Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion @ King Street Center from the desk of Jehan Dolbashian, Administrative Assistant In late October, King Street staff arrived to an empty center, void of the normal patter of toddlers and preschoolers running across the gym floor and excited afterschoolers bustling in at the end of a long school day. Instead, the chatter of eager
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Watch our tribute to Frank! Watch our tribute to Very Merry Theatre! Watch our tribute to Jenna! Watch our tribute to Dealer.com! Watch our tribute to Hunter! (slightly edited for consideration to social media policy of youth) The 4th annual High Five Appreciation Awards Celebration on November 13 honored our volunteers, our staff, our donors, our youth, and
From the desk of Education Director, Deena Murphy King Street "bucks" are incentives for good deeds and hard work. Students are given the "bucks" to reward good work in reading or math, helping a friend, picking up trash without being asked etc. Tutors, teachers and staff can give students the "bucks." Every few weeks, students can spend their "bucks"
EMMETT GARTNER Community News Service As the sun set on a picture-perfect crisp autumn Saturday, horses neighed and excitement filled the air at Merrymac Farm in Charlotte ahead of a special open house. Friends and family members of kids who attend Burlington’s King Street Center arrived to see firsthand what their youngsters have been up to for the past
From the desk of Deena Murphy, Education Director There are lots of ways to take a vacation if you are creative. You don’t have to get in a car or on a plane to experience new places and make new friends. This summer, King Street students designed and colored flat
King Street Center's summer isn't all about kids and summer camp fun. It's also our opportunity to raise critical funds to support King Street Center programs. Two-thirds of our annual $1.3 million budget is raised privately. Yes, that's from friends, foundations, and local businesses! Events are a great way to celebrate the work of King Street Center, build relationships,
A number of young King Street Center kids had the great privilege to explore nature through poetry this summer. JC was our guide and we are thrilled about our budding partnership. Learn about her work here and how you, too, can get involved! Here are some of the guidelines she uses to make each experience special: Soak in the
At the June 2019 meeting of King Street Center's Board of Directors, Premila Peters was elected to start a 3-year term. "We are thrilled," says Vicky Smith, Executive Director. "It's a privilege to have Premila's voice at the table and we are grateful she is willing to extend her commitment to King Street Center to be both a mentor
Early in 2018, we gathered the King Street Center Board and staff team to launch a strategic planning process. We really felt like it was time! We were comfortable in our beautiful new facility. We expanded our program profile to include an Early Head Start Toddler Program. We added an Associate Director to our staff team. The Board of
by Hannah Assefa, King Street Center Preschool Teacher & Early Education Assessment Coordinator “You’re teaching your children about things to sit on?” It’s been a question I’ve heard for a month now as my co-teachers and I have planned and taught an open-ended study of “Things To Sit On.” At first, teaching preschool children about chairs, couches, stools,