Grandparents’ Day at Crescenta-Cañada Nursery School (CCNS) has become a tradition when the young – and the young at heart – can experience a day in the life in a Busy Bear (4-year-old) classroom or a Darling Duckling (3-year-old) classroom. This year young bears and ducks had an opportunity to paint, dance, draw and play with their grandparents in their classroom. The young students shined when sharing with their grandparents a typical day at CCNS. Grandparents got on their hands and knees to experience how their little ones learn through the integration of play.
Grandparents came from all over the country to help celebrate this special time. One grandparent flew in from Georgia.
“[I] was impressed by the level of organization and the attention to detail that the teachers had,” he said, adding, “I enjoyed meeting the teachers and the classmates.”
National Grandparents Day is observed in September. The tradition was started by Marian McQuade in 1970 as a way to encourage families to visit elderly relatives. Grandparents Day has been celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day.
As a cooperative, CCNS is guided by a volunteer board of directors to establish policies and guidelines while parents join together to manage the day-to-day activities and maintenance of the school. CCNS is Christian-based and is non-denominational.
CCNS is located at 1700 Foothill Blvd. La Cañada. To learn more, call (818) 952-2524 or visit www.ccnsonline.com.
Submitted by Kathleen CROSS