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Summer Newsletter 2022

As the summer heat continues on, we are excited to continue learning and growing! Our second summer, of opening preschool classrooms was a success. Children spent time exploring the outdoors and learning through fun. 

Teacher Tom

Tom “Teacher Tom” Hobson is an early childhood educator, international speaker, education consultant, teacher of teachers, parent educator, and author. He is best known, however, for his namesake blog Teacher Tom's Blog, where he has posted daily for over a decade, chronicling the life and times of his little preschool in the rain-soaked Pacific Northwest corner of the USA.

Teacher TOM

The Wild Plum Staff was fortunate to have a one day session with Tom. His emotional generosity, humor and insight, which come together in “Aha!” moments both re-affirm and challenge some of our most deeply held beliefs about children and how they learn.


Our infant/toddler program is currently participating and partnering with LENA Grow. It has been such an amazing opportunity and we have all gained so much knowledge! We have also been able to give our insights and guidance on improvements we think could be made to the program to better serve children, families, and teachers.

Because of this experience and our teacher's expertise, one of our infant/toddler teachers, Brittany Ferguson, was  interviewed by Education Week! The article discusses language skills and how the pandemic has impacted children's development. Click on the article below:

LENA Grows

You can also learn more about LENA Grow here: https://www.lena.org/lena-grow/

Donors Choose

Support a classroom.

Build a future.

Teachers and students need your support more than ever. Get crayons, books, cleaning supplies, technology, and more to help students get back to learning.

Donors Choose connects classrooms to Donors. 

They make it easy for anyone to help a teacher in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education.

Brittany's class posted an ask for a dramatic play kitchen and it was funded by several local and national donors. Thank you to all those who contributed!


To learn more about Donors Choose and support a local project click below:



Now Hiring!

Wild Plum Center is a remarkable organization that has been around for over 55 years. As we continue to evolve and meet our communities' needs, we are looking for some incredible people to join our team.

Open Positions Include:

Development Project Coordinator

Infant Toddler Teacher

Preschool Teaching Assistant

and Cook

If you are interested in a job with benefits, a calendar that aligns with the St. Vrain Valley School District or simply being a part of an organization doing noble work- please reach out.

For more information about available positions, please visit our Employment page by clicking the button below.

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