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We had so much fun with bubbles this morning on the preschool yard.  The children worked with electric fans, hand fans and the force of their own breath to move the bubbles through the air.

Esteemed Guests Visit the CCC ahead of ECSTEM 2016

JFS_2071The guest tour of The Children’s Center at Caltech was a spectacular success! Below is a list of the distinguished attendees and panelists and some pictures to reflect the visit.

Susan Wood, M.A., Executive Director, The Children’s Center at Caltech

Mitch Aiken, M.Ed., Associate Director for Educational Outreach, Center for Teaching, Learning, & Outreach

Carrie Lynne Draper, M.Ed., STEM Director, Readiness Learning Associates

Dr. Russell Shilling, Executive Director for the STEM Office at U.S. Department of Education

Dr. Susan Hackwood, Executive Director of the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST)

Dr. Chip Donohue, Dean of Distance Learning and Continuing Education and Director of the TEC Center at Erikson Institute in Chicago

Dr. Thomas Rosenbaum, President of Caltech

Julie Wolf, Board of Trustees, The Children’s Center at Caltech

Richmond A. Wolf, Caltech Board of Trustees, Vice President, Capital World Investors

Dr. Cassandra Horii, Director, Center for Teaching, Learning, & Outreach, Caltech

Tiffany Alva, Director of Early Learning, Think Together

Tia Dwyer, M.Ed., Chief of Field Operations, Think Together

Zachary First, President of the CCC Board of Trustees

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Annual Giving Campaign Update!

IMG_0050Hello CCC Community,

We want to thank you for your current pledges and donations totaling over $4,488! We are halfway through the Matching Campaign and are very close to reaching our goal. There is still plenty of time to donate by purchasing a gift for your classroom through the Amazon wish lists or by cash or check. The children love receiving new books and materials to work with!

IMG_1333Remember, with a $35 donation you will receive a CCC classroom t-shirt. Additional t-shirts are available for $25. Adult shirts are also now available at the front desk for $35 each!

IMG_3534In a celebration of your dedication and support of our program, we would like to have a CCC Spirit Day next week. Please wear your CCC shirts, adults and children, next Thursday, December 17th to show your CCC pride!

This year the focus of our work is on the “T” in STEM: Technology.

IMG_0815Among the new materials brought in for the year are new microscopes! Their capabilities vary, from 3D technology to digital capabilities with viewing screens, making the images more accessible to the children and the added feature of taking a picture to capture their discoveries. We are very excited to try them out and share our discoveries with you!

Thank you for all your donations that make fantastic learning experiences possible!

The CCC Fundraising Committee and the CCC Admin Team.