It may be challenging to think of ways to connect infants and toddlers with the larger community in developmentally appropriate ways.
- Community Art Drop – paint rocks and leave them in community spaces to brighten another’s day. You could also have children decorate small canvases and pass them out to people you encounter on walks in the community.
- Art for hospitals – allow the children to create a mural or paintings that can be donated to a local children’s hospital.
- Recognize community helpers – create thank you cards or treats for local police, fire fighters, mail carriers, etc.
Be sure to read the Director’s Corner to see a list of program-wide service-learning projects that can include the youngest learners and their families.
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CLICK HERE for service-learning project ideas for Preschool
CLICK HERE for service-learning project ideas for School-Age
CLICK HERE for service-learning project ideas for Director’s Corner