The MOMS Club of Lakewood, Calif. (MOMS Club) will host its second annual Preschool Information Fair on Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Youth Center at Del Valle Park.
Free and open to the public, the fair at 4658 Woodruff Ave. in Lakewood is a community event that offers parents a forum to receive information about area preschools, ask questions of school representatives, and sign up for tours.
Summer camps and educational programs also will be featured, along with various community services and vendors. Kids will enjoy entertainment and crafts, including parachute play sponsored by Gymboree of Long Beach.
“Our organization hosts community service activities each year,” stated Lisa Klimas, stay-at-home mom and current MOMS Club of Lakewood President. “Many of our members have children who are preschool age or younger, and are in the process of deciding on preschools. Considering the large number of preschool options available in our community and the time and energy it takes to research them, we felt it would be helpful for both our members and the public to offer a forum for parents to receive information on several local schools at one time.”
MOMS Club of Lakewood recognizes that the process of choosing the right preschool can seem daunting. It is important to weigh each aspect of the preschool and make a decision that is good for you and your child. MOMS Club of Lakewood hopes that this fair will assist families in understanding their options, in what is known as the first step in a child’s academic journey.
Last year’s event – the first preschool fair of its kind to be held in the Greater Lakewood Area -- was hugely successful with 13 schools represented and more than 150 patrons. This year, the MOMS Club of Lakewood expects approximately 20 schools and 10 summer camps, educational programs, and community services to participate. Some of the many schools attending include: ABC Parent Participation Preschool/Adult Education, Bellflower United Methodist Preschool, Bethany Lutheran School, Edgewater Preschool, Gaines Head Start, Grace Christian Schools, Gymboree of Long Beach, KinderCare, Lakewood Christian Schools, Lakewood Village.
Event sponsorships are always needed and appreciated, given that MOMS Club of Lakewood is a local non-profit organization that serves mothers with little funding. Proceeds from vendors participating in this year’s event will be donated to Children Today (www.childrentoday.org), a local charity that provides community-based services to children and families experiencing homelessness.
To obtain more information about the free community preschool fair or to be a sponsor, contact Heidi Willis at (562) 436-8519 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About MOMS Club of Lakewood:
MOMS Club of Lakewood, CA is a locally registered non-profit membership organization that serves mothers in Cerritos, Lakewood, Bellflower, and surrounding areas; one of many chapters of MOMS Club® International (www.momsclub.org).
“MOMS” stands for Moms Offering Moms Support®. Activities include, but are not limited to: monthly meetings, park days, family gatherings, parties, outings, activity groups, play groups, arts and crafts, and a monthly moms’ night out. Gatherings are primarily during the day, when mothers at home typically need support.
MOMS Club of Lakewood also is committed to helping needy children and its community through a variety of service projects. A partial list of organizations supported by MOMS Club of Lakewood is: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, Children Today, Get on the Bus, Long Beach Women’s Shelter, Mother to Mother Fund, Peace for Kids, Project Sheppard, Su Casa, and Lakewood Sheriff and Fire Departments.
For more information about MOMS Club of Lakewood please visit www.momscluboflakewood.org.