Seeds of Learning fund-raiser, ‘One Big Family’

On Saturday, April 18, the teachers at Seeds of Learning Early Care and Education Center hope you’ll join them for the “One Big Family” dinner and silent auction.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the education of the 57 children currently enrolled at Seeds. Over $125,000 must be raised each year to augment tuition and support the many “Seeds Needs” that allow the doors to remain open.

Teachers at Seeds of Learning stress that it is more than a babysitting facility. It is a school that is committed to providing a nurturing, safe environment. There, teachers focus on developing social skills, meeting developmental needs, and providing educational training for children ages 18 months to 5 years.

To keep current with new developments in early childhood education, Seeds’ teachers are required to attend continued education courses monthly. With this training they plan a curriculum intended to help children cumulatively master more and more complex skills and knowledge. They create individual plans for each child designed to encourage the students to learn at their own pace. Seeds of Learning is continually honored for the results of its program when its preschoolers reach kindergarten. On April 18, guests will have an opportunity to support the continuing education of Seeds’ teachers as one of the “Seeds Needs” that will be presented that evening.

How does this affect you if you have no children to send to Seeds? The fact is, children who were enrolled in high-quality early childhood educational programs are more likely to graduate from high school and pursue postsecondary education or training, demonstrate less delinquent behavior and experience fewer arrests during their teen years, have a lower rate of unemployment and show potential for higher lifetime earnings and are less dependent on government programs as their primary source of income. That affects us all.

Join us in support of the teachers and the early education they provide for our local children at Seeds of Learning. Tickets for the event are $35 and can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce, Switchback Mountain Wear or Seeds of Learning (take a few minutes and tour this beautiful school while you’re there).