Families in our Parenting and Child Development (PCD) program enjoyed a graduation ceremony complete with live music, dancing and — live turtles! The 3rd floor classrooms were transformed for the jungle-themed celebration, with vines hanging from the ceiling and animals, plants and trees decorating the walls. The graduation marks the completion of our early childhood program for children 0-3 years old. While in the program, parents and children attend regular socialization groups which included movement, songs, games and exploration geared toward nurturing healthy child development. Families also receive home visits twice a month, at which LSA home visitors counsel parents on ways to support healthy development at home. The PCD staff work with parents to ensure that all of the graduating 3-year-olds are enrolled in a preK, preschool, or similar learning environment in the fall. Congratulations to the young graduates!