City Kids had a great time at the Korean Cultural Center in D.C.! They learned about various parts of Korean culture, such as a few greetings, the alphabet, art, and music. They had a chance to play some percussion instruments (which were really loud!) and they learned to say and spell their names in Korean. The center was generous with their time, and they hosted our kids with warmth and excitement. Please visit them if you have the chance!
As part of our service program, City Kids volunteered at D.C. Diaper Bank. They provide 100,000 diapers to parents in need every month! Since opening, they have provided 5,000,000 diapers to families. Food stamps and WIC benefits cannot be used for diapers, but diapers are a huge expense, and they are a necessity. D.C. Diaper Bank also functions as a gateway for other services that these families might need for their children, so diapers are just the beginning. Today, we
As part of our World Cultures program, City Kids always incorporates a unit on Native American culture, history, and traditions. This year, we were honored to have a visit from a member of the Piscataway Nation and a member of the Seneca Nation visit our kids to give them a lesson about traditional dance. They brought some traditional clothing and instruments, and they engaged the kids in several dances, such as the Eagle and Snake dances. Here at City Kids, we learn about
Here at City Kids, we try to have as much continuity in our curriculum as possible. Our field trips, Exploring Arts, and City Kids Stories classes will often be related to what we are working on in World Cultures. Currently, we have been learning about architecture, and to tie this theme into our World Cultures unit on Islam, our kids visited the largest Mosque in the country. In the pictures below, you can see how stunning the architecture is. In these pictures, our kids