Below is the speech of Divine May Flor M. David, the School Directress, during the 1st Moving Up Day of Kiddie Toes Montessori School, on March 15, 2008.
ONE BIG STEP FORWARD
By: Divine May Flor M. David
We believe that big achievements and milestones come from small steps. We are brimming with joy, because today, we are celebrating our first moving up day. Today, we also celebrate the ballet recital of our Kiddie Ballerinas.Kiddie Toes Montessori school is a safe and enjoyable place for your kids. We strive to be an institution which guides the children in their earliest steps of education. And this process starts at a very young age, enabling these children to take big steps with their little feet and toes.
For the past year, all of us – the children, the teachers and the parents and the whole family – have been witness to a kind of growth and development which is incomparable.
Now, after several months of “working” and socializing, these children learned not just to read and write, or to sing and dance, or to play, but they have learned very important lessons in life – they have learned to be independent, they have learned about feelings and emotions, and they learned about relationships and friendships.
We at Kiddie Toes Montessori believe that learning should not be a burden for children. It should be fun and enjoyable. It should be worthwhile.
Today, we mark a big step forward for these kid’s little toes and feet. We wish to assure you dear parents that these initial steps will just be the beginning. We have planned a lot of activities for these kids for them to improve not just academically, but also emotionally, psychologically and socially.
We are honored to have you dear parents and guardians join us in this very important activity. Your attendance today shows how great your love and support is for your children. We are likewise honored to have these smart kids as part of the Kiddie Toes Montessori family. We are learning from them, as much as they are learning from us.
Today, as we celebrate the culmination of the many months of interaction and learning, let us always remember that children need our support for their continuous improvement. We should guide them in each little step that they make. In this way, they surely take the right path and direction. This step forward is not just for your children, but for you parents and guardians. Let’s not stop at this first step. They have a lifetime ahead of them. Let’s take the journey with them.
Congratulations, kids, for a job well done. You deserve to move up because you worked hard and did your best.
Congratulations to you, parents and guardians, for your support and care, and for guiding your little ones.
We thank you for trusting Kiddie Toes Montessori and being part of our family, and we hope to still see you and your little ones in the future.
Again, welcome to everyone and enjoy the programme.