Whittier College News Release

Office of Public Relations
13406 Philadelphia St
P.O. Box
, CA  90608-0634 

April 14, 2003

Contact:  Gabriela Baez or Caye Brundage Riley at (562) 907-4974                                            

Reference: 02/03: 76                         

Sharing Springtime Stories to Be the Topic of an Evening at the Broadoaks Children’s School at Whittier College         

          Parents, teachers and others who work with young children are invited to attend “Sharing Springtime Stories:  Natural Stories in the Great Outdoors,” at the Broadoaks Children’s School at Whittier College on Thursday, April 24, at 5:45 p.m.  Broadoaks is located at 13514 Olive Drive.

          The evening includes a light, progressive dinner—each course will be served in a different garden.  The evening features Norma Verdugo Stryker, associate director of Broadoaks, who will share the simplicity of springtime activities connecting literature with gardening for children.  The Parent volunteers who work in the school library and the school gardens and a book vendor will be on hand.

Cost for the evening (which is limited to adults) is $15 per person.  People who pay before April 17 will receive a free copy of one of the books selected for the workshop.  The evening is sponsored by Broadoaks and the Whittier Chapter of the Southern California Association for the Education of Young Children, and checks should be made payable to SCAEYC-Whittier.  Space is limited, and participants are encouraged to register in advance.  For more information about the event or to register, please call Broadoaks’ Kathleen Pompey at (562) 907-4937.

The Broadoaks Children’s School ranges from preschool through the 6th grade.  An accredited private school, Broadoaks offers before- and after-school care as well as a challenging academic curriculum that meets or exceeds the state standards in all content areas.  Broadoaks is a nationally recognized demonstration school noted for its developmentally based teaching practices.  The curriculum emphasizes basic skills, as well as critical thinking in all content areas.

          Located 18 miles east of Los Angeles, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering traditional liberal arts majors and strong pre-professional programs taught in the context of the liberal arts.  Whittier Law School, which is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, is located on a separate campus in Costa Mesa. 

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