This month, the ECE Program kicked off the much-awaited 2023-2024 school year! Read on
to learn about all the excitement!
Fostering Community, Igniting Curiosity
Every moment at Atlanta Children’s Shelter is about community, and the first days of school
are no exception! In these first few weeks, our qualified faculty are working to build
beneficial classroom communities which includes guiding students and parents through new
routines, setting up classroom structure, creating strong learning dynamics, and assessing
students’ social and behavioral development to create lesson plans for the year. From the
tiniest preschoolers to our soon-to-be-graduates, we’re dedicated to creating an inclusive,
caring, and responsive space for both children and their families. Because it’s in these spaces
Dazzling First Day Festivities
The first day excitement buzzed as our friends from KPMG sprinkled their magic across the
building! With a flick of creativity, bulletin boards came to life, bursting with colors and
delightful phrases. And of course, let’s not forget the iconic first-day-of-school photos – a
timeless tradition! Our friends at KPMG helped us capture these images and share them with
Our kindergartners, especially, stepped into a brand-new adventure. Four preschool
superstars donned their uniforms with pride and embarked on the exploration of their fresh
learning environment. This year, these kiddos will spend time learning to read, spell, and
write, an important step in their lifelong learning journey.
A Week of Triumphs!
As our first week drew to a close, we cranked up the celebration meter with a Back to School
Bash! Thanks to the incredible generosity of our supporter, Melanie Lipscomb, our kids had a
blast in a bouncy house and cooled down with snow cones. Target team members facilitated
the Bash activities, ensuring smiles and laughter filled the air. Additionally, face painting,
scrumptious snacks, and outdoor games added the perfect sprinkle of fun to this event.
A Year of Marvels
This first month of school is only a glimpse of the incredible year we’re embracing. With
hearts full of excitement and a determination to make everyday count, we’re looking forward
to the discoveries, laughter, and growth that await us. Here’s to an unforgettable year of