On Thursday, July 23, the Cuyamaca College Child Development Center (CDC) hosted a socially-distanced “Crossing the Bridge” ceremony for students moving on to kindergarten. At the end of each academic year children leaving the Center and moving on to kindergarten are invited to cross over a wooden bridge on the CDC playground to symbolize their transition from preschool to kindergarten. This year’s ceremony was different, but no less important.

 

“This is such a special time for the children, their families, and our staff,” said Melanie Roberts, Coordinator, Cuyamaca College Child Development Center. “Despite the pandemic, we wanted to make sure we celebrate and reflect upon the children’s time with us at the CDC.”

 

Nearly 20 families participated in a drive-through, parade-style celebration in the Cuyamaca College parking lot. Staff lined the route with celebratory signs/ decorations, and waved, clapped and cheered for each student as he or she drove by with their family in the car. At the end of the route, families received a certificate of completion and a small gift for the child.