05 Jul

PCD Graduates Blossom

“Flowers Growing in Life’s Garden” was the theme of graduation for forty 3-year-olds and their parents in our early childhood socialization groups, part of our Parenting and Child Development program.

The program is geared toward families for children 0-3 year old, where there is some risk of developmental delay in the child.  Through the socialization groups and one-on-one home visits, LSA’s early childhood specialists guide parents with parenting techniques to help their children achieve developmental milestones at the appropriate time.  The five focus areas of the program are: attachment and healthy separation, language and literacy, exploration and learning, self regulation and emotional development, and connections to outside resources.

All of the children graduating are either already enrolled in a “3k” or other preschool program, or being assisted by our LIFE (Linking Immigrant Families to Early Childhood Education) project coordinators.  The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends high-quality early education and child care to improve childrens’ outcomes and prepare them for school.

The graduation theme, “Flowers Growing in Life’s Garden,” was visible everywhere, with flowers decorating the walls of LSA’s 3rd floor.  Teachers dressed as insects and children wore flower tee-shirts.  LSA wishes all the graduating families a happy summer and joyous start in their new schools this fall!