Preschool Olympics Guaranteed to Please Again this Year
Kath Courter, Preschool Head
Our Annual Preschool Olympics will be held on Friday, January 29th at 8:30am during assembly.
Seven years in, this event is hands-down a favorite assembly for many. Students and faculty from across campus look forward to cheering on our youngest students as they demonstrate their camaraderie, determination, stamina, and courage. Many BCD students fondly remember being in preschool and experiencing firsthand the thrill of our Olympic Games and the “I did it!” sense of accomplishment following the event. BCD’s annual Preschool Olympics represent happiness and joy in their truest forms.
The Preschool Olympics do more than entertain. They provide an opportunity for preschool students to gain a deeper understanding of the world in which we live. Still so close to their birth at three, four, and five years of age, young children experience the world anew each day. Be it at home, in the car, at school, at the supermarket, or on the playground, their understanding of life and the boundaries it presents redefine what it means to be a part of a community and the greater world around us. The Preschool Olympics remind us all that we are a part of something bigger.
The Olympics also offer opportunities for our preschool students to delve into international studies and learn about each other’s families, heritages, cultures, and traditions. In the time leading up to the Olympics, the preschool students engage in hands-on learning experiences that connect them to the greater world in which we/they live. These experiences include in-depth study of picture books (both fiction and non-fiction), cooking projects, art projects, and parent sharing of family history and stories.
Perhaps even more significant is how the Preschool Olympics connect our youngest students on campus with the rest of Boulder Country Day’s students and faculty. Our preschoolers truly are BCD Bulldogs and represent the school and an existential place where they develop their individual identity in relational experiences with others. For our youngest students, school - in combination with home – truly is their world.
We take pride in our youngest students. We believe in their potential and nurture them with care and compassion as valuable members of our school community. They are the creators of, and contributors to the world and the culture in which we live. They are our future and BCD’s Preschool Olympics helps them shine.