The Side-by-Side Preschool Program provides a nurturing, playful environment where children are empowered to engage their curiosity. Our program serves patients and siblings age 3-5 living at the Ronald McDonald House, and is designed with care to meet the unique needs of families experiencing childhood illness.
Join us Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the House C Playroom!
8:30am - 9:00am :: Drop-off and free play
9:00am - 11:10am :: Preschool activities
11:10am - 11:30am :: Outdoor play and pick-up
REGISTER MY CHILD
A note from Kelly Hampton, Associate Director for Preschool Services:
Hello! I am thrilled to join Team Side-by-Side and explore how to give kids the gift of play and friendship in a consistent, caring environment, and also encourage parents as they provide for their kids in unimaginable circumstances. It's a joy to see the children’s faces when they walk into a room tailor-made for them—a place where they feel empowered to engage their curiosity because we have said YES to them!
In November 2017, we launched a preschool playgroup on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings in the playroom of the Ronald McDonald House. As time goes on, we plan to expand this playgroup into a more robust preschool program, providing developmentally-appropriate support for preschool kids whose families are dealing with serious illness.
HOW TO HELP:
Here are some ways you can get involved today:
GIVE :: Give a one-time or recurring gift online, or check out our Amazon Wish List and help us gather all the supplies we need for crafts, games, and educational activities.
SERVE :: If you have preschool education experience, or if you’d like to help coordinate snacks, plan crafts and activities, or provide administrative support, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
READ THE ORIGIN STORY
CONNECT :: If you’d like to stay up-to-date as this project grows and develops, join our Preschool Program mailing list, or subscribe to www.sidebysideblog.org.