Nature Walks are so much fun!

Each child sent on a mission to gather their own materials for their nature collage. The amazing thing they found where astounding! My favorites were tree bark and robin’s eggs that had already hatched.

Swimming lessons

After getting the State to approve our water safety plan we have been able to watch the children blossom. It is fun but it is a vital life lesson that will help protect them near water once they learn to swim.

We can only offer Swimming lessons if each family pays their own fee and if we are able to acquire car seats as well as enough transportation.

It’s Like Christmas!!!

More toys came in from the Grant we got. The kids in care got to help pick out what we got. This is so exciting!

 

Art Supplies are in!!

They are here!! Wooo Hoooo!!!

Being Dedicated to the kids well rounded development I had my program evaluated and it received a 6 out of 7 for learning environment.

In which I was so excited to know I had most of the things needed for each area of development a child in my car needs.

I was also given a $500 grant where the women who evaluated my program sat down and we looked over the item we thought I needed she then went back and purchased what seemed needed.

The first shipment made it here and  part of that grant bought us gallons of paint!! I Love to paint and so do kids this is going to be soooo fun!!!

Just need to find some old smocks or old shirts now!! 🙂

Garden Up date

Kids are amazing! There ability to find humor and amazing pride is so inspiring.

A garden teaches so much – how to plan, where our food comes from, teamwork, nutrition, work ethic, how to grow your own food and what goes into growing the food we buy. Now, my kids here will also learn a lesson in community, charity, pride and that helping others can be fulfilling. It is a fun hands on way to get kids excited about veggies and involved all the while they are soaking up life lessons without even knowing it!

The kids helped me plant the garden and also help take care and harvest the veggies and some just give GREAT moral support.. So far our youngest hands on helper is 22 months and he dose GREAT!! 🙂

We have asparagus, raspberries,blueberries,  black berries, grapes, peaches, plums, apples, Broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, bell pepper, jalapeno pepers, Peas, lettuce, onions, celery, spaghetti squash, buttercup squash, tomatoes of all kinds.

Click the link below to read more about the surrogate growers program:

http://ellicottvilletimes.com/2012/05/17/surrogate-growers-donate-produce-to-ellicottville-food-pantry/

And the frost we had didn't stop us. of course no kids were involved in the 5 hour procedure. We are glad the frosts are over!.. (fingers crossed)

Helping plant

 

2012 garden

Incubating Eggs

What came first the chicken or the egg?

This a question that has an anwer I can’t figure out. Out of curiosity we have decided to hatch some eggs to see if we could..

 

 

Introducing our new baby Chick named "Franchesco" because of it's racing stripes..Hatched 5-29-12

 

5 days into incubation, you can actually see the veins that have started to develop, to support the baby chick.. And 23 days later..Introducing our new baby Chick named "Franchesco" (because of it's racing stripes..)Hatched 5-29-12

How does the chick develop?? Now we know!!