Earlier this month, the Learning Community celebrated the national Week of the Young Child.
On “Friendship Friday,” children at the Hillspoint Road preschool and kindergarten participated in activities with buddy classes. They also helped youngsters at Cesar Batalla School in Bridgeport.
Many children there depend on the school as their primary source of food. School breaks — like this one — mark a week of food insecurity.
So throughout the Week of the Young Child, Learning Community families donated healthy snacks and drinks. The children made signs, and helped organize the food into categories.
At the end, every boy and girl helped fill 131 huge bags with granola bars, applesauce, pretzels, crackers, milk and juice.
The bags were delivered to Cesar Batalla before the end of the school day. It was a true group activity.
Thanks to the Learning Community kids, for helping their less fortunate peers.
Congratulations too to the Learning Community staff and parents — led by kindergarten teacher Valerie Greenberg — for instilling the values of care and compassion, and emphasizing the importance of volunteerism, in Westport’s youngest citizens.
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