Imagine having to beg your children to leave a learning center when it time to go. Sandra knows that feeling because her two small children Ky-Mani just 4 years-old and Naria 5 years-old have some much fun exploring and learning at the Children’s Board Family Resource Center they ask to stay even after the program ends.
March was the first month Sandra and her kids stepped foot in Learn n’ Play at the Temple Terrance location and here four months later and they have broadened their attendance to visit other resource centers. Her family invests so much time in our Resources Centers because of the educational growth her children have experienced.
Naria became excited about learning to read through Sighting Sight Words. It sparked her interest so much that she is now reading on her own. Sandra learned that Ky-Mani is good with numbers through his participation in Math Mania. Both children now correct Sandra when they are reading one of their favorite books “The Very Hungry Butterfly” as the book states that the butterfly emerges from the cocoon; however, they remind her that it is a chrysalis, which they learned during the Summer Science Corner.
Sandra feels that the centers are good for the community. “When you enter, you feel like family.”
The centers offer a safe and comfortable environment for children and place where parents can “de-stress” from the challenges of today’s world. While parents can certainly influence a child’s education, most are not born-educators and wouldn’t know how to encourage fun learning at home. Sandra has become an ambassador for our program and tells everyone she meets where they can find the closest center to their family. She loves the CBFRCs because family comes first, and they provide a kind and accepting environment – which can be hard to find these days.