During the Panther Tot Club event, sponsored by the Carroll County Early Childhood Council Thursday, Jan. 31, in the gymnasium at Kathryn Winn Primary, “Zookeeper Jeff” Fremin, pictured, helps families with preschool-age children sign up for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which provides free books each month.
Basic computer games also can engage young children in learning even before kindergarten. Pam McNeal is president of the Early Childhood Education Council; e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the council and the Tots Club.
One toddler is fascinated with water play at the science station. The goal is to help families incorporate every-day household items to enhance learning. Each child who attends four of the events during the year becomes a card-carrying member of the club. The program is funded by an early childhood education grant awarded to the CCECC.