Holiday activities at Agape Childcare Center may be as simple as sharing an informative, age appropriate book about a certain holiday or celebration or as elaborate or in depth as having a party with music, food, decorations and guests. Activities often involve a discussion about how some families celebrate the holiday in general. Often we will read a book that is age appropriate to help us introduce a holiday and to also promote discussion among the group, as well as to encourage any questions that anyone may have.
Goals and Functions of Holidays
The exact amount of time we will spend on holidays will vary. The curriculum at Agape is reflective of the children’s interests.
Decisions about which holidays will be included will be made throughout the year as new families enter the center and as they leave.
Plan for Working With Children and Families Who Don’t Celebrate Holidays
We also know that it is some family’s preference not to celebrate holidays at all. In this situation, we will meet with the parents/guardians to find a solution that will meet their family’s needs.