Our teachers always focus on showing acts of kindness, so the preschoolers see these acts for themselves. Naturally exhibiting acts of kindness can have the ripple effect with children wanting to model the same behavior. Our teachers know that demonstrating kindness on a regular basis that students will observe and then they will emulate that kindness in their own lives. This is not something that is one and done. Kindness needs to be shown repeatedly so children understand the importance of it. Children will begin to see the positive results and want to demonstrate in their behavior. Also, our teachers promote classroom activities that help the children learn how to demonstrate kindness and how it makes them feel along with how the person receiving the kindness feels. In the classroom we discuss ways to show kindness at the preschool age which is so important along with showing it. This starts in our toddler’s classroom so when they reach preschool they already can demonstrate and more importantly just naturally incorporate it in their lives at school and at home. The older preschoolers will come up with examples of holding the door to the toddlers saying “when I smile” or say “thank you” I show kindness. Children want to be kind; they just sometimes need help in understanding all the different ways. Our teachers take the time to highlight the kind and good deeds in their students that empowers them to do it even more. We hear stories all the time from parents that usually start out with “I can’t believe it, but my child really showed kindness at home by helping me do the chores, picking up toys for a sibling, offering the last cookie to a sibling, opening the door, giving a sibling a hug when feeling down, etc. That makes our staff just smile from ear to ear, because they see that their teaching of kindness is paying off, when the child takes what they have learned at about kindness at daycare school and show others in their family what they learned.