From our vision statement:
Rocky Corner is multi-generational.We support people of all ages to enter, stay and participate in the community throughout their lives.We value children as members of the community and encourage their participation and leadership.
We really do believe that it takes a village to raise a child—and we also embrace the idea that it takes children to raise a village.
Children will thrive in the security of our cohousing community. The pedestrian-centered design means that small children can play safely outside, under the watchful eyes of trusted neighbors, including older adults.
With children around, the elders in our community will have active social lives. They will not be isolated in their homes like many seniors often find themselves.
Children typically form close friendships with people of all generations and develop confidence, leadership skills, and a holistic view of the world that serve them well throughout their lives.
Here are a few of the children who will be living at Rocky Corner:
Arrow, who just turned 2 this past December, was born in Florida. His favorite things are eating, nursing, sleeping, climbing, playing dress-up with his sister, throwing things, making a mess and making his family laugh. He gives the very best hugs and will be friends with (almost) anyone as long as they are willing to blow bubbles, play catch or read him books.
Elsa, who is turning the big 6 in June, was born in NYC and lived the last few years in South Florida. She is still adjusting to life in CT but she thoroughly enjoyed playing in the snow this past winter. She regularly asks her parents if she can have a horse once living at Rocky Corner. (They said maybe!) Some of her favorite things are unicorns, all things purple, rainbows, bubbles, and butterflies. She loves to spend her time dancing, climbing, bike riding, doing gymnastics, swimming and playing with her doll house. She is an epic big sister and is enjoying teaching her baby brother all sorts of fun (and sometimes dangerous) things. She said she wants to be on the playground committee when she moves to Rocky Corner.
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