Oh my goodness, we are in our tenth year! Our roots at Cottage Enrichment are incredibly strong and healthy! Thank you, everyone! I am so very grateful for the support of our current and alumni families, our loving community, and our generous donors. As you can imagine, tuition alone only pays a fraction of our operating costs. Therefore, we are genuinely grateful for the generous donations and the loving support of all those around us who see the beauty and value in our ideals and educational methodology. Your contributions feed our school and allow us to grow financially healthy. With sound roots, we have become the "What if" school!
Every donation meaningfully supports our school by supplying school books and workbooks, art supplies, reading books, pencils and paper, chairs, desks, outdoor equipment, additional teachers... As you can imagine the list goes on and on!
We do dream big! We have a wish for an eco-friendly vehicle to transport our children to and from their swim classes and to and from our field trips. Every Friday we drive to the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center in Pasadena for swim class, we have been doing this for 10 years with the help of parents. We have never missed a day! Next year, the older children will be driven to the beach for swim class and oceanography class. Our wish is for an eco-friendly vehicle that can hold 14 children and 2 adults.
With your help, wish number 2 and 3......we are looking forward to being able to provide scholarships and in the not-so-distant future, expand into a grade school! It is my intention to come up with a formula so that all children can afford to go to the school of their dreams. As you can imagine we have outgrown our current space and the rent rises every year. With your help we hope to realize our vision of purchasing or building a school home for our current children and the grade school we are becoming.
To me this is it has never been a job, it has always been my life vision. I am grateful everyday that I walk to school. My heart is full of so much love for all of my students, present and past, and their families. Some people ask me, what makes my school different from all of the other schools out there, and I say, "2 + 2 is going to equal 4 where ever you go, but who you are becoming while you are learning 2 + 2 = 4 is the real lesson! There are many different ways to teach 2 +2 but the answer is always going to be the same. What I care about is who these children are becoming while they are learning that the answer is 4. Are they learning to be Peacemakers or competitive at all costs? Are they choosing kindness? Are they inspired and thus inspiring? Are they standing up in their full loving potential? My job is to be 100% present and loving with each and every child as I create space for them to be 100% present and loving with themselves and all those around them. Peace begins inside our own hearts, learning is just a remembering, and creation is as easy as breathing in and out. That is my focus, that is what makes my school different."-Sadye Faye Henson
Founder/Teacher Cottage Enrichment
Your donations are greatly appreciated. To make a donation, contact us at 323 664-4922 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make checks payable to "Cottage Enrichment" and mail to 2208 Avon Street, Echo Park, CA 90026. Thank you!
If you have any fundraising ideas, please let us know. Your ideas and assistance are greatly valued by our school.
"Cottage Enrichment has been for our family a warm and loving safe haven for our daughter with introductions to new and exciting experiences in a magical setting unlike any other preschool I have visited in the Los Angeles area."
-G. Wernicki, Silverlake, CA