It is a tradition at The Early Childhood Development Associates to celebrate the holidays with our families. Every year we come together, chanting the familiar holiday songs, making snowballs with homemade snow, eating holiday cookies, and making personalized Christmas tree decorations for the children to take home.

In December, we shared with you some Hanukkah photos and a few benefits of healthy rituals. As a new year begins and the holiday gifts have all been opened, the children will remember most how the holidays were celebrated at home, at school, and in our cheerful play room here in West Hollywood.  At ECDA we believe that every little act of decorating, baking, or gift giving might seem small, but the entirety of these moments is the season’s greatest gift.

Megan Baker, M.A., Marriage and Family Therapist Intern