By Shawn Deiter
The end of the school year has arrived and we will soon say goodbye to the children transitioning to kindergarten in the fall. Before they leave, LVCC wanted to throw one last party. To honor the accomplishments and developmental growth of our preschool and Pre-K Counts students, LVCC invited families to Pre-K Recognition Ceremonies throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Over 370 children from nine program sites were recognized for their strengths as the teachers awarded each child with a certificate. Children then had the opportunity to perform fun songs with hand movements for a full audience. Many of the children were excited to use their "outside" voices while singing loud and proud.
William Penn Elementary School in Bethlehem, St. Luke's University Health Network in Fountain Hill, Trexler Middle School in Allentown, and Francis A. March Elementary School in Easton graciously hosted our celebrations for the children at their facilities. This allowed for a larger performance area for the children, more room for families to attend, and made a great introduction to the elementary school environment for all attendees.
The first five years of life are fundamentally important to a child's foundation of learning. Children who have attended LVCC have built a strong foundation and enter school ready to learn. To all the children transitioning to kindergarten, we wish you the best! We hope to see familiar faces join our summer program and fall before- and after-school programs.