WHAT: “Soaring Into Kinder,” a unique event in the city of Wilmington, will include a one-stop-shop of information to help parents prepare their children for kindergarten. Board Member Dr. Richard Vladovic has partnered with Tesoro Corp. to host this exciting and educational event.
Families will learn about:
· L.A. Unified’s attendance, meal services and homeless education programs.
· Requirements needed to start kindergarten.
· How parents can boost early learning for children.
· Hands-on activities called “teachable moments.” These help parents understand their child’s experiences in kindergarten, and how their child’s motor skills develop at home.
· Healthy snack options.
Exhibits will include the “Sea Exploration.” This is a state-of-the-art exhibit containing a touch-tank aboard the “Aquarium on Wheels.” Participants will also have an interactive experience on the “G.A.P. STEAM Mobile.”
"This is a wonderful community event that will provide resources and information to parents that have youngsters about to enter Kindergarten. Getting off to a good start in their educational career is important, and this event can go a long way to building life-long learners,” said Board Member Dr. Richard Vladovic.
WHO: Board Member Dr. Richard Vladovic, Board District 7
Local District South Superintendent Christopher Downing
Harry Bridges Span School Principal Louie Mardesich
WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3
WHERE: Harry Bridges Span School
1235 Broad Ave.
NOTE: Please see attached full list of event participants and sponsors
Event Participants and Sponsors:
Aquarium on Wheels
Attendance Improvement Program (L.A. Unified)
Department of Social Services
Friendship Children’s Center
Gang Alternative Program
L.A. Unified’s Foster Program
L.A. Unified’s Homeless Education Program
L.A. Unified’s Meal Services
Los Angeles Public Library
Providence Little Co of Mary
Resident School Finder
Strength Based Community Change (SBCC) iheart Wilmington
Universal Drum Circle
USC School of Dentistry
Vision to Learn
Wilmington Community Clinic