Sunday, May 21; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Rehm Park

1000 S Scoville Ave, Oak Park

The Collaboration for Early Childhood hosted its very first ‘Blast Off to Kindergarten’ event at Rehm Park on May 21. All children and families who will be starting kindergarten in Oak Park this fall were invited to celebrate the journey into a new galaxy that is not so very far away: kindergarten! 🚀

The event featured early learning programs, after-school programs, District 97 staff, school administrators and staff from Oak Park kindergarten programs, and parent teacher organizations. There were games and refreshments, community resources, and a “kindergarten portal” for our future kindergarteners to pass through and “officially” enter the “kindergarten universe.” Families picked up a map and explorer card at the “Collaboration Space Station” to help them navigate this brave new world!

Blast off to Kindergarten is meant to celebrate our little ones, but it also will help parents and caregivers connect to parent organizations and the “Solar System of Support” that will help jump-start a smooth transition to kindergarten for everyone involved. Please register to ensure that you receive event updates!

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