So here we are almost one full year later.  So much has happened!  In the first few weeks we spent our days on the playground in the sun with 5-7 children each day.  The days were relaxed and free.  Never before had I experienced the ability to follow the lead of the children and allow them to structure the day.  It was an amazing feeling.  The happiness grew and grew and suddenly the word got out.  Week by week more and more students began joining the program, and while we had to change some of our schedules and structure we were able to navigate the fullness of the classrooms as they filled up.  Somehow the love spread and the children became our MVCA family.  It was the perfect balance of busy relaxation.