Members of the Cleveland Sight Center visited Early Steps Learning Center to conduct vision screenings with all of our Preschool children today. Children were asked to identify pictures that they had been shown beforehand and all received a sticker once they were done! All children were given a “report” of their screening and referred for follow-up care with an eye doctor if necessary. Thank you, Cleveland Sight Center, for your time and care with our preschoolers!
All of our Preschool programs went on a very important Safety Walk. The purpose of the walk was to teach the children “street safety”. Several days before the walk we discussed street safety with the preschoolers using pictures. Today was the big day – we made a 30 minute round-trip walk to the University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center. During the walk we practiced walking on the sidewalk, stopping at the crosswalk, waiting if the sign indicates ‘do not cross’, and looking
Highland Heights Community Center was host to our graduating pre-kindergarten class and their families for a special ceremony. As 19 graduates looked forward to attending the “big school this fall”, many families shed tears of joy and pride as their little one marched across the stage to receive their diploma. The highlight of the event was when the graduates slowly turned around with shades on and started to sing “Get Ready, because here we come” (our own version of the
To teach our kids about recycling and get them actively involved, we challenged our classrooms to an “Earth Day Competition”. The kids collect recyclables and brought them into the Center. In total they collected over 5,000 pieces to be donated to the recycling center. All classrooms also made the school’s first Earth Day murals, made entirely of recycled materials. These murals took on a life of their own very quickly! Unlike other bulletin boards, these murals were 3-D thanks to
March 2nd marks Dr. Seuss’s birthday and also The National Education Association’s “Read Across America Day”. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books. We celebrated Dr. Seuss and reading at Early Steps Learning Center in each of our classrooms. Our teachers really got into the spirit by dressing as Dr. Seuss characters, making ‘green eggs and ham’, and reading their favorite Dr. Seuss books to the kids.