The Great Start Collaborative and Great Start Parent Coalition are teaming up with the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, Grand Rapids Public Library, PNC, and First Steps to throw a free community party for young children on Tuesday, May 8. Parents or other adult caregivers are encouraged to attend Star Power – a day-long celebration to show children that they are the “stars” of our community.
WHO: Children ages 5 and younger and their parent(s) or other adult caregiver(s)
WHAT: Star Power Celebration
WHEN: Tuesday, May 8, 2012
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
WHERE: In front of the Main Library in downtown Grand Rapids (111 Library St. NE)
There will be games, crafts, face painting, free gifts, and story time with Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell and other local leaders. Kids will have an opportunity to check out the PNC Mobile Learning Adventure – a traveling exhibit full of fun activities, including the famous “What I Want to Be When I Grow Up” photo station. Children will get to take home a photo of them dressed up for the career of their choice.
This is the sixth annual Star Power gathering. The first five all have been at Michigan’s State Capitol, where thousands of advocates have talked with lawmakers about the importance of early childhood and the benefits of investing in quality services for young children and their parents. This year, organizers decided to keep it local, holding dozens of events in local communities across the state.