This week we are learning about the United States of America! We have been busy learning about the history of the United States. Through making American flags, firecracker art, tye-dyed shirts, music, and a myriad of learning activities we’re discovering the country we love and live in.
United States of America Learning Objectives:
X Expressing through art, song, and music.
X Using symbols to understand the USA.
X Learn how the past relates to the present.
X Build phonemic awareness.
X Show confidence & positive self-image.
X Use fine motor skills with increasing complexity (cutting strips of paper to create our flag, for example).
We hope everyone has a safe and happy Fourth of July. We will be closed, so see you on Wednesday the 5th!
Top Rated Local® Names Compass Child Care as #1 Highest Rated Company in the State for the Third Year in a Row
All of our wonderful kiddos and their families are to thank, as we have been ranked at the top of the list of highest rated companies in Minnesota by Top Rated Local®, a 5 pillar experience based rating system that analyzes ratings and reviews from hundreds of verified review sites online and then ranks businesses based on their overall Rating Score™.
For the third year in a row, Compass Child Care is listed #1 in Child Care Providers on the Top Rated Local site!
Attending preschool can provide your child with a strong foundation for reading readiness. Here are a few ways that preschool can help prepare your child to read:
The Anoka County Fair won three first place titles awarded by The International Association of Fairs & Expositions at its 2022 national awards.
Anoka County Fair won for Facility Beautification Project - Hand Washing Stations; Newly established or evolving program/exhibit at your fair which promotes agriculture or a current agricultural issue to the fair-going public - Compass Child Care Ag Education Building and The overall Division 1 award for Agriculture.
The fair also placed second in Innovation and Sponsorship for its New Compass Child Care Ag Education Building.
“It is an amazing feeling to have the Anoka County Fair recognized for the hard work and dedication that the fair board and our partners put in to keep improving the fair experience for the community. It is an honor to be a part of this fair, and I am excited for what the future holds here,” said Anoka County Fair Manager, Michaela Liebl said in Monday, Dec. 5 press release from the Anoka County Fair..
This is the first year The Anoka County Fair has been recognized on a national level for its innovation and improvements to the facility, the release states.
Parent Aware is a rating system that helps Minnesota parents find high-quality child care and early education providers. We are proud to be in alignment with the Mission of Parent Aware.
Parent Aware, Minnesota’s Quality Rating and Improvement System, offers tools and resources to help:
What do the star ratings indicate?
Compass Child Care centers are constantly working to improve. Ask your director for the current rating!
Compass Child Care centers are constantly working to improve. Ask your director for your center's current rating!
Meet Ginger, Compass Co-Founder
Ginger Olson is truly a kid at heart.
Her love of children can be traced to an earlier time in her life, influenced by Mrs. Dempsey, one of her high school teachers.
"Love of children is just one part of running a successful childcare facility," Olson notes. "I need to balance that with the ability to plan, maintain order, and design play with a purpose."
As Olson's interest in childcare grew, she focused on learning these aspects and applied her knowledge as an employee and volunteer at church, corporate schools, and other child care programs.
"When I became a mom, that really provided practical experience about the needs of children as well as parents, which has helped my perspective with the everyday needs at Compass."
Olson brainstormed alongside her sister, Amy Steiner, about how to build their dream child care center and how it would be set apart from others. Their combined passion was based on building a safe, educational environment that would be a home away from home.
"We didn't spend much time thinking about how this venture could be profitable for ourselves. We were excited about what we could do to serve these kids and our communities."
Olson feels they are laying the groundwork for the educators that will one day work with the children who start at Compass. She hopes children will start school with a foundation where kids develop a love of learning.
"Every time I see a child with that 'I get it!' look in their eye, I feel I have the best job in the world," Olson says. When a child is successful at zipping their own coat or tying their shoes or taking their first step, Olson is proud in the child's accomplishments and thinks of the incredible trust parents grant them to work with their children.
Being flexible during times of growth or dealing with a pandemic has been challenging, but Olson states that she is determined to maintain her ideals of providing a safe, positive and educational environment through this time at Compass Child Care .
"Every time I see a child with that 'I get it!' look in their eye, I feel I have the best job in the world."
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