CDLC celebrates their Graduates

The Child Development Learning Center held a program to celebrate three preschool graduates –Tia Brown, JaKayla Johnson and Paris Sims – who will be transitioning to Pre-K fall 2017.

The graduates were honored July 28, at the annual Preschool Transition Program. The event was celebrated by faculty, staff, parents and other preschoolers at the J.D. Boyd Library, Medgar Wiley Evers Auditorium on the Lorman campus.

Arthur Owens, director, proudly states that the foundation has been set for these children to pursue higher education.

The reciting of poems and songs by the preschoolers, were, also highlights of the program.

“The learning that took place in the preschool is important for their success in the future. “

The program was celebratory, yet emotional, as Geraldine Booth, preschool teacher, says she was proud to see them on stage yet it saddened her with the thought of them leaving the CDLC.

Another emotional moment came as Lyvetta Mickell, parent of Sims, shared with teary eyes how grateful she was for the five years the CDLC staff have cared for her child by especially going beyond their bounds of duty to ensure the very best for her.

“Educationally and developmentally, the program serves as an announcement that these child graduates are prepared and have reached the developmental milestones to join the formal education stream,” says Dr. Martha Ravola, interim chair and associate professor, of the Department of Human Sciences.

Ravola, thanked the parents for the opportunity to invest into the lives of their children. She, also, appealed to parents to recommend the CDLC to other parents so that they can receive the same benefit.

“The staff of the CDLC are passionate, committed and qualified to serve,” she boasts.

Practicum students Kimisha Crosby and Jennifer Cruthirds, served as co-presiders of the program.

For more information on the services provided by the CDLC, contact Owens at 601.877.6255, [email protected] or Ravola, at 601.877.4717 or [email protected].

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