Early Steps and Making Strides of Cleveland

Early Steps administration, staff, Center families and friends walked in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Sunday October 11.  What a beautiful day celebrating survivors and supporting the American Cancer Society’s mission! “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to…

Celebrating Our Favorite Authors

During the month of March, all classrooms are excitedly exploring the theme “Favorite Children’s Authors.”  These authors  include: Eric Carle, Bill Martin, Jr., Dr. Seuss, Mercer Mayer and Denise Flemming. The Kindergarten Enrichment class had a lot of fun during the Eric Carle week making a “spider web” after reading The Very Busy Spider. Who knows what we’ll spin up…

Back to School Bash

We wanted a special way to mark the end of summer and get excited for the new school year….so we decided to plan a huge carnival-themed BASH! First, the whole Early Steps Learning Center community joined together to raise the money we needed for our bash.  Fundraisers included a bake sale and several promotion days…

Community Helpers Month

During the month of February the children learned about very important Community Helpers.   Even more exciting than learning about them was getting to talk to them in person! We would like to thank the Richmond Heights Fire and Police Departments for making special visits to Early Steps Learning Center and for protecting us everyday!…

Santa Visit

Early Steps Learning Center was bustling with excitement today for our visit from Santa!! Even though he was very busy preparing for Christmas Eve, he took time to visit with each classroom. Many of our parents came too to catch a glimpse of Santa and snap a picture with their child and Santa. Wishing you…

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Today we wrapped up our Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit the Euclid Hunger Center.  ESLC families chose a feather off of a turkey display located on the child’s classroom door.  Each feather listed a food item that they could donate.  Families brought in their non-perishable items between November 14-November 21, 2011.    Early Steps Learning Center collected…

Preschool Vision Screening

Members of the Cleveland Sight Center visited Early Steps Learning Center to conduct vision screenings with all of our Preschool children today. Children were asked to identify pictures that they had been shown beforehand and all received a sticker once they were done!  All children were given a “report” of their screening and referred for follow-up care…

Preschool Safety Walk

All of our Preschool programs went on a very important Safety Walk.  The purpose of the walk was to teach the children “street safety”.  Several days before the walk we discussed street safety with the preschoolers using pictures.   Today was the big day – we made a 30 minute round-trip walk to the University Hospitals…

Graduation Ceremony

Highland Heights Community Center was host to our graduating pre-kindergarten class and their families for a special ceremony. As 19 graduates looked forward to attending the “big school this fall”, many families shed tears of joy and pride as their little one marched across the stage to receive their diploma.  The highlight of the event…

Earth Day Celebration

To teach our kids about recycling and get them actively involved, we challenged our classrooms to an “Earth Day Competition”. The kids collect recyclables and brought them into the Center.  In total they collected over 5,000 pieces to be donated to the recycling center. All classrooms also made the school’s first Earth Day murals, made…

Dr. Seuss Day

March 2nd marks Dr. Seuss’s birthday and also The National Education Association’s “Read Across America Day”.   Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books.     We celebrated Dr. Seuss and reading at Early Steps Learning Center in each of our classrooms. Our teachers really…