This year’s theme "Every Child is Unique as a Snowflake" reminds us that childhood is delicate and to be treasured, and that every child is one of kind.
The event is free to families who participate in our programs. We anticipate approximately 125 children. Activities include: A family picture and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus (played by volunteer Karen Millies), winter themed developmental activities, cookie decorating, story time, holiday carols, and vision screenings provided by the Lions Club. Each child receives a modest age appropriate gift, and the family gets a printed copy of the picture with Mr. & Mrs. Claus.
This event is scheduled for Thursday, December 10th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the gym and cafeteria where our Hammond office is located in Miller Elementary School. All donations are tax deductible.
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Great day at our "Read with a Hero" event September 2015 at Wicker Park
Early Learning Partnership of NWI is dedicated to primary prevention through parent education and support from pregnancy through kindergarten. And we need your help to address growing needs in our communities.
Originally established in 1999 under the Parents as Teachers name, and founded on the Parents as Teachers model, our organization has served more than 750 families in Lake County and provides over 5,000 home visits each year.