Kiddie City Hosts Fathers' "Hoop It Up" Night

Carlos Griffus holds "Hoop It Up" sign he created. His mother, Sylvia Finnie, is a KC staff member.

Kiddie City Childcare Community hosted its first annual "Hoop It Up".  This Father Friendly program is part of the Universal Pre-K (UPK) initiative to involve male role models in partnership activities.  The event took place on Friday, January 18 from 5:00 to 6:00 PM in the Kiddie City Gymnasium. Volunteers from VASJ helped to lead the basketball event.  Fathers participated with their children in a traditional "hoop shoot" and then later participated in a fathers' team game. Children were able to participate in the face-painting booth and enjoyed freshly popped popcorn.  All student participants received a participation medal, and fathers were entered into a raffle to win a cooler on wheels (Won by Garland Clay, Jr.) or smoothie machine (Won by Jordan Novak, Sr.).  A fun evening was had by all who were in attendance!  We are planning to continue this popular event in the near future.  Stay posted!

Jennifer Morrison Garza

I am a 13-year staff member at Kiddie City Chilcare Community. I have served as an Infant/Toddler teacher and am now in the role of Curriculum & Instruction Consultant. I am a former Kindergarten and First Grade teacher with Euclid City School District.

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Volume 10, Issue 2, Posted 4:44 PM, 01.30.2019