Chancellor Street Preschool Cooperative is honored to be selected as the 2014 Community Partner of the Year by Madison House, an independent, non-profit volunteer center that makes vital connections between UVA students and the Charlottesville community. In particular, Madison House recognized our wonderful teachers, Pam Evans and Heather Swindler, whose "positive energy is contagious with the volunteers and children at Chancellor Street." Thank you Madison House for all of the excellent volunteers who have helped our students and teachers over the years, and for this wonderful honor. We look forward to many more years of working together!
Chancellor Street Preschool Cooperative is grateful to the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF), who awarded us a grant that supported the purchase of new instruments to enhance our school’s music program. From xylophones to ukuleles, the children are enjoying learning about instrument families, and listening to and playing a wide variety of exciting new instruments. Here is what our teacher, Pam Evans, has to say:
“We now have a large set of xylophones and metalophones which allow for all kinds of musical experimentation. The children take turns playing in parts and accompanying each other at music time, which is normal for a well-equipped music program, but how many of us remember as a child wanting to play that big xylophone and hoping to get a turn? At Chancellor Street all the children have the opportunity during the morning to play and explore these fun instruments at their own pace. What a joy to watch them discover a variety of sounds and harmonies. We are so thankful for the grant!”