RECAP | Georgetown University Children’s Theatre Visits To Perform “The Race That Took the Cake”

On last week, we had the pleasure of attending a special children’s theatre performance put on by Georgetown University! Special Thanks to Ms. Cristina for the invitation, what a fun adventure it was 🙂 A few members of the theatre troupe performed what was especially written for elementary kids, “The Race that Took the Cake”!

It starts off with an elderly woman telling the story about a past experience that she had when she was considered one of the fastest sledders in the land; and all of the challenges (fun challenges) that she faced during that period of time. This play was centered around the themes of obedience, healthy nutrition, right/wrong as well as a few others to be understood by elementary aged school children.

Our CES kids surely enjoyed themselves and we’ve been told that we shall have other experiences such as this one in the future!

Here’s what happened…

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Introducing… Our Partnership With Jumpstart!

As many of you know, at the start of 2015, we officially began our partnership with  an amazing organization called Jumpstart.

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Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart delivers a research-based and cost-effective program by training college students and community volunteers to work with preschool-age children in low-income neighborhoods. Through a proven curriculum, these children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten, setting them on a path for lifelong success. Additionally, they work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.

Jumpstart is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network.

Our group of Jumpstarters hail from American University and work/play with our Pre K-4 and Pre K-3ers. They visit our After School program on Monday & Thursdays, in which they have already completed some fun + engaging projects to include (but not limited to):

  • Dramatic Play
  • Sing-A-Longs
  • Story Time (w/comprehensive activity)
  • Painting

And much more!

Take a look:

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**For more information on Jumpstart, please visit: www.jstart.org