YEP- those kids were full of POTENTIAL; the world was their oyster and we adults had the privilege of providing the means by which they could discover their own ways to shine and embrace that potential to ENHANCE THE WORLD.
One day, quite out of the blue, this Mum was invited
to run some French sessions for toddlers and preschoolers
at a local council hall; SO SHE DID
(luckily she knew some French).
at a childcare centre.
They embraced languages with gusto; they laughed, they questioned, they were SUPER clever, they wanted more . . . they were engaging their POTENTIAL.
THEY wanted to TRAVEL . . .
they wanted to know more WORDS . . . they wanted to try new FOOD . . .
they wanted to know WHY there were different words . . .
they wanted to know where France was and how to get there,
or how SHE got HERE.
They ADORED the Eiffel Tower, and the story of Mr Eiffel,
and she ENCOURAGED them to think of what THEY could INVENT
or BUILD or CREATE that could be named after THEM,
just like the Eiffel Tower was named after Mr Eiffel.
The children were ANIMATED, INNOVATIVE,
and started to see how they could ADD to the WORLD.
and showed them how to ENCHANT CHILDREN with their LANGUAGE.
Then the team went out and helped MORE children to DISCOVER languages and
EXPLORE THEIR potential
the Mum noticed that there were HEAPS of early childhood EDUCATORS from different backgrounds who spoke at LEAST 2 LANGUAGES.
She wondered why this wonderful quality wasn't being CELEBRATED more at childcare.
willingness to connect and a
WE desire to make a real IMPACT in CHILDCARE;
in the LIVES & POTENTIAL of the CHILDREN
& the BILINGUAL EDUCATORS who work there,
in the LIVES of our own COCORICO TEAM,
& in the POTENTIAL of individual CHILDCARE SERVICES
puffing up his chest with gusto, and announcing to the world -
WAKE UP, it's your turn, the CHOICE is yours, POSSIBILITY abounds . . .
(It's French for "Cock-a-doodle-doo!)
It's amazing what languages can do!