It’s been a big year for the Lauzon Family, we’re expecting our second baby in less than a month, Ricky and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary in August and our little Paisley turned 3. She is a very social creature and without a lot of young kiddos in our family I wanted to give her the opportunity to socialize with others her age in a structured environment. I started looking into some play school/preschool options and was delighted to find that Baturyn Community Playschool offered classes for 3-year-olds two mornings a week.
Baturyn Playschool is very near and dear to my heart - because when I was a little girl I too attended classes there - meeting new friends in the community and making memories that would last a lifetime. Check out my playschool class picture circa 1995! I remember a lot from those early days - visits from Santa at Christmas, games of parachute in the open hall and the many crafts and activities we were involved in. We’ve been delighted to rediscover all of the great things they are doing now with the class and although dropping Paisley off for her first day last week was certainly bitter sweet I couldn't be more confident with the program and excited for all of the memories she will make there this year.
Baturyn Playschool is a parent-run organization and depends on parent participation and support to keep its doors open. There’s also a big emphasis on field trips for the kids to explore new and exciting environments and of course along with that fundraisers to help pay for all of those trips. It offers a morning and afternoon option for 4-year-olds Monday, Wednesday and Friday, along with a 3-year-old morning class Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each day the kids enjoy storytime, craft time, gym or outdoor play, snack and free play. Parents are asked to help out in the class room 1-2 times per month which is always exciting for the little ones to have mom or dad there for the day.
Ricky and I got the chance to stick around for Paisley’s entire first class and were super impressed with the lesson plan and her teacher Ms. McBrydie. It was fun watching Paisley’s spunkyness and outspoken personality shine as she played and interacted with some new faces. We absolutely can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings and i’m so excited to share this feather in my cap with my little girl more than two decades later <3