2020 has been a year that will live on in history. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all of us in ways we have never experienced before. As I write this, the year is (thankfully!) almost behind us, but many of the challenges will remain. There is still a long road ahead, and your support for Parent-Child Mother Goose is needed now more than ever.
Over the past year, families across Canada have faced lockdowns, school closures, quarantines, job losses, isolation, illness – it has been a perfect storm of emergencies and stressors.
Through it all, despite community agencies being forced to close their doors, Parent-Child Mother Goose teachers have done everything they can to support families, providing them with much-needed social connection and opportunities for strengthening the parent-child relationship through a shared enjoyment of songs and rhymes.
The pandemic has shown everyone that programs like Parent-Child Mother Goose aren’t “nice to have’s”—they’re essential to public health and community well-being. But to keep PCMGP healthy and growing in Canada we need your help, even once we’re on the other side of this pandemic. Advocacy, oversight, and strong leadership in the year ahead will be critical to keeping Parent-Child Mother Goose active in our communities and reaching our families.
Help us continue this important work in 2021. Your gift will help us ensure more families in communities across Canada have access to a Parent-Child Mother Goose Program, and that program teachers receive the support, information, and advocacy that they need to continue delivering this essential program.
Wishing you health and happiness in the year ahead!
Chair, National Parent-Child Mother Goose Program