Called to Be Champions

by Mary Lundquist, Executive Director

2013-11-01 enewsKaleidoscope Place – a place where hearts are opened, minds expanded, and lives are changed.  In this case the lives changed are kindergarten students to young adults, retirees, long term volunteers, dedicated staff and me.  I was sorely lacking in knowledge about the day to day events around the education of children, but am quickly becoming aware of regulations, qualifications, evaluative measures, grant writing, budgets, board reports, and the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos that the children love.  All are very important to the success of our program. Read More

Just Be

by Paige Pedersen, Education Director

Paige, our Education Director and Teacher, smiling proudly with a Kaleidoscope Place student.“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia

Each day at Kaleidoscope students come through our doors filled with different emotions.  It is our job as the staff to help make their time at Kaleidoscope the best time it can be and some days helping turn that frown upside down is the best thing you can do for the student.  To me, being a teacher at Kaleidoscope is more than just teaching math, reading, writing, and helping with homework. It is about the relationship and bond I have with each one of my students. Read More

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