SOLD One of my favorite places on the planet is the Wright Start Preschool. Such fond memories. My children went there, and I love (and will always love) the teachers. They make everyone feel welcomed in their nurturing environment.
The Wright Start is a preschool that operates in the Early Childhood Education Program for the Seacoast School of Technology (one function of our public high school SAU 16). A lot of titles to throw around and keep straight... and over the years they have had a mouthful of explaining to do when they've describe who they are.
Essentially, the Wright Start operates as a teaching lab for high school students. The high school students (under the direction of the program director) complete early childhood course work. They also work with the preschool students (who are taught by the preschool teachers). What makes this program so wonderful is that all the students, both high school and preschool, benefit from the interactions with each other.... it is fantastic meshing of missions.
In the spring I was asked by the Wright Start to create art to help warm up a very large horizontal wall space above the preschool kitchen cabinets. My goal was to create something cheery, fun, thought provoking, and easily recognizable by the students. The individual panels are all 2x2 feet, so the entire piece is 2x10 feet. It is the longest painting I have produced... and one of the most fun. The installation is happening this week and parent orientation for the preschool is September 9th. I will have more details later!