Arlene Garcia and her staff at the Vintage KinderCare in Sacramento, Calif., recently hosted Assemblyman Ken Cooley when he expressed an interest in visiting a nationally accredited childcare center.
“Many officials look to the community when working on upcoming bills,” Garcia explained. “It is important to see first-hand what we do for the children and families we serve.”
The Assemblyman took the time to visit each classroom during his tour, interacting with children (he’s a father and grandfather) and talking with staff. He painted with toddlers, sang for the Discovery Preschool class, danced with preschool students, and made play dough sculptures with the prekindergarten students.
“The children absolutely adored him,” Garcia said.
“He was impressed at the curriculum we provide, starting from infants and moving through school-age. He was surprised to see the multicultural books and words all throughout the school and he wanted more information about the diversity of families we serve.”
Assemblyman Cooley often hosts camping adventures for middle school students in the area and before leaving he offered to extend an invitation to Vintage KinderCare children. No word yet on whether or not KinderCare students will accept.