Students “Celebrated Cultures” as they paraded in cultural dress and feasted on international treats
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – More than 130 preschoolers from the Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Snellville area of Gwinnett County, dressed in silk gowns and saris and toting paper fans, ukuleles and wooden clogs, joined hands on Friday, September 27th to symbolize the unity of children worldwide.
They joined 35,000 children from more than 260 Primrose Schools in 17 states across the nation in the Celebrating Cultures event.
The students sang “It’s a Small World” and other songs, sampled ethnic food from around the world and performed traditional songs and dances from the students’ various cultural backgrounds as they sought to embrace the things that make each of them unique in their own special way.
Marking the end of a month-long program dedicated to celebrating cultures, the preschoolers and kindergarteners learned about diversity, their heritage and the importance of acceptance of others despite cultural differences. In the Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Snellville area of Gwinnett County, students at the Primrose School of Five Forks shared their knowledge about each of the continents. All month-long they have been practicing special continent songs to the tunes of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” and “Where is Thumbkin?”. In addition they wowed the audience of Primrose Parents with their expertise on the facts of the continents and held up large shaped continents to go along with their responses.
“Children who develop an appreciation at an early age for cultural traditions and differences develop into caring, generous adults who love their community and respect others,” said Gil Benjamin, franchise owner. “Celebrating Cultures is just one of many unique programs at Primrose that are especially designed to help children develop active minds, healthy bodies and happy hearts.”
Celebrating Cultures is a fundamental part of the Primrose Balanced Learning® curriculum that highlights diversity and compassion for all people across the world. In partnership with The Music Class®, an award-winning, international music education company, the Rhythm and Notes® music curriculum complimented the Celebrating Cultures event by adding a rich library of music and companion classroom activities.
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Founded in 1982, Primrose Schools is the nation’s leader in providing a premier educational child care experience in more than 260 schools in 17 states. Each Primrose is independently owned and operated by our Franchise Owners. They partner with parents to help children build the right foundation for future learning and life, and offer an environment that helps children have fun while nurturing Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®.
The Balanced Learning® system, consistently delivered in all Primrose Schools nationwide, is designed to provide high quality educational experiences to support children’s social-emotional, cognitive, creative and physical development. It is made up of an exclusive standards-based curriculum that enables teachers to help children gain the knowledge and skills that will enable them to move successfully from one level of development to the next as well-rounded individuals. The system also offers developmentally appropriate materials and equipment for all classrooms; multiple forms of assessment; and extensive training for teachers.
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