In tradition, as for the past 14 years, OCRC was excited to host Orcas’ annual Kindergarten Transition event in May to celebrate preschoolers making the big leap to kindergarten this fall. All preschool children, regardless of which school they will attend, were invited to join in the evening of fun.
Twenty-one families engaged in learning activity centers that focused on reading, writing, math, and both gross and fine motor skills. Activities were facilitated by preschool and kindergarten teachers, giving families an opportunity to gain an informative grasp on educational concepts to practice at home over the summer to prepare for the coming school year. Ossa, age 5, said, “My favorite part was the drawing center because I got to write my name.” Families were surrounded by familiar faces and met new friends in an opportunity to ease their up-and-coming transition.
Out of Covid precaution, deliciously crafted to-go taco plates were provided by Johanna’s Salvadorian Catering and served with big smiles by OCRC staff and board members. Children also received a backpack filled with educational activities and games to play at home to facilitate kindergarten readiness along with a gift certificate to be redeemed at Darvill’s Bookstore. This no-cost annual event was sponsored by the Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program (ECEAP), OCRC and a generous local donor.
For more information or to sign up for next year's program, contact Jana Daniel-Webb at 360-376-3184 or email@example.com.
About Orcas Community Resource Center: The Orcas Community Resource Center provides social services to Orcas Islanders in need. The annual Kindergarten Transition event is just one of many programs offered via OCRC. For more information on this and other services email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Resource Center at 360-376-3184.