As a family child care provider in my home, our red plate has been shared with those children whom I care for, those who I love as my own, during their early years in my care. Their birthdays are acknowledged, the births of siblings, loss of first tooth, riding a 2-wheeler, etc. just as they were for my (now) teens.
The Red Plate has become such a tradition in my preschool care program that, as a parting gift to my most recent children, moving on to public school, each was given their own Red Plate to introduce in their immediate families and carry into the future.
FROM: SCI, Hancock NH