DCPS hosts learning parties for Pre-K, kindergarten students
CAMBRIDGE — Throughout the first two weeks of August, incoming prekindergarten and kindergarten students and their families participated in learning parties hosted by the Sandy Hill Judy Center and Hurlock Elementar y School.
Learning Parties are interactive, hands-on, parent/ child learning experiences that promote and enhance school readiness for young children. Ready At Five, a nonprofit organization, developed the curriculum and provided training to teachers to facilitate the lessons.
During the learning parties, families eat dinner together, meet and build new relationships with other families, learn new parenting tips and strategies, then complete and demonstrate the tips, strategies, and lessons with their children. Families take home materials, books, activities, and ideas to share and are encouraged to develop into a routine with their children with the goal of school readiness.
At the end of each session, the parents get the opportunity to practice what they have learned with their children before leaving.
Hurlock Elementary Pre-K and K students participated in learning parties with their families in preparation for the new school year.
Sen. Addie Eckardt, R-37-Mid-Shore, stopped by one of the learning parties at the Judy Center.
Sandy Hill Elementary Pre-K and K students participated in learning parties with their families in preparation for the new school year.