Regional Preschool Partnership Awards WMFC Mini Grant
The Regional Preschool Partnership recently awarded the WMFC Preschool Program a
mini grant in the amount of $250 to purchase a tandem tricycle.
Mini grants were awarded based on the following criteria:
~The grant application was complete, specifically addressing goals and objectives from their curriculum (we use Creative Curriculum).
~There was a clear plan for how the money would be used to enhance the learning and environment in connection with the curriculum goals and objectives.
~The application demonstrated a creative use of funds to maximize the full award.
The preschool staff team of Karann Chew, Kaylin Medford and Tangi Osward submitted a grant proposal to the Regional Preschool Partnership asking for four helmets and a tandem tricycle after noticing that the preschooler students often tried to jump on the back of other students when riding the single tricycles. They decided that having a tandem tricycle would make it safer for their preschooler students who wanted to ride together. The team outlined in their grant submission the many of the goals and objectives from the WMFC Curriculum that having a tandem tricycle would fulfill. Included in their grant submission were the following:
Socially and Emotionally/, preschoolers interact with their peers. A tandem tricycle could help preschoolers who have difficulty interacting with others by giving them an opportunity to work on cooperating in group situations as they decide who will be next and who will ride together.
Who would have thought that a tandem tricycle could help preschoolers learn so many things? WMFC would like to thank the Regional Preschool Partnership for providing our preschoolers with such an amazing tool for learning!