Hey, Alexis! Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about First Teacher and offer this helpful feedback. You are right that we need to partner with other orgs/institutions to connect with parents/caregivers with younger children. In Boston, there are K0 schools where the kids are three years old and many of them have youngest siblings, so that is why we are connecting with elementary schools. We also work with families living in scattered site shelters and run programming right out of our office for any families with 0-5 year olds. Up until now, our growing has been based on on relationships -- what parent do we know at what school, etc -- and you're right, church communities would be a great place to reach out to! Thank you!
Hey, Elizabeth! Sounds awesome. Are you from the communities where you want to work? (I am not, but my team is, so that has made all the difference.) Do you have people in communities you would like to partner with that are also doing that work that you can collaborate with? Or, do you have an avenue to ask people in the communities where you would like to be if they are interested in having more music and movement in their lives? I love thinking about this kind of thing and am happy to talk more off-line! Thanks, D