Willard Community Center would like to thanks Chesterman Co. Coca-Cola for the amazing paper donation! The company donated 3 boxes of legal-sized paper and a box of colored paper. The kids have loved having the extra paper available to support their creativity!
Willard was honored to receive the news that we would be this year's selection for the Strive to Thrive fundraiser; as we were a close match to their semester mission.
"Striving to connect families to resources that help improve health or stability."
Willard Community Center wants to thank UNL Strive to Thrive class for their interest in our organization and for supporting our mission.
"We help area residents grow, connect and contribute to our community ".
Please use the QR code to Willard's Givebutter account to submit your donation. or you can use the link below.
The Lakeview CLC's Ukulele Club
Lakeview CLC School Community Coordinator, Gina Benne, requested funding through the Lincoln CLC Interlocal Funds to offer children in grades 3-5 the opportunity to be in a ukulele club. The CLC has partnered with the Lakeview music teacher to learn and experience an instrument they have not had the chance to play. Benne says, "the ability to perform enhances student development, allows self-expression, self-confidence, as well as develops motor skills."
The instruments are also used to meet the performance aspect of the elementary music curriculum. The club plans to have a concert at the end of the semester.
$1,250 To Go Towards Roper Before & After School Program
Walmart Community Grant has selected the Roper Before & Afterschool Program to receive a grant of $1,250. The money from the grant will be used to purchase indoor and outdoor physical education equipment. Did you know that physical activity strengthens children's bones, muscles, heart, and lungs? It also improves coordination, balance, flexibility and promotes a healthy weight.
Thank you, Walmart, for choosing our program and providing a local impact!
Willard Community Center has been recognized as a step 4 with Step Up To Quality!
We are celebrating!
Our preschool classroom, led by Miss Candi, recently received a step 4 out of 5 in Nebraska's Step Up to Quality rating system. Our amazing team will strive to continue providing quality early childhood programming to prepare children for future success!
The Step up to Quality process provides Willard's Early Childhood Educators with resources to create and build better quality learning environments. We already have amazing teachers, who show dedication and determination every single day.
Step up to Quality is a process that provides our program with great resources such as: coaching and guidance, professional development and training, incentives and financial support.
Additionally, Willard Community Center received recognition in the 'Lincoln Journal Star' for the exemplary job our teachers have done implementing new practices, and using the 'Creative Curriculum'. Read about our programs participation in 'Step Up to Quality' by following the the link to the article written by: Nancy Hicks, and published in the Lincoln Journal Star here:
For more information on Step Up to Quality, please visit the website below.
Summer School-Age Programming:
Summer registration is now open! Please see all required forms to enroll your child today!
Registration and enrollment forms will be sent out to our current families and families on our mailing list in February. We have 100 spots available and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
All documents and required payments must be turned in before summer begins.
Families who are currently enrolled in the program will be allowed to sign up before any new families. We will start a mailing list for families who are not in the program and mail out the summer packet in February. Once all 100 spots are filled, we will begin a waiting list and pull families from it if spots become available.
The waiting list will also be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For current paperwork for the summer, please contact Sarah Reinke at 402-475-0805 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also download the 3 forms below, print, fill out, and return to enroll your child.