Students at U-GRO Learning Centres in Lebanon got a close-up view of a firefighter’s job, including the fire truck. Volunteer firefighters from the Neversink Fire Company visited the childcare center as part of its Jobs in Our Community Week, which also included guest appearances by military personnel, a North Cornwall Police officer, and a physician specializing in splints and casts.
At the conclusion of the firefighters’ presentations, the 4-to-6-year-old students presented them with a “What’s for Dinner?” basket to share with their fellow firefighters.
Jobs in our Community Week is a 16-year tradition for the 13 U-GRO Learning Centres locations throughout Central Pennsylvania. “The week is a way to bring awareness to our students of the diversity of services that their community’s adults provide for them and their families,” said Heather Light, assistant director of U-GRO Lebanon.
As part of the center’s Kindness in the Community program, the students also assembled blessing bags for the police department and a care package for those serving in the military, all of which were given to the guest speakers during the week.
U-GRO Learning Centres is the leading childcare provider in Central Pennsylvania, offering infant, toddler, preschool and before-and-after-school programs at 13 locations for more than 1,750 children daily. For more information, please visit www.u-gro.com.