Posted tagged ‘child development’

Local companies help build preschool playground

June 8, 2018

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A big thank you to volunteers from Elevator Service Inc. and Rockford Construction who helped GRCC staff in building the Fratzke Early Childhood Learning Laboratory’s Outdoor Learning Environment on Thursday. Elevator Service President Nate McFadden said Grand Rapids has been wonderful to him and his company, and looks for ways to give back. GRCC Senior Project manager Scott Martin said other companies contributing to the project in recent months include Nugent Builders, Circuit Electric, and JBK Construction. The center on June 15 will celebrate the careers of three retiring lab instructors and add finishing touches to the learning environment’s Michigan map by allowing guests to bring a favorite stone and place it in the map’s slow-curing concrete.

Teachers of Tomorrow Scholarship Winners

October 10, 2017

Monday evening the Child Development & Education department celebrated the Teachers of Tomorrow Scholarship winners with an awards dinner. These students were hand selected to receive the scholarships to assist in their teacher education journey. Congratulations to all scholarship winners!

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Students serve as Kids Food Basket ambassadors

October 5, 2015

CD 215 students represented Kids Food Bank on Friday 9/25 & Saturday 9/26 at the Oktoberfest West Michigan event held at the John Ball Zoo. This was the 8th year that students from the fall semester of CD 215 were ambassadors for the KFB organization, an Oktoberfest West Michigan charity partner. CD 215 students speak to families who attend the event about Kids Food Basket, sharing information about children in Kent, Muskegon and Ottawa counties who are food insecure. Children and their families are encouraged to decorate sack supper bags. Thirty percent of the Oktoberfest proceeds are donated to KFB each year. Many of the students in CD 215 will continue to volunteer at Kids Food Basket throughout the rest of the semester. Professor Vilmont would like to thank her students for their participation again this year. She is very proud of their dedication to their community.

Six women, a toddler and a young boy stand in a tent behind a table with paper sacks, crayons and markers behind it.

GRCC In the News, 8-28-15

August 28, 2015

GRCC names buildings in honor of faculty members

Aug. 27, 2015; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) — Grand Rapids Community College is recognizing the contributions of two pioneering faculty members by naming buildings in their honor.

GRCC hosts groundbreaking for $7.3M preschool building

Aug. 27, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Community College broke ground Thursday on a new building for its laboratory preschool program, a $7.3 million project that will provide a modern space to serve more children and families.

Grand Rapids raises its barbecue profile

Aug. 21, 2015; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Kansas City, Memphis … and Grand Rapids?

… (Adam) Watts, a Secchia Institute for Culinary Arts graduate, returned to Grand Rapids three years ago from Colorado to help open Grand Rapids Brewing Co. Most recently he was at Reds on the River, and has really embraced the region’s beer.

Referee Jerry Hendrickson starts 53rd (and final) season with sons by his side

Aug. 26; 2015; MLive

WYOMING, MI — Forgive the Hendrickson family if they let down their officiating guard for just a moment Friday.

… Over the years, (Jerry) Hendrickson, who later spent nearly 47 years as an educator at Davenport University and Grand Rapids Community College, has kept intact a crew with his sons Dan and Steve along with Debbaudt, Benedict and Stone, who will step aside Friday so Jon can work with family members.

Help support Kids’ Food Basket

March 24, 2015

Stop by the 4th floor on Tuesday 3/24 to help students from the Child Development/Education department in their efforts to raise awareness for childhood hunger by supporting Kids Food Basket of West Michigan’s “Go Orange” campaign. Decorate a sack supper bag, sport a Kids Food Basket tattoo and tweet a picture of yourself with an “Orange” smile in support of KFB.

Help support Kids’ Food Basket

March 23, 2015

Stop by the 4th floor on Tuesday 3/24 to help students from the Child Development/Education department in their efforts to raise awareness for childhood hunger by supporting Kids Food Basket of West Michigan’s “Go Orange” campaign. Decorate a sack supper bag, sport a Kids Food Basket tattoo and tweet a picture of yourself with an “Orange” smile in support of KFB.

100 Ways to Give: flannel board kits

March 19, 2015

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Join the GRCC Lab Preschool and the Child Development Club as we create 100 flannel board kits to benefit the families of the Early Learning Neighborhood Cooperative! Come and go as you are able from 4:30-7:30 p.m. March 24 in the GRCC Laboratory Preschool. Parking is available at the preschool.

Please RSVP to Julie Sizemore at jsizemore@grcc.edu if you plan to attend —snacks will be provided!