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Dozens of Rochester families are “taking their preschooler to college” as Nazareth College’s Helen and Walter Cooper Institute for Urban Education hosts Pre-K @ College, a special event in partnership with several Rochester City Schools. The event for the pre-school children and their families, which is by invitation only, is on Saturday, October 15, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., in the Shults Center Forum on the Nazareth College campus, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y., 14618.
The program features local author Will Hubbell, who will be reading his book Apples Here!, which includes illustrations of city, rural and urban school children in the area and also local apple farms. Hubbell will also present each child with one of his books. The goal of this program is a partnership between higher education institutions and the Rochester City School District Pre-K Program to promote learning, enjoyment, and the possibility of higher education. It is sponsored by the Nazareth College School of Education Graduate Literacy programs and the RCSD Early Childhood Department.
Nazareth’s School of Health and Human Services and School of Education’s Literacy Programs have scheduled many hands-on activities for both parents/caregivers and children, including Wegmans sharing healthy and cost effective snack choices for children. Nazareth’s mascot, the Golden Flyer, will also be making an appearance at the event.
Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.