What a busy season it’s been here at KCC! From our Fall carnival to celebrate the spooky Halloween season to our annual Holiday performances, the holidays at Kids’ Care Club are always a special time. Let’s take some time to reflect on all that we’ve celebrated together.
The holiday season kicked off this year with our annual fall carnival! Each and every year, we look forward to the excitement this day brings. Many of our children came to school in-costume and documented it with our photo booth at drop-off. They then participated in a variety of carnival games on the playground, like ring toss and pin the spider on the web. We capped the day off by sending the children off with a goody bag to take home. This day is always memorable thanks to the teachers creating all of the fun activities that make this day so special for all of our children.
Next up in our Holiday lineup was our Harvest Festival. After two and a half years, we were so excited to welcome our families into our school for our first in-person event. Our center was adorned with unique and well decorated turkeys created from families that participated in our Disguise a Turkey project, our playground was buzzing with excitement, and it was so heartwarming to finally gather our community together again.
And what better way to celebrate the holiday season together than with fun games, activities, and goats from our friends over at Little Farm Pets? Our harvest festival reminded us what the holidays is all about – gathering with one another, having fun, and making lasting memories with one another. A huge thank you to all of our parent volunteers who helped make this event possible.
After a long weekend spent with loved ones and eating food, we returned from Thanksgiving break eager to keep the fun going. The school was decorated with festive winter decorations, and each classroom was busy preparing for KCC’s Annual Holiday Performances. This year’s performances were extra special, as we’ve brought back our long-awaited in-person performances.
On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, our PQ classes performed at Los Peñasquitos Elementary School. On Wednesday, December 7th, our 4S Friends performed at Monterey Ridge Elementary School. Both nights put festive cheer into our hearts, and we even got to have a meet and greet with Santa himself.
Bridge of Hope Holiday Toy Drive
While we perfected our holiday performances, we spread cheer by supporting Bridge of Hope San Diego, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening families in the midst of transition. These families range from those escaping domestic violence, overcoming homelessness, facing a family crisis, fleeing a war-torn country, defeating a drug addiction, or coping with any situation that causes vulnerability and uncertainty. Bridge of Hope is a safe haven, a support group, and a gathering place for those in need. Currently, they supply food to approximately 1,500 families and 300 adults and children.
Here at Kids’ Care Club, we reached both of our fundraising goals, raising a total of over 400 toys! All toys that were fundraised through our Bridge of Hope Toy Drive goes towards Bridge of Hope’s Christmas Bazaar, where parents are able to pick out gifts to give to their children for the holiday. As usual, we were deeply touched by our community’s willingness to make a difference in the lives of others. Thank you.
Holiday Spirit Week
We capped off celebrating the Holiday season here together at KCC with a spirit week for all of our children and teachers, with each day being a different themed dress up day!
On Monday, December 19th, we celebrated with Ugly Sweater Day.
On Tuesday, December 20th, we had a Grinch Day. We all wore green to remember the grouchy Christmas legend.
On Wednesday, December 21st, we got festive and put on our favorite Holiday outfits.
On Thursday, December 22nd, 2022, we were merry and bright and wore something that lights up and sparkles!
On Friday, December 23, 2022, the last day before we all head off to Holiday break, we were warm and cozy and wore pajamas to school. Our favorite.
That’s a wrap! Well, at least here at Kids’ Care Club. What a heartwarming, festive, holiday season it’s been at both of our centers. Now is time for all of the families in our program to have much-deserved quality time with one another.
Interested in forming a new holiday tradition, or continuing the learning at home during your week off? Here are our 5 recommendations for ways to support your preschooler’s learning during the holidays.
We wish you and your families a happy, warm, and restful holiday break and new year. We can’t wait to see you and kick off the school year learning on Monday, January 2nd.