Posts by Oak Lane Day Care

Why not?

Posted By on Feb 20, 2020

Ever notice that a typical response to a new idea is often “Why?” I once worked with a wise daycare director who helped me to instead ask “Why not?” Try it — it opens up a whole new world of possibilities.I was explaining this philosophy to a family on tour yesterday, and I could see their eyes light up at the thought. Most times, there’s not a ton of risk in trying something new. And, a lot of good...

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Where is Love?

Posted By on Feb 11, 2020

When I was little, my aunt gave my sister and me a record of the musical “Oliver!”. One of our favorite songs was “Where is Love?”, which comes at the point in the story when the orphaned boy is wondering where he belongs. As I’m reflecting on Valentine’s Day, this song keeps coming back to haunt me.Maybe because I’m single, the holiday doesn’t have much of a romantic connotation for me....

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Life is what happens…

Posted By on Jan 14, 2020

…while you’re busy making other plans. I heard that phrase (again) recently, and it is so true. My take on that as a daycare director is: my work is in the ‘interruptions’ that happen while I’m trying to get my tasks done. Does this happen to you, too? Does it ever feel that the most important work you do isn’t expected, anticipated, or planned? It’s kind of the same with teaching (and...

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Give Yourself to Love

Posted By on Jan 1, 2020

I read a book over the holidays and smiled when a favorite song was quoted: Give Yourself to Love by Kate Wolf. What a perfect intention for this new year and new decade! Kids do this naturally — love, laugh, cry, look for the good in each other and give themselves fully to each moment. Living each day as a gift of love is a bit more challenging for some than for others. Past hurts, fear of the future, insecurity, and not...

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Peace and Joy

Posted By on Dec 17, 2019

My most-used signature is Peace, Kath. I’ve used it for texts and emails for years and years. My desktop Yahoo account even has this Celtic prayer as a signature, something I found on a postcard when I lived in Ireland: Deep peace of the running waves to you.Deep peace of the flowing air to you.Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.Deep peace of the shining stars to you.Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you. In business, I would...

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