Mayor Berke Special Guest At Chambliss Center For Children Pre-K Graduation

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

More than 100 parents, family members, and friends, including Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke and Ariel Ford, director of the City of Chattanooga’s Office of Early Learning, filled the gymnasium at Chambliss Center for Children Tuesday for the Early Childhood Education Center’s Pre-K Graduation. 
"Every year Chambliss Center for Children’s Pre-K teachers coordinate an amazing graduation program to showcase all the children have learned while attending the center. Dressed in red and yellow caps and gowns, the children marched in and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke followed by welcoming parents and family members, and by stressing how important it is for all children to have access to high quality Early Childhood Education, and praising the work that Chambliss Center for Children does for children and families in this community. The children proceeded to sing songs, showing off their skills with letters, numbers and colors, and finally entertained attendees with a closing song and dance," officials said.
“It’s exciting and heartwarming to see these little ones moving on to the next chapter in their lives,” said Lesley Berryhill, director of Communications for Chambliss Center for Children. “This is definitely a favorite event among the staff of this agency. We are proud that 100 percent of the children in our program leave here kindergarten-ready, setting them up for future success in school.”
For more information about Chambliss Center for Children, call 423-698-2456.

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