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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Come One! Come All!!

Just a little more than a week away from our big fundraiser. All families should try to sell a minumum of 4 tickets ($5 each, $20 per packet of 4) to our EAT FOR THE PLAYSCAPE Spaghetti Feed. Your guests are welcome to buy a ticket and "gift" it or come and enjoy the meat or vegetarian option.

Wednesday, June 15th
5:30-7:00 pm

703 West Acre Rd.
West Sacramento, CA 95691

We will give guests a tour of the current playscape and unveil our drawing for the next phase. We welcome new ideas and input for the next phases. And don't forget the RAFFLE. Bring some cash in your pocket to buy RAFFLE tickets at the event. What fun!

Call for more information:

916 371-3301

Caring Connection and Enlightened Discipline Fans