March 12, 2015
Tampa Bay/Hudson, FL –Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point’s “Kids at the Point” recently commemorated the National Education Association’s Annual Read Across America Day. The NEA celebrates Read Across America each year on March 2, the birthday of the beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel).
Every year, on March 2, Kids at the Point celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday and brings awareness to his contributions to their early learners by inviting special guests to read Dr. Seuss’ books in a group setting.
The children were joined in their celebration by Florida State Representative Amanda Murphy and Commissioner Mike Wells, who read the famous Seuss classic Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
As Dr. Seuss says in his book, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who will decide where to go…”
About Kids at the Point
“Kids at the Point” is celebrating 17 years of service to the hospital staff, physicians, and the community. Originally designed as a childcare center for the children of staff and physicians, “Kids at the Point” is open to the community. At present half of the 100 children in enrollment are children of staff; the other half is from families in the community.
“Kids at the Point” provides the consistency of the same administration and staff since the center opened. The center has a reputation for an excellent curriculum. Childcare is provided for children from one year through VPK (voluntary pre-kindergarten). In fact, there are three VPK classes.
Children who attend “Kids at the Point” have the advantages of:
- A high performing VPK provider for the last nine years, with a 98% rating
- Early childhood credential teachers with CPR/first aid training
- Four year old children eligible for free three-hour per day pre-kindergarten, a critical foundation for lifelong learning and success in school.
In addition, “Kids at the Point” has the distinct advantage of being located at “The Point” – on campus at the home of the Heart Institute and a Level II trauma center. For more information contact Cinnemon or LuAnn at 727-861-5145.
Photo #1: State Representative Amanda Murphy reads Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
Photo #2: Commissioner Mike Wells reads Oh, The Places You’ll Go!