Archive for Thursday, April 16, 2009

5 Questions: Children’s early education center to host two-day event

April 16, 2009

Rachel Torkelson is the administrator and cofounder of Pyramid Place Early Education Center. The center will host a two-day event May 1 and 2 called Kids Count.

Legislators, Eudora city officials and Eudora USD 491 Board of Education members have been invited to come to the center May 1 at about 4 p.m. to discuss with concerned citizens possible cuts to early childhood funding.

There will be a children’s fair from 1 to 4 p.m. May 2.

Q: How did you come up with the idea for this event?

A: We wanted to provide a way for people to share their thoughts and ideas about the early childhood education cuts with elected officials. And in the case of the fair, we really wanted to promote a free community event with the potential to create a connection between businesses and families.

Q: Where and when will the event be?

A: It will be May 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Pyramid Place Early Education Center (1904 Elm Street).

Q: Where can people park for the event?

A: Parking will be available at Pyramid Place and in the lots of our neighbors Wolff Diagnostic and Automotive and Eudora Animal Hospital.

Q: What types of activities will be available at the children’s fair?

A: There will be carnival games, healthy snacks, free resources for parents and childcare providers will have an art show.

Q: Why is it important for businesses to take part in this event?

A: It’s a free, fun thing for kids, but also because it’s a way for business owners to build an emotional connection with clients and have a pro-family identity.

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