CELEBRATING 35 YEARS OF INVESTING IN CHILDREN AND FAMILIES Print
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Written by M. McNeil   
Thursday, 12 May 2011 07:16
Just Kids Commemorates Anniversary with Sports-Themed Celebration


April 26, 2011 – Just Kids Early Care & Education Centers in Milan, IL is celebrating 35 years of providing high-quality early education services to the Quad Cities community.

Just Kids is a non-profit, United Way partner that has been providing services in Milan since the organization’s inception. They operate 4 child development centers and serve over 250 families annually. Just Kids has over 50 early childhood professionals working together to educate young children, build public support for high-quality programs, improve professional practice and support area families.

“All young children deserve high-quality early learning experiences that will prepare them for life. Just Kids has had a great opportunity to contribute to this need for the past 35 years,” said Vera Hinrichsen, Executive Director of Just Kids. “I am honored that parents have continued to turn to us to help give their children a positive start.”

The organization is inviting the community, particularly current and former Just Kids families, to celebrate their 35th anniversary at their “High Five for 35” event on May 11, 2011 from 5:30-7:30 at the Milan Community Center, 2701 1st Street East, Milan. This sports-themed event will feature free family activities, crafts, raffle baskets and dinner for $1. Kids can also meet Mo Mallard and Monkey Joe. Blackhawk Bank & Trust, a loyal supporter of Just Kids, is serving as the principal sponsor of this celebration.

For more information on Just Kids Early Care & Education Centers, please visit www.justkidsinc.org.