The program was followed with the children from the Forest and Jungle singing two songs. This was so much fun and the children were dressed in cowboy outfits. (This gave the Pre-K kids time to put on their cap and gowns.) They did a great job. I, for one, did not want them to stop at two songs. I wanted more.
The little kids exited the platform and the graduation ceremony was preceded by a slide presentation of the Arctic kids in photos taken during various activities and events through the year.
Most parents and teachers were able to hold it together until the song "Love You to the Moon and Back" began to play. It was tear-time from then until the end. I loved seeing the segment of the children on grandparents day. For me, this made me think of my own grandchildren and I know how much this means to the families.
The kids marched in and each child was called to receive their certificate and they shook hands with the owners, Meredith and Chad Brown. The highlight of the diploma getting was seeing Avery Brown hug her mom and dad. I am sure that both parents wonder where the time has gone for their child as well as NALC.
The Pre-K Graduates will be entering Kindergarten in various schools around the County. We wish them well and look forward to hearing great things as they learn and grow.