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Dear Evergreen Academy Families,

We are excited to share that our re-opening on June 3rd has been wonderful. We are thrilled to be able to care for our students again and be back in our school community. Our preschool students ages 3 – 5 years are enjoying fun themed camps, and the laid-back feel of summer! We still have space if you are interested in joining any of our camps this summer. It is a great way to make new friends and getting to know all our teachers. Please find the attached Summer Camp Heroes brochure.

Don’t forget we will be closed July 3rd  for INDEPENDENCE DAY!

In addition, we want to share that we are taking great care in following guidelines set forth for childcare providers by Washington state. We will continue to reach out as regulations change. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at any time.

For those of you still at home here are 5 great socially distancing playdate ideas:

  1. Neighborhood Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger hunts are fun for children of all ages. Provide them with a picture list of items to find in your neighborhood (i.e., a red stop sign, a yellow flower, a black car). Younger children can practice identifying colors while older children may be able to identify numbers or letters on signs or houses. Tailor the items based on the children’s age level. Have the children take turns to ensure social distancing.

  1. Picnics

Invite another family to join you for a yummy picnic lunch. Bring your own food and blanket and enjoy a nice day outdoors. Consider meeting in your backyard instead of a popular park to limit exposure to large crowds.

  1. Riding Bikes or Scooters

Riding bikes or scooters is a great way to get fresh air and stay active. In your driveway, create two lanes six feet apart and encourage your child and his friend to see who can get to the end first. For older children, set up an obstacle course for a greater challenge.

  1. Outdoor Craft Projects

Drawing with chalk, making slime, and painting on easels, are fun ways for children to be creative and engaged together. Encourage the children to describe what they created using color, size and shape vocabulary.

  1. Bubble Machine Party

Bubble machines are a great way for children to play without needing to have physical contact. Invite a few friends over and turn on the bubble machine and some music. Your child will love dancing around and popping bubbles with his friends.

With summer here and states beginning to ease restrictions, you might begin thinking about playdates for your child again. The CDC recommends families keep play groups small, practice social distancing, meet outdoors, and sanitize hands frequently. These recommendations, while practical, are not always easily implemented, especially with young children.

We hope to see you this summer for camp or joining our infant – pre-Montessori programing. Meanwhile, continue to stay healthy and safe!


Maia Janus


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