In tradition, as for the past 14 years, the Orcas Community Resource Center was excited to host Orcas’ annual Kindergarten Transition event in May to celebrate preschoolers making the 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. 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.
Out of COVID precaution, 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 to play at home to facilitate kindergarten readiness along with a gift certificate to Darvill’s Bookstore. This no-cost event was sponsored by the Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program, OCRC and a local donor.