|Kids Room Update|
by Laura Lawson Tucker
I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Laura Lawson Tucker. As a working member, I have helped to oversee the Kids Room for many years. I lead the orientations for working members who want to provide supervision for the children in the Kids Room.
I have always felt a great sense of pride that our Co-op has a commitment to the well-being of our young families by dedicating space and resources for a Kids Room. The Kids Room is such a integral part of the Co-op. It is a great benefit for shoppers either before or after shopping as a respite of play for parent and child. There is a wonderful collection of children’s books, wooden unit blocks for building, floor toys, a play kitchen, and drawing supplies for all to use.
The Kids Room is supervised by working members for various shifts throughout the week. Working members who want to provide supervision in the Kids Room must attend an orientation. Orientations cover safety, routines, and expectations for the room. We ask working members to not use any technology while providing supervision of children. The philosophy of the room is that the children come first and that working members are expected to give their full attention to the children in their care.
The Kids Room is a welcoming, organized, and inviting place for children, their parents, grandparents, and caregivers to gather, slow down, play, read a book, draw, and enjoy one another’s company in a relaxed and beautiful space.
We invite you to visit the room or come to an orientation and learn more about the Kids Room and what a wonderful resource it is for the children of the Co-op! Orientations for the Kids Room are the first Monday of each month at 4pm, in the Kids Room. Parents are welcome to bring their children to the orientation. Also, if you have not done so already please sign your kids up or the free fruit program at the Co-op called Co-op Explorers, see the Shareholder Services desk to enroll your kids for FREE!