Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
cronayne [at] qcc.mass.edu
Worcester, MA, June 1, 2012 – Over June 5 and 6, QCC will celebrate a milestone Fortieth Anniversary for the Children’s School and the Early Childhood Education Department. The celebration covers two days of specials events:
- An Alumni Reunion/Recognition event on June 5, 2012 at the Children’s School, Emerson Road, Worcester, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will include remarks from QCC President Dr. Gail Carberry, State Senator Harriet Chandler and Bev Bos, renowned expert on the importance of play in children’s lives. A professional workshop conducted by Bev Bos will follow the reunion event at QCC’s Hebert Auditorium. (Tickets available at the door.)
- A Children’s School Family Reunion on June 6, 2012 at the Children’s School, Emerson Road, Worcester, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will include remarks from Dr. Carberry and Tony Economou, District I City Councilor, as well as a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the school’s playground and a Family Concert featuring Bev Bos at QCC’s Hebert Auditorium.
The QCC Children’s School was established in 1972 as the “Laboratory Nursery School” on Emerson Road with over thirty children attending the first class; to date, the Children’s School has served over 1,500 children. The Early Childhood Education Department, established in conjunction with the school, has trained over 950 lead teachers for Central MA childcare centers in its 40 years of existence. QCC’s reputation for educational excellence in the childcare field has led to immediate employment from field placements for many QCC graduates. The ribbon cutting ceremony is to acknowledge a new $20,000 climber, funded through a GameTime matching grant, the Carol Lawson Memorial Garden Fund and a generous gift from a family of a Children’s School student.
Local media representatives are invited to attend the celebrations. For more information regarding this release: Call Josh Martin, Director of Institutional Communications at 508.854.7513
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