DCPS hosts learn­ing par­ties for Pre-K, kinder­garten stu­dents

Dorchester Star - - News -

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.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHO­TOS

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.

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