Pre-Opening for Metropolitan’s Learning and Wellness Center Takes Place Aug. 30

WHO AND WHAT:
Parents from Libby Elementary School will be gathering for the pre-opening ceremony of the new Metropolitan Family Services Learning and Wellness Center.

The event celebrates the launch of early childhood education services at the Center, beginning with “Family and Friends Fridays,” provided for pregnant moms and parents with children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Held Friday mornings through October 2013, these Fridays will include reading circles, workshops and special projects for children and parents. Center programming will ultimately include full-day pre-K for 94 3-5-year-olds, full-day early learning and care for 28 0-2-year-olds, and home visiting programs for 36 new families.

Pre-opening event highlights will include:

  • Welcome by African Drummers
  • Meet and Greet with Families
  • Hip Hop Presentation
  • Introduction of Learning Center Staff
  • Q&A Held with Audience
  • Balloon Launch

WHEN:
Friday, August 30, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

WHERE:
Metropolitan Family Services Learning and Wellness Center
5338 S. Loomis Ave., Chicago (located in the annex of Libby Elementary)

About Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. Metropolitan is Illinois’ first comprehensive human services agency and reaches more than 53,000 families and individuals annually through seven community centers in Chicago, Evanston/Skokie, the southwest suburbs and DuPage County. Metropolitan’s services promote education, economic stability, emotional wellness and empowerment.