Braylin* has been struggling with Non-Traditional Instruction, and frustration led her to the Behavior Intervention Specialist’s office recently. She and Ms. Micah were going to talk through some of the issues she was having when Braylin saw a magazine on the desk.
“That looks just like you,” Braylin said to Ms. Micah as she studied the beautiful woman... Read More
Community Partner Spotlight: Samtec
Cabbage Patch member Michael* had always wondered how a small phone can do so many different things, and in October he got an amazing opportunity to begin exploring the world of technology. During a Zoom presentation with John Riley with Samtec, he marveled at intricate miniature... Read More
If you visited The Cabbage Patch during Winter Break, you may have seen lots of decorated candles and children writing letters very thoughtfully… what was this about? Why, Kwanzaa, of course!
What is Kwanzaa?
This holiday was created in 1966 by Maulana Karenga, a professor of Pan-African studies at California State University, in order to honor African... Read More
The Cabbage Patch Board of Directors is a diverse group, and each Board member brings a very unique set of talents and connections to our mission. We value their guidance in financial matters, strategic planning, marketing plans and more, and ask any Cabbage Patch Board member why they serve and the answer will be the same: it's all about the children! We organized... Read More
What's in a game? Most would say fun and entertainment, but at The Cabbage Patch, we look a little deeper and find opportunities to engage children in important lessons. The trick of educating children while they think they are playing is what makes our Educational Opportunities department so successful.
New in the Educational Opportunities department is Patch... Read More
Children often get frustrated when they are challenged in difficult subjects, but at The Cabbage Patch, they know that perseverance and patience will be rewarded. The Patch's reading program was created after it was identified that many of our elementary school members were behind in their reading skills by at least a grade level. Because these students struggled... Read More
When is the last time you looked at a favorite piece of art or literature in a new way? The Leadership Development teens were challenged to do just that with a writing exercise that helped them analyze and reinterpret some whimsical poems by creating parodies!
Poetry gives us a glimpse into how our kids construct thoughts and convey their messages. By giving... Read More
Cooking is a great skill to learn, right? Who wouldn't want to impress their friends and family with homemade meals and gifts? At The Cabbage Patch, the kitchen is definitely a great place to learn, but we're not just talking recipes!
When you get a group of children together for cooking, teachable moments abound. Let's say we found a nice recipe that feeds... Read More
We once asked a longtime Cabbage Patch member what first drew him to our programs. He said his grandmother was looking for a safe place for him to play and learn, but all he needed to hear was that there was a gym where he could play basketball.
Playing sports in a supervised environment facilitates more than just practicing the mechanics of the game.... Read More