Tuesday, June 28, 2016

DEL Welcomes Kids to Work

The Department of Early Learning has celebrated the Governor-proclaimed Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day in a big way the past couple years. The agency has welcomed children of all ages, in service of DEL's mission and goals to promote high-quality early learning and to  build awareness and support for early learning opportunities!

This year, the event was held in two DEL locations: Olympia and Spokane, with the common goal to educate our staff's children about the important work done in Washington State early learning (and to have a little fun in the process). Over 60 kids came to DEL Olympia and Spokane!

Highlighted activities include:

  • Capital tour (Olympia)
  • Art huddles - in which children created art to decorate their parent's building with the DEL "handprint" theme.
  • STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) lessons with the help of BLOCK fest (Olympia) and the Spokane County Library (Spokane). 
  • Active play with an obstacle course courtesy of Healthiest Next Generation coordinator, Adrienne Dorf (Olympia) and post-lunch outdoor games (Spokane), and
  • Healthy, make-your-own snacks at both locations.
Check out the short video commemorating the day, go to our YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/LiDuSGAVOnk

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