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Little Givers: Community Service Classes for Preschoolers

August 3, 2011

One of the many things I love about Brooklyn is how parents here make a point of teaching their kids that they are a part of a larger community. I see it at holiday time when families ask how they can help others, I see it when kids’ box up their own toys for toy donations or even set up a lemonade stand on the street. Teaching children about charitable giving allows children to think beyond their immediate world- and Brooklyn parents love that. Three Brooklyn moms Jennifer Cullert, Debra Sapp and Jaimee Schultz, have found a way to make charitable giving a weekly focus. They started Little Givers, an enrichment program for three-to-five year olds that combines art, music and storytelling with a community service twist.

This Thursday you can test out a Little Givers class at Pomme to decide if you would like to take their 11-week session. During the 11-week session, developed and taught by a certified early childhood education specialist, children will be introduced to the ideas of charitable giving and how it can help their local and global communities. Through the course, children will take on projects in support of a variety of community organizations, including local homeless shelters, senior centers and children’s hospitals, among others. In addition, a segment of classes will also focus children on how their actions influence the environment. Parents are encouraged to join their children for an end-of-semester field trip so the entire family can understand the Little Givers experience.

Little Givers Trial Class
Thursday, August 4th at 11:00 am
Pomme, 81 Washington Street, Dumbo.
RSVP for the free trial class to info@littlegivers.com
Regular classes begin September 10.  To learn more and register, please visit www.littlegivers.com.