This August marked a transition to preschool for children in Wu Yee’s toddler classrooms and a transition into Kindergarten for preschoolers. These promotions, as well as the end of the program year, were celebrated at End of Year Celebrations at each center and program.
Children, family and friends gathered in the YMCA gym at Bayview Child Development Center, and were treated to interactive music from children’s musician, Mr. Rado, temporary tattoos, and making beaded crafts, along with cheering along the children in their homemade graduation caps.
Jimmy attended preschool at Wu Yee’s Bayview Child Development Center and is now a Kindergartener at Rosa Parks Elementary School. According to his mother, Jacqelyn, the teachers at Wu Yee have greatly helped prepare Jimmy for Kindergarten. By being able to socialize, knowing the right time to play outside, have a snack, and listen quietly and follow instruction, “he has changed tremendously,” she said. During his time at Bayview, “we felt welcomed into the Wu Yee family,” said Jacqelyn. Jacqelyn and her son have learned and grown so much. “He knows where to go and what is expected of him. We are so grateful to all the people at Wu Yee.”
The Chinatown Infant Center End of Year Celebration featured Lion Dancers and drummers from Lion Dance Me, a San Francisco based program that uses students from local high schools. Children, friends and families enjoyed the performance, examined the colorful lion heads, and played on the drums.
Josselyn transitioned from Wu Yee’s Chinatown Infant Center to preschool at Wu Yee’s Potrero Hill Child Development Center. According to her mother, Jessica, Josselyn had learned a lot, and become more sociable and hands-on. “ My hope is that she is on track with developmental milestones and problem solving, she said. Jessica is also thankful to the empathetic and nurturing staff and teachers at Wu Yee’s Little Sprouts.
Wu Yee’s twelve Child Development Centers opened their doors for the new program year today, with many new and returning faces, and many children transitioning to new classrooms or even new centers.
Wu Yee send their best wishes and good luck to Jimmy, Josselyn and all of Wu Yee’s children!