On the third day of school, I entered the elementary playground and noticed two girls on the swings in the young kindergarten yard. The day before I had spent a little time with these same girls, encouraging them to get the swings moving on their own. Each one tried, but it isn’t easy to swing yourself when you are four years old. I was happy to see that in just two days, they had figured it out. Together, or maybe separately, each had found her way to get the swing going
without help from an adult.
It takes time to learn how to swing on your own. I am grateful to be at Waverly, among a community of people who are willing to help one another find their way, and to sometimes stand quietly beside, while we figure it out on our own. — Jennifer Dakan, Director of Admissions