United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education celebrates fifth year anniversary with current and alumni families
More than 300 guests gathered at Pinecrest Gardens on Jan 7, 2012, to celebrate the fifth year anniversary of the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education. Parents and children past and present joined the Center’s faculty and staff as they marked this important milestone.
“Seeing how the children greeted and played with each other validates all the work that takes place at the Center around building relationships,” said Gladys Montes, vice president, United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education. “We are so proud of the memories we help create, and are overjoyed that families shared their children’s success stories with us. What a great journey it has been!”
It was a fun-filled afternoon of art, music, storytelling, playing, sharing and laughs.
Children and parents had an opportunity to make and decorate wooden glider airplanes together with Miami Art Museum’s Art-2-GO program. They danced with Paula Luzzi, shared in a storytelling session with Carrie Sue Ayvar and MijByrman, got their faces painted and so much more…
About the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education
The United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education is an innovative learning, teaching, and training initiative dedicated to elevating the quality of early care and education in Miami-Dade and beyond. The Center models proven best practices, and shares those practices with adult learners including parents, educators and child care providers. The Center also works with business leaders and lawmakers to raise the standards of early childhood education, and support sustainable and lasting change.
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