INSPIRING A CULTURE OF KINDNESS AS A PATHWAY TO POSITIVE MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH IN OUR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Children's Grove is
building positive behavioral
health through education, the arts, and
visual reminders of the importance of
kindness, respect and inclusivity
throughout our community
Madyson Halsey of Shepard Boulevard Elementary was the winner with her picture called "Proud to be Pickle the Peacock."
Butterfly Bench Dedication
Thank you to all donors to Children's Grove
through the DECEMBER 2016 CoMoGives campaign.
Children's Grove finished 22nd
among 92 excellent organizations who work
to make Columbia, Missouri an oasis of nurture
for animals and people.
55th Kindness Tree
Find out more information about the contest and the other winners here.
2016 Art Contest Winner
57th Kindness Tree & 4th Butterfly Bench Dedicated at
Hallsville Primary School
Children's Grove, through visual reminders throughout Boone County, reminds each of us of the importance of kindness, respect and inclusivity. Our goal is to place a Kindness Tree or Butterfly Bench at every public and private school. We encourage sponsorship toward this goal.
Encouraging Kindness Among Children
This session is designed to reinforce the importance of encouraging social-emotional learning in the classroom and provide the preschool teacher with support materials and strategies to encourage these behaviors.
Audience: Preschool teachers and family child care providers from Boone County
1.5 clock hours available
January 30th from 7-8:30 in the Friends Room of Columbia Public Library
You must pre-register by calling Mary Jo Herde (446-5525) or emailing her at email@example.com
Children's Grove organized this workshop and is providing a free book to each program represented.
Putting Kids First dedicated the 55th Kindness Tree in Columbia/Boone County on May 18th, 2016! During the Parks and Rec Fun Fest at Cosmos Park, the beautiful Children's Grove signature yellow Butterfly Magnolia was planted by children and adults. The trees are reminders throughout our county that kindness matters and that "a single act of kindness can change a life forever!"
Preschool Kindness Curriculum
The theme for the 2016 Art Contest was Diversity:
Stand Tall and Proud like a Peacock.
.Kids@Heart Concert - January 21st, 2017
Youth Mental Health First Aid
January 21st, 2017 (NOTE NEW DATE BECAUSE OF ICE PREDICTIONS) at 3 pm at First Baptist Church, Children's Grove and the Odyssey Chamber Music Series will present Kids@Heart - a children's concert about Kindness & Diversity. Please join us for video, dance, song, poetry, audience participation and the inspiration to pay-it-all forward! T
Children's Grove Photography Contest
Children's Grove sponsored a city/county-wide photography contest in September of 2016. The theme was "Different yet all the Same." THANK YOU to all of the entrants!
The results were truly outstanding. The top 40 images, as chosen by a committee of three professional photographers, were on display at Daniel Boone Regional Library from November 13 - December 17, 2016.
Cash prizes were awarded at the reception on November 13th, World Kindness Day, for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in four age categories (6-9, 10-13, 14-18, and 19 and older) as well as a People's Choice Award and Judge's Award.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental & Emotional Health
We Have Strength, Even in Our Weakness
by Vicki Winton
Age 19+ Category
On June 15th, Children's Grove held a dedication ceremony for the 3rd butterfly bench!
The Butterfly Bench, dedicated by MU Health Care, is located at South Providence Medical Park. The bench is dedicated to all the children who are cared for by all the medical professionals in Family Medicine, Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the MU South Providence facility.
Family Fun Fest
A Kindness Workshop for Preschool Teachers and Family Childcare Providers
Date of Workshop: January 30, 2017
Photography Contest Winning Photos
Theme: "Different Yet all the Same"
All Trees, Each Unique
by Chloe House
Age 14-18 Category
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
"Be Kind, Be Healthy"
On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016, Children's Grove provided entertainment for the whole family, including activities, music and hands-on learning at the Parks and Recreation Family Fun Fest.
One of the goals of Children’s Grove is to provide artistic opportunities for children and adults to ex- press themselves, believing that the arts provide an avenue for expressing the inexpressible, and by allowing that expression, our mental and emotional well-being and health are enhanced.
is more important
than OUR CHILDREN