Grammy's Garden believes participating in community activities is an important part of the development of young children. We also believe that supporting the local community is an important part of being small-business owners. To that end, we continually look for new ways both our children and our Center as a whole can contribute to he local community. Some of the ways we have contributed in the past include:

October is when we celebrate Community Helpers and learn about different Community Helpers in our area. The South Windsor Police Department came out for a visit to talk to the children about safety and who to call when they are in trouble, 911! The South Windsor Fire Department came to teach us about Fire Safety and the importance of "Stop, drop, and roll" and Smoke Detectors". The South Windsor Transportation also came and taught the children about school bus safety and allowed them to explore on the school bus! Miss Sarah from the South Windsor Public Library comes out and visits with the Toddler 2 and Preschool classes a few times a month and reads stories and teaches them about opposites, rhyming words, and so much more!

For Halloween, Grammy's children participated in a trick-or-treat campaign to raise money for various community activities. Funds raised in the past have been donated to the American Red Cross for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. 

Each year the Town of East Windsor holds a Community Day where the local community comes out for food, fun, and interaction with their local business owners. Grammy's Garden has regularly attended the East Windsor Community Day. In the past, our children participated in the annual parade and our staff provided face-painting and arts and crafts for the local community.

The Town of East Windsor Fire Department makes an annual visit to Grammy's Garden to inform the children of the importance of proper fire prevention.

                                                                                                   

 

In past years, Grammy's children brought goody bags to a local convalescent home and have plans to go back in the near future. As grandparents this program is especially dear to our heart. We strongly believe that inter-generational awareness is an important part of the development of a child. The smiles on the seniors' faces brought by our visits are priceless!

Grammy's Garden has also contributed to the local community in the following ways: