Bud to Blossom – Program Guidelines

Bud to Blossom welcomes the opportunity to collaborate on projects that are:

Bud to Blossom~Cultivating to children’s natural curiosity and desire to learn.  During the early years, each child forms his or her own distinct intelligence.  The shaping of the mind is attained through an active exchange between the child’s tendencies to explore, imagine, create, and the environment.   By fostering and guiding a child’s natural curiosity and desire to learn, children will become captivated by their interests and establish a genuine love of learning.

~Nurturing social development.  The personality of a child can be attributed to their social relationships and experiences. Providing positive social-emotional opportunities will enable them to feel good about themselves and develop confidence.  Forming supportive secure relationships with family and friends ultimately will allow them to form healthy relationships as adults and help them fit into various social scenarios comfortably.

~Teaching children how to live a healthy and active lifestyle.  Children benefit physically, mentally, socially and even academically from a healthy lifestyle of proper nutrition and exercise.  A physically fit child is expected to experience higher self-esteem, and be better equipped to handle emotional challenges.  Physical exercises release endorphins, enabling  a child to feel gratified and more peaceful.  Living a healthy lifestyle aids children’s ability to focus and flourish academically, while reducing anxiety and stress.

~Promoting creativity.  More and more we see in our society the need for creativity, the value of one’s ability to “think outside the box”.  Creativity is vital in helping children discover themselves and is harnessed as a means of self-expression.  Creativity in children leads to self-exploration, discovery and is imperative in forming their individuality.

~Generating awareness of actions and words to create a culture of kindness.  Understanding and accepting appropriate prosocial behaviors, and possessing the capacity to respect others while willing to abide by rules is necessary for social adaptation.  Currently, there is a growing need to teach our children tolerance, and the impact our words and actions have in our community.

~Helping to educate the importance of caring for our environment. When we communicate and demonstrate to children ways to be in harmony with the world, they have the ability to care deeply. During their first years, children are in the process of forming habits that last a lifetime. Consequently, the next generation has incredible power to make positive changes. If we exhibit environmental consciousness now, they have the potential to surpass us with creative new ideas and visions for the future.

“It is true we cannot make a genius.  We can only give to teach child the chance to fulfill his potential possibilities.” ~Maria Montessori