A Letter from Lisa: November 2023 Edition

Dear Explore & More Friends and Families, 

November is National Parent Involvement Month. Research shows that when communities, schools, and families support each other, children of all backgrounds and various abilities achieve at higher levels. Parent engagement is an ongoing process that increases active participation, communication, and collaboration between parents, schools, and communities with the goal of educating the whole child to ensure student achievement and success.

At Explore & More, we understand that parents are busy people, but there are many different ways you can get involved in your child’s education. No matter how little or how much time you have, you can positively impact your child’s education at school, at home, and in the community. Our mission is to provide best in class play experiences where all children, families, and the community can explore, learn, and develop together. We hope to see you at the museum soon as we have many fun and educational experiences in store for you and your children!

Tips for Parents: Home is the First School

You are your child’s first teacher, and your home is your child’s first classroom. Attitudes about learning develop early, so experts recommend that you encourage exploration, curiosity, and learning from the beginning. Ask your child questions that will get them thinking about the world around them. Provide them with educational toys. Most importantly, read to your child daily and let them see you reading. You’ll show them by example the value of literacy. For more information on ways you can get your child started on a lifetime of learning, follow this link. 

Looking forward to seeing you at Explore & More very soon,

Lisa Chrapowicz
Director of Strategic & Community Initiatives

Field trips are back! Please be aware that it will be busier than usual.