The Early Start vet clinic is open for business! The children have been busy healing all sorts of animals. Dramatic play helps support academic and cooperative learning in many ways. The children have been reinforcing their literacy skills and practicing writing letters using their vet checklists. Pictures combined with words help us make connections. Caring for our four-legged friends also helps encourage empathy and may ease anxiety over their own doctors visit. The children have enjoyed role playing as veterinarians and assistants and have learned about all the various tools vets and doctors use to help their patients feel better. Some of the children have told us they would like to be a vet when they grow up!

Liz, Anah and Clare
Early Start Teachers
Children’s Garden School