Photo: Reginald James/TheBlackHour.com.Nekah Dewitt shares a 'photograph' she made for you at the College of Alameda Children's Center.
Earlier this semester, the Peralta Colleges administration announced its intention to close the College of Alameda Children's Center in July. After mothers organized, workers spoke out, and students protested (shutting down an April trustees meeting), the center will remain open through 2010.
Forty four students attend the center's school. The two classrooms, divided into "Tigers" and "Dragonflies," give children a loving environment while their parents are at work or school.
In the mornings, children play music, do arts and crafts, solve puzzles and learn shapes, colors and patterns. Later, students play outside on the jungle gym and run throughout the yard.
After washing their hands, students come back inside for snacks. Then it's storytime. After that the children lie down for a nap.