Children, families, and staff at KinderCare in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., got moving for a good cause last month while building their community. Center Director Jenna Weisman threw a Dance-a-thon at her center to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand.
“I’ve partnered with Alex’s Lemonade Stand before and wanted to have an event that would bridge the gap between the community and our school,” she said.
The event was a success—prospective families and current families alike busted a move and sang karaoke. Weisman knew the light-hearted get together would be a big hit.
“I did a Dance-a-thon at my previous KinderCare in Wesstown and wanted to continue the tradition here,” she said. One of her teachers from Wesstown who recently transferred to the Bala Cynwyd center acted as DJ.
“We knew we had to keep the event going!” said Weisman. “Our school is very close knit, so being new to the Bala family, I knew that doing something like this would be a great way to build relationships.”
Creating a close center community is important to Weisman, who frequently hosts events at her center. Throughout the summer, Weisman and her staff hosted movie night and First Friday events that showcased students’ art. She says the kids loved it—they got to spend even more time with their friends!
“They really enjoyed it,” she said.
And it was all for a good cause—Weisman’s Dance-a-thon helped raised money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, an organization that raises money for cancer research.
“It’s a great foundation to work with,” said Weisman. “I feel it’s so important to expose children to different aspects of the world around them!”