Child Focus to host learning event Oct. 15

Staff report

Child Focus, an organization that serves more than 5,000 children in the community, will be hosting “Learning is All Around Me,” a mobile learning adventure Oct. 15.

The event will be held from noon until 6 p.m. at Child Focus located at 551 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Unit B, across the street from Kroger in Mt. Carmel.

“The goal for us is to help educate our community,” Pat Pack, family and community partnership manager for Child Focus, said about the event.

Pack said the event is part of PNC Bank’s Grow Up Great initiative. She said it is free for children and their families, and best designed for children under 5 years old.

Berta Velilla, director of early childhood learning for Child Focus, said they are glad to be able to work with PNC Bank.

“We are very excited with the partnership with PNC Bank, and we are excited they chose our location as a site where this can take place,” Velilla said.

She said it will be the first time mobile learning adventures is coming to Clermont County.

“We are glad we can make this available,” Velilla said. “It should be a fun opportunity for families.”

Pack said there will be interactive activities for children and their parents to complete together.

“One is a photo station where kids will talk about what they want to be when they grow up,” Pack said.

Pack said there will also be crafts and other educational activities.

Pack said families who have children under 5 years old will also receive an educational kit to take with them when they leave.

She said parents are the most important teachers children can have as they grow up.

“We can plant the seed, but it’s the parents that help it grow,” Pack said.

She said the goal is to have many families with young children come out to the event and learn about the importance of educating their children.

“We are working hard on closing the achievement gap. With the third grade reading challenges coming up, we want all the children in our community ready to learn when they start kindergarten,” Pack said.

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