We would like to invite you to join us for our enrollment open house on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 9AM-11:30AM at the UUEEC Preschool. This year we will be having a Lorax Party with nature themed activities in addition to information about our school. We hope you’ll join us.
February 15th, 2012 · Events
February 9th, 2012 · Uncategorized
We are pleased to introduce you to the new UUEEC Parent Education Portal. Here you will find articles and video resources to assist you in your parenting journey through early childhood. You will also find links to a variety of community resources.
November 4th, 2011 · Uncategorized
We can do no great things, only small things with great love.
– Mother Teresa
Here are a few small things that you might be able to do for the UUEEC with great love.
• Collapsible Laundry Baskets
• New Brooms and Dustpans
• Spray Bottles
• Repair of wooden toys (hollow blocks, outdoor planks, etc)
• Read stories to the children
• Donate used cell phones, CapriSun and Honest Kids Juice Pouches for the children’s recycling project
• Gardening Supplies for our garden (watering cans, decorative containers, seedlings(as appropriate), potting soil
• Organic materials for composting
• Palm Wood Discs (we use these for woodworking because the wood is soft)
• Grocery Store Gift Cards (any stores, any amounts)
• Bottles or Cans of 100% Fruit Juice that can be stored in cupboards
• Arts and Crafts Supplies
There are bigger things you can do as well:
• Wood storage units for along the wall outside
• 3 shelf bookshelves for the library
• Nonprofit Membership to Local Arizona First ($75)
• Nonprofit Membership to the Greater Phoenix Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce ($75)
• Someone to develop a marketing plan
• Printing of collateral materials (brochures, educational materials, etc)
October 14th, 2011 · Alumni, Events, News, Pre-K, Three's Class
Today ANLC’s on staff therapy dog, Cody came to visit the children. Cody spent the entire preschool day with the children helping them learn to introduce themselves correctly to dogs and how to use gentle hands on them. There was lots of love and petting had by all.
Today was the first meeting of the UUEEC Community Parenting Group. The topic was “What does it mean to be real to your children?” The group discussed what it means to be genuine and the importance of giving ourselves permission to make mistakes. We talked the fact that we shouldn’t feel guilty when we leave our children with their other parent because time with parents as individuals is important. Homework was to find something small to do for yourself.
Next month’s topic will be “What do you want to be when you grow up?” We will focus on how you’ve changed since having children and what your goals are for the future.
September 18th, 2011 · Events
School is fully underway with both our classroom and extended day programs in full swing. We still have openings in our enrichment classes for currently enrolled 3′s and PreK students. Our first 2′s parent meeting was on Thursday and we have our 3′s and PreK parent meetings this week on Wednesday and Thursday respectively. We also launched our community based parenting group Wednesday morning. This group is focused on the parent side of the parent/child equation and is open to UUEEC families and the general community. The group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 9:30-11AM. Unfortunately due to space constraints we are unable to provide child care for this group.
September 14th, 2011 · Uncategorized
We can now be reached at 602-840-8400 x 233
Please Update Your Records.
September 12th, 2011 · Uncategorized
We’ll be having our first fire drill of the year on Wednesday morning. For some of your children this will be their first experience and we wanted to give you some resources to prepare them. Fire drills are an important part of the school experience necessary to ensure everyone’s safety.
This Friday the congregation hosted its annual Religious Education Open House. This is a time when families with children of all ages can meeting the staff and teachers involved in the Children’s Religious Education Program from the Nursery through High School. The preschool tries to be present for these events to meet the volunteers and families that share our classroom space and to be involved with the congregational community. I particularly like these events because, as a weekday program, we don’t often get a chance to see the children of the families involved with the UUCP because they are no longer preschool age. It is also a great opportunity to build strong relationships with the staff who share classrooms with us on Sundays.
Friday evening was a very nice potluck dinner. Several members of the ministry leadership team were present including Reverend Susan, Reverend Linda, our interim RE Director Jayann, myself and our church administrator Heidi. I enjoyed my dinner with the young college students who are active volunteers teaching a variety of ages on Sunday.
August 26th, 2011 · Uncategorized
Last night was the Incoming 3′s dinner hosted by the Trujillo family. It was an opportunity for Teachers Kelly and Jane to share some insight into what parents could expect from their children this year. The began the evening with the question “What is your dream job?” The favorite response was “A Gentleman of Leisure”.
Teacher Jane then shared some of the books that would be used in the classroom this year. These were passed around for parents to look through.
It was a lovely evening with everyone getting a chance to know one another.