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OCCTAC Early Start Program Offers A Summertime Creativity Break for Young Students
July 2020

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Even the youngest OCCTAC students have transitioned to online learning and activities. This July, our Early Start & Pre-K Coordinator, Claudia Maravilla, adapted the annual summer program for virtual learning with the “Summer Storytime” 4-week interactive program based on the art and literature of beloved children’s author Eric Carle. Here are what some of our Early Start parents had to say about this year’s program:

 

“As a mom I’m so thankful for the art class that Miss Claudia is having this summer. My son had brain surgery last year at the age of 3. His recovery has been amazing! Therapeutic art has helped him tremendously with his recovery. We have watched him really enjoy expressing himself through art. He gets very excited when it’s time to join our Zoom class. He gets his art material ready by himself and even reminds me that I need to print out the activity for that day. As a family we just love to see how much he loves this art class. We would love for this class to continue as we know how much he enjoys it. Thank you so much Miss Claudia!”

 

– Maria Delgado

Early Start Sparks Imagination
July 2020

“As a parent I am very passionate about making sure my children are learning and engaged. I am extremely thankful for this summer story time class, especially during these hard times, as it

became an inspirational class for my 3 year-old boy. Miss Claudia taught the class so creatively that it sparked my child's imagination and creativity. She animated the stories well for all the children and my son was always focused and participating. Every morning my son, Elijah, would look forward to the class and ask me, “is it time to see my friends and do art?” My son was a premature baby and had some skills delay, but I have seen how this class has helped him with his social and fine motor skills. I hope this class continues as it has supported my child’s artistic learning. I have seen a tremendous growth in this learning and would like to continue a similar class with all my other children.”

 

– Patty Lopez

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OCCTAC Early Start Program Offers A
Summertime Creativity Break for Young Students
July 2020

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Even the youngest OCCTAC students have transitioned to online learning and activities. This July, our Early Start & Pre-K Coordinator, Claudia Maravilla, adapted the annual summer program for virtual learning with the “Summer Storytime” 4-week interactive program based on the art and literature of beloved children’s author Eric Carle. Here are what some of our Early Start parents had to say about this year’s program:

 

“As a mom I’m so thankful for the art class that Miss Claudia is having this summer. My son had brain surgery last year at the age of 3. His recovery has been amazing! Therapeutic art has helped him tremendously with his recovery. We have watched him really enjoy expressing himself through art. He gets very excited when it’s time to join our Zoom class. He gets his art material ready by himself and even reminds me that I need to print out the activity for that day. As a family we just love to see how much he loves this art class. We would love for this class to continue as we know how much he enjoys it. Thank you so much Miss Claudia!”

 

– Maria Delgado

Nova's Success Story
June 2020

I am a proud parent of a four-year-old that takes the Early Start Alphabet Soup class online with Mrs. Claudia. My child, Nova, has experienced amazing fun connections with her peers in Alphabet Soup. Nova’s literacy skills have improved and her bilingual skills have also improved. She is not only fluent in English but now she has been able to learn Spanish. She is excited every day for class and looks forward to the hands-on sensory days and stories. Her favorite story so far has been “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” and making the beautiful coconut tree with alphabet letters. Her favorite projects are the sensory projects as well as making her awesome tempura alphabet soup placemat. Thank you for all the fun memories! 

- Dianna Najar

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