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Little Red’s Family Gala: A Benefit for Our Teachers
Sunday, December 10th, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
Dress your best and bring your dancing shoes to celebrate our beloved teachers at Lawrence Community Nursery School, fondly known as The Little Red Schoolhouse. Enjoy live music, small bites to eat, a hot chocolate bar and popcorn charcuterie bar. The Cider Gallery will also have a full service bar available to purchase drinks. Nick Krug will be behind the camera to catch all the action and capture you dressed to impress. Purchase a raffle ticket for your chance to play in our white elephant! All proceeds raised at the event will go towards teacher salaries and bonuses for the incredible love and support they provide to our children. Parking: Available in front of Cider Gallery and in the lot behind Attire: We encourage you to dress up, but we are glad to have you dress any way you are comfortable White Elephant Raffle: Purchase raffle tickets to play. We will provide the gifts to exchange during this fun game!
A BENEFIT FOR OUR TEACHERS
Lawrence Community Nursery School employs four incredible staff members, two full time and two part time. As a non-profit, we rely on increased funding to allow us to make a change to salaries and wages. Our current wages for our teachers fall below the median level in Kansas and we want to change that! Our Executive Director, Stephanie Duncan, who has committed to our school for twenty years has a wage that falls around the 20% mark compared to others in Kansas with her same levels of responsibility. Our assistant teacher hourly rate currently falls below 50% of those in Kansas with the same job.
To know our teachers, is to love our teachers. The energy and love they bring to the children of our community is impressive! They are committed to utilizing the Positive Behvavior Supports (PBS) framework to help our kids develop in positive ways. We appreciate you all for helping us improve the job satisfaction of our incredible staff.
LCNS is a play-based preschool where children learn about the world through developmentally appropriate hands-on activities. The main emphasis of our program is social/emotional development—the process of learning to communicate and interact positively and effectively with adults and peers. LCNS utilizes Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) as a framework for teaching the skills children need to navigate peer interactions. Our cooperative atmosphere strengthens connections within the teachers and families, and lends cohesion to all parts of the child’s life. LCNS also facilitates the acquisition of whole concepts, rather than isolated skills. We focus on receptive and expressive language, creativity, dramatic and constructive play, and large and small motor development. Daily activities engage children through language, art, sensory play, math, science, and knowledge of the world around us.