When ITC opened its doors in 1981, we could hardly imagine we'd be sharing our vision for 2018. Many of our original parents are now grandparents, and children who we first cared for have had children of their own. We're fortunate to have such a rich, deep history with our ITC families.
The longevity of our practice, our staff, and our center is owed to the people who have believed in it from the start. Whether you've championed us with a smile and fond memory, an endorsement to family or friend, or through financial support - we thank you.
In the last year, perhaps the most important and visible impact of your support has been a renewed commitment to dreaming big as we now accommodate over 100 students and a 40-person staff. The Annual Appeal allowed us to push the bounds of our carefully crafted budget and fulfill several visions. Teachers in the 2-3 year old room long dreamt of a water pump on the playground to challenge children’s gross motor skills, engage them in the science of it, and simply enjoy beloved water play. A wish, $100, and labor from a loving Dad, remind us how quickly we can make palpable changes to our curriculum and our children’s daily experience.
Other, larger projects were also completed - like a full renovation of the Teacher Art Room, which is now filled with vibrant light and organized supplies fueling richer, expansive art projects. You'll read about (and see) all our projects in the upcoming Annual Report. If we don't have your email, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org so we don't miss an opportunity to share this with you.
Our greatest undertaking in the year ahead is putting our vision to paper by creating a Master Plan for our outdoor spaces. We have long-term dreams of even more nature, a permanent garden, and expanded playgrounds to support our continued commitment to outdoor play, exploration and education. We envision additional natural elements integrated into our campus, and know that through hard work and imagination, we can make those dreams reality -- in the same way we grew from a small basement into our current home. A lot can change in 37 years, but what has always remained true is ITC's passion for its families and purpose in the community, and our belief that you can achieve your dreams.
We appreciate your continued support of our center, our staff, and our community. Annual Appeal donations are welcome by check via the enclosed envelope or online at our online giving portal.Product donations through our Amazon Wish List are also welcome year-round.
As always, thank you for your continued support of ITC.