Around our schools Class offered for preschoolers
LA MIRADA – Early childhood classes are being offered by the city of La Mirada beginning this month.Children from 1 to 5 1/2 years can join Boogie Babies classes, which will help children practice developmentally appropriate activities and increase their confidence.Boogie Babies classes are held once a week for six weeks and adult participation is required.Children ready to enter preschool or kindergarten can take School Readiness classes, where they are introduced to the alphabet, numbers, shapes and colors.These classes are for children between 3 and 5 1/2 years of age, meeting once a week for five to six weeks.Registration is $57 and a $5 fee is also due on the first day of class. Adult participation is required.Students in this age group can also participate in a Science Magic and Math Fun class, which introduces them to playing with colors, slime, patterns, fractions, volcano-making and more.The fee is $57 plus a $15 materials fee due on the first day of class.Adult participation is required. Classes meet once a week for six weeks.For more information on any of the classes, call the Community Services Department at (562) 943-7277. Dance festival set for college WHITTIER – Rio Hondo College will hold the Festival of New Dance and Performance at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Wray Theatre on campus, 3600 Workman Mill Road.Directed by Lauren Winslow Kearns, the evening will feature experimental and avant-garde work by some of Los Angeles’ leading choreographers.The Festival of New Dance and Performance is free and open to the public.For more information, visit www.riohondo.edu or call (562)908-3492. Business, schoolsought for awardApplicants are being sought for the National School and Business Partnerships Award, which recognizes the efforts of schools and businesses that improve the academic, social or physical wellbeing of students.Six exemplaryschool- business partnerships will be selected to receive $10,000 each and attain national recognition from the Council for Corporate & School Partnerships.Each application is judged on how well the school-business partnership demonstrates success in four categories: foundation (how the partnership was established), implementation (how the partners work together), sustainability (how the partners work to sustain the partnership) and evaluation (the impact on the business and school communities).Applications are now available at www.corpschoolpartners.org and are due by Jan. 30.For more information on the council, the award or other activities and resources, call Lisa Bushey at (202) 667-0901. If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write us! Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, at 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. You may call the office at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or send e-mail to [email protected] AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!