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Milpitas families have fun with art with a focus on education

Milpitas families have fun with art with a focus on education

While some children in attendance were too young to think about going back to school, a Sept. 6 event hosted by First 5 Santa Clara County at the Milpitas Library was designed to get them and their families thinking about their education.

Maria de Los Angeles Perez and Orlando Salcedo, community workers at the Josephine Guerrero Family Resource Center in Milpitas, welcomed over 30 children ages 2-5 and their caregivers to the Fun with Art event. Perez and Salcedo read “I Got the School Spirit” by Connie Schofield-Morrison, which led to lively discussions about colors, shapes and emotions found in the book, followed by counting and ABCs shoutouts.

Using the song “The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round” for inspiration, the children created their artistic interpretations of a school bus.

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County is one of the 58 county commissions that provide programs in early education for California’s youngest children. The Josephine Guerrero Family Resource Center is part of a network FIRST 5 Santa Clara County established to increase family access to services and provide parents and caregivers opportunities to become more involved in their children’s healthy development and school readiness.

First 5 hosts Fun with Art events at the Milpitas Library on the first Wednesday of each month. The next event is set for Oct. 4 and will be Halloween-themed.

To learn more about FIRST 5, visit www.first5kids.org,