The Benefits of Preschool Arts and Crafts

At Suburban we make art and crafts an important part of our daily routine! These  activities for promote growth and development of your child's fine motor skills, creativity, and confidence. Painting or drawing are always available at the easels, but our Teacher Jan Lorko also provides a special craft during each class that connects to the daily, weekly, or monthly theme. These projects are created for the age and level of your preschool child to engage them and build confidence in their skills. They are are fun activities for your children and a give you (the parent) a wonderful visual timeline of your child's development.

Here are some great articles and resources promoting the benefits of arts and crafts for preschool aged children:
PBS Parents: The Importance of Art in Child Development
Scholastic: Preparing for Preschool: Art The Value of Art for the Preschool Child

Parents here is a list of everyday supplies we collect throughout the year for some of our art projects:

  • Newspaper
  • Pringles lids
  • Rinsed juice and milk cartons
  • Paper grocery bags
  • Paper lunch bags
  • Magazines
  • Construction paper 

Suburban Cooperative is a food allergy friendly school!

At Suburban Cooperative, we believe the safety and health of all our children come first. We take food allergies very seriously! Whether it is a peanut, dairy, soy, or gluten, we take all precautions in our classroom to ensure all of our kids have a safest space possible to learn and grow.
It is the helping parent's responsibility to provide the classroom with a prepacked snack for the class every school day. We are clear with all parents enrolling at our school of the guidelines and dietary restrictions of snack as needed.

Here are some helpful links to find allergy friendly packaged snacks to share.
Snack Safely's Safe Snack Guide
Peanut free life's Safe food list

Bottled water and juice are always a great drink to share in class!

As always contact us for further information about our food allergy policies or special accommodations your child may need.