Winter Issue
Wyoming Valley Children's Association Newsletter
Highlight Stories
Spotlight Story
Our Winter "Spotlight Story" features a current Kindergarten student
named Jeremy!

"My son Jeremy has a smile that can light up a room. He also has a witty and hilarious personality to go with it! Jeremy has some obstacles to face in life but meets them with such courage and strength." - Alison Heck

To learn more about Jeremy's inspiring journey - click here!
Happy New Year 2021!
Our students, staff, and WVCA supporters were excited to ring in the New Year! While 2020 had its challenges, WVCA remains steadfast in offering hybrid and in-person education and therapy services to all of our students and families.

Wishing you a safe and healthy 2021!
Expressing Our Gratitude
WVCA would like to offer our sincere thanks to the individuals, corporations, community groups, and foundations that made gifts to WVCA during this past Holiday Season. From grants, donations, cleaning and sanitation equipment, and classroom supplies - know that your contribution is making a difference in over 385 local children's lives. We are so incredibly grateful for your support and generosity!
Featured Articles
Online Silent Auction
While we would have loved to celebrate in-person, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, WVCA’s Blue and Gold Gala will again transform into an Online Silent Auction. NEW this year are additional ways to participate, including a take-out meal from The Woodlands and a $2,500 CASH Raffle!

Presenting Sponsors:
$2,500 Cash Raffle Sponsors:
Event Details:

Online Silent Auction
Thursday, March 25th through Saturday, March 27th

Take-Out Dinner
Thursday, March 25th at The Woodlands

*Registration coming soon*
Sponsorships and Silent Auction Items
Click here to become a sponsor of our Online Silent Auction.
Click here to donate an item to our Online Silent Auction
Contact or call 570-714-1246 with any questions.
Snow Closures and COVID-19 Policies
With snow, ice, and freezing temperatures...winter weather may cause WVCA to delay or close the school building. Below are our snow policies for the 2020-2021 school year:

  • Please read the full snow policy - click here
  • WVCA (Abbreviated Wyo. Valley Children's Association) closures will be listed on Channel 16, Channel 22, Channel 28, our WVCA Facebook page, and Class DOJO.
  • The following messages will be listed: No AM ClassesNo PM Classes, or CLOSED.
  • When there are no AM classes = Full day children or 11:00AM-2:30PM preschool children will report by 11:00AM. Kindergarten children will report at 10:00AM. For those children already scheduled for before care, it will start at 9:00AM. Afternoon only children report at their normal (noon) start time.
  • Where there are no PM classes (early dismissal) = Preschool and Kindergarten students need to be picked up no later than 12:00PM (noon).

Additionally, in complying with all health and safety regulations, please view WVCA's updated COVID-19 policy - click here.

If you have any questions, please call our office at 570-714-1246. We want to ensure that our children, families, and staff stay safe this winter. Thank you for your understanding!
"Do it For the Kids" Walk-A-Thon
WVCA will be hosting our annual "Do it For the Kids" Walk-A-Thon; however, it will be reimagined to prioritize health and safety.

All walk guests will choose prescheduled timeslots for the walk and all food and promotional items will be provided “to-go”. The outdoor event will run all day on Saturday, April 17, 2021, with a rain date of Saturday, May 1, 2021

A heartfelt thank you to our 2021 Walk-A-Thon Co-Chairs:
Ruth Corcoran and Mickey Kane.

*Registration coming soon*

WVCA's 97th Annual Meeting
WVCA's 97th Annual Meeting will be held virtually - via Zoom - again this year. Save the date for Wednesday, April 14, 2021. More information coming soon!
Mass Mutual: Life Care Plans
"As a parent of two children with autism, I can tell you firsthand how important planning for their futures is. Planning for a special needs family requires both knowledge and compassion. Our Special Care planners are equipped with the specialized skills needed to help parents and caregivers plan for the future. A Life Care Plan is a coordinated program of future care planning involving a disabled person’s network of advisors that can help maintain the lifestyle he or she is accustomed to. Contact me for a complimentary consultation." - Tom Mooney

Tom Mooney
Financial Services Professional
MassMutual Eastern Pennsylvania

Highlights of the Winter Season
From winter-themed crafts, snow day adventures, educational lessons, and therapy sessions - our WVCA students have been hard at work both in-person and virtually. Despite the ongoing pandemic, WVCA has been steadfast in continuing our programs so that our students do not fall behind in their developmental goals.
Handprint Crafts
January Snow Days
World Smile Day :)
Additionally, please view some videos made by our occupational, speech, and physical therapists as part of our virtual education and therapy offerings for families:

  • Speech therapy winter-themed activity - Click Here
  • Occupational therapy "no-cook" play dough - Click Here
  • Physical therapy jumping activities - Click Here

Follow WVCA On Social Media!
WVCA posts school updates, events, photos, and community resources on our highly active social media pages. Please follow, like, and share our Facebook and Instagram with your family and friends.

Instagram: @WVCA_Kids

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