Congratulations to our 2016 Graduates

Education | May 30, 2016
Preschool Graduates

It’s that time of year! The transition from preschool to kindergarten marks a special time in a child’s life. It’s important to celebrate this passage whether you’re a teacher or parent. Your child has developed great educational and social skills over the past few years. The Gardner School honors this milestone in our students’ lives with a preschool graduation that is as memorable as the year was.

At each of our schools, we celebrate with a special ceremony for the graduates and their families. The pre-ceremony typically begins with images of their growth as a student and showcased to our audience, this continues as our little graduates’ walk across the stage in their caps and gowns. As they grab their diploma, they shake hands with the school’s Executive Director. This day marks the completion of the students preschool program at The Gardner School, where students are taught with the DLM Early Childhood Express Curriculum learning skills in literacy and reading, math, science, social studies, fine arts, health and safety, personal development, physical development and technology and are now ready for kindergarten. It’s always an exciting event to celebrate as our students finish one journey and embark on a new one.

Since we believe milestones should be celebrated here are a few ideas to continue with a special celebration at home! Check out our pinterest board for more inspiration.

1. Diplomas

Make mini edible diplomas by wrapping cheese, ham and turkey in healthy wheat tortillas. Use ribbon to make a bow that holds the diplomas together.

2. Class Rings

Every graduating class deserves a class ring. Sometimes those can get expensive and easily misplaced. Ring pops may not be as long-lasting, but they sure are a fun way to celebrate!

3. Photo Collage

As your kids get older, they’ll always love looking back at their school photos. Try this photo collage with their full class.

4. Treats

It is not a party without treats after graduation! These cupcakes are a perfect way to commemorate the transition from preschool to kindergarten. Try this easy recipe to make 30 cupcakes.