While the “fall” season often summons the thought of the leaves changing color and floating off their former branches – in the context of our children, I can’t help but see the natural connection that the work we do is to ensure that our children, and their families, do anything but “fall.” We want to see them rise. We want to see them grow. We want to see them thrive.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and through this observance, we’re able to elevate and enact the unique ways we ensure our children do not “fall”, but are provided with the foundation they need to feel supported, and to succeed in school and beyond.
While bullying among toddlers and preschoolers may look differently than it does with older children, the seeds for bullying behavior—or becoming vulnerable to it —can be sown at a young age. Here at LAUP, bullying education and prevention is always part of our mission to improve the present lives and future potential of young children through quality education; we have an entire team of Family Engagement Specialists, who are on the ground, dedicating themselves to this kind of work each and every day.
Social connections have a direct link to the success of our children later in life, so we want to do everything we can to support and empower our families, and their children. Here is a valuable tip sheet that we provide to our parents. While this process is not always easy, we are in it together, and are committed to walking with you as we build up our next generation.
Scott L. Hippert, CEO