What a sweet time we had at our Open House! We spent time together eating snacks, making "I Love You" hands, playing a game, reading stories, and relaxing with mommies and daddies at school!
The children always want their families to come in and stay a while, but in the day to day business of life it's just not possible. But for this night, we had a bit of preschool fun WITH our family while we played, talked, and got to know each other a bit!
Hosting an Open House is so much fun for the children and their families and is an important part of a child's preschool experience. It actually benefits them academically, social/emotionally, and far into the future. We don't JUST do this because we want to get together to know one another more (which we do!), but we do it because research shows it is a highly beneficial part of a child's educational process.
Studies show that programs that involve families for festivals, celebrations, Open House, holidays, and other events, "is associated with:
- higher student grades and test scores
- better attendance
- higher rates of homework completion
- more positive student attitudes and behavior
- higher graduation rates
- greater enrollment rates in post-secondary education
The same researchers also noted that when parents are involved, children achieve more regardless of their socioeconomic level, ethnic/racial background, or the parents' educational level (Henderson & Berla, 1994)." - https://www.cceionline.edu/newsletters/September_09.html
Everything we do is for the benefit of the children...
Isn't the above research incredible! THIS is why we host celebrations, holiday parties, Open House, and INVOLVE families as much as possible. It's a lot of work to make sure everything is ship-shape and "showcase" ready, but it is vital to the continued positive educational experience of the little ones we love!!
Our Open House was a huge success and I am so appreciative of all the families that made it!
I wish you well and I hope you get to play today! - L
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