Members of the Incredible family, a Transformer vehicle, Little Orphan Annie, Disney Princesses and heroes from the DC and Marvel Universes took center stage at the Halloween Parade hosted by the Diane Lindner-Goldberg Child Care Institute (CCI) at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center.
The Hofstra University Pep Band provided the music, and mascots Kate and Willie were there to mix, mingle and cuddle with the kids. It has become a tradition for CCI to host a parade on their playground for the children and their proud parents.
CCI focuses on the child’s total development – social, emotional, cognitive and physical. The program offers developmentally appropriate activities for children aged 8 weeks to 5 years, providing opportunities for hands-on, integrated learning. CCI is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the leading organization of early childhood professionals. Nationwide, less than 10 percent of all preschools and other early childhood programs are NAEYC-accredited.
Furthermore, CCI provides high-quality educational and practical experiences for Hofstra University students in the School of Education, in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, in the Occupational Therapy Program, Dance Program, and other master’s and undergraduate programs on campus.