SCV Education News
October, 2018 - Issue #169
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Gardening Grows Excited Little Learners
Fall is a time for beginnings in school - and preschool especially! What could be a better introduction to pre-kindergarten than a project that provides fun, a sense of accomplishment, teaches math with measuring and spatial skills - and provides something yummy and healthy in the end?
Teacher Jillian's "garden" is the perfect class project that takes on a new look and life each year with the personality of each of its special little gardeners.
"We've grown everything from broccoli to peppers and cherry tomatoes," said Carol Bloom, director of CBS Preschool. "Watching their eyes light up when the first sprouts shoot from the ground is always a magical experience."
In addition to the already-amazing curriculum that has children ready and eager for Kindergarten, gardening is a natural way to keep their small hands involved in learning and planning. The act of planting and tending the vegetables provides both physical and mental education and works well with other lesson plans throughout the year. It turns out the kids love eating their own healthy bounty as well.
Each student feels a sense of personal pride and excitement that connects with a sense of lifelong responsibility and patience - virtues that not all adults have mastered. Besides, who doesn't want a 4-year-old who looks forward to eating salad?
Call to learn more about the the innovative and fun programs at CBS Preschool, or to see the garden in person. 254-2411

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SCVi Celebrates 10 Years of Free SCV Education
SCVi Charter school has quickly become the school of choice for parents from all walks of life in the Santa Clarita Valley. iLEAD's founding school, SCVi is celebrating its 10th year in operation and has developed a reputation for providing a personalized, rigorous education for students grades TK to 12. They are the only school offering the International Baccalaureate option in Santa Clarita, which is looked upon by colleges and universities as the highest standard of education. That fits right in with SCVi's philosophy, focusing on international themes, leadership, entrepreneurial development, arts and design thinking that prepares students to solve the complex problems of the 21st century.
And did we mention that it's free? Many people think of SCVi as a private tuition-based school that's only accessible for those who can pay thousands of dollars per semester - but SCVi is a tuition-free public charter school. To get your child on the waitlist, visit one of SCVi's prospective family nights held on September 19, October 17 and November 14. Each night begins at 7pm on the campus of SCVi, located at 28060 Hasley Canyon Road in Castaic.
SCVi Charter School 705-4820
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