It was not only a graduation; it was a reunion of sorts.
Incredible Years Preschool students hadn’t seen one another since spring break but the graduates recently attended a ceremony to showcase their successes, said Shari Schneider, preschool director.
The drive-thru event for the 10 graduates “was very special in its own way,” Schneider said. “We knew we couldn’t have our normal ceremony because of the pandemic.
“But we wanted to honor the children and their families. They earned this special occasion; we know how much it means to them and to all of us.”
The graduates and their families drove single-file around the Incredible Years building, 1312 Patton, and greeted teachers who offered their congratulations.
There were decorations, photos, balloons and bubbles; each child received a diploma, DVD, cap, medal and other mementos.
Grandparents attended too, some bearing gifts and flowers.
“Parents thanked us and told us how excited the children were about this event,” Schneider said. “It was fun to see everyone. We hope we made this a special day for all the graduates and their families.”
Incredible Years is part of the Sunflower Diversified Services family. It is open to any child; tuition is based on a sliding-fee scale.
For more information, call 620-792-4087.