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    Red Nose Day Fun-Raiser at Beginnings

    Elizabeth Wilcox       

    Beginnings children recently provided more than their two cents in worldwide efforts to help children who need it most.

    The “Spark Room” purchased red noses for children to wear and bring home as part of the “Fun-Raiser” to provide children-in-need with basic necessities, such as meals, medicine, shelter, books, and glasses.

    “Red Nose Day is in line with our overall philosophy at Beginnings and our social and emotional learning approach called ECSEL (Emotional, Cognitive, Social Early Learning). From day one, we strive to teach children to be empathetic and to understand the needs of others. We also stress the importance of community, both within our school and outside it,” said Spark Room teacher Linda Lee.

    The children discussed basic needs that people have and how the purchase of those plastic noses helped in raising money to meet these basic needs. The children wore their red plastic noses with great delight in the classroom before bringing them home at the end of the day.

    Red Nose Day is one of a number of outreach initiatives at Beginnings, a school for children aged three months to six years that enhances emotional and cognitive development through play, relationships, and hands-on, in-the-moment, learning.

    Other recent initiatives at the school include Cradles-to-Crayon collections, supplies drives for food pantries and shelters, and holiday gift-giving initiatives.

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