Family Fun Fest

Families from LVCC at St. Luke's (Bethlehem) enjoyed pony rides at the center's annual Family Fun Fest / Preschool Graduation.

Pre-K Counts Creates Paper Castles

Under the guidance of "Artist in Residence" Bill Christine, the Pre-K Counts class at LVCC's Judith Chase Early Learning Center (Allentown) learned to build elaborate castles (complete with dragons!) out of paper and tape. Thanks to this state-funded program, Pre-K Counts students are truly building the foundation for a bright future!


Rep. Rich Grucela Visits LVCC

Pennsylvania State Representative Rich Grucela visited LVCC's newest location at Stones Crossing on William Penn Highway (Easton). He read "The Art Lesson" by Tomie DePaola and talked to preschool age students about Memorial Day.


PBS is Raising Readers

Last night, the Pre-K Counts class at South Mountain began a workshop series with PBS, titled "Raising Readers." In the children’s session, they discussed quality PBS programming, watched an episode of “Super WHY”, read a story and chose two books to take home. Later, parents and children came together, watched an episode of “Martha Speaks” and created a puppet craft. The feedback from parents and children was outstanding!

A special thanks to our friends from PBS!

The Farm Show

The Pre-K Counts class enrolled at Campus Center (Southside Bethlehem) invited the Quiver Traveling Farm to visit their facility on May 7, 2009. The children learned about the varying animals who live on farms. The students truly enjoyed petting and holding the animals.

All Aboard!

A dedicated group of early childhood teachers, center directors and advocates boarded the Lehigh Valley Child Care Chu Chu and headed to Harrisburg yesterday for Early Childhood Action Day; the theme was "The Little Engine that Could." Every member of the delegation met with local Representatives and Senators before attending an Early Childhood Rally in the Capitol Rotunda.

All involved would like to thank The United Way for sponsoring the transportation and Janet Soos for being our ever-cheerful train conductor!


Volunteers Spring into Action

A cheerful team of volunteers planted flowers and washed windows and railings at LVCC on Union Blvd (Allentown) on Sunday, May 3. They were all from the Third Day Worship Center on Hanover Ave., and selected our project for Interfaith Community Service Day, sponsored by the Interfaith Coalition of Community Service of Greater Allentown.