Posted By Nathalia Gonzalez,
Monday, April 21, 2014
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A Tribute to Education
Location: 5925 Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33073
a recognized educator in the early 1900s, it would only seem appropriate to
dedicate my garden to Ms. Fanneal Harrison in grounds that symbolize her
efforts towards education.
only was Ms. Harrison a recognized educator, but she, along with Ms. Catherine
Gavin, were the sole founders of the Out-Of-Door-School in Sarasota, FL. This school was not like any ordinary
school in the 1920s, it focused solely on an outdoor curriculum that enhanced a
student’s knowledge towards the outside world. With her medical training in the University of Michigan, her
health camps for undernourished children in France, and many other credentials,
Ms. Harrison found it fit to create a “place where physical, mental and
spiritual development of the child may be normal joyous.”
location I have chosen to plant my garden honoring Ms. Fanneal Harrison is at an
early education school called Tiny Blocks Prechool in Coconut Creek, FL. The reason I have chosen that school
among many other schools in Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County is
because Tiny Blocks is known within the educational community as one of the top
schools that provide manipulative outdoor activities as part of their learning
curriculum year-round. Recognized by the Coconut Creek Award Program, Tiny
Blocks Preschool hold activities such as Sand Play, Outdoor Water play, along
with many other recreational activities that promote what Ms. Fanneal Harrison
promoted in her school programs.
An early school programs explained the teaching atmosphere at
Out-of-Door School: "These teachers are not forcing children what
grown-ups think the children ought to know; they are helping the children to
find out what the children themselves want to know." That is exactly what the educators at
Tiny Blocks Preschool believe.
With these Indian Blanket flowers, alongside some other accent flowers
to highlight their colors and a vibrant themes, Tiny Blocks Preschool and the
public will be able to exhibit a symbol of the foundations of their beliefs of a
creative outlook towards early childhood education.