The story of Bob begins with a camper who attended the summers of 2014 and 15. The idea of Bob-ness was so compelling that new Bob's spring up every summer since. The Bob story is passed on from camper to camper.
Partnerships and mentorships are essential components of our practice. Educators learn from and teach each other. Our program is improved, our children, teachers, and parents benefit, and in turn we share what we have learned with others.
We can easily argue that this time spent outdoors, actively looking for the story nature leaves for us to read along the creek is better than any teacher-manufactured activity in a classroom. If this is kindergarten preparedness, give me a heaping dose of it every single day.