UPCOMING PARENT MEETING

On Wednesday, November 20th, Kelly Burkett will be at Harmony at 5:00, to present a discussion on "Peaceful Parenting". Kelly is a Princeton area mom of three in addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor and Aha Certified Peaceful Parenting Coach.

"Peaceful Parenting" is about raising children who are self-disciplined, confident and emotionally intelligent. Please come prepared with any challenges you are having with your child (or children!), and you will undoubtedly pick up some good ideas to help you to navigate positively.

2020-2021 KINDERGARTEN INTEREST MEETING

Join us for an informational meeting and question/answer session about Harmony's full day Kindergarten program! The meeting will be taking place on Wednesday, October 23rd, from 5PM - 6PM. Ms. Danielle, who has been at Harmony for over 8 years (4 of which have been spent teaching Kindergarten), will guide parents through a day in the life of a Kindergartner at Harmony. 

We offer a full day program from 9AM - 4PM, and tuition covers the cost of before and after care as well (from 7AM - 7PM). If space permits, we also offer a half day PM program (from 12PM - 7PM). The West Windsor-Plainsboro school district buses children from Wicoff and Town Center schools to Harmony for after care. 

Children must turn 5 by October 31st in order to be eligible to participate in Harmony's kindergarten program. (If your child has a later fall birthday, we hope that you'll consider joining us in pre-kindergarten for the coming school year instead!) 

If you are a current Harmony parent attending the meeting, your child care is included. The parents of prospective students who are not at Harmony are also most welcome to attend!

Congratulations, Ms. Jen!

We are so happy to announce that Jen Pikus, one of our Pre-K Teaching Specialists, has been named one of 50 Teachers of the Year, by the Terri Lynne Lokoff Foundation. The foundation is named after an early childhood educator who passed away suddenly and prematurely. Her family started the foundation to honor the memory of their daughter, and to continue to inspire early childhood educators to dream. 

Jen had to design a project that she felt would be of benefit, not just to her classroom, but to the entire building. Part of the application process also required endorsements from Harmony, one of her colleagues and a parent of a teacher of a child in her class. She focused her project on the topic of sensory adaptation. We'll send more information home as her project evolves. She receives a $500. award, in addition to a budget of $500. to fulfill her project. 

The awards ceremony takes place in Philadelphia on May 6th. Jen is one of only two award recipients in New Jersey. She is most deserving of this recognition, and we are so proud that she in on our team! Please join us in congratulating her when you see her! 

AELL Names Lisa Forrester “Director of the Year”

Lisa Forrester, our founder and the Director of our Princeton school, was named “Director of the Year” at the 2015 annual conference of the Association of Early Learning Leaders (AELL). The association is one of the major early childhood professional organizations in the country. They organize conferences and continuing education programs for child care center owners, teachers and emerging leaders three times per year at locations in and beyond the United States. After being nominated for this award, Lisa completed a 50 page application and Harmony was visited by an early childhood professional from AELL for a tour and interview with Lisa. A final interview was then conducted by the AELL board in St. Louis during their April conference. Upon receipt of the “Director of the Year” award, Miss Lisa was showered with wonderful gifts for Harmony! She says the award belongs to all of Team Harmony; without talented, dedicated, educated teachers and administrators, her life’s work would not be recognized! Congratulations, Miss Lisa!