Winter Fair – Bringing children smiles

Daniela Ortega, a First Steps Head Start student, shows off a framed portrait she made.

Daniela Ortega, a First Steps Head Start student, shows off a framed portrait she made.

Students from the First Presbyterian Church Nursery School (FPCNS) in Greenwich recently visited the children at Armstrong Court’s First Steps Head Start Preschool for a joint celebration and what was called a Winter Fair, a morning of crafts, snacks and stories.

FPCNS children from the Bridges to Learning class, a connecting year program for pre-kindergarten children, were accompanied by their parents and teachers to First Steps Head Start Preschool.

Together, the children chose and decorated frames featuring their picture, and then wrapped the frames with cards to give to family members. Snacks were shared and stories were read by FPCNS parents.

Co-chair Dana Charette said of the event, “Our first Winter Fair collaboration between First Presbyterian Church Nursery School and the Head Start program was a very special day. It meant something to those children to have our students come and collaborate on an art project together, and our students really loved making new friends. All the kids look forward to their next project together.”

The sunny, cold morning concluded with a quick cleanup of the classrooms and the children saying goodbye to one another.

It was a fun morning and an exciting outing for the FPCNS Bridges students, the school said.

“First Presby’s stated outreach mission is ‘Bridging the Communities of Children in Greenwich,’ and this morning truly reflected that statement. Everyone really worked well together and we hope there will be more programs that bring the two nursery schools together for a shared learning experience,” said Trisha Estill, chairwoman of Outreach Initiatives at FPCNS.

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