March 5, 2020

Read Across America Week at CDC

By Valerie Kelly

Each year, several of our centers commemorate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March 2nd, with a week-long variety of celebrations! Plaza Vista CDC, in Irvine, partnered with Target during Read Across America week and received many generous donations like Dr. Seuss books, hats and, stickers for the kiddos.  

And of course, what is a Dr. Seuss celebration without the famous Green Eggs and Ham?! South Lake Tahoe CDC celebrated with a spirit week and concluded with Dr. Seuss readings from a library guest visit.  

Preschoolers at Gretchen Higgins CDC in Dixon made their own Cat in the Hat hats to wear during the book reading session, which was attended by our parent volunteers and our center administrative support staff. Additionally, they played fun games like Pin the Hat on the Cat and Hop on Pop Hop Scotch. School Agers participated in a range of similar activities, including choosing a favorite book to read to a kindergarten buddy.  

Mary Tsukamoto CDC in Sacramento had a different theme each day of the week including: 

Red Fish Blue Fish Day- wear red and blue. 

Green Eggs and Ham day- wear your Grinchiest green. 

Thing one and Thing 2-Twin day! 

Cat in the Hat day- wear your favorite hat. 

In Irvine, Myford CDC staff even made matching Dr. Seuss hat t-shirts to go along with the weekly theme that included the quote: “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

We had a great week celebrating Dr. Seuss around the state and are looking forward to what fun next year’s activities will bring!