Primrose Schools’ Annual Caring and Giving Food Drive Event
How Primrose School of Warren Nurtures Caring and Giving in Young Children this Thanksgiving.
At Primrose School of Warren, we believe that who children become is as important as what they know. That’s why we focus on helping children develop not only intellectual skills, but also character-building traits such as generosity and compassion. We instill the importance of giving back early on through fun, engaging lessons and hands-on learning.
One of our students’ favorite hands-on giving projects is our Caring and Giving Food Drive, which just took place in November. Unlike many other food drives, the Caring and Giving program goes beyond the classroom, as teachers and parents partner together to teach children the importance of responsibility, generosity and giving without expectation. Primrose School of Warren has been doing this project for the last 8 yrs. This year the students raised and donated over $500 dollars and approximately 25 bags & boxes of groceries.
For Pre-Kindergartener and Kindergartens this program includes activities such as doing chores, building shopping lists, taking a field trip to a local supermarket and deliver the food to Somerset local food bank in Bound Brook NJ. Students also use academic skills including math, music and writing through fun activities such as estimating the cost of the shopping trip, singing about being thankful and discussing what happens after food is delivered to a food bank. Each of these activities reinforce the main lessons of the Caring and Giving Food Drive: responsibility, kindness, community involvement and giving without expectation.
It’s amazing and touching to watch children develop a foundation for empathy, generosity and compassion at such an early age. Remember, if you model kindness and encourage your child to do the same, your child will learn the joy and fulfillment that comes from lending a helping hand by watching your example.
At Primrose School of Warren, we pride ourselves on helping children to become active members in their community as well as throughout the world. We want our children to learn about generosity and how to be kind toward one another as a way of life, without expectation or reward.