Monday, April 16, 2018

12th Annual Pottstown Celebrates Young Children and YMCA Healthy Kids Day Set for This Saturday

There is lots of dancing at the annual Pottstown Celebrates Young Children and Health Kids Day.

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by Pottstown Early Action for Kindergarten Readiness.

Spring has arrived and so has the time for the 12th Annual Pottstown Celebrates Young Children and Pottstown YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day which will be held on Saturday, April 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Pottstown High School, 750 N. Washington St.

The FREE community event is designed for families with young children. Pottstown Early Action for Kindergarten Readiness or PEAK, Pottstown School District’s school readiness initiative, is partnering once again with Pottstown YMCA and the Pottstown Parks and Recreation Department to offer fun, family-friendly activities and resources from more than 85 community organizations.
There will be a petting zoo again this year.

The YMCA will be providing an obstacle course and other fun fitness activities.

This year, PEAK is partnering with the Pottstown 7-Eleven as the main sponsor for the April 21 children’s celebration.

Valerie Jackson, the PEAK Coordinator said, “the generous donations such as those of 7-Eleven and our other sponsors make this day a success.” 
The YMCA will provide an obstacle course.

Other sponsors for this event include Pottstown Hospital Tower Health, Wawa store No. 8040, Costco, Giant and Wegmans of Collegeville. Jackson stated, “PEAK is about partnerships and this event is truly a partnership venture to bring the community together for the benefit of our families and children”

The Week of April 16 through April 20, 2018 is the Week of the Young Child, a children’s celebration organized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The national event focuses on young children and their families by informing the public about early childhood programs and services.

Last year’s event drew thousands of individuals and organizers are hoping for an even larger crowd this year. FREE food and beverages will be available to keep families cool as they visit the various tables of organizations that connect families to resources. 

In addition to providing information about their organization, the tables will be filled with fun
Pottstown FARM will be among the many organizations
participating on Saturday.
activities and giveaways for both children and families to enjoy. Organizations in attendance will include Coventry Mall, Olivet Boys and Girls Club, ACLAMO, Pottstown Family Center, Pottstown FARM, Pottstown Police Athletic League (PAL), 422 SportsPlex, Health Partners Plans, Steel River Playhouse, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit and many more.

FREE gift bags filled with school readiness information and activity sets will be provided by Uniting Communities for Kids, a joint school transitions venture between West Pottsgrove Elementary School and PEAK.
For more information, contact Miica Patterson at or call 484-987-5553.

For more information about PEAK, visit the website at or contact Valerie Jackson, PEAK Coordinator, at or 610-970-6655.

PEAK (Pottstown Early Action for Kindergarten Readiness) is a collaboration of Pottstown School District and community organizations that are working together to design and implement strategies that enable children to enter kindergarten ready to learn, and to engage Pottstown’s families. 

PEAK focuses its work in five interrelated areas: community outreach, family engagement, quality improvement, kindergarten transition, and health/wellness. PEAK’s overarching goal is to build an infrastructure that ensures all children in Pottstown enter kindergarten ready to learn.

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