Graduation Day!

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“They were so excited and had so much energy!”

- Teacher Daisy

Zip up those gowns, pop on those caps, and turn those tassels; here comes your Pre-K Graduates! Graduation at A Kids Life Preschool is one of our biggest events of the year! We put forth lots of creativity, hard work, and careful thought into making this day one of the best days your child has at A KID’S LIFE! I mean it is ‘the best day of their life so far, right? Check out our YouTube Video "You Are The Best Song" here. Some may say that a preschool graduation is a little silly and almost ridiculous, but you can tell that to our parents who left in tears! This isn’t just any celebration it is their first big step into the world. Preschool is the last year where they sit at a table instead of desks, the last year they get to sleep on those little nap mats covered with crib sheets, and the last time they get reminded that “growing food” must come first so they can grow big and strong just like hulk! This is the time to celebrate and embrace their innocence because they won’t be little for long.

It was certainly a busy day! Nervous bellies and contagious smiles had us all a little skittish and excited for how this day would play out.

The kids kept saying their tummies hurt and I had to explain to them it is just nerves, everything will be okay.”
- Teacher Marissa

“They just needed to get their minds off the graduation and relax and have fun to enjoy their day! - Teacher Diane

The children were so excited they could barely hold it together! Do you remember your high school graduation? Yeah, all those scary and embarrassing thoughts you had while getting ready? Now multiple that x38! Getting 38 little gowns and tiny caps on was the least of our worries! What if they didn’t sing? What if they started crying? What if they fell walking down the hill? But guess what!! The messing up and the giggling was most certainly the best part of all! What differentiates high school graduation and preschool graduation? The off pitch signing, the child who doesn’t stand up for the pledge of allegiance, half the class on a completely different part of the song, or the child who laughed through the whole ceremony. It’s the imperfect silliness, the crazy off the wall laughter, and the smiles from ear to ear that make preschool graduation so special and unique! So, we rolled with it! We encouraged the children to be themselves and enjoy this day, their day! When the children saw their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and family friends waiting in anticipation to see them, all their worries instantly went away, and they waved with excitement. For they knew, everything would truly be okay.

As the day progressed the graduation went very smooth and kicked off a plethora of fun activities for the children and parents to enjoy! From the picture booth to the candy bar to the bounce house our kids felt the love! We even had a very special guest performance from former American Idol Singer. Watch the "Slow Down" Song Performance here. Overall, the graduation was a huge success, the parents and children were very pleased!

Check out our AKL graduation video here!