Fall Issue
Wyoming Valley Children's Association Newsletter
WVCA News & Updates
WVCA Spotlight: Together We Grow Preschool
WVCA has many different programs designed to help each unique child reach their full potential. This month our "Spotlight" is on our Together We Grow Preschool.  

WVCA’s Together We Grow Preschool creates an environment rich in learning and social opportunities. Our unique, inclusive classrooms focus on individual growth and developmental success for each and every student.

Some of the highlights of our Preschool include:

  • Certified teachers
  • Small class sizes
  • Healthy and safe environment
  • Indoor and outdoor play areas
  • Inclusive program for children ages 3 - 6 years
  • Kindergarten readiness in ALL classrooms
  • Half-day and full-day programs available
  • Affordable tuition - please ask about our financial aid and scholarships!

Our preschool curriculum addresses developmental needs including: fine motor skills, adaptive skills, social and emotional development, gross motor skills, language development, positive behavior, cognitive development, and positive self-concept. 

Visit our website at http://www.wvcakids.org/prek
to learn more.
Box Tops for Education
WVCA is an officially registered school with Box Tops for Education. Through Box Tops for Education, you can earn cash for WVCA through qualified grocery purchases. Use the Box Tops app to easily scan your store receipt or clip traditional Box Tops and send them to WVCA.

There are two ways to participate, depending on the label listed on qualified purchases. Learn more below:

  1. Mobile App: Download the Box Tops app below, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipt (within 14 days of purchase) to find participating products. The app will automatically credit Box Tops earnings when you choose WVCA as your school designation. Download the app here: Google Play or iPhone App Store
  2. Traditional Clipped Box Tops: Physical Box Top clips are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on products throughout stores. Simply clip any unexpired Box Tops from packages and send them to WVCA (1133 Wyoming Ave, Forty Fort, PA 18704) with attention to Christine Meluskey. Please send all traditional paper Box Tops clips into school by October 30, 2020, for our Fall submission deadline.
Halloween Activities 2020
Wyoming Valley Children's Association is excited to host our annual Halloween parade, but due to COVID-19 it will look a little different this year. Our staff planned a new schedule for this event, to ensure the safety of all children and families. Parade times will be staggered, masks must be worn by all parents, guests, staff, and children who are able. The parade times are listed in the guideline below and parents will not be allowed to enter the building for classroom parties.

WVCA is trying our best to still make this Halloween a memorable experience for all of our students and families. Please reach out to our office at 570-714-1246 with any questions or concerns.
Other Local Halloween Community Events:

  • Comprehensive list of local Halloween activities, Trunk or Treats, seasonal hayrides, and fall fun for all ages --> Click here
Save the Date
The 2021 WVCA Blue and Gold Gala and "Do it for the Kids" Walk-A-Thon are tentatively scheduled for this Spring*. However, these events are subject to change, based on community health conditions at the time.

Please continue to check our website and social media pages for updates.

WVCA’s Blue and Gold Gala
Friday, March 26, 2021
The Woodlands, Wilkes-Barre

29th Annual “Do it for the Kids” Walk-A-Thon
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Rain Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021

*Events subject to changes and/or cancelation based on community health conditions.
NEW WVCA Program!
WVCA is proud to offer a brand-new program for school-aged children.

WVCA is offering child care options specifically for children, up to age 12, who are currently enrolled in a virtual learning program. An experienced and licensed teacher will provide child care and enhanced learning assistance at a dedicated space in our school building. Class sizes are SMALL and we have limited seats still available.

Additional Information:
  • Led by a licensed teacher
  • Small class sizes
  • School-aged children up to age 12
  • Flexible scheduling, Monday - Friday
  • Children must bring their own technology, WIFI is available.

Spots are still available! To enroll or learn more, please contact Silver at scanfield@wvcakids.org or 570-714-1246.

Student Spotlight Photos - Back to School
Stay up-to-date with WVCA news, events, updates, and photos on our social media sites!

Follow or like our pages to view more 2020 "Back to School" photos!

Meet the Staff 2020-2021
The magic and miracles that happen each day at WVCA are due to our dedicated teachers, therapists, and administrative staff. Without their hard work, passion, and creativity WVCA would not be able to achieve our mission of student success.

Thank you to our 2020-2021 staff for rising to the challenge of our "new reality" and adapting our school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you want to thank a WVCA staff member who "went above and beyond" you can post a #WVCAstaff shoutout on social media or email your response to cmeluskey@wvcakids.org and we will share it with our staff.  

To view our 2020-2021 staff members
visit our website --> Click Here

The Lifeblood of our Community
WVCA is excited to be a member of a brand-new community collaboration called The Lifeblood of our Community.

A blood drive will be held on December 3rd - 5th at Miller-Keystone Blood Center in Pittston, PA to collect needed blood donations. Please "save the date" to give blood on behalf of WVCA during this event!

By participating in this event, WVCA and four other local nonprofit groups will receive grant funding dollars to help with operational expenses.

Help us reach our goal of 150 blood donors during this 3-day event in December! All COVID-19 safety procedures will be followed and blood donors will reserve their date/time slot ahead of the event.

Stay tuned to WVCA's social media pages and website for more information as the date approaches. Contact cmeluskey@wvcakids.org with any questions.
Visit Our Website
WVCA's website has helpful tips, program information, the latest news, and ways to help support WVCA.

Visit our website today: www.wvcakids.org

Also, take a look at our brand-new donation page! You will find three easy ways to support WVCA, including our NEW Round-Up spare change program: www.wvcakids.org/donate

Wyoming Valley Children's Association
1133 Wyoming Ave, Forty Fort, PA 18704
(570) 714-1246 | info@wvcakids.org