Inspiring Children to Get Hands-On with Mother Nature’s Help

Our José Martí Child Development Center promotes children’s overall developmental stages. Teachers at our Hirabayashi Place location have designed a year-long curriculum about garden spaces for our children. Through a great partnership with InterIm CDA, our children regularly visit the Danny Woo Garden to gain hands-on experience.

At the Garden, our children get to apply what they have learned in the classroom. We engage our children with fun games and activities to understand the practice of plant life cycle, food harvesting, and pollination. Other examples of activities include feeling the textures of leaves, harvesting fruit for our Food Bank, trimming back flowers, and caring for the compost bins.

This curriculum emphasizes children’s understanding of a sense of place and appreciation for interconnectedness. That is why we encourage our children to work together to complete maintenance tasks in the Garden. They are always enthusiastic about taking field trips to the Garden. To keep inspiring children in nature, please consider making a gift today.

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