Chambliss Center For Children Pre-K Graduation Celebrates A New Class Of Rising Kindergarteners

Friday, May 20, 2022
Parents, family members, friends and staff filled the gymnasium at Chambliss Center for Children on Friday for the Early Childhood Education Center’s Pre-K Graduation. 

Every year, Chambliss Center for Children’s Pre-K teachers coordinate a graduation program to showcase all the children have learned in preparation for kindergarten. Dressed in blue caps and gowns, the children marched in and led the Pledge of Allegiance. President and CEO Katie Harbison then welcomed guests and introduced Director of the City’s Department of Early Learning and Hamilton County School Board Member Ms.
Karitsa Jones, who continued the ceremony by thanking the graduates’ families, praising the teachers and staff of Chambliss Center for Children for their hard work and speaking directly to the graduates about believing in themselves. 

"You are amazing,” Ms. Jones said directly to the rising kindergarteners. “Don’t let anyone tell you that you aren’t amazing because you have to know that you are. Just like the Little Engine That Could, you can do anything.”

Following her remarks, the children proceeded to sing educational songs, showing off their skills with letters, numbers and days of the week, before accepting their diplomas and dancing while they exited the gymnasium.  

“This is a very special day at Chambliss Center for Children,” said Sumer Arispe, executive director of Extended Childcare Programs for Chambliss Center for Children. “These bright young minds can be whatever they aim to be, and I am honored that their families shared their children with us.” 

For more information about Chambliss Center for Children, call 423-698-2456.

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