Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Preschool children learn about each other's cultures

Learning this at such a young age will give these kids a good start at appreciating all the cultures they will come in contact with in their lives.   - - Donna Poisl

By April Allen, Northwest Iowa Publishing

Taste, see, smell, and hear the world. In Storm Lake that can be done with so many different cultures from everywhere around the world residing here.

Students eating fried plantains, lo mein, and sticky rice followed by assembling May Day baskets took over the Early Childhood Center on Thursday as part of their Multicultural Festival.

The festival has one main goal -- to learn about other cultures and embrace them. The center is a pre-school program that over the last 20 years has changed drastically as far as having students of different backgrounds.

Patti Wolff with the East Early Childhood Education Center comments, "Storm Lake as a whole has changed in the last 15 to 20 years and what we do here is try to celebrate each other's uniqueness versus doing the opposite."
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