A few weeks ago, Baring House took part in Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children’s (DVAEYC) “Week of the Young Child”, an annual event celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families.

“I’m so proud of the effort that was put forth to bring this vision to light. I sought out co-workers to help take pictures, ask families to participate as well as go out and shop for the much-needed items we would need to make it all work,” said Noel Alford of Baring House.

Each day, there was a theme to help the organization plan classroom activities around. For Musical Monday, Ms. Krista, a local violinist came to play music for the children. On Tuesday, the children enjoyed a picnic with four different types of fruit.  Wednesday was Community day with Officer Woodhouse and Septa Bus driver, Kimberly Baker.  On Thursday, the children made sensory bottles, which are a clean and safe way to encourage children to use their senses. Wrapping up the week of activities was Friday’s Family Gallery walk.


“It was fairly easy to do the activities with the children because they were fun, hands-on and edible well at least some of our activities were edible,” said Ms. Alford.

Due to their excellent participation in this year’s activities, the children and staff at Baring House was rewarded with a pizza party by DVAEYC.