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CE in Photos: Preschool Palooza

written by Alexandra Wade

Two children work on building LEGO towers at the LEGO Land center.

Two children work on building LEGO towers at the LEGO Land center.

It was a fun day at Hillside Elementary as the second annual Preschool Palooza took place! Up-and-coming preschoolers had a chance to learn about preschool and participate in fun activities like face painting, inflatables, and exploring West Des Moines fire trucks and ambulances. For grown-ups, Preschool Palooza was a chance to find out more information about early childhood opportunities.

One child gets interested in a task involving different shapes.

One child gets interested in a task involving different shapes.

Two children learn about the WDM Fire Department and try on some safety gear.

Two children learn about the WDM Fire Department and Water Works and try on some safety gear.

A child tries out a guitar at the Music-n-Motion activity.

A child tries out a guitar at the Music-n-Motion activity.

With more than 450 attendees and completely free activities and snacks, Preschool Palooza was an enjoyable morning for everyone involved. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for next year—the third annual Preschool Palooza will take place in November 2015!

Thank you to the following people and organizations who contributed to this year’s event:

Apple Tree Children’s Centers – Ashworth and Grand
Creekside Preschool
Drake Head Start
Heartland AEA 11
The Hannah Geneser Foundation
Hillside Elementary School
Hillside Kids West Staff
Iowa Journey Photography
The Larick Early Learning Center
Lindsey McCarty – Pete the Cat
McKinlee Ritter
Music-N-Motion
Sacred Heart Preschool
Safe Kids Greater Des Moines
Safe Kids Iowa
Silver Cord Volunteers
Tiger Cubs Preschools
Walnut Creek YMCA
WDMCS Community Education Staff
West Des Moines Community School District
WDMCS Nutrition Department
WDMCS Transportation Department
West Des Moines EMS
West Des Moines Fire Department
West Des Moines Public Library
West Des Moines Library Friends Foundation
West Des Moines Public Works
West Des Moines United Methodist Preschool
Windsor Heights Lions Club – KidSight