Community Mennonite Early Learning Center

3215 West 162nd Street     Markham, Illinois     708-333-1232  |

From the Director's Desk

Etheal Dixon Gore, M.Ed.

Raising Thankful Children

November is a month that our minds automatically tune into ways of being thankful or showing thanks to others in a special way. For young children this is a characteristic that must be taught to them.

Being thankful for what one has and for what others do for us is actually something we should focus on daily; however, I would speculation that most parents want their children to develop a thankful attitude as they grow but many young children need direction in learning to be thankful.

The fact is, it may take a few years for young children to grasp the concept of being thankful, there are some methods that we may use to help young children get and keep the mind set of being thankful.


On June 15, CMELC is re-opening our 5 & 6-year old classroom. All children are welcome!