We are thrilled to announce that February 29, 2016 has been proclaimed as Clarkston Day at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta! This proclamation was read by City Councilman Dean Moore and signed by Mayor Ted Terry at the February 2 City Council Meeting. We are so excited to share our proclamation, and cannot wait for this day at the museum to arrive!
City of Clarkston
Clarkston Day at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Sponsored by the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, CDF Acton, and Clarkston Early Learning Network
February 29, 2016
WHEREAS, the Clarkston Early Learning Network (CELN), created in 2012, is a network of individuals, and over 25 agencies and groups committed to quality early learning in formal and informal settings for Clarkston’s diverse families and their children from birth to age 8; and
WHEREAS, the Clarkston Early Learning Network seeks to foster connections between families, early learning programs, schools, public officials, and the community; and
WHEREAS, CDF Action is the recipient of a W.K. Kellogg early learning and family engagement award to fund a Clarkston Families Decide initiative that engages families in making decisions around early learning programs, funding, and policies; and
WHEREAS, the mission of the Children’s Museum of Atlanta is to spark imagination and inspire discovery and learning for all children through the power of play; and
WHEREAS, through interactive exhibits and hands-on play, children have the ability to take ownership of their own learning, and develop and explore their own curiosities; and
WHEREAS, the museum continues to be the best source of hands-on exploratory learning and engagement in literacy, social studies, healthy living and the arts; and
WHEREAS, the Clarkston Early Learning Network, CDF Action, and the Children’s Museum of Atlanta are partnering to sponsor Clarkston Day at the Children’s Museum for children, teachers, and parents who are part of the Clarkston READY School, Scottdale Child Development and Family Resource Center, Friends of Refugee Family Literacy Program, New American Pathways Parents as Teachers Program, Young Scholars, and other child care programs serving Clarkston’s young children; and
WHEREAS, these children, parents and teachers will be among the first to experience the expansion of Children’s Museum of Atlanta, which fully recognizes the importance of early childhood education and the power of play; and
WHEREAS, parents and teachers benefit as they bear witness to children’s growth during this experience;
NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Clarkston City Council, I proclaim February 29, 2016 as Clarkston Day at the Children’s Museum in support of providing our children with creative, hands on early learning opportunities.