Fall is Finally Here

We are all so fortunate to live in a place that has a true autumn feel and nothing feels more like fall than the month of October. Some of you may be clinging to your flip-flops, while some of you had pulled out the fall clothes the day school started. Still, the rhythm of back-to-school helps us move forward one way or another.

Many of our children have moved up to new classrooms with new teachers and new fellow students. Some of our kids moved on to their first day of kindergarten and we will miss them! Some of them just started, carried in by their moms or dads in their carriers. It’s a fresh beginning for all and we are grateful to our parents for trusting us with these important milestones.

We have so many wonderful events to look back on this summer such as the Annual Luau (one of the hottest days of the year) and Hyde Park Street Fair (one of our biggest fundraisers and volunteer events). We were so fortunate to have so many parents attend both events to support our programs but also to connect and enjoy time with others, so thank you!

Another way for parents to connect is our Parent Café’s held at one of each of the three year-round centers. We have our last Parent Cafe of the year coming up in October at Giraffe Laugh 4, join us there if you’re able. Free childcare, free food, free conversations, and free fun are all included. Who doesn’t want that? Past parents and parents whose children have never attended GL are welcome as well.

In the coming months, we will have the pumpkin patch to visit, the Halloween Parades at the centers and then begins the holiday baskets and Christmas adoption programs. If you need some help, please reach out to your site director, and if you’d like to help, please reach out to our main office to sign up. will send you the sign-up sheet.

Most importantly our Futures Begin Here Luncheon is coming up on November 7th from 12-1 pm at the Riverside Hotel. Please RSVP to if you’d like to attend. This is a free fundraising event that highlights our work! Please, join us if you’re able.

One way or another I hope I see some of you in what’s remaining of this year. I’d love to update you on the exciting news we have coming up. Join me to hear more at an upcoming Lattes with Lori at the main office on Tuesday, October 9th from 9-10 a.m. Please RSVP to our RSVP queen, Cassandra Wagner

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