Wu Yee Children’s Services held a training event for teachers and managers from centers in Chinatown, North Beach, and the Outer Mission/Ingelside Neighborhoods that focused on staff wellness. The wellness activity reflected on staff’s everyday activities that support Wu Yee’s mission.
Held at the Google Community Space, teachers and managers attended workshops by First 5 of San Francisco, Wu Yee’s Education Team, and painted ceramic mugs as a wellness activity.
First 5’s workshop focused on the joy of literacy. Teachers read preschool and toddler age appropriate books and discussed the culturally appropriate content. Next, Shelly Ehret and Suellen Liang of Wu Yee’s Education Team, led a DRPD (Desired Results Developmental Profile) training. DRPD is an early assessment tool developed by the California Department of Education for young children and their families to be used to inform instruction and program development.
Jenny Yu, Regional Manger, worked with Color Me Mine of Daly City to facilitate the ceramic mug painting wellness activity. The teachers and managers noted similarities to facilitating activities in the classroom, saying they now understand how it feels when they ask children to clean up and they say they are "not done" painting yet.
Additionally, Color Me Mine of Daly City is donating 20% of the profits on Friday, April 19th from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. In order for Wu Yee to get a donation, you must show the flyer below at the door.