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"What is a Community?"

Canton Community Nursery School students concluded their annual 4th Day program focusing on "What is a Community?".
We wish to thank the local merchants, businesses, town offices and officials for their support in providing us the opportunity to visit their offices and places of business and to have a hands on  learning experience about the importance of working together. We were happy to again make a substantial donation to the  Canton Food Bank for the 4th time this school year. Thank you to all of our families for their generosity in providing so many items to the food bank.

Canton Community Hops for Muscular Dystrophy

In March, we are proud to hold a Hop a Thon for muscular dystrophy. The children are taught about the importance of their bodies and the amazing job that their muscles do. We do a variety of activities that really allow the children to better understand how amazing their bodies are and how fortunate they are to be able to hop for those who can not.  Everyone participates by hopping, and some may choose to ask sponsors to applaud their efforts by making a donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  Each student is so very proud to have had a role in helping someone else in need.

CCNS is proud of its involvement with the Canton Food Bank

Each year we have supported the Canton Food Bank by collecting and donating much needed items.  Each year, we have collected items during Thanksgiving, Christmas, over the winter months, and in the spring.  In addition to collecting items, our students have had the opportunity first hand to visit the food bank, learning about the need in our community, helping to stock shelves and decorating large brown paper bags for the clients of the program.

Canton Community Supports Heifer international

Looking beyond our immediate community, we are proud to support Heifer International.  For several years, Canton Community Nursery School has been proud to purchase bees, trees, chicks, kids and sheep through this wonderful program. The children are taught what these contributions can do for a community far from ours. The gift of these much needed purchases can sustain a family, villager and community for many years. We are proud of our affiliation and support of this wonderful program.

Lunch at the Canton Senior Center

For the past few years, students in our four’s program have enjoyed presenting Valentines Day gifts to guests at the Canton Senior Center. The children attend a luncheon each year on “LOVE YOU NEIGHBOR DAY” with guests from both the Avon and Canton Senior Center. The children sing songs and recite poems prior to sitting down with guests to enjoy lunch and a special dessert.  Prior to attending this wonderful intergenerational day, the children make valentine book marks or refrigerator magnets for the guests. This has been a truly rewarding experience for our children, their families, and the seniors who attend. We are very appreciative of the opportunity to put a smile on everyone’s face.

CCNS Donates Decorated Christmas Tree to Canton Historical Museum's "Gallery of Trees"

Canton Community Nursery School students submitted a decorated tree to The Canton Historical Museum's "Gallery of Trees".  The tree this year is based on the children’s book Night Tree by Eve Bunting, and is adorned with edible treats for the birds.  The three year old class created edible icicles made of Fruit Loops on pipe cleaners.  The four year old class made bagels encrusted with birdseed, garlands of sliced apples, cheerios, popcorn, and cranberries, and citrus cups of lard and birdseed.  When the display closes on December 15, some family will get to put the tree outdoors and observe who comes for a holiday snack!

Pet Lessons Come to Life for Students at CCNS

The children at Canton Community Nursery School have just concluded a month long theme of learning about pets and their care. The class visited PetCo and saw some of the more unusual pets and had a dog trainer, Karen Moulton, visit the classroom with her dog, Lyda. The children had a "pet show" with their favorite stuffed animal where each pet received an award. To conclude their pet theme, they talked about pets that need a family to love them. They visited The Simon Foundation, Inc. - an animal shelter in Bloomfield. The children saw many dogs and cats, and donated dog and cat food that they had been collecting all month. It was a wonderful learning experience.