November 2022 Newsletter

Sweet Sweater of Mine!

For over a decade, the Knit & Purl Group of the Longmont Senior Center has provided hand-knitted sweaters to students in our program. Initially, this meant every Preschool aged child got to go home with a sweater to call their own. Over the past several years, this generous donation has expanded to include cocoons for the infants and hats/gloves for all children. Each unique sweater takes about 20 hours to make, making it a special occasion for our Wild Plum kids to pick out their favorite one.

Our teachers even plan curriculum around Sweater Day each year. There are many ways to incorporate Sweater Day into a learning opportunity. From counting stripes, naming colors, following patterns, and sharing what each child likes about their own design, the Knit & Purl group brings so much more to our children than just a sweater.

Want to help?🧶

The Knit & Purl group takes yarn donations year round! If you have any type of yarn that you would be interested in donating, you can bring to the Longmont Senior Center and let the front desk know you have donations for the Knit & Purl group. They appreciate any kind of yarn donation they can get! 

Our children, families and staff are incredibly thankful for the love and commitment the Knit & Purl group shows us each year. Sweater Day at the Wild Plum Center is always a highlight of the season! 

Service Spotlight

We are so grateful for our community partners and everything they have accomplished during our "Build Days." AMD has once again volunteered their time and energy towards the betterment of our establishments. The team moved over 2 tons of gravel, painted, and completed a honey-do list; all helping to improve our Longs Peek, Meeker, and Powell locations. AMD volunteers have been a wonderful partner and we are grateful for their commitment to our program. 

Do you have a group or want to volunteer yourself? Visit our website, or contact Hailey at

Festive Fall Fun

Thank you to the many Wild Plum children, families and staff that came together to celebrate Fall!

Part of what sets the Wild Plum Center apart from other programs is that we host gatherings and participate in events providing an opportunity for parents to meet one another and to allow children to do activities together outside of the school environment. The Longmont Halloween Parade was another great opportunity for our families and staff to connect. We enjoyed the beautiful weather and great fun was had by all!

Conscious Discipline Parent Nights

Conscious Discipline Parent Nights are free parenting classes for our Wild Plum families as well as the public. Presented by the Wild Plum Center and our Mental Health Consultant, sponsored by Mile High United Way, these classes are offered on zoom in both English and Spanish on the second Tuesday of each month.

Our first Parent Night session started on Tuesday 11/8, where we discussed Composure and the Power of Perception. Please use the zoom link below to join us for our next Parent Night on 12/13, where we will visit the topic of Power of Attention.

Join the virtual meeting

COGives Day is December 6th


ColoradoGives Day 2022 is quickly approaching! Your contribution to the Wild Plum Center will help our children, families, and programs continue to thrive. Your gift of$250 or greater is eligible for a Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit for 50% of your total donation. You can donate any time between now and December 6th by following the directions below:

  1. Click the button below to bring you to our donation page. 
  2. Click the green "Donate" button at the top or bottom of the webpage. 
  3. Enter the dollar amount you wish to donate. 
  4. Complete the information section, and click the green "Pay" button to confirm the donation.  

Thank you for supporting the Wild Plum Center as we continue to "Nourish Minds and Grow Futures" in our community.

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